Independent Organizations

The Columbiettes, an organization of Catholic women dedicated to our Patronesses, Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Theresa the Little Flower and St. Joan of Arc, are comprised of affiliated Auxiliaries of the Knights of Columbus Councils.  For more information contact Becky Fukuda at or Xiomara Balladares at


Good Shepherd is a very diverse community.  Our Mass schedule now includes regular monthly Masses in Swahili, Tagalog and Spanish as well as a Gospel Mass.  For information on how to get involved in any of these please contact the parish office.


The Cursillo is an encounter with Christ. Correctly practiced and overseen the Cursillo Movement can have very positive results in the spiritual revitalization of the world. The Christ-likeness in a few people is contagious. The transference of Christ's values to others in one's family, school, place of business, etc., is the Christianizing of environments the Cursillo promotes. The goal of the movement is that Christ be the prime influence in society. So it is said the PRIMARY OBJECTIVES of the Cursillo Movement are to develop in adult Christians a consciousness of their ability and mission to become leaders in the work of Christian renewal, and to sustain them as they provide a Christian leaven in civic, social and economic life. This "Christianizing of environments" is what the Cursillo movement is about. For more information contact Monica Small at


This is a new and growing ministry coming to soon to Good Shepherd.  The committee is open to all.  Time commitment varies.   Contact: Deacon Rommel Declines, Committee Chair, at


This group is dedicated to celebrating the Filipino culture and sharing their gifts as a community together.  We aim to unite voices, share celebrations and strengthen the faith of our Filipinos and non-Filipino brethren through the various activities of Good Shepherd ministries and devotional groups.  For more information contact Frances Harville at, Ninfa Campomanes at or Joyce Joves at  For more information regarding the Simbang Gabi Novena please contact Bobby Aglubat at



The local conference of St. Vincent de Paul is dedicated to the alleviation of poverty in our community.  The current president is Judith Marshall.  Any parishioner or Catholic member of the community may join.  St. Vincent de Paul members meet on the First Monday of each Month at 11:15 a.m. in the Youth Room.  Current needs are usually listed in the weekly bulletin.  You may also help by volunteering your time on Monday mornings at the locker as food is distributed to those in need.  Please call Judith Marshall at (916) 647-1243 or email with any questions. 


The stewardship committee works to help foster a culture of Christian Stewardship at Good Shepherd.  If you would like to help promote and support the Good Shepherd Mission to live as Christian Stewards, please join us.  For more information contact Ann Burke, Committee Chair, at

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