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Thanks to the generosity of parishioners Judith and David, Good Shepherd established  a new outreach fund to assist seniors who attend our church. Through the Good Shepherd Senior Emergency Relief Fund, senior-aged parishioners on a fixed-income can now receive emergency financial assistance to help them pay for unforeseen expenses, such as medical co-pays,  prescriptions, groceries, fuel, or other minor expenses that occasionally pop up.

During the past few years, Good Shepherd Outreach has witnessed an increase in the number of seniors who occasionally struggle to pay their monthly expenses. This is a major concern, as the senior population in our community and across the U.S. is swiftly rising.  And that’s why the  Good Shepherd Senior Emergency Relief Fund is truly a blessing for our church. 

SENIORS WHO NEED ASSISTANCE

If you are senior who wants more information about or wishes to apply for assistance through this fund, please:

Once you complete the application, please submit it to the Good Shepherd Outreach Coordinator Kathy Guarino.  You can drop it off in the Parish Office or submit it via email at kguarino@gscc.net.  Kathy will review your application and contact you regarding the next steps.  

Senior Fund Created Through the Holy Spirit

The story of how this fund came to be is inspired by the Holy Spirit. Following the deaths of their spouses, Judy and David met and fell in love through their involvement at Good Shepherd. Seniors themselves, they learned that many of their seniors friends at Good Shepherd with  fixed monthly incomes experience financial hardships throughout the year.  Recognizing how blessed they’ve been and the need to assist our seniors, David and Judy worked with the Good Shepherd Outreach Services Ministry to create this fund in memory of their deceased spouses — Jacob and Victoria.  This fund will compliment the Good Shepherd ChristCare program, which provides parishioners with financial assistance for rent, utilities and other more costly expenses.

WANT TO HELP SUPPORT

If you would like to support this new outreach program by making a donation, you can make a donation via Faith Direct or you can contact Good Shepherd Business Manager Michael Vinez  at 817-421-1387, or send an email to mvinez@gscc.net. You also can bring your donation to the parish office.  All checks should be payable to Good Shepherd Catholic Community and have “Senior Relief Fund” written in the memo line.