Thank You for Your Support
The staff at Church of the Good Shepherd would like to thank you for your generous donations in support of our parish community.
In an effort to acknowledge each individual’s contributions, we ask that, when using the blank donation envelopes in the pew rack, please complete the information requested on the envelope. This way, your contributions can be properly recorded in your account – this will make next year’s reporting and tax preparation that much easier for all of us.
May you continue to be blessed for your support of the Good Shepherd Parish Community.
Our monthly hospitality and fellowship “Sunday Sip” is today Sunday, April 12, after the 5:30 p.m. Mass.
Our monthly Leadership Night meeting is Tuesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. Thank you to the Ministry Council members (Administration, Community, Faith Formation, Outreach & Social Justice, Spirituality, Prayer & Worship and Good Shepherd School) who continue to work towards the goals which serve the parish community.
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: 1 (800) 430-0930.
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 are a brand new ministry and welcome all single moms and dads to join us!
Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 28, 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 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!
We will cancel this event for the month of April. Save all your generous Donation for the weekend of May 2-3
Get On The Bus
Our goal is to reach $10,000 for the May 30 trip.
Your help would be greatly appreciated!
You can make a financial donation in several ways:
1) Drop your cash donation into one of the Get on the Bus “piggy banks” located in the Parish Hall.
2) Make a check to “Get on the Bus.” On the Memo Line, indicate our CHURCH CODE: CMC-01. Drop your donation in the collection basket or bring it by the Parish Center.
The Church Code ensures the funds are allocated to Good Shepherd.
3) If you are a FaithDirect subscriber, you can make a donation using the “One-Time Gift” option. In the Optional Information section, enter “Get On The Bus, Church Code: CMC-01″ in the Notes.
The Church Code ensures the funds are allocated to Good Shepherd.
4) Purchase Mother’s Day Cards at our annual sale on April 25 – 26 and May 2 – 3.
May you be blessed for your continued generosity to help bring children and their Dads together for a special Father’s Day visit.
Items for Children’s Travel Bags are still needed!
Please bring the following items suitable for our children going to see their fathers:
Magazines, Travel games, Playing cards, Books
10 Teenagers 13+
15 Ages 6 to 12
5 Ages 1 to 5
You can leave the items at the Parish Center or contact Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
California Safely Surrendered Baby Law
California’s Safely Surrendered Baby Law, www.babysafe.ca.gov, was first implemented in 2001 and became permanent law in 2006.
The purpose of the law is to protect newborns from being hurt or killed because they are abandoned by mothers who are frightened or under severe duress and who feel they have no place to turn for help.
The law saves babies’ lives: so far this year, six newborns were safely surrendered in Los Angeles County alone.
The Bible Online
For the Bible online, in many different translations, and for many other sources for studying God’s Word, consider this website: biblehub.com
Have You Ever Thought About Becoming A Catholic?
Has this question crossed your mind or are you interested in completing your Sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation? Feeling like you are in a small boat or on a stormy sea, looking for peace, for a meaningful life, a life of courage, energy, fire, passion? “Women – Men, do not wait if you hear God calling deep in your heart – Run! Pick up that phone now!” God so desires to be a part of your life.
Welcome To Our Inquiry Sessions
April 20 and May 11 at 7:30 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 Sister Virginia at (310) 285-5425 or e-mail email@example.com or, call Penny Lane at (310) 739-8762.
Story of the Word – May 1 & 2
Mark your calendar for a very special event: “The Story of the Word: how we got the Bible and what we can do with it.” This will be a weekend retreat with Fr. Tom Welbers, to be held in the Good Shepherd Room at the Parish Center beginning Friday evening, May 1 at 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., and continuing on Saturday, May 2, beginning with a light breakfast at 9 a.m., and concluding
at 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided. It’s free, but we need to know how many will be coming. RSVP as soon as possible to the parish office at (310) 285-5425.
What is Prayer Shawl Ministry?
Throughout the ages, shawls have symbolized shelter, peace and spiritual sustenance. The National Prayer Shawl Ministry, started in 1998, is an ecumenical movement with people praying as they create hand-knitted and crocheted shawls for those in need. The creation and presentation of a prayer shawl, like all acts of generosity, enriches the giver as well as the recipient. If you enjoy praying, knitting and/or crocheting, or would like to learn, please join our warm and friendly Prayer Shawl Ministry. We meet every other Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Parish Center.
We accept requests for individual Prayer Shawls, and we donate Prayer Shawls to the Good Shepherd Shelter for battered women and children.
For information or to make a monetary donation for yarn, please contact Cheryl Wunsch through the Parish Center Office at (310) 285-5425.
Did You Know?
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
It is most appropriate that Child Abuse Prevention Month is held during the Easter season. There is no better time than Easter to celebrate the protection of our most valuable gift from God – our children. For information on how you can become more informed and involved in keeping our children safe, and to learn more about the 2015 pamphlet, “Working Together to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse,” please go to: http://www.la-archdiocese.org/org/protecting/safeguard/