Spirituality

BIBLE STUDY

“Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope”                                                                                                               1 Peter 3:15
For more information email Carlos at ifourc@hotmail.com.

 

CURSILLO
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 Cursillo@gscceg.org.

 

DIVINE MERCY PRAYER GROUP (CHARISMATIC GROUP)
The Divine Mercy Prayer Group (Charismatic Group) is a group of Catholic Christian families dedicated to bringing Christ to families and families to Christ by invoking the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit as given at Pentecost. Prayer includes open expression of praise and singing. Our goals are to create a loving-family type of environment for people (young and old), where everyone is encouraged to grow as a servant of God; to follow JESUS, as model, in living and sharing our gifts (talent and time) to our family, church (Good Shepherd), friends and neighbors.

Bible Study - Bible study helps us to gain a better understanding of who God is and his role in our lives. Our group is studying the last couple of chapters in Luke. Deacon Al Llenos is our Bible study instructor/facilitator. Please join us in our prayer meeting and bible study every second and fourth Saturday of the month at 2:30-4:30 p.m., at the St. Paul John II room next to the parish office.  

For more information about our group, please call (916)203-8765 or email us at divinemercygroupgscc@gmail.com.

“Welcome one another, then, as Christ welcomed you, for the glory of God." (Romans 15:7) 

 

HOLY SPIRIT NOVENA GROUP
Life with the Holy Spirit is joy!  It is the infallible sign of the presence of God.  Did you know that God planted in each of us a "gift"?  Discover the "gift" that God has given you.  For more information contact Myrna Sison at sisonmyrna@gmail.com.

 

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRAYER GROUP
The mission of this group is to propagate and spread devotion to Our Lady of Fatima through prayers.  Our Lady of Fatima is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in connection with her apparitions to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal.  Our Lady of Fatima told the shepherd children to pray the rosary daily for the end of the war (World War I).  She asked them to pray for the conversion of Russia, to do penance and told them that God wanted the world to have a devotion to Her Immaculate Heart.  Her requests at Fatima were for everyone to consecrate themselves to Her Immaculate Heart, to pray the Rosary daily, do penance and wear her Brown Scapular.  Every 13th of the month, parishioners and Marian devotees pray together the Holy Rosary.  We work to foster love and peace with friends and neighbors specially the children, and to encourage active participation in the church’s many activities and various ministries.   For more information contact Carmen Cua at gingcurso@yahoo.com

 

OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP DEVOTIONAL GROUP
Our mission is to promote devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help; to openly welcome those who are new to our church; to collaborate withother ministries; to be an example of being joyful in doing ministerial work; to listen to the needs of the members of our parishioners with open minds and bring attention to their concerns.  Devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help includes praying the Novena every Wednesday after the morning Mass. Prayer focuses on "comfort[ing] the sick and the dying, giv[ing] hope to the poor and unemployed, heal[ing] the broken hearted, lighten[ing] the burden of the oppressed, teach[ing] justice to the oppressors, bring[ing] back to God all those who have offended Him" and sanctity of marriage and family unity. June 27 is the feast day of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.   For more information contact Ninfa Campomanes  ninfa.campomanes@gmail.com

 

SANTO NINO PRAYER GROUP
This group works to propagate and spread devotion to the Holy Infant Jesus and Our Blessed Virgin Mary through novenas and prayers.  We work to foster love and peace within the family, with Good Shepherd Church, with friends and neighbors, and to encourage active participation in the church’s many activities and various ministries. 
As the group reaches out to the families we visit, we encourage those who are not yet registered parishioners to register with Good Shepherd.  We teach and guide families to encourage prayer, especially the Rosary.  We encourage couples who are only civilly married to convalidate their marriage in the Church.  Those whose children go to public schools, we encourage them to enroll and join the CFF program.  And for those who go to church 'whenever'...we encourage them to go at least every Sunday.   
We invite families to welcome the Divine Infant Jesus and Blessed Mother Mary into their homes.    For more information contact Antonio Cua at tonycua09@yahoo.com.

SOLDIERS OF ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
The Soldiers of St. Michael the Archangel (SSMA) are a Catholic men's brotherhood.  We are men who seek to know God, strive to do His will, and live our faith to the fullest.  The SSMA is made up of a diverse group of spiritual warriors, men of all ages and backgrounds coming together to lift one another up in Christ, aspiring together to daily conversion and missionary discipleship. 

We are the fathers seeking to lead our families as prophets, priests, and kings.  We are the husbands striving to love our brides as our Lord loves His Church.  We are the young men leading the next generation, the future of the Church, strong in our faith, emboldened, fervent and righteous. 

Brothers of our Order are called to observe a lifestyle which will lead them closer to God, our Heavenly Father, and to his Son, Jesus Christ, our Brother in arms who stands with us amidst the chaos of spiritual combat.  May we be found fit soldiers for the army of God.  Email Michael Patrick at exodus90brothers@gmail.com for more information.

 

ST. JOSEPHINE BAKHITA BLACK CATHOLIC MINISTRY
The Mission of the Saint Josephine Bakhita Ministry of Good Shepherd Catholic Church is to honor and promote Black Catholic history and culture, including youth culture, and liturgy, while deepening relationships through fellowship, and familial support. We seek to serve as leaders and educators in our parish, sharing our manifold God-given gifts in ways that benefit all.

Please join us for our Black Catholic History Month celebration in November and Black History Month celebration in February.  If you would like more information about this ministry, or would like to visit during our monthly fellowship gatherings, please contact Reggie Steward at rbs06@hotmail.com.

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