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.


Couples For Christ (CFC) is a Catholic movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life.  CFC couples have committed themselves to the Lord and to one another so that they may grow in maturity as men and women of God and fulfill their primary vocation of raising families grounded in Christian values, in the service and love of God.  If you want to grow your faith serving the Lord as husband and wife and raising families with God as the center of your family life, please consider CFC.  We have programs, teachings and approaches to Christian renewal within the context of family relationships.  We have other family ministries within the CFC community:  Kids for Christ, Youth for Christ, Singles for Christ, Handmaids of the Lord, and Servants of the Lord.  With our vision of “Families in the Holy Spirit renewing the face of the earth”, each of CFC family ministry’s goal is to strengthen relationships with God and with family members.  Visit CFC website at:  Contact Ernesto Sahagun, CFC Ministry Coordinator, at for more information.


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 email



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. 


Christ describes believers as STEWARDS – meant to oversee his possessions and affairs here on earth. Our understanding of STEWARDSHIP is discussed further in scripture, Matthew 25:14–30. Time, talent, and treasure are the ways in which we share our unique and individual God-given gifts with the Body of Christ throughout our faith community and the greater community in which we live. We are working to build a community of generous stewards who have made a deliberate decision to live as missionary disciples of Jesus Christ.

The Stewardship Committee’s goals are: 
1.    Support and create an environment of hospitality where parishioners enjoy sharing their God-given talents and interests through participation in the various Good Shepherd Parish ministries and activities. 
2.    Through prayer and guidance in the Holy Spirit, discern, identify, and encourage fellow parishioners to recognize, appreciate and share their God-given gifts.
3.    Act as a resource and support for Good Shepherd Parish ministries by connecting interested individuals to those ministries that best match their gifts and interests.
If you are interested in helping to facilitate these goals at Good Shepherd Parish, please contact Ann Burke at or 916-513-6281.

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