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Advent and Christmas 2014 Schedule

Confessions
Saturday, Dec. 20 4 – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 23 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., & 7 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 24 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Christmas Eve Masses
Wednesday, Dec. 24
Note: There will be a 6:30 a.m. Mass, But no 12:05 p.m. Mass
4 p.m. (Parish Student Choir)
6 p.m.
10 p.m. (with a 9:30 p.m. Choral Prelude)

Thursday, December 25
Christmas Day Masses

8:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. (Choir)
12:30 p.m. (Choir)

Wednesday, January 1, 2015 – 10 a.m. Only

Sunday, January 11, 2015
7:30 p.m.
“Christmas to Candlemas”
Readings & Carols by Candlelight

Parking During Advent and Christmas

The Advent and Christmas seasons always bring more visitors to Good Shepherd. To alleviate traffic, please remember the alternate parking possibilities in the parking structures on the other side of Santa Monica Blvd. as well as street parking along Roxbury and Bedford.

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How Can This Be?

Judaism, Christianity and Islam all worship the same One God. Yet each of the Abrahamic faiths has a different way of understanding God. Each can be summarized with one word.

The word “Israel” translates as “struggle with God,” and that is at the heart of Judaism: a people trying together to make sense of their covenant and how it pertains to their life.

Islam, of course, literally means “submission.” Muslims have a laser focus on the transcendence of God, and the need to submit to his will without question.

For Christianity, the one word that shapes how we experience God is incarnation. In today’s gospel (Luke 1:26-38) with Mary we get the first announcement of such a concept. For centuries people had imagined various ways in which God might save his people, as we do every day. And God’s answer is shocking, unimaginable. He will become one of us. Continue reading

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Announcements for December 20-21

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Announcements for December 13-14

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Our Lady of Guadalupe, Friday, December 12, 7:30 pm

Special Mass celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe, with Mariachi Music, followed by a reception in the hall. Friday, December 12, at 7:30 pm.

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Join Us This Weekend

  • Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Mass: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 5:30 p.m.
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