Advent and Christmas Mass Schedule
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday, December 8
6:30 a.m., 12:05 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Holy Day of Obligation
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Saturday, December 12
10 a.m. Mariachi Mass
Advent Reconciliation Service
Tuesday, December 15
4 p.m. Cantor
6 p.m. Cantor
9:30 p.m. Choral Prelude
10 p.m. Choir
8:30 a.m. Cantor
10:30 a.m. Choir
12:30 p.m. Cantor
Parking During Advent
The Advent and Christmas seasons always bring more visitors to Good Shepherd. To alleviate traffic, please remember the alternate parking possibilities in the parking structures on the other side of Santa Monica Blvd., as well as street parking along Roxbury and Bedford.
Assisted Suicide Signature Gathering
THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the effort to gather signatures to overturn assisted suicide in California last weekend.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Mariachi Mass
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 this Monday, November 30, at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center, Conference Room #1. If you are interested in bringing traditional food from your country for the reception, please contact the Parish Center. For more information, please call the Parish Center at (310) 285-5425 or email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Parish. Please wrap your present and label it well. Kindly bring your gifts to the Parish Office during the week. All gifts need to be in by December 18th.
Christmas Party for the 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.
Welcome! The doors are open.
The church is open to the public Monday – Friday until 9 p.m. We are having Mass every Wednesdays at 8 p.m. followed by Eucharistic Adoration and Confession from 8:30 – 10 p.m.
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.
Spiritual Reading with Fr. O’Ryan
This is a special time to grow in holiness. Come, join us. The book we will be reading is: Things Hidden – Scripture as Spirituality by Richard Rohr. The book may be purchased through Amazon.
When: Saturday, December 5
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Where: Good Shepherd Room
Young Adult Advent Volunteer Opportunity!
Please join the Young Adults and prepare / distribute meals for the homeless at St. Robert’s Center in Venice. We will meet on Saturday, December 5 at 211 Third Avenue, Venice CA 90291. During Advent, let’s give back to the needy with our time and talent. You may either serve a 10 a.m.-12 p.m. shift, or a 12 p.m.-2 p.m. shift. If you would like to volunteer please call the parish office at (310) 285-5425.
Did You Know?
Who should report child abuse?
Priests, deacons, school faculty and administrators and other staff members in our parishes and schools have been designated as mandated reporters under California law. When one of these persons receives information leading to a “reasonable suspicion” that a child is being abused or neglected, he or she must make a report to the appropriate child protection or law enforcement agency. However, every adult has a moral responsibility to report suspected child abuse. For a copy of the VIRTUS® article “How to Familiarize Yourself with Policies and Procedures on Reporting Abuse,” email: email@example.com.