Cantribution Sunday is this weekend
January 31 – February 1: Let’s Go Over The Top!
Please bring your bag of nonperishable goods to the Parish Hall or the Parish Office by this Wednesday, Feb. 4 to help those in need. Items needed are: canned goods of all kinds, fruits, bags of rice, beans, vegetables, pastas, tuna, fruit juices, baby food, diapers, peanut butter, jam/jelly, breakfast cereals, toiletries for men and women, boxes of items to be put in lunch bags for children. Thank you for caring and for your loving generosity.
Parish Family News!
Let’s wake up, encourage one another to get on board.
When we give of ourselves, we have more life, more zest in our being and besides that, giving of yourself is giving who you are to be of service to Jesus by serving others.
This weekend you will receive a copy of “Our Parish Life Directory.” This brochure shows you all the events, happenings in our Parish. Please keep it handy and pick up your phone, email and take the step to be involved.
Please call Sr. Virginia at the Parish Office (310) 285-5425 for the choice you have made.
2015 Year of Consecrated Life World Day
World Day for Consecrated Life will be celebrated in the Church this Monday, February 2, 2015 and in parishes on the weekend of February 7-8, 2015. Please pray for all those who have made commitments to the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their special day.
May they continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to God’s gift of their vocation.
Prayer for the Year of Consecrated Life: O God, throughout the ages You have called women and men to pursue lives of perfect charity through the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give You thanks for these courageous witnesses of faith and models of inspiration. Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect offering of ourselves to You. Continue to enrich Your Church by calling forth sons and daughters who, having found the pearl of great price, treasure the Kingdom of Heaven above all things. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Together In Mission
Our Holy Father Pope Francis has enlivened the Church to renew our spirit of evangelization. Through their ministries and education supported by funds provided by Together in Mission, recipient parishes and schools are doing just that, reaching out to their communities and making the message of God’s love known to those around them.
The funds we collect will directly benefit more than 250,000 of our Catholic brethren, and ensure our parishes and schools remain centers of faith and hope for their surrounding communities. Archbishop Gomez will soon be sending letters to those that have generously given to Together in Mission in the past. If you receive this letter, we ask you renew your support.
May God bless you for your generous support of this year’s appeal.
Celebrate your union at the World Marriage Day Mass 2015
Sunday, February 8, at 10 a.m. (English) and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish)
World Marriage Day honors husband and wife as head of the family, for the beauty of their faithfulness, and the sacrifice and joy in daily married life. Couples celebrating significant wedding anniversaries such as their 25th, 50th, 60th (or more) are invited to World Marriage Day Mass for a special recognition and blessing by the celebrant.
The World Married Day masses will take place the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 on Sunday, February 8th at 10 a.m. in English and 12:30 p.m. in Spanish.
For more information please call (213) 680-5209 or visit us at www.olgcathedral.org
Thank You from Professional Entertainment Fellowship
Thank you to all who attended, helped out and blessed the Professional Entertainment Fellowship with their presence Sunday night.
It was a well-attended meeting, with a spirited discussion, kept on the spiritual track by our own Father Tom Welbers.
We look forward to our next meeting on Sunday, March 29th with our next Guest Speaker to be revealed soon!
And, The Professional Entertainment Fellowship would like to congratulate our past Guest Speaker, Michael Harney on his much-deserved win in the ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Television’ category at the SAG awards last Sunday night!
We here at Good Shepherd are all so proud and honored to have had the opportunity to hear him share his journey in faith and entertainment with us last fall. Continued success, Michael!
Young at Heart Celebrates!
Come one, come all for those who are feeling young at heart!
Our Senior Group meeting and luncheon will be February 14th at 11 a.m. and it is also Valentines Day, which includes a musical program and lunch. Please call the Parish Office to reserve your place (310) 285-5425.
For Your Security And Safety . . .
We have just completed the installation of surveillance cameras in the church and various locations around the parish property. Sadly, in this day and age, if we are to maintain a safe and welcoming environment where all can pray and find peace, we have to monitor the church and other public areas of our campus in case of disturbances of any kind. Hospitality and security have to go hand in hand. Fr. Tom
Sunday 5:30 p.m. Mass Small Ensemble
Our small ensemble of musicians at the Sunday 5:30 p.m. Mass has served our community well this past year.
We thank the members for their dedication and service: Instrumentalists Ken, Ryan and Joe, and vocalists Maureen and Linda.
As we continue into another year we are in need of more singers. Do you like to sing? Would you consider joining us? We rehearse on Sundays at 4:30 p.m.in church and then lead the music at the Mass immediately following. It is not a heavy time commitment and loads of fun! Good people and new friendships await you!
Call Joan Vos at the parish office, (310) 285-5425 to add your name to the roster, or if you have any further questions.
Church of the Good Shepherd Parish Student Choir
For students ages 9-14 – Grades 3-8
The Parish Student Choir is directed by Nick Kenworthy-Browne, Good Shepherd parishioner and member of Music Ministry and Leadership Council.
Rehearsals on Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Parish Center Office Building, Conference Room 3, 504 N. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills
February 3, 10, 17, 24
The Parish Student Choir will be singing for the following masses: 12:30 p.m. Mass on Sundays: February 1 and March 1
Parents are encouraged to sing with us on these Sundays.Please encourage your child to join. Partaking in these sort of activities helps on their high school applications, and is great fun!
Interested In The Catholic Church?
Have you been thinking about becoming a Catholic or you just know God may be knocking at you heart?
What if I’m Baptized but would like to complete my Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation – is this night for me also? Yes, we welcome each and all of you. This is a night for your questions, your concerns.
The door is always open and God waits to see you.
Inquiry Nights continue Mondays, February 9th and March 16th. For more information please call Sr. Virginia at (310) 285 – 5425.
Married Couples…prepare your hearts for Easter in a special way!
Experience a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend this Lent and return with a refreshed relationship, full of hope and joy. Renew your Sacrament and love now!
Weekends take place in a local hotel and all sharing is private with your spouse. Presentations made by married couples and a priest, teach valuable communication tools and much more! Our next weekend is March 20-22 in Torrance. We strongly encourage signups by February 20 to reserve your spot! Learn more about us!
Visit www.ilovemyspouse.net to apply or contact Sarah & Jacob Flores at (562) 923-7335 or Ginny & Boon Hazboun at (562) 760-6277.
Help Create a Needy Family’s New Home
Habitat for Humanity is an amazing organization that works with financially challenged families to provide a hand up into home ownership. Each family works on their home as well as is trained in budgeting, fiscal responsibility and home upkeep, and has a mortgage they will repay.
We have the opportunity to organize a group to work on a house in Lynwood or Long Beach, but we need a team of at least 25 volunteers (16 or older) and a group leader. We will construct part of someone’s house — we could be roofing, painting or doing landscaping — it’s whatever they need done at that point in the build. But don’t panic — there will be experts there to guide you if you’ve never put up drywall! It is a very physical 8 – 3:30 day — but one that’s also Very Rewarding!
Saturdays are available in April if we can get a committed team pulled together (date is flexible).
If you might be interested in being a group leader or in volunteering for this wonderful outreach project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. If enough interested folks respond, we will have a brief meeting to begin to work out details.
Get on the Bus
The wheels are in motion for Get on the Bus (GOTB) May 30, 2015. GOTB is a program that unites children with their incarcerated parents for Mother’s and Father’s Day weekend by providing free transportation on the day of the event.
Last May 31, 2014, 14 families visited their fathers at the California Men’s Colony (CMC) in San Luis Obispo for an early Father’s Day. It went very well thanks to you!
“Thanks to me,” you may ask? Yes! We could not secure transportation or provide travel gifts and visiting materials without your generosity. Your continued support would be greatly appreciated. Mark your calendars for these upcoming annual GOTB Fundraisers:
March 7 – 8 White Elephant and Book Sale
April 25 – 26 & May 2 – 3 Mother’s Day Card Sale.
For more info on Get on the Bus, visit their website: getonthebus.us
First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Come to First Saturday, February 7th, devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary through the Spirituality of Saint John Paul II.
Come to Pray the Rosary
Teaching of Saints John Paul II
Healing Prayer with a First Class Relic of St. John Paul II
Date: Every First Saturday of the Month
Location: Our Lady of the Bright Mount Parish
Address: 3424 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
For more information, please contact: Brother Mauricio at (323) 404-1621 or email email@example.com