Monday, May 25 is Memorial Day
There will be only one Mass at 10 a.m.
and, the Parish and School Offices will be Closed.
Single Parents Ministry
Last Tuesday Of Every Month
Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Room. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Please be thinking about what needs you have for this ministry to provide to you and what types of activities you would like to see us initiate.
Please RSVP by emailing Linda Echegaray at Lrchegaray@gmail.com or go to My Good Shepherd https://gsbh.ccbchurch.com to sign up for our group and RSVP at the same time!
Save The Date – Sunday, June 28
Thank You – Farewell Mass and Reception for Fr. Tom will be Sunday, June 28 following the 12:30 Mass
Young Adults Group
Calling you — yes you—the 20’s –30’s. Help this group become vitally Alive—Energetic — and a Dynamic Spirit of life in our Parish. Will you have the courage to step forward — you – your friends and make this happen. Please call the Parish Office (310) 285-5425 for more information.
Begin filling your bag of non-perishable goods to help those in need. Thank you for your loving generosity.
Parish Social Event Planning Team
Now what does that mean? This is a group of people (anyone welcome) who desires as their gift to the parish to help plan ~ organize—make it happen an event for the Parish. These social events will happen at different times throughout the year. If you are a person who likes to be a part of planning a Parish event from start to finish, please call the Parish Office (310) 285-5425.
Divorced and/or Separated
Just a gentle gift to you if you have been through a divorce or feeling separated from your partner.
There is a place to meet with a qualified therapist. The place is here, at Good Shepherd Parish Center on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
For more information please call Rebecca at (310) 402-6385 or e-mail email@example.com and reserve your place.
On The Feast of Pentecost
In celebration of the Feast Day of Pentecost, the feast of the Holy Spirit, Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24, “birthday of the Church”, you are invited to wear something RED.
In the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles on this feast, it says of the disciples that “there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them.” In this spirit, with us as Christ’s disciples today, we are all asked to wear red, or other colors of fire, next weekend to Mass. This is a fun way in which we can participate visually in the feast day.
Thinking About Becoming A Catholic?
Inquiry Sessions continue on Wednesdays, May 27, June 10, and June 24. “Come and see”, that is what Jesus says to you. No obligation. Just come! For more information, please contact either Sister Virginia at (310) 285-5425 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or, call Penny Lane at (310) 739-8762.
The Meditation Group meets three times a week. Please come, join us and experience great moments of serenity through Meditation.
We meet in the Sacred Heart Chapel located in the Parish Center.
Tuesday: 7 – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday: 9 – 10 a.m.
The Rosary is being recited Tuesdays immediately after the Noon Mass in the Sacred Heart Chapel located in the Parish Center from 12:45 – 1:15 p.m. All are welcome.
Wedding Liturgy Team
We don’t have a lot of weddings here at Good Shepherd, but we want to be sure that the weddings we do have are prayerful and holy occasions in the life of the couples and their families and friends. We have a small group of people who help with planning the wedding liturgy, the rehearsal and the day of the wedding. It is a very important ministry, and they need your help! We need a few more people who are able to be present for rehearsals (usually on the Thursday or Friday before the wedding) and weddings (most often on a Saturday), to help bring all the tiny details of the ceremony together with beauty and prayer-fulness. If you think you can help, please contact Joan Vos, Parish Liturgist, at the Parish Center (310) 285-5425 or via email email@example.com. Thank you.
Immaculate Heart Radio
AM 930 – KHJ
Immaculate Heart Catholic Radio, an English speaking Catholic radio is on the air each day at KHJ 930 AM and reaches over 15 million people.
We also have 2 online music streams:
contemporary Christian music with Catholic values
Parish Ambassador needed. A Parish Ambassador is one that will help raise awareness and get the word out in our Parish Community that, the Immaculate Heart Catholic Radio does exist.
If you wish to get involve and become the Parish Ambassador, please call the Parish Center Office at (310) 285-5425 for more information.
What Is Get On The Bus?
“Get On The Bus” brings children and their caregivers from throughout the state of California to visit their mothers or fathers in prison.
As a fifteen-year-old girl participating in GOTB said, “Get On The Bus” makes us a complete family…even for just a little a little while”.
How Does Get On The Bus Work?
On the day of the trip, each child is provided a travel bag, a photo with his or her parent, and meals for the day (breakfast, snacks, lunch at the prison,
and dinner). On the trip home, each child receives a teddy bear with a letter from his or her parent. In addition, post-event counseling is available.
The prison’s visiting room is transformed into a fun, non-threatening family environment with child-centered activities. Children eat pizza, play games, or participate in arts and crafts with their mothers or fathers. This important visit provides a positive family interaction and allows children and parents the ability to reconnect after a long separation.
What Do The Parishioners Of Good Shepherd Church Do?
To help offset transportation, travel expenses and other costs, the parishioners at Good Shepherd help the GOTB Team raise funds by generously supporting our Annual White Elephant and Book Sale and Mother’s Day Card Sale. Volunteers’ help participating families complete the required documentation for the visit, help register the families on the morning of the trip, and provide chaperones for children who are traveling by themselves.
To date, $5,727.52 has been raised toward our goal of $10,000. Your continued generosity is greatly appreciated, especially all our volunteers who helped with our fund raisers!
How Can You Help?
Drop cash into one of the Get On The Bus “Piggy Banks”
**Make a check to “Get on the Bus” and put it in the collection basket
**If you use FaithDirect, make a donation using the “One-Time Gift”.
**Indicate our Church Code: CMC-01 with your donation.
This year, we have 8 teens (13 – 17 years old), 12 children (6 – 12 years old) and 5 (1 – 5 years old).
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Bundle Sunday
On Sunday, May 31, our Parish is having a Bundle Sunday for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores.
Please bring your useable clothing and useable household items on this day. Bargain hunters will be happy to buy them. All profits will support our efforts to assist the needy. The St. Vincent de Paul truck will be here in our church parking lot.
Bring clothing, small appliances, gadgets, etc… to the truck. They are in great need of furniture and large appliances. Please phone (323) 224-6280 or (800) 974-3571 for free pickup of large items.
Did You Know?
Child molesters look like everyone else they do not look like scary people that anyone should know to avoid. They do live with their families and in our neighborhoods. An important way to assure the safety of children is to know the warning signs of adults who present a risk of harm to children. Some of these signs include: 1. Wanting to be alone with children. 2. Allowing children to do things their parents would not permit. 3. Being more excited to be with children than with adults. 4. Discouraging others from participating in activities involving kids. For information about the VIRTUS® Child Sexual Abuse Prevention programs contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.virtus.org.
Do you have a favorite Catholic App for your phone or other electronic device? Send it to the church office via email and we will share it here in the bulletin for others to enjoy and appreciate. Thank you. Here’s the first to share; The #1 Free Catholic App is LAUDATE. The most popular and most comprehensive free Catholic App. Daily Mass Readings (with Saint of the Day and Reflections), Liturgy of Hours, Latin Liturgy of Hours, Latin Mass, New American Bible, interactive Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Seven Sorrows Rosary, Chaplet of St. Michael, Franciscan Crown Rosary, Latin Rosary, Latin Chaplet. Open itunes or Google Play to download.
Liturgical Arts Ministry Project [LAMP SoCal] is a summer workshop open to boys and girls who are entering grades 9 through 12 and are involved in liturgical ministry in their parish our high school. The five day, multi-cultural camp will be held at Mount St. Mary’s University (Chalon campus) in Los Angeles (Brentwood), CA.
LAMP SoCal is designed to mentor high school students in liturgy, music and the liturgical arts during a week-long residential summer camp with leading Catholic pastoral, liturgical and music leaders from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and beyond. The program is designed to mentor and form the next generation of leaders in our Catholic communities.
Registration Fee: $550
Registration includes five nights lodging, all meals, including lunch on Monday through dinner on Friday, and all activities.
Nonrefundable Deposit: $100 required with application. Housing: Girls and boys will be housed separately in double occupancy dorm rooms accommodations with adult supervision at all times. If you are interested, contact Joan Vos at the Parish Center.
Funeral Ministry: Helping Families at the Time of the Death of a Loved One
Our parish community has teams of people who assist others at the time of Adult Baptism, Infant Baptism, Weddings, Confirmation, First Communion and every Sunday Mass. Do you think you might have this kind of sensitivity and compassion, to gently guide people in the preparation, prayer and burial surrounding the death of a loved one? Because of the increasing cost of burial, more and more families are choosing cremation for their loved ones. This gives the family greater flexibility in scheduling the Funeral Mass when more family members can travel and be present. This is a great benefit, but it often means that by the time the Funeral Mass is held, the funeral home is no longer involved. The funeral home provided a presence of hospitality and support at the Mass that is now often missing. We, as a community, need to provide that support and hospitality. Even at Funeral Masses when a funeral home is present, we, as a community in Christ, can bring a sense of support. We can hold one another up in prayer and service. If you have interest in helping to form this ministry and want to learn more about how we can serve one another with bereavement care, please contact Joan Vos, Parish Liturgist, at the Parish Center (310) 285-5425) or send an email email@example.com. Thank you.