St. Vincent de Paul Bundle Sunday November 17
This Sunday, November 17, 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. Their truck will be here at our church parking lot 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Please help them in their endless efforts to assist the needy. They are in great need of furniture and large appliances. Call them for pick up of any heavy items at (323) 224-6280.
Professional Entertainment Fellowship
The next meeting of the Professional Entertainment Fellowship will be held this coming Monday, November 18th in the Parish Hall from 7-9:30p. Drinks and light snacks will be served. Marymount Chaplain and Paulist Father Mark Villano, CSP will give a special presentation entitled “Our Prayer Lives as Entertainment Professionals: Sharing the Journey”. All Entertainment Professionals are highly encouraged to attend!
To be added to our e-mail list for info on upcoming events, please contact Jonathan Roumie at email@example.com. Please follow us on – Twitter: @GoodShepherdPEF; Facebook: www.facebook.com/GoodShepherdPEF”
Get On The Bus Background Meeting
Although our trip to take children to see their fathers isn’t until the spring, we are starting to prepare for it now!
If you are interested in participating in Get on the Bus in any capacity at all or if you just want to learn more about this program, please join us November 19th at 7:30 in the Parish Center (Conf. Rm. 3). We will be looking at Get on the Bus from a “big picture” perspective–see the impact this program has across the state. We’ll also review what we do here at Good Shepherd every year to make this trip happen. If you are interested but can’t make it, or if you have any questions, please contact Lucas Flanagan at (310) 916-9456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’re Needed Our Lady of Guadalupe Committee
Help us on the our Lady of Guadalupe Committee. We need your help in preparing the celebration activities. This will be the best yet! You are welcome to come to our first meeting next Wednesday, November 20th at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center, Conference Room #3. For more information and to RSVP please call Michelle at the Parish Office (310) 285-5425.
Sunday, November 24th at the 10:30 Mass, those persons who desire to become Catholics and/or complete their sacraments will take the step called, the Rite of Acceptance. They count on your prayers, support and encouragement. You are welcome to come to this Mass and pray with and for them, and then meet them after Mass.
You Are Invited to An Advent Family Gathering!
This event is designed for all parish families to create old and new ways to bring the meaning of Advent into the home. It’s a beautiful season to prepare for Christmas. Bring your friends! Young and old!
All are welcome!
Saturday, November 23, 9 – 11 a.m. Good Shepherd Parish Hall
Free of charge, but there will be some Christian goods to purchase and take home. If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Rappé, Director of Faith Formation, at 310-285-5425 or email@example.com
Eucharistic Minister to the Sick and Homebound needed
Good Shepherd Church needs volunteers to be trained to distribute Holy Communion to the sick and Homebound. Times are flexible based on your work schedule and mass attendance. Young adults are encourage to volunteer. For information call Jeannette (310) 652-3160
Thanksgiving Day November 28th, 10 a.m. Mass
There will only be one Mass on Thanksgiving Day followed by a reception in the Hall. All are welcome. Let’s come together and thank our God for all our blessings. Please bring a bag of non-perishable food to share with those in need.
On Thanksgiving Day for the reception in the Parish Hall, we could use help serving and cleaning up! Please call the Parish Office at (310) 285-5425 if you have the time to help and volunteer.
Celebrating Young Adults in Ministry
Please join in congratulating and thanking our four parish members who were recognized by the Archdiocese
of Los Angeles at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Saturday, November 16.
Monica Smith, Lucas Flanagan, Jen LaBrecque & Jonathan Roumie
were among those honored at a ceremony during the Celebrating Young Adults in Ministry Mass.
Jen, Lucas, Jonathan and Monica give from the heart, and we are so very blessed that they make Good Shepherd their spiritual home.
Martha’s Kitchen Thanks You!
Thank You to the volunteers we have counted on for months, even years! You have done more good than you know. You are the best!
Martha’s Kitchen has been blessed the last few weeks with new volunteers and supporters, and to them we also say: Thank You! It is so wonderful to see your smiling faces, and your help is most appreciated. MK hopes you will continue to volunteer when possible — you help this ministry make a tremendous difference in many needy and homeless individuals’ lives.
Martha’s Kitchen would especially like to thank Good Shepherd school children, and the teachers and parents who make their volunteering possible. They consistently provide serving support to Martha’s Kitchen during the school year, and MK is very lucky to have them. MK sends an extra special thank you to those students who volunteer even on days when they are off school! Please put Martha’s Kitchen on your calendar 11/29, 12/20, 12/27 and, 1/3 — many of our volunteers will be on vacation during the holidays and we will definitely need your help! Volunteers are needed 5 – 10:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall on Fridays. Thank you!
Do you have historical pictures of Good Shepherd parish life?
The Church of the Good Shepherd celebrates its 90th anniversary next month, and we want to keep the festivities flowing into the 91st year! If you have any pictures of Good Shepherd Church, any old bulletins from 1923-1995, Good Shepherd School, your First Communion at Good Shepherd back in 19—well, let’s just say a while ago, or pictures of the Beverly Hills community “back in the day”, could you please share them with us? Please contact the parish office at (310) 285-5425.
Young At Heart
The Young At Heart will meet on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Parish Hall.
We will be socializing and getting into the spirit of the Christmas holiday. We request that you bring a small gift to exchange and to join the fun of giving and receiving. Please arrive at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow and the cost is $10. A warm welcome is extended to new and interested parishioners of all age groups. Invite your friends for a joyous festive afternoon. Come and sing along with us. To RSVP or for more information, please call the parish office at (310) 285-5425.
Confirmation for Adults
If you have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation, please call Sister Virginia at (310) 285-5425 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15th. If you ever desire to be a Godparent for someone, you need to have completed your Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.
Bible Group Schedule
We are studying St. Paul’s writings by focusing on his Letter to the Galatians. We meet in the Parish Center every other Saturday from 10 a.m. – 12 noon, with a repeat on the following Monday from 7 – 9 p.m.
Attend whichever day is more convenient for you. The upcoming meetings include: November 18, December 7 & 9, and December 21 & 23. All are welcome to join; and no prior knowledge of the Bible is needed. For more information, please call (310) 285-5425, or E-mail email@example.com.
Catholic Volunteers Needed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
The Catholic Chaplaincy at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center invites you to consider sharing 2 to 4 hours a week with our hospital patients and their families as a volunteer Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister. You will find this ministry spiritually rewarding. We offer an extensive training program that will help you with your patient visits. Pleae contact us: Fr. Lester at (310) 423-8040, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Assistant Cathy O’Krent at (310) 967-8528, email: email@example.com
St. Monica Catholic Community 34th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Clothing Boutique
St. Monica Catholic Community will host its 34th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Clothing Boutique for those in need including those who are alone and/or homeless on Wednesday, November 27, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Auditorium. Served family style with all of the trimmings, the dinner is followed by a clothing boutique with free clothing. Although we especially invite those in need, all are welcome to attend donations of food and clothing are welcome and can be dropped off at St. Monica in the Caruso Community Center, located at 725 California Avenue in Santa Monica through Sunday, November 24. Most needed are non-perishable food items including canned green beans and cranberry sauce, boxed juices, boxed stuffing, boxed mashed potatoes, and coffee. In anticipation of winter weather, we are also asking for donations of cold weather clothing including men’s and women’s jackets, coats, hoodies, caps and gloves, and sleeping bags.