Announcements for February 2-3

The Catholic Men’s Fellowship invites you to become a Man of Prayer

The Rosary – Do you pray the Rosary?
Do you know where it comes from?
Do you know its Transformational Power?
Join us Tuesday evening February 5th at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) in the Parish Hall small conference room. Light dinner will be served.
Bring your Rosary and your Bibles!
(If you don’t have a Rosary we’ll have some available for you for a very small donation.)
Enjoy the spirit of brotherhood and friendship as we turn our hearts to Christ!
Please RSVP (310) 285-5425 or

Come Celebrate Mardi Gras

Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Featuring the James Clark Band. Tickets: $15/person or 2 for $25 in advance, $20/person or 2 for $30 at the door Come! Enjoy the Party! Lots of food, fun, and festivities.

Help Needed for Mardi Gras Night

Come, have fun decorating, setting up the hall, offering to serve, meet new people as you work. February 8 , 6:30 p.m on and, February 9, afternoon—evening. Please call the Parish Office (310) 285-5425.

Bring in Your Blessed Palms

Lent will be here before you know it! It’s time to collect our palms from past Palm Sundays and bring them to the church so they can be burned for our Ash Wednesday ashes. In this way we take a symbol of celebration and burn it to create a symbol of repentance. For the next two weekends, February 2-3 and 9-10, baskets will be placed on the altar steps for your old palms. There you are invited to join us after the 5:30 p.m. Mass on February 10 for a brief ceremony to burn the palms. These are the ashes we will use on the following Wednesday, February 13, Ash Wednesday.

Young At Heart Senior Group

The Young at Heart meeting for February has been CANCELLED. No meeting in February. The next meeting is the second Saturday of the month and is scheduled for March 9, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Parish Hall. We need your support to help us increase our Young at Heart membership. Please invite your friends or family to our Young at Heart meetings. You will enjoy the speaker/program of the month. Lunch follows and the fee is $10. We extend a warm welcome to new parishioners. Please check the church bulletin for forthcoming events. Come join the fun! For more information, please call the parish office at (310) 285-5425.

Attention All Current Extraordinary Ministers Of Holy Communion (EMHCs)

Good Shepherd will be offering a “REQUIRED” formation meeting for ALL current and new EMHCs. Please join us on one of the dates below for formation and training in this miraculous ministry:
Saturday,  February 9, 2013,  1–3 p.m., Wednesday,  February 20, 2013,  7 – 9 p.m.
The meeting will begin in the Church and move to the Parish Center. Whether you have been a EMHC for a long time or are just beginning, this program is for you. Because this training is so essential, you are required to participate in one of the two sessions above. Please mark your calendars to attend one of these dates/times; and please RSVP by Friday, February 1st to or (310) 285-5425 to let us know when you are coming. Thank you.

Lenten Events Calendar

As we begin the season of Lent this month, all parishioners are invited to participate in the following Lenten events. Take the opportunity to prepare your hearts for Christ’s passion, death and resurrection this spring.

Ash Wednesday, February 13

6:30 a.m. Mass with Ashes
8:20 a.m. GS School Mass with Ashes
12:05 p.m. Mass with Ashes
5:30 p.m. Liturgy of the Word with Ashes
7:30 p.m. Mass with Ashes

Stations Of The Cross

February 15, 6:30 p.m. February 22, 6:30 p.m.
March 1, 6:30 p.m. March 8, 6:30 p.m.
March 15, 6:30 p.m. March 22, 6:30 p.m.

Lenten Supper In Parish Hall

February 15, 7 p.m. February 22, 7 p.m.
March 1, 7 p.m. March 8, 7 p.m. March 15, 7 p.m. March 22, 7 p.m.

Reconciliation Service

March 5, 7:30 p.m.

Schedule for the Bible Study Group

Schedule for the Bible Study Group. We are studying the spirituality of each Gospel (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), and the lives of two saints (or other notable Christians) who have lived out that spirituality. We meet in the Parish Center every other week on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 12 noon, with a repeat on the following Monday from 7 – 9 p.m. The upcoming meetings include: February 9 & 11, February 23 & 25, and March 9 & 11. Everyone is welcome to join. For more information or to obtain the study materials before the next session, please contact John at (310) 285-5425, or

Mass & Anointing of the Sick at the Cathedral on Saturday, February 9

Do you know someone who is facing surgery, or an elderly person or child who is sick? You are encouraged to bring them to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. Through anointing, the grace of the Holy Spirit comforts and strengthens the soul of the sick person. Archbishop Jose Gomez will preside at the Mass and anointing. The Mass is also being held in observance of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes. For more information, please contact: Joseph Sanders at or Jim Sarni at

Did You Know

The Personnel Files of Accused Priests Published on 1/18/2013

The Archdiocese has complied with a Retired Federal Judge’s 2011 order to edit the personnel files of priests accused of sexual abuse, prior to those files being released to the public. The judge’s order was the result of a process that attorneys for abuse victims and the Archdiocese agreed would be accepted by all parties involved. It is important to note that the judge’s order specified the edits in part due to what he said were demonstrable positive changes the Archdiocese had already implemented to its policies and procedures in reporting abuse to authorities and in training personnel and children in abuse prevention techniques. Much of the information in the files is decades old and has already been the subject of in-depth coverage in the press and was disclosed by the Archdiocese in the 2004 Report to the People of God. There is no priest in ministry who has been found to have abused a minor.

Have You Remembered Good Shepherd Church/School In Your Will Or Trust?

For further information, please contact the Parish Center at (310) 285-5425 or H. Richard Closson, Director, Trust and Estate Programs (213) 637-7472,,
Our correct legal title is: The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles, A Corporation Sole for the benefit of Good Shepherd Church/School

Together in Mission 2013
A Time for Reflection

Together in Mission provides substantial financial support to 35 parishes and 52 schools in our Archdiocese. These parishes and schools provide education, ministry and a Catholic presence for tens of thousands of our sisters and brothers.
Sometimes it is difficult to envision how your pledge can help so many people. But, it does! And, many children would not have had the chance at a Catholic education and a better life if it weren’t for your kindness and generosity.
The theme of this year’s campaign is “Love never fails.” 1Cor 13:8 – Together in Mission provides an opportunity to show our concern for those served by the parishes and schools that need your financial support.
As always, what you give should be given in gratitude and thanksgiving for what God has given you. Thank you for your prayerful consideration and generous response.

Organ Recital At Good Shepherd

Sunday, February 24, at 3 p.m., there will be an organ recital presented by Mr. James Casey. Jim is organist for St. Paul the Apostle Church in Westwood, and Music Director of St. James Episcopal School in LA. His Bachelor’s from Drake University is in organ and church music, and his Master’s in organ is from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. More details to follow….mark your calendar now!

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