Announcements for December 12-13

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Retirement Fund For Religious

A special collection will be taken up this weekend for the Retired Religious.
Please give to those who have given a lifetime. The Retirement Fund for Religious provides support for thousands of elderly Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests. All proceeds from the Retirement Fund for Religious collection benefit elder religious and their communities. For more information please visit: www.retiredreligious.org
Envelopes are in the pews.

Wonderful Opportunity For Catholic Non-Eucharistic Liturgy Of Prayer

This 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!

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 Church. 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 21st. Our sister parish, St. Thomas The Apostle, has a number of families that are in extra need of assistance during the holidays. These families are looking for clothing, food items or food certificates. If you are able to assist with any kind of donation, please call the church office (310) 285-5425. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

Advent and Christmas Mass Schedule

Advent Reconciliation Service
Tuesday, December 15
7:30 p.m.

Simbang Gabi
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7 p.m.
A Traditional Filipino-American & Ethnic Advent Mass

Christmas Vigil – Thursday, December 24
4 p.m. Cantor
6 p.m. Cantor
9:30 p.m. Choral Prelude
10 p.m. Choir and incense

Christmas Day – Friday, December 25
8:30 a.m. Cantor
10:30 a.m. Choir and incense
12:30 p.m. Cantor and incense
In addition, during the Advent season, the Saturday 5:30 p.m. Mass also has incense for the blessing of the Wreath.

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 South side of Santa Monica Blvd., as well as street parking along Roxbury and Bedford Drive.

Bible Study

Bi-Weekly Schedule from January 16-June 26, 2016. Meetings are on Saturday mornings from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and Monday evenings from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Meetings will be in the Good Shepherd Room in the Parish Center unless otherwise notified.

Good Shepherd Bereavement Group

Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Our Bereavement Group can help you in your time of loss as you meet and share with others who are grieving. We meet on the first Saturday of each month in the Parish Center from 10 – 11:30 a.m. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the church office at (310) 285-5425 and leave a message for Cheryl Wunsch.

Volunteers Needed

Beverly Hills Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound in the Beverly Hills area two hours a week or two hours a month, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon. For more information, please call Pat at (310) 423-3517.

Sunday TV Mass for Homebound Catholics

9 a.m. every Sunday on KDOC Ch. 56.
For cable/satellite TV channel number, please check the listings in your area for “KDOC.” For your free copy of the Mass Prayer Book, write to: Heart of the Nation, 1126 S. 70th Street, Suite N601, Milwaukee, WI 53214 or call, toll free: (800) 430-0930

Save the Date

Winter Jubilee Party
Saturday, January 9, 2016
at 6:30 p.m., in the Parish Hall

Plentiful Food & Libations
Live Band & Great Music
Children’s Frozen Movie Party & Cupcakes
Let’s Promote Fellowship & Friendship
$5 donation

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