Priest Retirement Fund
This weekend a special collection will be taken up for the Priest Retirement Fund.
The Priest Retirement Fund offers us a way to give back to our Catholic priests who have served us so faithfully. Your contributions will help archdiocesan priests live modestly and peacefully in retirement.
Help us offer thanks for their years of devotion to God and faithful service to our parish communities.
The envelopes are available in the pews.
This weekend is Cantribution Weekend. Please bring your bags of non-perishable food to help the poor.
Professional Entertainment Fellowship
“A big thank you to everyone who helped out and attended the Professional Entertainment Fellowship event last weekend with Robert King from “The Good Wife”. We packed the hall and many were inspired to hear Mr. King speak.
A special thank you goes out to Father Tom for bringing Mr. King to the Fellowship table and Michael Caraway for making the event a logistical reality. God bless all our volunteers, service providers and attendees who, together, made the evening with Mr. King one of most (if not the most) well attended event in our two year history. We are ever grateful. – Jonathan Roumie, Chairman; Richard Winter-Stanbridge, Co-Chair.
For more info on our ministry please go to: www.facebook.com/goodshepherdpef or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Appreciation Reception Tuesday, June 9 at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall. RSVP to email@example.com
Organ Recital June 14
Sunday, June 14, at 3 p.m., Cheryl Van Ornam will present a recital that includes music by 17th & 18th Century composers of Germany, France, & Italy, also 20th Century composers of England, France, and the USA.
Cheryl resides in Richmond, VA, and is active as a church musician.
Besides having a Masters in Organ Performance & Church Music from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, she has had further instruction from outstanding teachers around the USA & Canada.
There will be a suggested minimum donation of $10 collected at the door.
Farewell Reception for Father Tom
The Farewell Reception for Father Tom is on June 28th after the 12:30 p.m. Mass. If you are interested in helping with the preparation of this event, please contact Elizabeth Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Single Parents Ministry
“The Single Parents Ministry will be hosting an event, “3 Ways to (re-)Connect”, on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Room.
Santa Monica psychotherapist, Thomas Simon, will be speaking about improving family relations with a particular emphasis on avoiding negative impacts to children when having domestic disputes. All parents are welcome. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Please see the bulletin for details and to RSVP.”
Save the Date!
Sunday, July 19
Immigration Mass 2015
Last year, thousands came from the Archdioceses of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino to fill the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels for Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants.
Please join us this year on Sunday, July 19, at 4 p.m. for Mass with Archbishop Gomez.
Divorced and/or Separated
Just a gentle gift to you if you have been through a divorce or are feeling separated from your partner.
There is a place to meet with a qualified therapist.
The place is here, at Good Shepherd Parish Center on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
For more information please call Rebecca at (310) 402-6385 or e-mail email@example.com and reserve your place.
Did You Know?
Safety is an important part of summer fun.
Summer is almost here. School is almost out, and many new opportunities for recreation and relaxation await. Maybe you are sending your children to a music or sports camp? Or maybe they have been invited by their friends to go camping in the mountains or at the beach? Whatever the situation, it is important to remember that parents have the responsibility of controlling access that new people will have to their children. If your child will attend a summer camp, insist that counselors or anyone else who might have access to your children have undergone an application process that includes a criminal background check and reference checks. Learn more here: http://www.acacamps.org/child-health-safety/child-abuse/standards
Calling All Parents!
On June 30, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Room, the Single Parents Ministry will be hosting our very first event, and it is open to all parents!
Thomas Y. Simon, MFT, is a Santa Monica psychotherapist seeing couples and individuals. He specializes in helping couples improve communication, and works with individuals to help resolve anxiety, depression, and problems with career, family, and low self-worth. Learn more at www.ThomasYSimon.com.
He will be presenting “3 Ways to (re-)Connect…” A conversation about how to better manage couple conflict in our families. Is this an issue for you? Would you like to have some tools to help resolve bad feelings between partners and increase harmony, warmth and cooperation in the whole family? The conversation will also address ways to prevent parent conflicts from negatively impacting the children of the family.
Please RSVP by June 21, 2015 so we know how much food to bring and how many chairs to set up. This conversation is designed for parents only, no children will be permitted. If babysitting is a problem, please let us know so we can plan for that service.
RSVP to Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Get On The Bus
Wow! What a wonderful day the children had with their fathers last Saturday, May 30th. Thanks to you, our amazing parish family who donated funds and other items for the trip, our Get on the Bus Team was able to send 16 children and their caregivers to San Luis Obispo’s California Men’s Colony for a special Father’s Day visit with their dads.
The children enjoyed quality time with their fathers, including playing games, face painting and sharing a meal. Above all, they got to receive hugs and kisses! The day couldn’t have been better – it was warm and sunny with gentle breezes, which made enjoying each other’s
company in the outdoor courtyard a pleasant experience. At the end of the day, each child received a framed family portrait with their dad, as well as a book of stamps and stationery, so that they can keep in touch once they return home.
On behalf of the Get on the Bus Coordinators, Betty Nguyen and Melanie Overby, we wish you an extremely heart-felt Thank You for making this year’s event another success!
We especially want to extend our deepest gratitude to our amazing volunteers who helped with the travel day event, including helping transport participating families to Good Shepherd at 3:30 a.m. and back home after the trip at 7:30 p.m.
Our Parish Staff: Fr. Tom Welbers, Sister Virginia, Wendy Rappé, Andres Orejuela
Morning Event Managers: Sharon Monroe, Lee Reed
Family Check-in: Karen Boyle, Anna Grimm, Christine Elisabeth, Brenda Valdez, Susan Kelsey
Transportation: Adriana Frausto, Aurora Manabat, Jamie Murphy, Severin Nesselhauf, David Treviño
Photographers: Anne Czarkowski, Ana Greenwood
Parking Greeters/Escorts: Marcus Anderson, Eric Cansler, Ron Greenwood, Tom Haberkorn, Gerry Hoyme
Breakfast Servers: Shirley Ephraim, Margaret Kame, Claudio Ludovisi, Lisa Manesh, Kate Martin
Caterers: Pierre Schillinger, Alan Traynor (Crack of Dawn Catering)
And, to our wonderful special angels who contributed the funds to meet our $10K goal, we are grateful for your generosity!
Are you interested in helping Get On The Bus 2016? Please join us for a planning meeting on Saturday, June 13th, at 10 a.m., in the Parish Office-Good Shepherd Room. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to David at firstname.lastname@example.org. You could be our next Bus Coordinator!
Young Adults Group
Calling you — yes you—the 20 – 30 year olds. Help this group become vitally Alive—Energetic— and a Dynamic Spirit of life in our Parish. Will you have the courage to step forward —you – your friends and make this happen. Please call the Parish Office (310) 285-5425 for more information.
Beverly Hills Public Library Program
This program helps adults learners improve their reading, writing, and comprehension skills.
You would need to complete the two hour Tutor Training Workshop and, after being matched with an Adult learner, tutor once a week for a minimum of six months. For more details please call (310) 288-2207.