Announcements for March 2-3,

Lenten Reconciliation Service

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

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.
March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27

Stations Of The Cross

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 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.

Interested In The Catholic Church?

Looking for deep inner peace for the courage to be a light of love to our world?
Jesus invites “Come, follow me” for the greatest adventure of your life!

Thinking about becoming a Catholic and /or completing your Sacrament of Eucharist and Confirmation?

Welcome to our Inquiry Sessions
Thursday, April 18 and May 9th
7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center
No obligation, just  “Come and see.” For more information please call Sr. Virginia at (310) 285-5425 or Penny Lane at (310) 739-8762.

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.

Prime Time Generation
For People Over 40

We want to thank everyone who attended our Oscar Party/Meet and Greet Potluck. We had a great evening together. The food was delicious, the wine abundant, and the company – entertaining.  Overall it was a fun and tasty event. We also want to extend a special “thank you” to Angela M. for hosting this fabulous party in her beautiful home.
Please mark your calendars . . . we have some exciting upcoming events.
Saturday, March 9, 2013: Griffith Park Hike
Lace up those walking shoes and let’s get physical! (Total distance roundtrip: 2.5 miles. Elevation gain: 500 feet.) We’ll meet at The Trails Cafe, 2333 Fern Dell Drive, Los Angeles CA 90068. Curbside parking is available. Time: 11 a.m.  (If it’s raining, we’ll cancel and reschedule this event.)
Saturday, April 6, 2013: Petersen Auto Museum
For all the car enthusiasts! Time: TBD
RSVP and Sign-up at:
If your goal is to live with a little more zest, a little more humor, and a little more friendship, come join us!

Did You Know?

How is compliance with child prevention efforts verified?
While background checks and fingerprinting of all those who work with children in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles are important, they are used in conjunction with abuse awareness and prevention training programs to help ensure that we create the safest possible parish and school environments for our children. An archdiocesan background-tracking information system, Volunteer and Personnel Information Network (VPIN), tracks assignment histories and compliance by employees and volunteers of fingerprinting, background checks and mandatory VIRTUS sexual abuse prevention training. VPIN allows parishes and schools to adapt features of the system to fit their local needs and it assists the archdiocese to complete its audit reports.

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

Catholic Men’s Fellowship

Reconciled to God

The Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Good Shepherd invites all men 18 and older to join us as we prepare our hearts for Reconciliation. Share with us spirit of brotherhood and friendship as we turn our hearts to Christ!
Tuesday, March 5th at 6:30 p.m. a light dinner will be served in the Parish Hall followed by the Reconciliation Service at 7:30 p.m.
Please R.S.V.P. (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: March 9 & 11, April 6 & 8, and April 20 & 22. Everyone is welcome to join. For more information, please call (310) 285-5425.

Young At Heart Group

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.

Daylight Savings Time

Please remember to set your clocks forward one hour next Saturday night as Daylight Savings Time begins next Sunday, March 10th.

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