Announcements for November 7-8

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The Parish Office will be CLOSED this
Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day.

Welcome! The doors are open

The church is open to the public Monday – Friday until 9 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Mass
We are having Mass every Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. followed by Eucharistic Adoration and Confession from 7-9 p.m.

Wonderful Opportunity For Catholic Non-Eucharistic Liturgy Of Prayer

This Sunday, November 8, we will have Compline (Night Prayer) at 7:30 p.m. in the church. Compline is part of the official daily Prayer of the Church, and the concluding liturgy of the day.
It involves a mix of chant in Latin by a schola (choir) with the assembly chanting in English. This is a contemplative unaccompanied liturgy in which we sing hymns, psalms, and other parts of the liturgy. Compline takes less than 30 minutes. If you are looking for a beautiful, peaceful way to end Sunday and begin your week, come join in this experience!

Young Adults Group

For our next event, please join the Young Adults of Good Shepherd at the beautiful Italian restaurant, Scarpetta, located in the Montage Hotel of Beverly Hills. We will meet on Wednesday, November 11, at 5:45 p.m for Happy Hour. Come enjoy some Catholic Fellowship.

Join The Excitement of 2016

Meeting, this Monday, November 9, for each and all persons interested in being a part of a social event.
Looking for lots of helpers as the Social Committee has many exciting events planned for our Parish from January – September 2016.
Do not miss out offering your help for one of these socials.
Date: November 9
Time: 7 – 8 p.m.
Location: Parish Center
We welcome all women and men of all ages, as well as families.

St. Vincent de Paul Society
Bundle Sunday

On Sunday, November 22, our Parish is having a Bundle Sunday for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores. Please bring your useable clothing and useable household items on this day. Their truck will be here at our church parking lot. Please help them in their endless efforts to assist the needy. They are in great need of furniture and large appliances. Please phone (323) 224-6280 or (800) 974-3571 for free pick up of large items.

Garden Club

Learn gardening practices and techniques while volunteering to create and maintain a beautiful landscape at Good Shepherd. A green thumb is not required! Just bring your own gloves, and all other materials and training will be provided. Gardening begins every Monday at 10 a.m. and continues until 2 p.m. Please feel free to drop in for any portion of the day.
The club will convene at 10, just outside the Parish Center.
If you would like more information, or if you would like to make a donation of plants, seeds, gardening tools, and other supplies, please call or text Rose at (310) 422-8122.

Dear Parish Family,

It is important for all of us to be mindful of our fellow parishioners who are sick and those persons who have died. Each weekend at the Masses, we have mentioned the names of the sick and the deceased.
The list has grown and grown. In order that each and all of us can be aware of these loved ones, care and pray for them and their family, we will list them in the bulletin each week. We encourage you to call the Parish Office early, and submit the names of your loved ones by the deadline for the bulletin on Mondays by 12 Noon. Names received after the deadline will be included in the following week’s bulletin. As of December, we will not be reading their names during the Intercessions, but assembly members are encouraged to speak out the names of their loved ones. We hope and pray, this will help all of us to be a caring, thoughtful parish family, very aware of each other and to reach out to one another.

Catholic Campaing for Human Development

The CCHD national collection is the weekend before Thanksgiving, November 21-22.

Did You Know?

The Archdiocese offers program to empower children.
Abuse prevention includes empowering children by teaching them body safety rules and steps they can take to ensure their own safety.
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles currently offers age-appropriate prevention programs for children by VIRTUS®.
All of the programs encourage parent involvement in reinforcing what their children learn by providing information and materials so that parents may fulfill their role as the “primary educators” of their children.
For information visit: http://www.la-archdiocese.org/org/protecting/safeguard/Pages/education.aspx

Praying For The Sick

Please keep in your prayers all the sick members of our parish community and their loved ones.
Starting on the second Sunday of Advent, December 6, we will no longer mention the names of the sick or the names of the deceased in the Sunday Liturgy intercession prayers. Instead, all the names of the sick will be listed in the weekly bulletin, and we will encourage you to pick up a copy of our weekly bulletin.

Baby Bottle Drive Campaign

Representatives from Vientre Pregnancy Center are here today collecting your donations for the Baby Bottle Drive.
If you forgot your bottle, please bring it to the parish office during office hours. Thank you so much for doing your part to help the pro-life movement!

Divorced and Separated Group Meeting

This meeting takes place on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center.
It is open to men and women. Sometimes living through these moments may be very painful. Come and be healed—feel the healing that comes from sharing with others. If you have any questions and for more information, please call Rebecca Udell at (310) 201-0083.

Online Giving

With the busy times of Thanksgiving and the Season of Advent right around the corner, enrolling in Faith Direct today is a great way to ensure your gifts of treasure to Church of the Good Shepherd are received, even if you may be out of town. Please pick up an enrollment form from the Parish Office today or enroll online at www.faithdirect.net – our Church Code is CA461. Already using Faith Direct?
Remember to add your Christmas or End-of-Year contributions to your account this fall.
Thank you in advance for your support and for using Faith Direct!

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