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Angels Among Us

On March 4, 2017, Good Shepherd Centre welcomed 1,000 guests to its annual Gala, Angels Among Us, at the Paramount Conference and Event Venue. The evening was hosted by Ken Shaw, national editor and news anchor of CTV Toronto. Guests enjoyed an evening that included cocktails, dinner, an auction, live music, and dancing. We thank the guests, sponsors, and donors who made the Gala such a success. That one night of Hospitality will translate into 365 days of welcome for the homeless and most neglected members of our community.

Good Shepherd Centre is a sponsored ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God-Province of the Good Shepherd in North America.

 


5 Days of Hospitality

In conjunction with the Feast of St. John of God on March 8, the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God-Province of the Good Shepherd in North America will be celebrating 5 days of Hospitality March 6-10, 2017. This week gives us a wonderful chance to reflect on the opportunities we have to show Hospitality inspired by the life and work of St. John of God in Granada, Spain nearly 500 years ago.

The ministries of the Province of the Good Shepherd have planned a variety of events intended to show Hospitality to our clients, our co-workers, and our neighbors. Some of the week’s events include celebrations of the feast of St. John of God for co-workers, delivering supplies to an eldercare facility, providing groceries for local families, throwing a pizza party for clients, bringing snack bags to school children, hosting a luncheon for volunteers, distributing food boxes, holding an ice cream social, performing “random acts of hospitality” for co-workers, and providing brunch for parishioners.

Though this week gives us the special opportunity to celebrate Hospitality, we know Hospitality continues throughout the Province of the Good Shepherd 365 days of the year as we serve the poor, the unacknowledged, and the forgotten. This would not be possible without your prayers and support. Thank you all.


Celebrating 50 Years 

On February 25, 2017, Brother Justin Howson celebrates 50 years of religious profession. During his time in the Order, Brother Justin has served in Toronto, Windsor, Montreal, and Hamilton in Canada; Albuquerque in the United States; Birmingham and Wolverhampton in England; and Waterford in Ireland. He has also served as a Shepherd leader for the Order in the roles of Superior General and Provincial Superior. Throughout this time, Brother Justin has lived the Charism of Hospitality serving the poor, the physically and mentally disadvantaged, the forgotten, and the dying.

On this special day, we thank God for the gift of Brother Justin’s vocation and the witness of his life in Hospitality. We ask that God grant him many blessings and graces for the good of all those in need.

 

 


Our Daily Habits

A habit is often defined as a “manner of conducting oneself” or “clothes characteristic of a calling, rank, or function.” For the Hospitaller Brothers, a habit also has many meanings in our lives from the way we dress, the way we live, and the way we care for God’s poor.

Throughout this year we want to share Our Daily Habits with you. We hope by sharing Our Daily Habits we can give you a better understanding of our Order and how you can be a bigger part of our lives. Throughout 2017, we will share with you:

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  • Our Daily Habits as a Religious Community: Our prayers, supper rituals, hymns, chapels, clothes, mission, core values, and vision.
  • Our Daily Habits as Individuals: Our pets, vocation stories, and formation process to become a Hospitaller Brother.
  • Our Daily Habits in Our Ministries: What happens at our ministries, the people served through our services and programs, and being the face of God to all we meet.

 

 

66th Annual Brother Mathias Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner  Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner

On Friday, March 17, 2017, Good Shepherd Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will host its 66th annual Brother Mathias Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner. The evening’s events include live music, a drawing, games, and good ole’ Irish fun! Proceeds benefit Good Shepherd Center and St. Felix Pantry. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.goodshepherdcenternm.org.

Good Shepherd Center in Albuquerque, NM was founded by our Brother Mathias Barrett in 1951 and remains a sponsored ministry of the Hospitaller Order. Our Brothers follow the Gospel mandate of Jesus Christ to love God and neighbor, and honor their mission to serve those in need by providing food, clothing, shelter, health services, and emergency assistance.

 


 

 

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June 22, 2017 is the birthday of our Provincial, Brother Justin Howson.  Please remember him in prayer today.
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June 22, 2017 is the birthday of our Provincial, Brother Justin Howson. Please remember him in prayer today.
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Happy birthday may God bless You

Happy Birthday Justin. Sending love and prayers for continued health and well being. Pace e Bene.❤️🙏

Happy Birthday Provincial Justin

Happy birthday

Happy Birthday Justin

Happy Birthday Justin! Hope you are having a wonderful day! Joey, Paul, Margherita and Mike

Happy Birthday Bro. Justin!

Happy Birthday Brother Justin. God bless you

Happy Birthday , have a wonderful day Kay & Alex🎂

Happy birthday br. Justin

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday Br. Justin. Hope you had a great day. Xo ❤🐧

Happy Birthday Brother Justin we don't see a lot of you but you are always in our thoughts and hearts xx

Wishing you the Happiest of Birthdays

Happy Birthday BrotherJustin

Happy Birthday Brother Justin!!!

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Good Shepherd Centre, a sponsored ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God Province of the Good Shepherd, celebrated the academic achievements of youth and young moms who received their high school diplomas from an alternative education program.  The program is operated in partnership with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic School Board.
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Good Shepherd Centre, a sponsored ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God Province of the Good Shepherd, celebrated the academic achievements of youth and young moms who received their high school diplomas from an alternative education program. The program is operated in partnership with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic School Board.
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Congrats to all!

Brother Bill Osmanski

Memorial Service and Viewing
Thursday, June 22, 2017; 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bank of America Community Room  3rd Floor
Camillus House NCL Campus
1603 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

Funeral Mass
Friday, June 23, 2017 11:00 am
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
3220 NW 7th Avneue
Miami, FL 33127

Brother Bill Osmanski

Memorial Service and Viewing
Thursday, June 22, 2017; 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bank of America Community Room 3rd Floor
Camillus House NCL Campus
1603 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

Funeral Mass
Friday, June 23, 2017 11:00 am
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
3220 NW 7th Avneue
Miami, FL 33127
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Wish I could be there. Still recovering from foot surgery.

RIP Br. Bill.

RIP, Brother Bill! He was very gentle and kind.....was my superior, when we were stationed together, in Albuquerque, at a small home we had for the Mentally-challenged (Notre Dame on the Rio Grande) I was in my very early twenties I believe it was in 1969-'70. ..those Good, ol' Days!

I loved my uncle! Please let me know when the New Mexico service will be. I am currently in NM until July 5

So sorry for your loss

RIP Brother Bill, it was a true honor to work with you. I'm proud to have known your generous soul.

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Today, we are celebrating Brother Bill's life.

Br. William (Bill) Osmanski was born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, the middle of three sons. He was a life-long Phillies and Eagles fan, and was the proud uncle to ten nephews and nieces. He would have been 81 this coming December. He was a humble man of God, a friend and cherished co-worker.

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Graduation at Archbishop Damiano School, Westville Grove, NJ with Brother Tom.  
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Graduation at Archbishop Damiano School, Westville Grove, NJ with Brother Tom.
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Remembering our fathers here on earth and those already in heaven.

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Brother Bill Osmanski  RIP
December 12, 1936 - June 16, 2017

Brother Bill Osmanski RIP
December 12, 1936 - June 16, 2017
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My condolences to all the Brothers and the Osmanski Family. Pray for us Bro. Bill. Thanks now.📿

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

He's going to be greatly missed by our family.

Brother Bill was such a dear soul; kind, always smiling. He was Christ's hands on earth. Always reaching out to others.

I can hear his laugh in this picture. ❤️.

I will miss my uncle so much. I love this photo of him

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What a wonderful man. May he Rest In Peace.

R.I.P my good brother Bill... thanks a lot for your love, passion, Service, for your friendship, good example to follow Jesus... I'm so Sad. All my prayers to you bro

Descansa en La Paz de nuestro Señor Jesucristo mi hermano y amigo Brother Bill. Tuve la dicha, el honor, el privilegio de conocer, compartir y servirle a este gran ser humano, un Ángel en la tierra y un Santo entre los Santos elegido por Papa Dios. Mi corazón se entristece al saber q la distancia me separa de no poder estar presente en tu funeral, pero estaré a tu lado espiritualmente. Un verdadero Instrumento de Dios, entregó su vida al servicio de los más pobres y necesitados, dio de comer a muchos hambrientos, dio ropa al desnudo, dio amor al necesitado... jamás vi avaricia en el... Un verdadero Líder religioso. No te digo adiós por q se q algún día nos encontraremos y volveremos a reír como lo hacíamos antes.

I love u so much and being u were my godfather. Hurts even more. Rest with God...

I will miss him! It is truly my pleasure to have been of service to Camillus House for over a decade with him. Brother Bill was a kind and generous soul, who exemplified everything hospitality represents.

Would someone post the funeral arrangements? I would like to attend. There's never been a person with such an amazing impact on my life as was Br. Bill. We had the best conversations. He was as real as they come. He loved everyone. I hear his laugh as he told me so many of his hilarious stories. He would often call me the Cincinnati kid and said every time the Phillies played the Reds he would think of me. He loved being a religious and especially Br Mathias. There was no one better at sharing the Gospel through their work than Br. Bill. May angels guide you and bring you into paradise: and may all the martyrs come forth to welcome you home; and may they lead you into the holy city, Jerusalem. May the angel chorus sing to welcome you, and like Lazarus forgotten and poor, you shall have everlasting rest.

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