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Announcements for January 2 – 3, 2016

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2016

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

“Christmas To Candlemas” Readings & Carols by Candlelight
Sunday, January 10,  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

Come to know about the devotion of the Sacred Heart.
Where: Good Shepherd Catholic Church
504 N. Roxbury Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
When: Friday, February 5
Time: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Good Shepherd Church Adult Bible Study-Winter/Spring- 2016

Week 7, Jan. 16 & 18 – Lessons 11 & 12
Week 8, Jan. 30 & Feb. 1 – Lessons 13 & 14
Week 9, Feb. 13 & 15 – Lessons 15 & 16
Week 10, Feb. 27 & 29 – Lessons 17 & 18
Week 11, Mar. 12 & 14, Lessons 19 & 20
Week 12, Apr. 9 & 11, Lessons 21 & 22
Week 13, Apr. 23 & 25 – Lessons 23 & 24
Week 14, May 7 & 9 – Lessons 25 & 26
Week 15, May 21 & 23 – Lessons 27 & 28
Week 16, June 4 & 6 – Lesson 29
Week 17, June 18 & 20 – Lesson 30 & party!!!

Spiritual Direction Ministry—A way to draw closer to God

Spiritual direction is an ancient ministry, a unique one-to-one relationship in which a trained person assists another person in the search for an ever closer union of love with God. Directors listen carefully to the unfolding of the directees’ lives, to help them discern the ways in which God is leading them. The practice of spiritual direction consists much more of ‘holy listening’ rather than direction in the sense of offering guidance or direct advice. If you would like to find someone who can assist you in deepening your relationship with God, contact Sr. Virginia at (310) 285-5425, and she can put you in touch with a qualified director.

Christian Meditation

Looking for a quiet time with God? Time just to BE? Christian Meditation is held in the Sacred Heart Chapel in the Parish Center on Tuesdays, 7 – 8 p.m., Thursdays 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Saturdays 9 – 10 a.m. You are always welcome.

This is Cantribution Weekend!

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, Canned Vegetables and Fruits, Peanut Butter, Beans, Rice, Pasta, Cereal, Crackers, Soup and Broth, Canned Sauces, Vegetable Oil, Plastic Bags, Empty Egg Cartons, Toiletries. No expired items please!
If you forgot your bag of groceries this weekend, you can leave one later at the Parish Office.

Young at Heart

Young at Heart welcomes you to our gathering on Saturday, January 16 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. 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.

Did You Know?

Common tricks strangers use to lure children.
Are you familiar with the news show segments testing children’s safety knowledge? They often feature “strangers” trying to lure children with offers of ice cream, modeling contracts, or other goodies. They know that while many children are taught to avoid strangers, they may not be taught to recognize abduction tactics.
For more information on common tricks predators may use to lure children from The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, visit http://www.kidsmartz.org/CommonTricks.

Please join us for the first 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,

Newlyweds 101

Newlyweds — you’ve embarked on a journey that is at the heart of a civilization of love and life. Now is the time to grow and strengthen the beautiful gift of love that God has given you in the unity of marriage. If you’ve been married for up to five years, join us for Newlyweds 101: God Centric – a marriage enrichment program. Series of 6 Monthly Friday Sessions from January 22 – June 24. For more information please visit: archla.org/newlyweds101 or contact  cmetoyer@la-archdiocese.org or call Candy Metoyer at (213) 637-7250.

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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: www.ihradio.com

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 manglade@gsbh.org

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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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:  jvienna@la-archdiocese.org.

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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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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Announcements for December 5 – 6

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Welcome! The doors are open.

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

Wednesday Evening Mass

We are having Mass every Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. followed by Eucharistic Adoration and Confession from 7 – 10 p.m.

Advent and Christmas Mass Schedule

Immaculate Conception
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
7:30 p.m.

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

Christmas Day – 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 the 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. Did you know that the Good Shepherd Parking lot has only twenty-six parking spaces, and two of which are for autos with placards for the disabled?Below is the Beverly Hills website for parking services, please peruse it at your leisure.
http://www.beverlyhills.org/citygovernment/parkingservices/cityparkingstructures/

Cantribution Weekend

This weekend, December 5 – 6 is Cantribution Weekend. Please bring your bag of non-perishable canned goods to help those in need. If you forgot, please bring a bag of goods during the week to the Parish Office. Let’s break our goal of 100 bags!

Dear Parish Family,

Thank you for your outstanding donation of food for St. Joseph Center. In giving, we receive, and you gave bags and bags of non-perishable food! It was astounding to see your generosity and many of you gave monetary donations too, and very generously.
May God bless all of you abundantly.

Our Lady of Guadalupe
Mariachi Mass

A Special Mariachi Mass will be celebrated in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the mother of God, and on Saturday, December 12, at 10 a.m. Please bring a rose or a bouquet of roses with you to participate in the procession. You will be able to present your rose to Our Lady of Guadalupe. If you wish to represent your country during this special celebration, please feel free to wear your national outfits. A reception will follow immediately in the Parish Hall with music provided by the Mariachi group. For more information, please call the Parish Office at (310) 285-5425 or email Michelle at manglade@gsbh.org
Media Kit: http://www.jonpaulpuno.com/goodshepherd/guadalupe.html

Wonderful Opportunity For Catholic Non-Eucharistic Liturgy Of Prayer

On 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 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 18. 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.

Donation Envelopes

In order to be good stewards of parish resources, we are always looking for ways to reduce expenses. We determined that we could reduce our printing and mailing costs by not sending donation envelopes to parishioners who had not utilized them over the previous 12 months. In addition, delivery of donation envelopes have been stopped for those of you who are taking advantage of our online giving program: Faith Direct. As a result, we expect to save approximately $8,000 this fiscal year. That’s the good news. However, some parishioners have asked why they are no longer receiving envelopes. We certainly want to provide envelopes to parishioners if they want to use them, so please let us know. Just use one of the supplemental envelopes in the pew and indicate that you would like to receive regular envelopes in the mail. If you have any questions, please contact David in the parish office at (310) 285-5425, or by email at dtrevino@gsbh.org.

Divorced and Separated Group Meeting

This meeting takes place on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. It is open to men and women. Sometimes living through these moments may be very painful. Come and be healed—feel the healing that comes from sharing with others. If you have any questions and for more information, please call Rebecca Udell at (310) 201-0083.

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.

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

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 please visit: www.ihradio.com

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  • Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Mass: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 5:30 p.m.
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