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Announcements for June 6-7

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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.

Cantribution Weekend

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 goodshepherdpef@gmail.com

Volunteer Appreciation Reception Tuesday, June 9 at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall. RSVP to dtrevino@gsbh.org

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 liezelps@msn.com.

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 udellrebecca@yahoo.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.negotiator888@gmail.com or lrechegaray@gmail.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 dtrevino@gsbh.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.

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Announcements for May 30-31

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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 and next.

Blessing and Dedication of our new statues

We will have a brief ceremony of blessing and dedication of the new statues in honor of Our Blessed Mother after the 12:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday, May 31.

Professional Entertainment Fellowship

“The Professional Entertainment Fellowship will have their bi-monthly meeting THIS SUNDAY, May 31st, at 7 pm in the Parish Hall. Our special guest speaker will be Robert King, who is co-creator and showrunner of the hit CBS TV show, “The Good Wife”. Please join us for an insightful discussion with Mr. King​ on Career and  Faith. Refreshments will be served. ​For more info, go to:www.facebook.com/goodshepherdpef.”

An Evening Of Peaceful Prayer
Sunday, June 7, 2015

Come and join together with other members for a brief evening of prayer and reflection in honor of The Feast the Body and Blood of Christ.
Schedule:
5:30 pm Mass
6:30 pm – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
6:30 – 7 pm – Adoration with Reading and Taize Chants
7 – 7:15 pm – Brief Spiritual Talk on “Living a Eucharistic Life” Benediction and Reposition
7:30 pm – Social

Remembering Sister Barbara Ann

Sister Barbara Ann McConnell, CSJ of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 64 years, died on Sunday, May 24th. She was the first person Fr. O’Ryan employed in 1991, when he became pastor. They attended a workshop in Orange to learn all they could about the RCIA. In 1991, the RCIA process was initiated at Good Shepherd. She led the RCIA process and the classes for Confirmation for the teenagers until October 2004. Due to serious illness, she retired at Carondelet Center. Sister Barbara Ann also helped with the liturgy of the Parish whenever possible. She will be remembered by many for a wonderful sense of humor, her loving smile, and her deep love of Scripture. Sister fostered in the lives of those in the RCIA process a desire to ponder the Scriptures and to have quiet time for prayer. She had a great regard for the poor — the homeless, as she referred to each as “God’s little ones.”
The Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, June 2 at 6:30 pm at Carondelet Center. Located at 11999 Chalon Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90049. We are confident that God greeted Sister Barbara Ann — “Well done my beloved”, and welcomed her HOME. May she rest in peace.

Farewell to Our Dear Ethel
Yes, Ethel Olah who has worked here and volunteered here since 1991, will be moving on to new adventures. She has been blessed to find a new home at Nazareth House on Manning Avenue. We will miss you, Ethel ~ the twinkle in your eye, your ready smile, your compassion, your inclusive welcoming of each person you met along the way, your willingness to be of service wherever and whenever you were needed or offered help.
You blessed the RCIA and Teen Confirmation processes with your guidance, wisdom, and love of sharing the Scriptures, and you called forth many a person to share your ministry of sacristan.
Yes, Ethel ~ you will be missed ~ but, we will call – invite you back often to share your presence with us, the Good Shepherd Parish Family you love dearly. You touched our hearts and lives, and we are blessed because of you. Our prayers and love go with you as you go forth to new horizons. God be with you on the way.

Cantribution Weekend: June 6-7

Please begin filling your bags of non-perishable goods to help those in need.

Get On The Bus

The kids are traveling this weekend to see their fathers. There will be a full report to come…

Organ Recital
Sunday, June 14, at 3 p.m.

Cheryl Van Ornam will present a recital that includes music by 17th and 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.

Save The Date: Sunday, June 28

Fr. Tom’s Thank You – Farewell Mass and Reception will be Sunday, June 28 following the 12:30 Mass.

Looking For A place To Belong

Are you feeling alone, new to the parish, or looking for a place to belong for:
Friendship
Lots of laughter and conversation
Meeting wonderful people
People of all ages
Enjoying the gift of each other
A room that rocks with the joy of smiles, love, energy
Where: On Sundays after the three morning Masses in the Parish Hall with coffee and refreshments. Don’t miss out. All are welcome! Try it, you may be surprised. Come!

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The Professional Entertainment Fellowship will be hosting a very special evening of conversation and insight with Robert King, co-creator and Executive Producer of the hit CBS television series “The Good Wife”. Please join us for an in depth discussion on Faith and Career this Sunday, May 31st. For more information, click here .

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Announcements for May 23-24

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This Monday, May 25 is Memorial Day

There will be only one Mass at 10 a.m.
and The Parish and School Offices will be Closed.

Handicapped Accessible

Our parish facilities are handicapped accessible, via ramps and parking spaces. We welcome everyone.

Did You Know?

Kids need to know how to protect themselves at home.
We consider our homes to be safe places for our children. But, being home alone can pose risks for children. Here are a few tips to teach kids that will help keep them safe when you are not with them at home: 1. Never answer the door if alone. 2. Do not invite anyone in the house without the permission of a parent or babysitter. 3. Write important phone numbers on a list in case of an emergency. For more tips visit: http://www.ncpc.org/topics/violent-crime-and-personal-safety/copy_of_home-alone

Single Parents Ministry
Last Tuesday Of Every Month

The Single Parents Ministry is a group open to all parents who are facing or have faced the challenges of raising children on their own. We focus on achieving balance in our lives while helping each other overcome the particular obstacles that ail them. We welcome all single moms and dads to join us!
Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Room. Snacks and beverages will be provided. We are discussing a multitude of activities right now to benefit families, so please come with your thinking caps on.
We will continue to meet on the last Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Room throughout the summer months, so please join us!
Please RSVP by either emailing Linda Echegaray at Lrechegaray@gmail.com or better yet, go to My Good Shepherd https://gsbh.ccbchurch.com to sign up for our group and RSVP at the same time!

How Can I Become A Catholic?

Come and See!

Inquiry Evening Wednesdays, May 27, 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center
No obligation. Just come! All questions will be answered.
For more information, please contact either Sister Virginia at (310) 285-5425 or e-mail vstehly@gsbh.org or, call Penny Lane at (310) 739-8762.

Californians Against Assisted Suicide Leadership Empowerment Session

You can bring about change! Please join fellow community leaders for a conversation to review the status of the campaign, the challenges we face and how you can help. We’ll provide you with all the tools and training. Just bring yourself and a notepad, dress comfortably, and help us move forward in our cause.
Location:
Bateman Hall, Room 2
11331 Ernestine Avenue
Lynwood, CA 90262
When:
Saturday, May 30th
9 – 11:30 a.m.
Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to:  info@noassistedsuicideca.org

Blessing and Dedication

We will have a brief ceremony of blessing and dedication of the new statues in honor of Our Blessed Mother after the 12:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday, May 31.

Calling All Youth Leaders!

Official Invitation from Archbishop Gomez
City of Saints, a Catholic teen conference hosted by Archbishop José Gomez and the Youth Ministry Division of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is a wonderful opportunity for young people to learn more about their Catholic faith.
Dear Archdiocesan Leaders, it is with great joy and hope that I announce a brand new initiative for the youth of our Archdiocese. At this first-time event, teens from every school and parish will gather, bringing the voice of their community in order to support them as they walk the path of the Gospel with their gaze fixed on Jesus.
The conference will feature dynamic speakers, liturgical experiences, music, and more, set in an atmosphere where teens can learn about and experience the Eucharist and the beauty of the Catholic faith with its rich symbols and traditions.
It is my wish that each and every parish and school would send five to seven or more teens to this first-time annual event. For more information about City of Saints, visit www.cityofsaints.org!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend José H. Gomez
Archbishop of Los Angeles

Cantribution Weekend “It’s Coming” June 6-7

Begin filling your bag of non-perishable goods to help those in need. Thank you for your loving generosity.

Organ Recital, Sunday June 14

Cheryl Van Ornam, a resident of Richmond, Virginia, will be playing an organ recital at 3 p.m. here on that Sunday. Cheryl is a talented organist who has played at our cathedral, and will be presenting a program that should be of interest to a variety of tastes. Save this date to explore the world of organ music!

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 udellrebecca@yahoo.com and reserve your place.

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.
Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015
Looking for service opportunities for your parishioners and students this summer?
The Special Olympics World Games are coming to LA July 25th through August 2nd. Be a “Fan in the Stands” and show your appreciation for these world-class athletes!
Anyone over the age of 14 can be a Team Leader and earn service hours while cheering on Special Olympians. See the below information and sign up your students, youth ministry, or parish group today!
For more information on how to be a “Fan in the Stands” please visit:
http://www.la2015.org/volunteer/fans or email Kimberly.villa@LA2015.org

Immaculate Heart Catholic Radio – AM 930
888-887-7120 www.ihradio.com

An English speaking Catholic radio is on the air each day at KHJ 930 AM and reaches over 15 million people.
We also have two online music streams:
immaculateheartmusic.com/
contemporary Christian music with Catholic values
immaculateheartsacredmusic.com
sacred music
Parish Ambassador needed. A Parish Ambassador is one that will help raise awareness and get the word out in our Parish Community that, the Immaculate Heart Catholic Radio does exist. If you wish to get involve and become the Parish Ambassador, please call the Parish Center Office at (310) 285-5425 for more details.

Beverly Hills Meals on Wheels
!Volunteers Needed!

The BH Meals on Wheels needs You! To do what: Drive and deliver meals to Homebound Seniors in the area. Time & Days: 10:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. Please call Pat Jacobson at (310) 423-3517 for details.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Bundle Sunday

Next Sunday, May 31, our Parish is having a Bundle Sunday for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores.
Please bring your useable clothing and useable household items on this day. Bargain hunters will be happy to buy them. All profits will support our efforts to assist the needy. The St. Vincent de Paul truck will be here in our church parking lot.
Bring clothing, small appliances, gadgets, etc… to the truck. They are in great need of furniture and large appliances.
Please phone (323) 224-6280 or (800) 974-3571 for free pickup of large items.

For Your Security And Safety

We have surveillance cameras in the church and various locations around the parish property. Sadly, in this day and age, if we are to maintain a safe and welcoming environment where all can pray and find peace, we have to monitor the church and other public areas of our campus in case of disturbances of any kind. Hospitality and security have to go hand in hand. Fr. Tom

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Announcements for May 16-17

Click here for this week’s bulletin (PDF) and here for the archive of past bulletins. For parish bulletin announcements as a web page…

Monday, May 25 is Memorial Day

There will be only one Mass at 10 a.m.
and, the Parish and School Offices will be Closed.

Single Parents Ministry
Last Tuesday Of Every Month

Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Room. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Please be thinking about what needs you have for this ministry to provide to you and what types of activities you would like to see us initiate.
Please RSVP by emailing Linda Echegaray at Lrchegaray@gmail.com or go to My Good Shepherd https://gsbh.ccbchurch.com to sign up for our group and RSVP at the same time!

Save The Date – Sunday, June 28

Thank You – Farewell Mass and Reception for Fr. Tom will be Sunday, June 28 following the 12:30 Mass

Young Adults Group

Calling you — yes you—the 20’s –30’s. 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.

Cantribution Weekend
June 6-7

Begin filling your bag of non-perishable goods to help those in need. Thank you for your loving generosity.

Parish Social Event Planning Team

Now what does that mean? This is a group of people (anyone welcome) who desires as their gift to the parish to help plan ~ organize—make it happen an event for the Parish. These social events will happen at different times throughout the year. If you are a person who likes to be a part of planning a Parish event from start to finish, please call the Parish Office (310) 285-5425.

Divorced and/or Separated

Just a gentle gift to you if you have been through a divorce or 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 udellrebecca@yahoo.com and reserve your place.

On The Feast of Pentecost

In celebration of the Feast Day of Pentecost, the feast of the Holy Spirit, Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24, “birthday of the Church”, you are invited to wear something RED.
In the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles on this feast, it says of the disciples that “there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them.” In this spirit, with us as Christ’s disciples today, we are all asked to wear red, or other colors of fire, next weekend to Mass. This is a fun way in which we can participate visually in the feast day.

Thinking About Becoming A Catholic?

Inquiry Sessions continue on Wednesdays, May 27, June 10, and June 24. “Come and see”, that is what Jesus says to you. No obligation. Just come! For more information, please contact either Sister Virginia at (310) 285-5425 or e-mail vstehly@gsbh.org or, call Penny Lane at (310) 739-8762.

Meditation

The Meditation Group meets three times a week. Please come, join us and experience great moments of serenity through Meditation.
We meet in the Sacred Heart Chapel located in the Parish Center.
Tuesday: 7 – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday: 9 – 10 a.m.

Rosary

The Rosary is being recited Tuesdays immediately after the Noon Mass in the Sacred Heart Chapel located in the Parish Center from 12:45 – 1:15 p.m. All are welcome.

Wedding Liturgy Team

We don’t have a lot of weddings here at Good Shepherd, but we want to be sure that the weddings we do have are prayerful and holy occasions in the life of the couples and their families and friends. We have a small group of people who help with planning the wedding liturgy, the rehearsal and the day of the wedding. It is a very important ministry, and they need your help! We need a few more people who are able to be present for rehearsals (usually on the Thursday or Friday before the wedding) and weddings (most often on a Saturday), to help bring all the tiny details of the ceremony together with beauty and prayer-fulness. If you think you can help, please contact Joan Vos, Parish Liturgist, at the Parish Center (310) 285-5425 or via email jvos@gsbh.org. Thank you.

Immaculate Heart Radio

AM 930 – KHJ
888-887-7120
www.ihradio.com
Immaculate Heart Catholic Radio, an English speaking Catholic radio is on the air each day at KHJ 930 AM and reaches over 15 million people.
We also have 2 online music streams:
immaculateheartmusic.com/
contemporary Christian music with Catholic values
immaculateheartsacredmusic.com
sacred music
Parish Ambassador needed. A Parish Ambassador is one that will help raise awareness and get the word out in our Parish Community that, the Immaculate Heart Catholic Radio does exist.
If you wish to get involve and become the Parish Ambassador, please call the Parish Center Office at (310) 285-5425 for more information.

What Is Get On The Bus?

“Get On The Bus” brings children and their caregivers from throughout the state of California to visit their mothers or fathers in prison.
As a fifteen-year-old girl participating in GOTB said, “Get On The Bus” makes us a complete family…even for just a little a little while”.

How Does Get On The Bus Work?

On the day of the trip, each child is provided a travel bag, a photo with his or her parent, and meals for the day (breakfast, snacks, lunch at the prison,
and dinner). On the trip home, each child receives a teddy bear with a letter from his or her parent. In addition, post-event counseling is available.
The prison’s visiting room is transformed into a fun, non-threatening family environment with child-centered activities. Children eat pizza, play games, or participate in arts and crafts with their mothers or fathers. This important visit provides a positive family interaction and allows children and parents the ability to reconnect after a long separation.

What Do The Parishioners Of Good Shepherd Church Do?

To help offset transportation, travel expenses and other costs, the parishioners at Good Shepherd help the GOTB Team raise funds by generously supporting our Annual White Elephant and Book Sale and Mother’s Day Card Sale. Volunteers’ help participating families complete the required documentation for the visit, help register the families on the morning of the trip, and provide chaperones for children who are traveling by themselves.
To date, $5,727.52 has been raised toward our goal of $10,000. Your continued generosity is greatly appreciated, especially all our volunteers who helped with our fund raisers!

How Can You Help?

Drop cash into one of the Get On The Bus “Piggy Banks”
**Make a check to “Get on the Bus” and put it in the collection basket
**If you use FaithDirect, make a donation using the “One-Time Gift”.
**Indicate our Church Code: CMC-01 with your donation.
This year, we have 8 teens (13 – 17 years old), 12 children (6 – 12 years old) and 5 (1 – 5 years old).

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Bundle Sunday

On Sunday, May 31, our Parish is having a Bundle Sunday for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores.
Please bring your useable clothing and useable household items on this day. Bargain hunters will be happy to buy them. All profits will support our efforts to assist the needy. The St. Vincent de Paul truck will be here in our church parking lot.
Bring clothing, small appliances, gadgets, etc… to the truck. They are in great need of furniture and large appliances. Please phone (323) 224-6280 or (800) 974-3571 for free pickup of large items.

Did You Know?

Child molesters look like everyone else they do not look like scary people that anyone should know to avoid. They do live with their families and in our neighborhoods. An important way to assure the safety of children is to know the warning signs of adults who present a risk of harm to children. Some of these signs include: 1. Wanting to be alone with children. 2. Allowing children to do things their parents would not permit. 3. Being more excited to be with children than with adults. 4. Discouraging others from participating in activities involving kids. For information about the VIRTUS® Child Sexual Abuse Prevention programs contact: jvienna@la-archdiocese.org or go to www.virtus.org.

Catholic Apps!

Do you have a favorite Catholic App for your phone or other electronic device? Send it to the church office via email and we will share it here in the bulletin for others to enjoy and appreciate. Thank you. Here’s the first to share; The #1 Free Catholic App is LAUDATE. The most popular and most comprehensive free Catholic App. Daily Mass Readings (with Saint of the Day and Reflections), Liturgy of Hours, Latin Liturgy of Hours, Latin Mass, New American Bible, interactive Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Seven Sorrows Rosary, Chaplet of St. Michael, Franciscan Crown Rosary, Latin Rosary, Latin Chaplet. Open itunes or Google Play to download.

LAMP SoCal

Liturgical Arts Ministry Project [LAMP SoCal] is a summer workshop open to boys and girls who are entering grades 9 through 12 and are involved in liturgical ministry in their parish our high school. The five day, multi-cultural camp will be held at Mount St. Mary’s University (Chalon campus) in Los Angeles (Brentwood), CA.
LAMP SoCal is designed to mentor high school students in liturgy, music and the liturgical arts during a week-long residential summer camp with leading Catholic pastoral, liturgical and music leaders from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and beyond. The program is designed to mentor and form the next generation of leaders in our Catholic communities.
Registration Fee:  $550
Registration includes five nights lodging, all meals, including lunch on Monday through dinner on Friday, and all activities.
Nonrefundable Deposit: $100 required with application. Housing: Girls and boys will be housed separately in double occupancy dorm rooms accommodations with adult supervision at all times. If you are interested, contact Joan Vos at the Parish Center.

Funeral Ministry: Helping Families at the Time of the Death of a Loved One

Our parish community has teams of people who assist others at the time of Adult Baptism, Infant Baptism, Weddings, Confirmation, First Communion and every Sunday Mass. Do you think you might have this kind of sensitivity and compassion, to gently guide people in the preparation, prayer and burial surrounding the death of a loved one? Because of the increasing cost of burial, more and more families are choosing cremation for their loved ones. This gives the family greater flexibility in scheduling the Funeral Mass when more family members can travel and be present. This is a great benefit, but it often means that by the time the Funeral Mass is held, the funeral home is no longer involved. The funeral home provided a presence of hospitality and support at the Mass that is now often missing. We, as a community, need to provide that support and hospitality. Even at Funeral Masses when a funeral home is present, we, as a community in Christ, can bring a sense of support. We can hold one another up in prayer and service. If you have interest in helping to form this ministry and want to learn more about how we can serve one another with bereavement care, please contact Joan Vos, Parish Liturgist, at the Parish Center (310) 285-5425) or send an email jvos@gsbh.org. Thank you.

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