Welcome To Good Shepherd Parish
Located in the Congress Park neighborhood, near Cherry Creek, we welcome you to experience the living presence of Christ in our community of faith. This Advent and Christmas Season we have been given the great gift of words of encouragement from our Holy Father, Pope Francis. In his Apostolic Exhortation, entitled “The Gospel Of Joy” Pope Francis writes:
“I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since “no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord”. The Lord does not disappoint those who take this risk; whenever we take a step towards Jesus, we come to realize that he is already there, waiting for us with open arms.”
In the name of Jesus Christ who was born upon this earth that we might be born again to a life that is eternal, we welcome you to join us for our Christmas celebrations and for our regular weekend masses.
Our mass schedule will be as follows:
Christmas Eve - Wednesday, Dec. 24th
4:00 p.m. Mass of Christmas
6:00 p.m. Mass of Christmas
8:00 p.m. Mass of Christmas
Midnight. Mass of Christmas - Candlelight closing.
Christmas Day - Thursday, Dec. 25th
8:30 a.m. Mass of Christmas
10:00 a.m. Mass of Christmas
New Year's Day - Thursday, Jan. 1, 2014 9:00 a.m. Mass Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Where there’s a Will…
Creating a Will is an important way to record and remember what matters most to you…
The Catholic Foundation wants to help our parishioners understand the advantages of creating a Will. After all, you can’t take it with you. But you can give it a way to serve the greater good.
Good Shepherd Parish has partnered with The Catholic Foundation to provide for future needs and ministries. In your will or estate plan, please consider a bequest or gift to benefit Good Shepherd and be sure to designate it to The Catholic Foundation of Northern Colorado which stewards the Good Shepherd Parish Fund. Will planning information is offered as a courtesy to donors by the Foundation. What better way to show your faithful support for our parish and enable us to provide for future generations. How will you remember your parish?
Please visit their website or contact Jean Finegan at The Catholic Foundation at 303-468-9885.
You can also view the Catholic Foundation Newsletter by clicking here.
Good Shepherd Parish Strategic Plan
Last spring, more than 60 of our parishioners participated in a very important Parish Strategic Plan process. This group examined our parish and created both commendations and recommendations in the following seven areas: Finance; Ministry & Service Outreach; Community & Hospitality; Faith Formation & Sacramental Preparation; Communications; and Facilities. The result is a comprehensive plan that outlines a specific roadmap for the three- to five-year future of our parish community. We are deeply grateful for the time and dedication of the volunteers who worked to complete this plan, as well as to all our parishioners who participated in surveys and small focus groups throughout the process.
Please see below to read the completed Strategic Plan. In addition, we are looking for volunteers who would like to become involved in these different areas of our parish life, and we encourage you to send us an email with your name and contact information, as well as a brief description of how/where you’d like to volunteer. Thank you!