Updates from Good Shepherd
A Note from Fr. Fox
Good Shepherd Catholic Parish continues to minister to the people of the Congress Park Neighborhood, to the students and families of Good Shepherd Catholic School, and now to a virtual community as well.  As difficult as these days may become, I have this hope:

 “The favors of the Lord are not exhausted; his mercies are not spent!” Lamentations 3:22

We have adopted the following guidelines for Mass attendance effective 10.29.20 in accordance with the latest Covid restrictions in Denver.

Due to the increased level of safety required by the City of Denver to help reduce the spread of the Covid virus, Good Shepherd will only be able to accommodate 50 people at each mass. It will be necessary that you sign up for mass. It will also be necessary that you sign up as individuals and not as a group of 2, 3, etc. Walk in seating is likely to be very limited. We will do our best to accommodate as many people as our possible under these restrictions.

 We will continue our live streaming of the 10:00 a.m. mass.

 We thank you for helping to take care of each other so that we can quickly return to a more normal weekly celebration.
Resuming Public Masses

Sunday Obligation

A dispensation from the Sunday and Holy Day obligation to participate in the Mass remains in place for all Catholics in the Archdiocese of Denver until further notice. If you are at risk, or do not feel comfortable attending Mass you may stay home and continue live streaming Mass on YouTube page.

Mass Times

Live Stream Sunday Mass
 10:00 am on YouTube

Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday
 4:00 pm
Sunday
7:00 am l 8:30 am l 10:00 l noon l 5:00 pm

 Weekday Mass Schedule
Monday - Friday
7:30 am
Wednesday & Friday
7:30 am l noon

Public Masses

We are holding masses with limited public attendance.
Families are welcome to sit together.
Individuals are required to sign up in order to attend Mass.
We are maintaining social distancing according to guidelines received from the Public Health Department.
This limited seating also allows our Maintenance Staff a chance to clean the Church between masses.
All persons attending mass are required at this time to wear a mask.

Confession at Good Shepherd
Procedure For Sacrament Of Confession
It is no longer necessary to sign up for the Sacrament of Confession at Good Shepherd.

Confessions are held on Saturday after the 4:00 p.m. mass (about 4:50 -5:00 p.m.) until all confessions are heard; and on the Second Tuesday during Eucharistic Adoration – 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Confessions are held in the Prayer Room to the left of the main entrance to the Body of the Church. Anyone going to confession has the choice of going anonymously or face to face. In the Church all persons are required to wear masks; anyone with any symptoms of a cold, or flue or virus are asked to remain home: coughing, runny nose; sneezing.
Financial Support
As Pastor, I continue to work diligently with the Pastoral Council and Finance Committee to ensure the financial health and stability of our parish and school. I clearly understand the economic hardships that everyone is experiencing as a result of this pandemic and all that might follow in the days to come. 

Gratefully, over the past several years, more and more Good Shepherd parishioners have moved to online giving through WeShare. This has helped to stabilize our offertory and will be particularly important as we navigate the next several weeks and/or months. For this reason, we are taking this moment to ask those of you who have not already done so to please consider moving your contributions to online giving if possible.  You may elect to make a one-time gift or make a regularly occurring contribution to the Parish offertory. If you need assistance with this, please call our Parish Office and speak to our Receptionist Sabrina Montoya at 303-261-1020. She can walk you through the steps to get signed up.
Archbishop's Catholic Appeal
During this pandemic, your neighbors need a helping hand. The Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal is a lifeline to ministries during this COVID-19 crisis. Give today to help the most urgent needs in our archdiocese. Gifts to the Appeal are immediately invested in works of religion, education, and charity. Click the image to the left to give online or call 303.867.0614.
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Sabrina Montoya
Parish Receptionist