“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.
Ministry of the Month Spotlight
A Savior is Born
As we joyfully welcome the newborn King in our hearts this Christmas, we sing hymns of thanksgiving along with the choirs of heaven for God’s goodness and mercy, and we share our gifts with others to commemorate the greatest gift we have received, his Son Jesus Christ.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
On December 9, 1531, Our Lady appeared to a simple Aztec Indian who had converted to the Catholic faith, Juan Diego. Three days later, Mary provided a sign so the local bishop would believe she had appeared: roses grew out of the cold winter soil, and when Juan Diego opened his cloak to show the bishop what he had gathered, an image of Our Lady appeared on the fabric—the miraculous image of a “woman clothed with the sun.” The sun she wears is the light of Christ who gives light and life to all.
Monday evenings from 7 - 9 PM or Friday mornings from 9 - 11 AM in the Parish PFC.
Are you interested in getting together with a group of women to explore your faith? Walking with Purpose is a Catholic Bible study for women that aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Christ. Please join us for this exciting 22 week program. Contact Cristin Penning for more information at Cristin.Penning@Goodshepherddenver.org or 303-261-1653. You may also visit their website by clicking here - WALKING with PURPOSE.
Walking With Purpose Kickoff!
New Parishioner Welcome Fall Social
A wonderful Fall turnout for the new parishioners of Good Shepherd. It was great to meet new faces and visit with familiar ones. Thank you all for attending and a HUGE thank you to the Hospitality Committee and Gary and Maureen Flanders for hosting.
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)