Congratulations to all the students from Good Shepherd School as well the students from the Parish Religious Education program on the celebration of their First Communion at the 10:30 a.m. Mass this Sunday, May 5, 2013. We are so very happy for all of you.
Schedule for the Bible Study Group
We are studying the spirituality of each Gospel, and the lives of two notable Christians who have lived out that spirituality. We meet in the Parish Center every other week on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 12 noon, with a repeat on the following Monday from 7 – 9 p.m. The upcoming meetings will be on: May 6, May 18 & 20 and June 1 & 3 and June 15 & 17. Everyone is welcome to join. For more information, please call (310) 285-5425.
Are You A Person Who Likes To Welcome And Greet People?
You are invited to be an Usher-Greeter at one of the weekend Masses. We invite you as a single person, a married couple, or as a family to be a part of thisministry. What a blessed gift you can be to the people who come to Church each week.
Think about this—but do not think too long. You are invited now! Please call the Parish Office this week at (310) 285-5425 and we will get back to you immediately.
Have You Ever Thought About Becoming A Catholic and/or Completing Your Sacraments?
Something is stirring in your heart, you hear, “Come—Come! Closer.” What will you do? Life is passing! Are you ready for the greatest adventure of your life with God?
Inquiry Sessions Continue
May 9 & 22, June 5 & 19
7:30 – 9 p.m. in the Parish Center
No obligation, give us a call or just come.
We are here for you! For more information, please contact either Sr. Virginia at (310) 285-5425, e-mail email@example.com or, Penny Lane (310) 739-8762.
Pentecost Is Coming!
This is the feast of the Holy Spirit – the birthday of the Church – May 18-19. The liturgical color for this day is RED, symbolizing the fire of love. You are invited to wear a touch of RED this day. To celebrate this day there will be a Pancake Breakfast after each of the morning Masses! Come one – come all. Join your parish in this Birthday Celebration.
An Extended Pentecost Vigil Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 18th at 5:30 p.m. At this special Mass, we will recall: (1) how the apostles gathered together in an upper room and devoted themselves with one accord to prayer and (2) then at Pentecost, how tongues as of fire came to rest upon the apostles and filled them with the Holy Spirit.
The Mass will include several Old Testament readings, a New Testament reading, and a Gospel reading. In addition, the teens from our parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on April 28th will join us at this Mass, and will help us to recall how we received the Sacrament of Confirmation in years past.
Mass will be somewhat longer than usual, but should end no later than 7 p.m. Afterward, everyone will be invited to the Hall for a reception and to congratulate the teens for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The celebration of Pentecost will continue at the Masses on Sunday, May 19th (8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.). At the 10:30 a.m. Mass, the members of the RCIA Program who were newly baptized and newly received into the Church at the Easter Vigil will receive a special blessing; and a reception for them will follow in the Hall after the Mass.
Beverly Hills Meals On Wheels Volunteers Needed
We need volunteers to drive and deliver meals to homebound seniors in and around Beverly Hills. We deliver Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. To volunteer and for more information, please call Pat Jacobs at (310) 423-3517.
Get On The Bus Update
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
The Get on the Bus committee would like to thank all of the parishioners for their tremendous support of last weekend’s Book and White Elephant sale, Mother’s Day card sale and donations! With your great support we raised $5,109.50 With the $1,500 we had already raised it brings us to $6,609.50, which is over half of our $10,000 goal. A special thanks to Deacon Eric who designed the Mother’s Day card and to the volunteers who worked on putting together the books, pricing the white elephant items and selling the books, cards, and white elephant items…Sharon Monroe, Lee Reed, Anne Murphy, Donna Slates, Ethel Olah, Nazanin Mesbahzadeh, Marcus Anderson, Richard Craig, Margaret Kame, Fran Brevig, Cathey Lizzio, Colette Van Dyke, Lisa Skyler, Rita Bazeley, Philip Grocher, Raymond Mata, and Pamela Staton. Mother’s Day cards are still available after all the Masses by the Parish Hall this weekend. They can also be purchased at the Parish Center during the week. The entire $10 donation for the Mother’s Day card goes directly to our Get on the Bus fund.
Volunteer Sacristans Are Needed For All Masses
A sacristan is someone who serves by working with the sacred.
If you volunteer, you will serve as part of a sacristan team. The team members will work together to prepare the altar and the sanctuary for the celebration of Mass, and will supervise clean up afterwards.
For example, a sacristan team will set out the sacred vessels and the vestments, determine the number of hosts and the amount of wine needed, light the candles, set out the books and the worship aids, and assist a new or a substitute priest who may not be familiar with the parish.
On Sundays, you would serve at your usual Sunday Mass. If you feel that God may be calling you to serve our community in this way, please call Ethel at (310) 285-5425 for more information and training.
The Cathedral Of Our Lady Of The Angels Presents
Samuel Soria In Concert
As part of the Tenth Year Anniversary Commemoration, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels located at 555 W. Temple street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 is sponsoring a special Organ concert by world-class organist, Samuel Soria. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. This Sunday, May 5th and will include works by historic composers, as well as an original composition by Mr. Soria entitled “Improvisation on B.A.C.H.”
For more information please visit www.olacathedral.org or call (213) 680-5200.
I Was Imprisoned And You Visited Me
We have good news to report! Central Juvenile Hall is now allowing new Catholic volunteers to visit teenagers again. However, you must complete a VISTO (Volunteers in Service to Others) application and return it to the Chaplain by the 15th of the month prior to your initial visit. If you would like to receive an application please call the parish office at (310) 285-5425. Please get your application back to the chaplain by May 15th if you want to visit on Sunday, June 2nd. This will be the next opportunity for new volunteers to visit teenage inmates at Central Juvenile Hall. On June 2nd, we will meet in the Good Shepherd parking lot at 7 a.m. and carpool downtown together for a brief orientation followed by 8 a.m. Mass. After Mass, we will visit with the teenagers in small groups for about an hour followed by a longer orientation with the Chaplain.
Prime Time Generation For People Over 40
If your goal is to live with a little more zest, a little more humor, and a little more friendship, come join us!
Friday, May 10: Wine Tasting at 7 p.m.
Join us for a fun wine-tasting event to share and savor. Vino virgins, cork connoisseurs and all of us in between are welcome to wine out. Cheers! Please RSVP to receive all the information.
Friday, June 7:
Argentine Tango Dance Class at 8 p.m.
Untangle your two left feet at the L.A. Dance Experience Studio, located at 1941 Westwood Blvd. More details to follow….
July: Dodgers Game
RSVP/sign-up at: PrimeTimeGenBH@gmail.com
Did You Know?
Is Your Family Prepared for a Natural Disaster?
A news report on last month’s earthquake in Southwest China demonstrates how important it is to have a family preparedness plan in case of a disaster. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children offers the following recommendations to all families potentially impacted by a natural disaster: know where your children are at all times, stay together, take photos of your children with you when evacuated, give children identification information to carry with them, including the child’s name, date of birth, address, phone numbers, etc., e-mail digital photos of all family members to extended relatives and/or friends, photocopy important documents and mail to a friend/relative in a safe location, make a plan with your children, so they know what to do if your family becomes separated during an evacuation. For more information please visit the website: www.missingkids.com/disasters