|The Giving Tree
||This parish Advent project responds to specific
needs and wants of anonymous needy individuals and families
within the community. The parishioners of Good Shepherd are
encouraged to participate by selecting a tag off the “Giving
Tree” and purchasing a gift for a family or individual.
These gifts are then distributed just before Christmas. Watch
the bulletin and newsletter for more details. Contact: Jonna O'Bryan
|The Hospitality Committee
||This committee plays a key role in the life of the parish.
It brings parishioners together through various activities
throughout the year. The committee is involved in many aspects
of welcoming, creating unity and fostering fellowship among
the parishioners. Contact: Peggy Hardesty.
|Marraige Preparation and Enrichment
||Engaged couples are asked to consult with Father Zach Etienne
at 477-5405 for marriage preparation. The Family Life Commission
also plans special events for married couples, such as an annual
dinner, designed to enrich married life. Watch the parish newsletter
and bulletin for announcements.
||The Men’s Club is a community of Catholic men dedicated
to continuing the ministry of Jesus. The men strive to provide
service to all who are in need; they are dedicated to serve
God, our families, our parish, our church, and our community.
All male parishioners are invited to meet on the third Wednesday
of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. A meal
is followed by a program and business meeting. The Men’s
Club offers several annual events including a retreat, a parish
breakfast, a bus trip, and various charity events. Contact:
|Over 50's Group
||Parishioners over fifty years of age meet on the first Wednesday
of each month. A Mass or prayer service at noon is followed
by a short meeting in the church and lunch/social time in the
cafeteria. Prior to Mass, blood pressure screenings are provided.
The group also plans occasional trips out of town and other
activities. Contact: Glenda Dyson
||Each fall, the Family Life Commission organizes a parish
picnic to celebrate parish life. Watch the church bulletin
and newsletter for the date and details. If you are interested
in helping with this event, please call a member of the Family
||A pictorial directory is offered about once every five years.
Watch newsletters for notices.
||There is a quilting group at Good Shepherd. They
meet in the church conference room after the 7:40 a.m. Mass
and rosary on Tuesdays. Contact Erma Wargel regarding
the morning quilting circle.
||This ministry is open to all women regardless of age, those
from other parishes and of other faiths. The group meets at
9:00 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month during
the school year. Meetings usually include a guest speaker.
Topics of discussion include parenting, marriage, spirituality
and health issues. The group comes together most importantly
for prayer, support and fellowship. Childcare is provided onsite
for a minimal fee. For information contact Jean Dollison
The Buffalo Trace Council offers scouting for boys in
the Native Trails District. Good Shepherd Catholic Church
Pack and Troop 362. Boys in grades one through five should
contact the Kim Brown, Committee Chair or
Morris Thomas, Cubmaster. Interested boys
can also go to http://buffalotracepack362.org for
Boys in grades six through high school, who are interested
in Boy Scouts should contact Ken Balczo
The Raintree Girl Scout Council offers scouting for girls
in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Contact Birdie Harrison
at the council office.
At Good Shepherd, kindergarten girls contact Lisa Koch;
Girls in first grade contact Dana Murrell; Second
graders contact Lori Tenbarge; Third graders contact
Melanie Walsh; Fourth graders contact Jean Dollison;
Fifth graders contact Chris Shafer.
|Separated and Divorced
||Father Zach Etienne is available to guide those facing issues
related to separation or divorce. Also, see Social Support
|Social Support Group
||This group is for women and men, who have suffered the loss
of a spouse through death or divorce. Meetings are held from
noon until 4:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria the third Sunday
of each month. You do not need to be a parishioner to attend.
The group requests that you call in a lunch reservation a few
days in advance. Contact Timmie Lingo
|Welcoming New Families
||New parishioners meet with Father Zach to register
and go over general parish information. Also, the Men’s
Club hosts an annual lunch for new members each October; watch
the bulletin for date and details. Contact the parish office/477-5405
for more information.