Announcements for December 26-27

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Happy New Year 2016
to all our parish families and visitors.
Please drive safely during the holidays.

On New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1, 2016 there will be only ONE Mass at 10 a.m.

“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. 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

First Friday Devotion

Because January 1, 2016 falls on a Friday, there will be NO First Friday Devotion of the Sacred Heart in January.
Please join us on Friday, February 5, 2016
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Cantribution Weekend is next Sunday!

The bags of food are given to St. Joseph Center Food Pantry in Venice where people with insufficient income can receive supplemental groceries.
Pantry donation guide:
Canned meats and fish, beans, cereal, canned Sauces, canned vegetables and fruits, rice, crackers, vegetable oil, toiletries, peanut butter, pasta, soup and broth, plastic bags, empty egg cartons. No expired items please!

Immaculate Heart Radio

The English speaking Catholic radio is on the air each day at KHJ 930 AM and reaches over 15 million people. For more information visit:

Thank You

Thank you to all of our parishioners who have graciously contributed and brought the wrapped gifts and gift cards to be donated to the children of our sister parish, St. Thomas the Apostle in Los Angeles. May God bless you for your generosity.

Thank You from the 9th Annual Our Lady of Guadalupe Committee Leaders

The 9th Annual Celebration Mass in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe which took place on Saturday, December 12, here at Good Shepherd, was very well attended and a grand success.
We extend our sincere appreciation to our pastor, Fr. Ed Benioff, all the clergy, the staff, the Good Shepherd Parish and School Communities, our team of volunteers, the visitors, you the parishioners, those who participated in the Liturgy, and all who attended.
A Special Thank You to our Sponsors:
Lety & Raul Perez, Michelle Anglade, Monica Balderrama, Michele Gastelum, Nazanine Mesbahzadeh, Janina Waschberger, and Sharon Monroe.
Reception Sponsors
Rocio Fortunat, Margaret Kame,
Chefs Jaime and Ramiro at Mexicano Restaurant and Juan Ramirez, G.M.
Should you wish to become a volunteer, or Committee Member during the Holy Year of Mercy in 2016, please contact Michelle at the Parish Center Office at (310) 285-5425, or 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

Young at Heart

Young at Heart welcomes you to our gathering on Saturday, January 16, 2016 to start off the new year. Meet new friends and enjoy the friendship of others. Lunch will be served for a donation of $12. We will be meeting in the Parish Center at 11:30 a.m.
Please RSVP to Fran Brevig at (310) 838-2947 by Monday, January 11, 2016. This is important for food ordering and room set-up.
We look forward to seeing you then.  Feel free to call if you have any questions.

Good Shepherd School

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.

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.

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