“I am the Good Shepherd and I know mine and mine know me.” John 10:14
Welcome to Good Shepherd Catholic Parish, where people of all ages come together to celebrate that we are loved by God and have received the fullness of his mercy through the death and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ.
We are privileged to join Pope Francis and Catholics throughout the world in celebrating a Jubilee Year of Mercy as a time when the witness of believers might grow stronger and more effective.
We are a parish community of the Archdiocese of Denver, located in the Congress Park neighbourhood on historic 7th Avenue Parkway. We are a growing community of young adults, married couples, singles and families. We are blessed with an outstanding Catholic school and Faith Formation Program. We also have many active ministries that we encourage you to consider joining, including an adult choir and a children’s choir, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, a wonderful Hospitality Committee, the Men of Good Shepherd, and Endow. In addition, we are always grateful for the service of our parishioners as lectors, altar servers, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, greeters and ushers. Please take a moment to learn about these and many other important opportunities on our “Ministries” page.
Our Parish offers people of all ages a chance to know the Good Shepherd and to be known by Him. I invite you to join us as we grow together in a greater love of God and His people.
We know volunteers don’t sacrifice their time in order to be appreciated in public, but they do enjoy knowing their efforts are making an impact within the community. All of our many ministries are only possible with the help of volunteers. Their dedication to the church and mission are greatly appreciated. We couldn’t be a thriving, successful parish without all of you!
Tracy Earl Welliver, MTS wrote, 10 Points on Good Stewardship for Students; highlighting great reminders for all of us. Click on it to read.
Ministry of the Month Spotlight
A Little Help
Our mission is simple: connecting neighbors to help seniors thrive. A Little Help is a nonprofit organization that fosters community by connecting our elders with services and resources as they navigate the unknowns of aging and build meaningful connections with neighbors of all ages. ALH connects senior members with a variety of services such as transportation, yard work, and minor home repair by coordinating volunteering neighbors or vetted service providers, while creating opportunities for intergenerational connection and community engagement.
Elders are able to stay at home, with a little help from their friends and neighbors, rather than moving to a retirement community (with a lot of help). Studies show that living in the comfort of our own homes is the best, and most cost-effective, choice of most people. We get by with A Little Help from our friends…
Volunteers: Service Saturdays are twice-yearly events providing volunteer assistance for seniors in Denver with various home maintenance jobs, cleaning, organizing, raking, and other household tasks. Service Saturdays! run from 8 a.m. – noon and begin with coffee and pastries.
Service Saturdays! are great opportunities for volunteers which provide the chance for busy folks to lend a helping hand to their neighbors. If you are available and able to volunteer for our next Service Saturday, please contact the A Little Help office (720) 242-9032. For any questions, feel free to contact Erin Rolf at 720-427-5047.
Fall Service Saturdays are from 8 a.m. to noon:
Saturday, November 5th (at Christ the King (860 Elm Street) on the turf fields- entrances on Fairfax and Elm) &
November 12th (at South High School (1700 E Louisiana) in the north lawn- parking to the east and west of the school).
Walking With Purpose Kickoff!
Sunday Coffee & Donuts
A Reliance on Prayer
Every parish is a place of prayer. At Mass, Adoration, Bible Study and a host of other activities, prayer is central. However, when it comes to running our parishes, we all too often forget that prayer must be central, and that God wants us to turn to Him, every day, with intentionality and regularity. The best efforts in our prayers around leadership, management, catechesis, study and operations are nothing compared to the realization that God is in charge and wants us to acknowledge His hand in what we’re doing. This seems so obvious, and yet, in the course of the details and procedures involved in running a parish day in and day out, it is often forgotten or ignored. What exactly does this mean, then? It means we must organize regular and intentional prayer efforts around the guidance and success of our parish, generally and specifically around individual programs and initiatives. It also means we must believe that God hears us, and wants to answer our prayers according to His will. (Our Lady of the Mountains Church, Estes Park, Colorado)