Summer Festival : Celebrate with the Good Shepherd Latino Community Sunday, Aug. 12, starting with a bilingual Mass at 10:45 and continuing until 9 p.m. with lots of food, live music, kids activities, and a large item sale.
Fr. Mendez and Msgr. Tom Baxter will concelebrate the bilingual Mass. Msgr. Baxter said the summer festival “shows the rich mix of people who are part of our parish and makes us more aware of who we are and where we come from, as we seek to become one parish community.”
Noting that the parish includes members from at least 19 different countries, Fr. Mendez said the festival is important “because we work together to enrich and strengthen our parish and the faith of our members.”
Festival Chair Mitzi Liu said, “We will have a lot of musical bands, a petting zoo, face painting, games, jumping houses, food carts, some Disney characters, a clown, karaoke, and much more.” Some of the food will be prepared by Latino members of the parish; other food will be available from food carts, including two for Chinese food, two for Mexican food, one for Puerto Rican, one for snacks, and ice cream from La Michoacana.
Large item sale
The sale for furniture and other large items including bikes, larger pictures, and toys will be held on Saturday after the 5:15 p.m. Mass until 8 that evening and again on Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m., with a half-price sale at 3.