Announcements for November 14 – 15

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Committee

Anyone interested in joining the Planning Committee for the Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass is welcome to attend the next meeting this Tuesday, November 17, at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center, Conference Room #1.
For more information, please call the Parish Center Office (310) 285-5425 or email Michelle at manglade@gsbh.org

RCIA News

On Sunday, November 22, at the 10:30 Mass, we will have the Rite of Acceptance for those adults who desire to become a Catholic. They will have a retreat on Saturday the 21st. We ask you, our Parish Family, to pray for them and, as you get to know each one, welcome them warmly.

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 use able clothing and use able household items on this day. Their truck will be here in 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

Thanksgiving Day is Coming

Mass at 10 AM
(The only Mass of the day)
Bring a bag of non-perishable items to share with those in need.
Following the Mass, there will be a reception in the Parish Hall. We hope and pray your day will begin by praising, and thanking God then, joining us for our Parish Mass. If you plan ahead, you may be surprised that by taking time for Mass, everything gets done.

Young At Heart Senior Group

We invite all women and men who feel “Young at Heart” to our Christmas Party on Saturday, December 5, at 12:30 p.m. Come for lunch and a sing along. Bring a simple gift to share. Please call Fran Brevig at (310) 838-2947 to reserve your place and bring your $12 donation. We look forward to seeing you there and sharing in this Holiday Party.

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.

Environment & Art Committee
Needs Your Help For Christmas Decorations!

Donation Envelopes labeled Flower Offering are available in the pews to help pay for the Christmas decorations.
Donations can be made in memory of deceased loved ones, whose names will be included in our parish bulletin. In addition, each identified donor will be listed in the bulletin.
Thank you for your generosity.

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!

Baby Bottle Drive Campaign

Vientre Pregnancy Center reminds you to return all baby bottles for the Baby Bottle Drive Campaign. If you forgot your bottle last week, you may return it to the Parish Office during office hours. Thank you so much for doing your part to help the pro-life movement!

Volunteers

Thank You to all the Volunteers from the parish and school that have given of their time and talents. Your services and generosity are greatly appreciated. — The Parish Staff

Holy Land Olive Wood

Dear Fr. Ed and Good Shepherd Community,
Greetings,
It was so nice to meet you during our visit to your Church. I am writing to you to thank you deeply on behalf of the Catholic Christian Families of Bethlehem and Jerusalem – The Holy Land .
Your generous support to have us in your Church and sell our olive wood religious items helps about 370 families of the Holy Land who are working in this industry to maintain their lives and living in the Land of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Again thank you, hoping to hear from you soon, and may the Lord bless you and your work.
Best regards,
Evette Salsaa-Khair
Holy Land Olive Wood Group Coordinator
(661) 4804310
Email: evatekhair@gmail.com
Email: holylandolivewood2007@gmail.com
P.O.Box (322) Lancaster, CA 93535

Did You Know?

When secrets become dangerous.
There is no better time of year to review the important family rules that help to keep all children safe. It takes just a few moments to review with your children what to do in an emergency, who the special and safe adults in their life are, and the importance of not keeping secrets. Some secrets, like a gift for a special occasion, can be fun and safe to keep. Secrets that hurt others, involve any kind of unsafe or inappropriate touching or anything that bothers a child – are secrets that are NOT safe to keep. Help your child understand the difference. For a copy of the VIRTUS® article “Back to School: Secrets,” email: jvienna@la-archdiocese.org.

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