Announcements for May 12-13

Happy Mother’s Day

We wish all Moms in this Parish and in this world a happy Mother’s Day. There isn’t a day of the year that you aren’t special to me, Mom.

Eucharistic Ministers To The Sick and Homebound Needed

Good Shepherd Church needs volunteers to be trained to distribute Holy Communion to the sick/homebound. Times are flexible based on your work schedule and Mass attendance. Young adults are encourage to volunteer. For more information call (310)285-5425.

The Young At Heart

The Young At Heart will gather Saturday, May 19 (the third Saturday of the month) at 12 noon in the Parish Hall. Newcomers are welcome. To R.s.v.p., please call the parish office at (310) 285-5425.

Tour of California Bicycle Race Sunday, May 20

Next Sunday, the Tour of California Bicycle Race will run through Beverly Hills from 9 a.m. – Noon. Street closures and parking will be limited and may affect your arriving at Mass on time. Closures will be Rodeo Dr.(between Wilshire and Little Santa Monica), Little Santa Monica/Burton Way east of Rodeo to Doheny, and Doheny north of Burton Way to Sunset Blvd, and Sunset going east of Doheny. Due to the set-up and traffic the BH triangle (Beverly Dr, Rodeo and Camden between Wilshire and Little Santa Monica) should be avoided. For a map see their website.

The Feast of Pentecost Is Coming!

May 27 is the birthday of the Church! So wear something red to Mass that day. This is the color of the feast day, representing the Holy Spirit, the fire of love! Pray each day to the Holy Spirit!

English Tea

Please join us this Monday, May 14 from 2-5 p.m. in the Parish Hall for an afternoon English Tea. For more information please contact Shirley Smith at (213) 909-5500.

Get On The Bus Will Roll Saturday, June 2

Thanks to each of you. Our goal was $8,000, we are almost there!

Help is still needed for the activity bags. In these bags are items for ages 1 and up to help the children and teenagers have something to do on their four-hour bus ride each way. Please help! Suggestions: puzzle books, story books, travel games and things easily held in the hands. Bring these items in by Sunday, May 20 to either the parish office or the school office. Last year we gave them a very skimpy bag, so let’s do it up well this wear.

Attention All Good Shepherd Volunteers and Staff!

For any of our dedicated parishioners and staff, who works or volunteers their precious time (i.e. with Good Shepherd school, the sick, the elderly or children…) we will be joining hands with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and abiding by their policies. This includes providing a safe environment by requiring that everyone be fingerprinted! The Archdiocese will be fingerprinted at Good Shepherd Parish Hall on Saturday June 9 from 10 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. Do not miss this opportunity! To schedule your appointment, and for more information call (310) 285-5425.

Spring And Summer Retreats

Great opportunities for young adults. Retreats offered by the Ecclesial Assistant Office of CLC Western Region:

  • Guided Ignatian Silent Retreat: May 31-June 1, 2012 Valyermo, CA Caritas Retreat ages 23-40, August 2-5, 2012
  • Discover Retreat: ages 18-23, July 20-22, 2012, Valyermo, CA.

To register and for more information, please visit their website at www.clcusawest.org.

Guadalupe Celebration August 5

The Archdiocese and the Knights of Columbus will sponsor the Guadalupe Celebration on Sunday, August 5th at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and will be free to the public. Tickets will be available online in May. Be among the first to get your free tickets and receive exclusive updates. Sign up for email alerts at http://www.guadalupecelebration.com.

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