Missions


Every year our annual goal is to raise $15,000 for our various mission opportunities. We reach out to domestic and international families, helping renovate people's homes lost in natural disasters, providing books for seminarians in the north or sending our own missionaries to the south with provisions. Outreach and Missions do go hand in hand and sometimes that is nearby and for others it is far off. 

 
Good Shepherd Mission volunteers realized that although we support the Dominican Republic by sending volunteers to the DR to help build schools and churches, there is a need to help our United States families as well.
 
The volunteers started making annual mission trips to cities and towns in the United States just after Katrina devastated areas in New Orleans and Biloxi, Mississippi.  We now are going to Tuscaloosa, Alabama each year.
 

On our Tuscaloosa Tornado Relief Mission Trips,
Volunteers from Good Shepherd join parishioners from Milan Vineyard Church in Michigan on an annual mission trip to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a city devastated by a major tornado and still rebuilding.
We join with Habitat for Humanity in building a house each year alongside the "owner in waiting". This year we will have completed three houses for the families whose homes and their lives torn apart by nature's fury.    


Find a mission that suits you.  See below...
 
CROP walkCROP walk
The impact that Church World Service and Crop Walk have achieved over the past few years is ... more
 
Dominican Republic Sister DioceseDominican Republic Sister Diocese
Every year, volunteers from our diocese become missionaries, traveling down to the Dominican ... more
 
Christmas Outreach to KidsChristmas Outreach to Kids
Each year, members of Good Shepherd Parish generously give Christmas joy to children of ... more
 
Salvation ArmySalvation Army
Good Shepherd parishioners partner with the Salvation Army in the Venice area by bringing ... more
 
Habitat for Humanity/ Tuscaloosa MissionHabitat for Humanity/ Tuscaloosa Mission
Good Shepherd supports Habitat for Humanity building projects both in Venice and for tornado ... more
 
English TeaEnglish Tea
Among all of our fund raising for mission and ministry events, our favorite is our English Tea. ... more