|1st Vice President:||Dorothy Abela|
|2nd Vice President:||Evelyn Kovacs|
|Financial Secretary:||Sharon Affholter|
|Recording Secretary:||Theresa Dobosh|
|Corresponding Secretary:||Mary Ann Klotz|
Under the patronage of the Mother of Sorrow, the organization of the Women of Good Shepherd was founded to promote and develop Christian values within the family circle through education, example, prayer, and service. It is affiliated with the Arch-Confraternity of Christian Mothers and the Council of Catholic Women of the Archdiocese of Detroit (CCW/AD).
Through commitment to the Faith of the Catholic Church they nurture the family both their own and those of the parish of Christ the Good Shepherd by their example and service. Some of the ways in which they serve include:
The Women of Good Shepherd are involved in many church ministries:
This organization of women was the first of the Downriver Catholic Churches to host funeral luncheons for the family of deceased members of the Parish community. They, also, began the School Hot Lunch program in the early 1960ís so that once a week the school children could purchase a hot lunch. The organization, (originally known as Christian Mothers of Good Shepherd), along with the Menís Club and the Ushers Club, was a vital part of the growth of Christ the Good Shepherd from the very beginning.
The Women of Good Shepherd, also, support various community projects:
As part of the Council of Catholic Women they support many programs that aid the City of Detroit as well as International Concerns:
In order to support the various programs that the Women of Good Shepherd are responsible for, they participate in several fundraising efforts:
Prayer is an integral part of the organization. Each meeting begins and ends with prayer for the women, for families, for special requests, and for the world. The first Sunday of each month is designated as Communion Sunday for the ladies and attendance at the 11:00 a.m. Mass is encouraged. A special Mass each year is offered for the deceased members as well as one for all the living members. They host an evening of reflection for the women of the parish and every two years install into the Arch-Confraternity of Christian Mothers any woman who desires to join the National Prayer Group. Masses are obtained for each deceased member and a rosary or scripture service is attended and honor guard provided for them by the women. Retreats to the St. Mary Retreat House are attended by many of the ladies each year for personal prayer and reflection.
For additional Information, please call the parish office at 313-928-1324.