Monday thru Friday, the church will be open to the public until 9 p.m. It’s an extended time for quiet prayer and reflection.
On Monday, September 7, both Parish and School Offices will be Closed in observance of Labor Day. We will resume on Tuesday, September 8. Also that day, there will be only one Mass at 10 a.m.
Protecting God’s Children/VIRTUS Program
For those who still need VIRTUS certification – “Protecting God’s Children for Adults” – space is still available for the classes being held in our Parish Center as follows:
7 p.m. Monday, August 31
7 p.m. Friday, September 4
If you have a question regarding the classes or wish to register, please call Patty Formeca at (310) 271-9745 or email her at PattyAnt@aol.com.
Come To Know About The Devotion Of The Sacred Heart
Heart of Jesus, House of God and gate of heaven. Come to consecrate yourself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Come to Mass, Adoration, Holy Rosary, Penance Service and Prayer for the sick.
Where: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 504 N. Roxbury Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
When: Friday, September 4,
Time: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Cantribution Weekend – September 5-6
Our Cantribution is next weekend, September 5-6. Please remember to bring your canned goods.
Pantry donation guide: Canned meats and fish, peanut butter, pasta, beans and rice, soup and broth, cereal, canned sauce, vegetable oil, crackers, canned vegetables and fruits, empty egg cartons and plastic bags.
Please do not include items that have expired or items that are packaged in glass containers. All your gifts of bags go to St. Joseph’s Center in Venice. If you are unable to donate this weekend, please feel free to drop off your donation in the Parish Office during the week.
Adult Confirmation News
If you are a person who has been Baptized, received First Eucharist, but have never received the Sacrament of Confirmation, this news is for you! Just a reminder: You cannot be a godparent if you have not completed your sacraments. For information, please call Sister Virginia at (310) 285-5425 or email email@example.com
Have you ever thought about becoming a Catholic?
Or, completing your Sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation?
It’s amazing! God is knocking at your heart! Men—Women do not wait. If you hear God calling deep in your heart, run! Pick up that phone now or just come on September 9!
Inquiry Sessions begin Wednesday, September 9 and continue each Wednesday 7 – 9 p.m. in the Parish Hall. For more information, please contact: Sr. Virginia at (310) 285-5425, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Penny Lane at (310) 739-8762.
Welcome to our gathering on Saturday, September 12 at 1 p.m. in the Parish Center
Come to meet new friends and enjoy the gift of each other. This includes lunch and a film on the “Carol Burnett” shows. It will be a day of friendship and laughter.
Lunch will be a $12 donation. Please RSVP to Fran Brevig at (310) 838-2947 by September 4. This is important to help us know how much food to order.
Welcome to all women and men! We look forward to seeing you.
The Meditation Group meets three times a week. Please come and 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.
St. John’s Seminary
Archbishop José H. Gomez warmly invites all Pastors/Administrators/Parish Life Directors and parishes to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of St. John’s Seminary Saturday, September 12, 2015, at 6 p.m.
Dinner on the Plaza – Thyme Café will be catering the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels event. For information, please call (213) 637-7636. Please come celebrate this milestone in the history of St. John’s Seminary
World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation on September 1st
Pope Francis is inviting all Catholics to participate in an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, beginning September 1, 2015. The day offers individuals and communities “a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation as custodians of creation.”
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) statement on Global Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue, Prudence, and the Common Good-is a particularly useful document for discussion groups. The Department of Justice, Peace and Human Dignity has produced resources for education and action. For more information, please visit USCCB’s Environmental Justice Program Web site: www.usccb.org/environment
On behalf of the Social Events Committee, we would like to extend a sincere Thank You to all of the parishioners, businesses, volunteers, and guests that helped make our Raffle Night Galore Party a success. The active support of our parishioners and community is welcomed, and we hope to bring you more opportunities to come together and contribute your time, resources, and abilities to many entertaining social events throughout the year. We are grateful for your generosity, your trust, and most importantly, your commitment to our mission of helping those who are in need through our parish ministries. Please see this week’s Bulletin for the list of our Sponsors.
The Church of the Good Shepherd Social Events Committee
Prime Time Generation Group of Good Shepherd Church
Sensational Salsa and Pot Luck Party
Sunday, September 6 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Cost per person: $15
If you’ve ever wanted to learn to Salsa, now is the time! The Prime Time Generation invites the Good Shepherd Community to Salsa lessons given by Cristina Santana, finalist on “So You Think You Can Dance” and her partner Pepe Alvarez. Cristina and Pepe have traveled internationally to compete, perform, choreograph and teach the art of Latin Dancing. The event will be held in the beautiful historic ballroom of the Beverly Hills Women’s Club, 1700 Chevy Chase Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
The event is pot luck, so bring your favorite dish to share with your fellow dancers.
Space is limited, so please RSVP to: https://goo.gl/77wcai
We have parking for 25 cars (access from the alley just south of the clubhouse) and ample free parking on Chevy Chase Dr.
Did You Know?
Back to school Emergencies in school Most schools have solid emergency procedures in place, and children will be taught how to react in these situations. However, back-to-school season is the perfect time to review safety procedures in your own house. Teach your children what to do if there’s a fire or earthquake, and show them how to call 9-1-1 and other emergency contacts.