Ministries

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRIES

We invite you to discover the many groups at Good Shepherd Catholic Church dedicated to bringing Christ to our children and young adults.

AMIGOS DE JESUS Y MARIA
Amigos de Jesús y María es un ministerio de niños en las edades en 5 hasta los 14 años para que conozcan la vida de Jesús y de la Virgen Santísima y sus enseñanzas para que puedan vivir una vida cristiana y llena del gozo del Señor. Los niños son el futuro de nuestra Iglesia Católica y Apostólica.
Responsable:  Carolina Garcia, (786) 712-2773
Encuentros:  Thursdays, 8pm in the Parish Hall

CFC KIDS
Kids for Christ is part of the Couples for Christ family. They are active participants in parish life at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. They have ongoing activities including small prayer cell meetings, scriptural teaching and sharing the gospel through evangelization. These are middle school kids in preparation to be active Christians not only in the international community, but in the parish life.
Head:  Brother Dan de la Cruz, (305) 989-6070, [email protected]
Meetings:  First Sundays, 12:30pm, Parish Hall

CFC YOUTH
Our mission is to be the church of the home and the church of the poor. CFC-Youth brings a place where youth can grow closer to God through the community of peers with which they can enjoy faith, fun, freedom, and friendship. Within this encouraging, energetic, loving environment, the youth will be able to develop their relationship with God and their brothers and sisters in Christ. We in CFC-Youth are called to be single-minded for God, 100% free, missionaries, sources of unity in the family, models of excellence, champions of the poor, and patriots.
Head:  Bro. Philip Abella, (786) 550-7763 and Dylin Abella, (305) 965-4149, [email protected]
Meetings:  Third Saturday, 3:00pm in Room 206

EXPLORERS
The Federation of North American Explorers (FNE) is a volunteer Catholic faith-based youth movement that teaches responsibility, promise, commitment, leadership, service, and loyalty. They are organized in ranks by age, Explorers, Wolves and Otters. We explore nature, the outdoors, the community, service to others, leadership, and the Catholic faith. We are not affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America.
Leaders:
Explorers (13-17):
George Griffith, (786) 267-0135
Wolves (9-12): Wilfredo Pinero, (786) 554-7220
OTERS (6-8):  Raul Escarpio (305) 546-5501

Meetings:  Wednesdays, 8:00pm in Room 206

KADETS OF MERCY (Ages 4-12)
Sacred Tradition teaches us that the Faith was initially passed down through generations by word of mouth. As Soldiers of Mercy teens grow in the Faith, we also pass it down to the little ones. Kadets of Mercy is a mini version of the youth group for children from 4-12 years old . The teens from Soldiers of Mercy are living examples of the faith and as role models for the children to and imitate.
Head:  Katherine Lopez, (786) 505-5031, [email protected]
Meetings:  Saturdays, 1:15pm in Conference Room#2
Website:  www.KadetsOfMercy.Org

SOLDIERS OF MERCY - YOUTH MINISTRY - MIDDLE/HIGH (Ages 13-18)
Soldiers Of Mercy is a Catholic Youth Ministry that caters to the development of youth through a series of Workshops, Retreats, Follow-ups, Community Events and Mercy Works. Our main purpose is to form the youth through our Leadership Development Program (L.D.P) and empower them to enrich lives of the youth around them.
Head:  Sebastian Zapata, Johann Herrera, Maria Chiang (786) 505-5031, [email protected]
Meetings:  Fridays, 8:00pm in Parish Hall
Website:  www.SoldiersOfMercy.Org

SOLDIERS OF MERCY - YOUNG ADULTS (Ages 18+)
Soldiers Of Mercy Young Adults are leaders of young adults that are seeking more spirituality and that unite for ongoing personal and spiritual formation in bible, doctrine, and apologetics which allows them to be well-prepared.
Head:  Sebastian Zapata, Gloria Zapata, Juan David Zapata, (786) 505-5031, [email protected]
Meetings:  Mondays, 8:00pm in Chapel
Website:  www.SoldiersOfMercy.Org

S.W.A.G. YOUTH
Seeking Wisdom And Grace. The ministry is meant to help teens find their place in this world with an active Faith as their guide. This Seeking allows them to journey with the Wisdom and Grace of our Lord as they not only partake in Retreats but also provide service to the Community and help those in need by Feeding the Homeless with Missionaries of Charity, visit the sick, and Give Gifts to Families during Advent as we go caroling in the neighborhood. We practice the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy as well as have gatherings and Social Nights rooted in Faith and Fellowship.
Head:  J.P. Pages, [email protected]
Meetings:  Mondays, 8:00pm in Room 230