OPERATION GOOD SHEPHERD
In the tradition of the Catholic Church, the mission of Operation Good Shepherd is to be the compassionate presence of Christ in our community by providing assistance with essential needs for families and individuals in situations of spiritual and economic crisis, and/or unexpected fiscal insufficiency. Operation Good Shepherd funds are meant to financially assist community members of the Northwest Colorado Community.
Monsignor Tom Dentici made the initial contribution to Operation Good Shepherd to continue his lifelong personal mission of charity, this time with a focus on the Northwest Colorado community. Since it's inception, the parish families of Holy Name and St. Martin of Tours through Operation Good Shepherd have given $512,027 in assistance to members of of the Northwest Colorado community, with assistance of $115,177 in 2020.
With the expanding needs within our community, Operation Good Shepherd has created the position of Case Manager to manage our assistance and coordinate with other non-profits. Tina Delany ([email protected]) is fulfilling this ministry.
Every third Sunday of the month is dedicated to Operation Good Shepherd, with a monthly report and special collection.
Father Ernest Bayer, our pastor, has created a Operation Good Shepherd Advisory Council to assist with fulfilling our mission. The members of the Advisory Council are: Father Ernest Bayer (Pastor), Betsy Johnston (Office Manager & Pastoral Assistant), Tina Delany (Case Manager), Kathy Northcutt (Care Team Coordinator), Sandy Conlon, Gary Haberlan, Jo Lauter, Barb Shipley and Judy Strnad.