Announcements for December 19-20

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Wishing all of our parish families and visitors a Merry Christmas

Drive Safe

As we celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ, please remember to drive safely during the Holidays!

The Parish Office will be CLOSED this Thursday, December 24 at 12 Noon and will resume operations on Monday, December 28.

Advent and Christmas Mass Schedule

Simbang Gabi
This Tuesday, December 22, 2015
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.

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 this Monday, 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 ssist with any kind of donation, please call the church office (310) 285-5425. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

Welcome! The doors are open.

The church is open to the public Monday – Friday until 9 p.m.

Wednesday Evening Mass at 6:30 p.m.
We are having Mass every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. followed by Eucharistic Adoration and Confession.

“Christmas To Candlemas” Readings & Carols by Candlelight
Sunday, January 10, 2016
7:30 p.m.

A service alternating readings and choral/congregational music of the Christmas season, including the Presentation of the Christ Child at the Temple. The service will be held in dim lighting with candles. Come and conclude the Christmas season in a wonderfully special way.

Did You Know?

Help kids understand boundaries during the holidays Christmas is a time for families, and extended aunts, uncles, and cousins to gather and celebrate the season together. Your children should be comfortable around their family members, but they should also know the limits of their comfort zones, and what to do if someone crosses a line – too many hugs and kisses, or inappropriate tickling. Your children should be comfortable saying “NO” whenever things cross their lines, and they should know that you’ll back them up. For a copy of the VIRTUS® article “Know the Warning Signs: Just Where Is the Boundary Line?” email:

Save the Date

Winter Jubilee Party
Saturday, January 9, 2016
6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
Plentiful food & libations,
Live Band & great music, children’s frozen movie party and cupcakes.
Let’s promote fellowship & friendship.
$5 donation.

Good Shepherd Catholic School invites you to our upcoming Open House events:
Sunday, January 31, 2016 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 4, 2016 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Come experience our dynamic, vibrant community and learn why Faith, Academics and Service are the cornerstones of our school. Learn about our philosophy of educating the whole child and the paramount importance character and faith formation provide to our students’ lifelong success.

Serving children in Pre-K3, TK and Kindergarten to Grade 8 since 1930.

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2 Responses to Announcements for December 19-20

  1. Merry Christmas to one and all…from
    Richard Crowley.