NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
The Church of the Good Shepherd would like to thank all those who supported the production of Godspell. The experience was community building and spiritually rewarding for all. We look forward to mistering to you in the future in similar ways. Thank You & God Bless!
MENS BAGEL BREAKFAST
THE NEXT MEN'S BAGEL BREAKFAST WILL BE SATURDAY JULY 8th AT 8:3OAM IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL.
SUMMER SOCIAL ACTIVITY
3rd ANNUAL COUNTRY DANCE
With lessons by Ronni and music by DJ Rhodes. Saturday, August 19, 2000. 8PM to MIDNIGHT. Light snacks and refreshments. $8 per person. For more information and tickets, call Terry 698-3416.
NEED A FEW DANCE LESSONS to get ready for the Country Dance?
FREE BEGINNER LESSONS BY TOM & TERRY ON TUESDAYS - JULY 11, 18, 25 AUG. 1, 8, 15 FROM 7:30-9:30PM IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE CATHOLIC?
Have you recently initiated a child into our community through baptism?
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN: 4 CLASSES
How do I share my faith (and/or religion) with my children if I don't know what it is?
Come learn very basic principles of Faith, and the very basic principles of our Catholic Heritage.
Classes either Thursday night 7:30pm - 9:00pm or Friday morning 10:30am - 12:00noon.
June 22nd & 23rd, 29th & 30th
July 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th
Parents of children any age are welcome!
Christians are made, not born.
COMFORT MY PEOPLE
As part of our ongoing parish life, we are instituting a celebration of the Anointing of the Sick at the twelve noon mass on the first Friday of every month. Persons to be anointed or their families should call the office of Parish Social Ministry (outreach), 585-4544, and inform us prior to the participation. This will allow us to make necessary preparation. Those parishioners who are anticipating surgery should also take advantage of this monthly celebration. Those who care for the sick will be given a blessing. The first monthly mass will be on Friday, February 4, 2000.
PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY
"Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted."
The Consolation Ministry offers a personal, caring presence on behalf of the parish community, to a family that is experiencing the death of a loved one.
Needed - Caring people, who:
1. With others - prepare the liturgy with the family (daytime)
2. With others, assist in conducting the Vigil Prayer Service (evenings)
3. Assist at the Funeral Mass (mornings)
Call Parish Outreach (585-4544)and find out how you can be involved in this Very Special Ministry.
FAMILY, MARRIAGE & INDIVIDUAL THERAPY
Professional therapy, provided by licensed Doctors of Psychology, is available to our parish. You may be seen at any of the other 63 participating parishes. This program, under the direction of Dr. George Giuliani, has been conducted in the diocese for the past 23 years for the convenience of parishioners. It is provided by the Catholic Learning Center, a proprietary professional corporation, which is independent of and not controlled by the parish or diocese. Most insurance policies are honored. Confidential information & appointments are available by calling Dr. Giuliani directly at (516) 243-250