Sacrament of Confirmation
We shout with joy as our parish’s Teens and Adults celebrate the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation Presided by Archbishop José Gomez this Sunday at St. Paul the Apostle Church
Karl Joshua Torres
Jody Gwyn Green
Thank you for answering the call!
Celebrate Our Parish Feast Day
April 26th – Good Shepherd Sunday
Come celebrate our Parish Feast Day on April 26th, Good Shepherd Sunday with a Pancake Breakfast after each of the morning Masses. Plan to come, be there, stay and enjoy the gift of each other, to celebrate being part of a Parish Family.
Prepare the Scripture of the day, John 10:11-18. Oh! Do not miss this wonderful celebration day our Feast Day.
Single Parents Ministry Last Tuesday Of Every Month
The Single Parents Ministry is a group open to all parents who are facing or have faced the challenges of raising children on their own. We are a brand new ministry and welcome all single moms and dads to join us!
Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 28, 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 either emailing Linda Echegaray at Lrechegaray@gmail.com or better yet, go to My Good Shepherd https://gsbh.ccbchurch.com to sign up for our group and RSVP at the same time!
Story of the Word – May 1 & 2
Mark your calendar for a very special event: “The Story of the Word: how we got the Bible and what we can do with it.” This will be a weekend retreat with Fr. Tom Welbers, to be held in the Good Shepherd Room at the Parish Center beginning Friday evening, May 1 at 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., and continuing on Saturday, May 2, beginning with a light breakfast at 9 a.m., and concluding at 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided. It’s free, but we need to know how many will be coming. RSVP as soon as possible to the parish office at (310) 285-5425.
Save The Date!
The Church of the Good Shepherd Staff wishes to acknowledge all service ministry volunteers with a reception on Friday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Your invitation is forthcoming, so mark your calendar!
All Persons Feeling Young At Heart
On Saturday, May 9th, we will have the privilege of a dance group for our entertainment. Do not miss this! Program at 11 a.m. followed by lunch. More details next week. Please call the Parish Center at (310) 285-5425 to make your reservation.
A Day of Renewal & Prayer for Healing
Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: St. Jerome Parish Hall, 5550 Thornburn St., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Speaker: Bob Canton from St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Stockton.
Council Member: Vatican-based International Cath.
Charismatic Renewal Services (ICCRS)
Member of Assoc. of Christian Therapists
Member of Filipino Pastoral council, Stockton Diocese
No registration. Please bring a sack lunch.
For more information, contact Donatus or Murglen Muoneke at (323) 294-1940.
Have You Ever Thought About Becoming A Catholic?
Has this question crossed your mind or are you interested in completing your Sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation? Feeling like you are in a small boat or on a stormy sea, looking for peace, for a meaningful life, a life of courage, energy, fire, passion? “Women – Men, do not wait if you hear God calling deep in your heart – Run! Pick up that phone now!” God so desires to be a part of your life.
Welcome To Our Inquiry Sessions
May 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. No obligation. Give us a call or just come. We are here for you! For more information, please contact either Sister Virginia at (310) 285-5425 or e-mail email@example.com or, call Penny Lane at (310) 739-8762.
Sunday TV Mass for Homebound Catholics
9 a.m. every Sunday on KDOC Ch. 56. For cable/satellite TV Channel number, please check the listings in your area for “KDOC.” For your free copy of the Mass Prayer Book, write to: Heart of the Nation, 1126 S. 70th Street, Suite N601, Milwaukee, WI 53214 or call toll free: 1 (800) 430-0930.
First Holy Communion
The 5:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, April 25 will be the celebration of First Holy Communion.
For the Bible online, in many different translations, and for many other sources for studying God’s Word, consider this website: biblehub.com
California Safely Surrendered Baby Law
Implemented in 2001, and becoming permanent law in 2006, the purpose of the law is to protect newborns from being hurt or killed because they are abandoned by mothers who are frightened or under severe duress and who feel they have no place to turn for help. The law saves babies’ lives: many newborns were safely surrendered in Los Angeles County this year alone. For more information, visit www.babysafe.ca.gov
Did You Know?
Administrative Handbook for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
For the first time, the Archdiocese has a Handbook that integrates a wide range of pre-existing resources, guides, manuals and other publications to offer a single comprehensive source of information on Archdiocesan administrative policies and procedures. This new resource also includes Chapter 9, a special section which provides detailed information about all of the Safe Environment policies, procedures, programs, forms and other resources utilized by the Archdiocese for the protection of our children and young people. Go to: http://handbook.la-archdiocese.org/chapter-9.
Get On The Bus
Our goal is to reach $10,000 for the May 30 trip.
Your help would be greatly appreciated!
You can make a financial donation in several ways:
1) Drop your cash donation into one of the Get on the Bus “piggy banks” located in the Parish Hall.
2) Make a check to “Get on the Bus.” On the Memo Line, indicate our Church Code: CMC-01. Drop your donation in the collection basket or bring it by the Parish Center.
The Church Code ensures the funds are allocated to Good Shepherd.
3) If you are a FaithDirect subscriber, you can make a donation using the “One-Time Gift” option. In the Optional Information section, enter “Get On The Bus, Church Code: CMC-01″ in the Notes.
The Church Code ensures the funds are allocated to Good Shepherd.
4) Purchase Mother’s Day Cards at our annual sale on April 25 – 26 and May 2 – 3.
May you be blessed for your continued generosity to help bring children and their Dads together for a special Father’s Day visit.
Items for Children’s Travel Bags are still needed!
Please bring the following items suitable for our children going to see their fathers:
Magazines, Travel games, Playing cards, Books
10 Teenagers 13+
15 Ages 6 to 12
5 Ages 1 to 5
You can leave the items at the Parish Center or contact Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musical Events At Good Shepherd
Approximately two years ago, a generous donation from a parishioner laid the foundation for funding organ recitals and other special musical events such as the “Christmas to Candlemas” service.
We try to recover the expenses through a minimum donation at the door. However, that does not always cover costs. My reason for writing about this is to give other parishioners the opportunity to donate toward the Musical Events Fund, which is not part of the general operating expenses of the parish. Plus, I would like to make everyone aware of some events coming up.
Saturday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m., I will be playing an organ recital (no longer than an hour), and the usual “donation” will go entirely to the Musical Events Fund to help underwrite future events.
In fact, there will be two more events after my recital in May.
Sunday, May 31 at 3 p.m., the children’s choir “Pueri Cantores” of San Gabriel Valley will be giving a concert. “Pueri Cantores” is an international organization formed in 1965 specifically to promote singing of liturgical music by students of high school age and younger. This particular choir will in fact be traveling to Rome for the international conference of the organization.
Our last event will be an organ recital Sunday, June 14, at 3 p.m., played by Cheryl Van Ornam of Richmond, Virginia.
More details about all of these programs will be in future bulletins.
Your co-worker in Christ,Terry Hicks
Save The Date May 1st – 3rd
The Good Shepherd Catholic School Book Fair
Our school will be having its annual book fair May 1st – 3rd before and after each Mass in the parish hall. Please stop by and browse their terrific selection of books to excite and inspire young minds. Books make a terrific gift for the young people in your lives and buying books at our book fair helps support our parish school.