Announcements for November 21-22

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St. Vincent de Paul Society Bundle Sunday

This Sunday, November 22, our Parish is having a Bundle Sunday for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores. Kindly bring your useable clothing and useable household items to their truck here in the church parking lot. Please help them in their endless efforts to assist the needy. They are in great need of furniture and large appliances. The donation truck will be in the church parking lot from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please phone (323) 224-6280 or (800) 974-3571 for free pick up of large items.

Campaign For Human Development

A Special Collection will be taken up this weekend for Catholic Campaign For Human Development.
You may send a check or money order to: Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Office of National Collections, United States Conference of catholic Bishops, P. O. Box 96278, Washington DC 90090-6278. Make checks payable to USCC B, Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

Help Stop Assisted Suicide Bill

At the Patio Parish Hall door, there will be a formal paper to sign to help STOP this bill from passing. You must be a registered voter to sign. Please take the time today to act on this issue.

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. We will continue to read the names we receive for our loved ones during the intercessions at the weekend Masses. These names will also be listed in the Bulletin each week. 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.

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Mass at 10 a.m. (The only Mass of the day)
Please 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.

Thanksgiving Dinner

You’re invited to St. Monica Catholic Community’s 36th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday, November 25, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
You don’t need to be hungry or alone on Thanksgiving! Join us in the Auditorium at St. Monica for a free Thanksgiving dinner with all of the trimmings served in a comfortable, family atmosphere on Thanksgiving Eve. St. Monica Catholic Community is located at 725 California Avenue in Santa Monica.
The entrance to the Auditorium is on 7th Street (between California Ave. and Washington Ave.) All are welcome.

Our Parish Giving Tree

We invite you to take an ornament off one of the trees found either in the vestibule or
patio side door. Your gift of love will be given to our sister parish St. Thomas the
Apostle Pairsh. Please wrap your present and label it well.

Advent is Coming

The Scriptures invite us: “Be Ready”
This is a special time to prepare our hearts and lives.
Next weekend there will be helpful aides for you at all doors of the Church. Let’s make it a very prayerful, special time as a Parish—This means your homes, apartment, speaks Advent.
As Scripture says, “Prepare the way of the Lord.”
How will your daily life be different?

Our Lady of Guadalupe Committee

Anyone interested in joining the Planning Committee for the Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass on Saturday, December 12 at 10 a.m. is welcome to attend the next meeting Monday, November 30, 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

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 8 p.m. followed by Eucharistic Adoration and Confession from 8:30—10 p.m.

First Friday

Come To Know About The Devotion Of The Sacred Heart.
Where: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 504 N. Roxbury Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
When: Friday, December 4
Time: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Wonderful Opportunity For Catholic Non-Eucharistic Liturgy Of Prayer

On Sunday, December 13, 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!

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2 Responses to Announcements for November 21-22

  1. I was wondering if you needed volunteers to help with the Thanksgiving dinner serving on Wednesday? I was looking to do some volunteering.

    Best regards,

    Jorge Insua

    • Hello, Jorge.

      We are not serving a meal on Wednesday. However, we do have a meal service ministry that provides a hearty meal every Friday morning. The ministry is called Martha’s Kitchen. Here is the information about this wonderful program. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the team members, if you have any questions.

      Martha’s Kitchen is one of Church of the Good Shepherd’s outreach programs, and we are always looking for great volunteers.

      Every Friday we serve 100 – 130 guests in the Parish Hall who are either homeless or members of the working poor. We need 20 – 25 volunteers to do this smoothly. Breakfast prep begins at 4:30 am, with the doors opening around 6 for pastries, coffee and soup. Hot food is served 7:30-8:30, and “take out” food is also provided (we usually have sandwiches, fruit, etc). Then, there’s clean up, which lasts until about 10:30. We are also working on some special projects, such as a food drive, a walk for the food bank, and holiday parties for the guests. And, we always need some kind of “extra” help, whether it be as a back up food donation driver, or with admin writing thank you letters, or helping gather and sort clothing and toiletries for distribution.

      We invite you to come one Friday to see Martha’s Kitchen first hand. Then, you can decide how you would like to get involved. No need to arrive at 4:30 am, unless you really want to — coming for even an hour is of great help. Our greatest need is sometime between 6-9 am to help greet guests, serve, or prep in the kitchen. During the school year, Good Shepherd students also volunteer from 7:30-8:30; we always need extra serving help in the summer!

      Three of us lead the team — Mary at the front, who works directly with the guests (outreach); Alan, who handles all the food (kitchen); and I do most of the admin work and some of the donation pick ups. When you come, park in the church parking lot (should be space) and walk into the alley — you will see a small breezeway to your left — take a right into this space and immediately you will come upon the Parish Hall kitchen door…it will be buzzing! Come on in, wash your hands, get some gloves (we’ll show you where), and Alan and Pierre will put you to work based on where we need the most help. If you have a baseball cap, wear it, or we can give you a small, “very attractive” hairnet (won’t mess up your hair if you’re headed to work afterwards). Dress casually — it can get a little warm, so lighter clothing works best.

      We look forward to seeing you on an upcoming Friday morning! If you have any other questions, please call, text or email. And, if you decide Martha’s Kitchen is not for you, no worries! There are many other Good Shepherd Outreach Programs, such as Amy’s Angels, Get on the Bus and St. Vincent de Paul, that would be thrilled to have your help! :-)



      Therese Mufic Neustaedter
      (913) 568-5466

      Alan Traynor
      (323) 804-3388

      Mary Putnam Green
      (310) 557-3522