Announcements for February 23-24

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.

Evening Prayer in the Church
Wednesdays from 5:30 – 5:50 p.m.
February 27, March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27
Stations Of The Cross
March 1, 6:30 p.m. March 8, 6:30 p.m.
March 15, 6:30 p.m. March 22, 6:30 p.m.
March 29, 11 a.m.
Lenten Supper In Parish Hall
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.

Evening Prayer on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

If you’d like to try a new kind of prayer, join us for evening prayer each Wednesday this Lent. We’ll gather at 5:30 p.m., so you can join us on your way home from work for 15-20 minutes. Evening prayer is centered on the Psalms, so this is also a good way to become more familiar with these ancient prayers. We have some books for you to use, but if you have your own, please bring it in case we run out of books to distribute.

A Musical Event

This Sunday, February 24, at 3 p.m. Good Shepherd is hosting a recital, A Musical Event by organist James Casey.
Jim is organist for St. Paul the Apostle Church in Westwood, and Music Director of St. James Episcopal School in L.A. 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. There is a suggested minimum donation of $10 which will be collected at the door.
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) – Sonate II
Herbert Howells (1892-1983) – Master Tallis’ Testament
J. S. Bach (1685-1750) – Prelude & Fugue in B Minor (BWV 544)
Gerald Finzi (1901-1956) – Forlana
César Franck (1822-1890) – Prelude, Fugue & Variation
William Bolcom (b. 1938) – Just as I Am
Eugène Gigout (1844-1925) – Toccata


Next Sunday at the 12:30 Mass, we will celebrate the Rite of the First Scrutiny. This means for The Elect as well as each and all of us to look into our lives and see where we are blocking God’s love. Are we living the way Jesus invites us to daily? During this rite, we ask God to deliver us from the power of sin and Satan. So, we invite you to pray for The Elect as well as for one another during this Lenten Season.

Catholic Men’s Fellowship of California

On Tuesday, March 5th at 6:30 p.m.. the Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Good Shepherd invites all men 18 and older to join us as we prepare our hearts to be Reconciled to God. A light dinner will be served in the Parish Hall followed by the Reconciliation Service at 7:30 p.m.
Share with us spirit of brotherhood and friendship as we turn our hearts to Christ! Please R.S.V.P. to (310) 285-5425 or e-mail:

Schedule for the Bible Study Group

We are studying the spirituality of each Gospel, and the lives of two 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 will be on: February 25, March 9 & 11, April 6 & 8, and April 20 & 22. Everyone is welcome to join. For more information, please call (310) 285-5425.

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

The Good Shepherd School

Tickets For “Oklahoma!” Now On Sale!
(Each morning from 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. in the school yard)
ood Shepherd Catholic School’s O’Ryan Company Players Present:
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”
Music by: Richard Rodgers
Book & Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the play “Green Grow the Lilacs” by: Lynn Riggs, Original Dances by: Agnes de Mille
Thursday, March 7, 5 p.m.
Friday, March 8, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 10, 1:30 p.m.
The Ivy Substation Theatre is located at 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City, 90232
(Suggested Donation Per Ticket: $5.00)
For more information pleased call (310) 275-8601.

Did You Know?

Charter for Protection of Children & Young People marks 10 years.
2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the implementation of the U.S. Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The Charter contains practical and pastoral steps that address allegations of sexual abuse, prevent future abuse, and help abuse victims through the healing process. Over the past decade, more than 100,000 adults and children have undergone abuse awareness and prevention sessions in archdiocesan parishes and schools. More than 5,000 VIRTUS® sessions have been conducted, making access to this important training easily available. Additionally, the archdiocese continues to be one of the largest private organizations in California to fingerprint employees and volunteers (more than 100,000 to date) who work with our children.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society’s Epidemiology Research Program is inviting men and women between the ages of 30-65 who have never personally been diagnosed with cancer to join a historic cancer prevention study. By participating, you have the potential to help future generations from getting cancer. The study will be taking place at several locations throughout L.A. County, including St. Paul the Apostle Church in Westwood. Participation is voluntary, and takes less than an hour. To register, please visit

Young At Heart

The Young at Heart Group will meet on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Parish Center. The guest speaker is Farid Morim, V.P. of JP Morgan and will speak on the new 2013 Federal Tax Rules, Investment and Financial Planning. He will speak from 11-11:30 a.m. We ask that you kindly arrive on time. Lunch follows and the fee is $10. We extend a warm welcome to all new or interested parishioners. For more information please call the parish office at (310) 285-5425.

Project Rachel Volunteer Training

Project Rachel, a program that offers hope and healing after the loss of abortion.
The Right to Life League invites you to become a volunteer by attending the following training:
When:  Friday, March  1, 2013,  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: St. Bede the Venerable: 215 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada, 91011
How Much? $50/$60 after February 22
More Info call: (626) 398-6100
Register online:
Workshop by: Vicki Thorn, founder of the nation-wide post abortion healing ministry.

Prime Time Generation

If you are over 40 (but with absolutely no intention of acting your age), then you sound like our kind of people! The Prime Time Generation Group is dedicated to achieving peak performance in every aspect of life; spiritual, emotional and recreational.
Mark your calendars, we have some exciting upcoming events (something for everyone)!
This Sunday, February 24, 2013: Meet and Greet Potluck/Oscar viewing Party.
RSVP required. We’ll eat, drink, get to know one another … and watch the Oscars!
Starting Time: 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 2013: Griffith Park Hike
Lace up those walking shoes and let’s get physical!
Starting Time: 11 a.m.
Saturday, April 6, 2013: Petersen Auto Museum
For all the car enthusiasts!
RSVP and Sign-up at:
Live with a little more zest, a little more humor, and a little more friendship!

Lectio Divina: A Lifetime of Prayer

Please Join Us For A Lenten Evening With Brother Bede
All are Welcome and Please Bring a Friend! Lectio Divina an ancient monastic practice of sacred reading endures to the present day. God’s Word is ever new, and although a practice with ancient roots, Lectio Divina continues to speak to us today. During our time together we will review the aspects of the practice of Lectio Divina and then make applications to our present circumstances. Brother Bede Healey, O.S.B Cam, is the Vice Prior of New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur. A monk for 30 years and also a clinical psychologist, Brother Bede is interested in the interplay of psychology and spirituality, and in understanding how best to apply ancient monastic practices to our lives today.
Date: March 7th and repeated on March 8th 2013 Time: 7:30-9 p.m. Place: Good Shepherd Catholic Church Bedford Dr./ N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Cantribution Weekend Marchrch 2 – 3

You are needed to bring in a bag of non–perishable items. Last month, we only brought in 15 bags. We can do better! Needed: Canned tomato items, pastas, peanut butter, jams, baby food, beans, rice, cold cereal, etc…etc.. Take your bag to church and bring it up in the Offertory Procession.

Looking For Deep Inner Peace?

Come to the Reconciliation Service (Confessions)
Tuesday, March 5th, 7:30 p.m.
Jesus invites you, “Come to me and I will give you peace.”

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