Pope Francis appoints three Auxiliary Bishops to Los Angeles
Fr. Robert Barron, Msgr. Joseph V. Brennan and Msgr. David G. O’Connell, auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, will join Archbishop José H. Gomez, other auxiliary bishops, priests and deacons in serving the largest archdiocese in the United States.
Congratulations, and may God bless them during their journey of leadership.
Young Adults of Good Shepherd (18-39 years old) will be meeting after the 12:30 p.m. Mass on the patio to walk over to the new gelato shop, Amorino (Italian ice cream) in Beverly Hills. Please join us for some refreshing sweet gelato on a hot day!
Good Shepherd Professional Entertainment Fellowship
The Good Shepherd Professional Entertainment Fellowship will have their next bi-monthly meeting this Sunday, July 26, at 7 p.m., in the Parish Hall.
Our special guest speaker will be Casting Director of “God’s Not Dead”, and award-winning Director, Billy DaMota. Food and drinks will be served. Suggested contribution $5 requested to cover these costs. For more info, go to facebook.com/goodshepherdpef
Formed in the Word: Faith Formation at Good Shepherd Parish
August 1st & 2nd Registration for High School Confirmation and Saturday Religious Education
Next weekend, enroll your Kindergarten – 8th grader for our Saturday Religious Program, or your high school teen for our Confirmation Program. Stop by the registration table on the patio at the Church’s west entrance. Classes begin in September!
You may also register on-line at the parish website www.gsbh.org or stop by the parish office during the week.
Parish Archive Interviews
Our parish has such an interesting history, and we are making efforts to be more intentional about keeping a record of that history. We also are preparing a more extensive archive exhibit for our 100th anniversary (nine years from now!) We have a committee that is gathering articles and photos about our parish. If you would like to join us to help on the committee, or if you have any photos or articles you would like to share with us, please contact Joan Vos, Parish Liturgist, in the Parish Center. During the month of August, we plan to do video interviews of long term parishioners (at Good Shepherd 30 years or more), who will be sharing their memories for our archive records. If you know someone who would like to be a part of this process, perhaps a parishioner who is homebound or living elsewhere, please contact the Parish Center Office (310) 285-5425. Thank you.
Cantribution Weekend – August 1 – 2
Pantry donation guide:
Canned meats and fish, Pasta, Cereal, Canned vegetables and fruits, Crackers, Peanut butter, Beans, Rice, Vegetable Oil, Empty egg cartons, Plastic bags, Soup and Broth
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. They are so grateful to us for our monthly donations. We were told that our parish was their most reliable, constant contributor. Let’s keep up our great spirit of generosity!
If you cannot bring it this weekend, bring a bag of canned goods to the office when you can. For July, we brought only 30 bags! We can do better! Let’s all help.
Habitat for Humanity – Catholic Build
With the support of community partners, donors and volunteers, Habitat for Humanity (Habitat LA) constructs new or renovates existing homes alongside Habitat Partner Homebuyers. In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest “sweat equity” hours building their future Habitat home and the homes of other Habitat Homebuyers.
Shelter is a basic human need and, since 1990, Habitat for Humanity has worked to achieve its goal of eliminating substandard housing by making decent, sustainable and affordable housing a reality for all.
Construction materials and resources for each building project cost approximately $5,000.00. Habitat for Humanity typically likes their church building teams to cover at least 50% of that amount $2,500.00. If we can raise more, all the better, of course!
To make your donation for our Good Shepherd Build Team, please use either the Orange or Pink donation envelopes found in the pew rack.
Make your checks payable to Habitat L.A.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer builder, please contact coordinator, Milkah LoScalzo at (310) 975-4519 or email@example.com.
For more information about Habitat for Humanity, please visit habitatla.org.
Thank you for your generosity in supporting this new parish ministry!
Raffle Night Galore
Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: ADULTS, $10 in Advance ONLY. No tickets at the doors.
Location: Parish Hall
504 N Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
For more information please call: Kelly Marley (310) 285-5425
This event will sell out fast. First Come, First Served. (Limited Space)
Tickets are available now in the Parish Center Office & will also be sold after all Masses starting August 8.
A wonderful night of community gathering with food, music, fun, faith, and raising money for our parish.
Glamorous prizes from Beverly Hills area restaurants, retailers, spas, salons and more!
All raffle tickets are cash only. Prizes awarded throughout the evening! Take home your prize or multiple prizes!
Each ticket guarantees a seat, beverage, and snack for the table to share. Bring additional wine/beer and cheese, hummus, crackers, etc…you would like to share with your table during the evening. All money raised is for Martha’s Kitchen and The Good Shepherd Battered Women and Children Shelter. Mingle and see what prizes you will win! You have to be in it to win it!
In this age of electronic resources, in which we are able to access God’s Word and the church’s lectionary more easily than ever before, and in order to be more responsible in our care for the earth, we will no longer have (disposable) missalettes available for those who have regularly requested them. We encourage you to either purchase a full missal, which is available through any Catholic supply store or website, or gain access to the readings on the US Bishops website: usccb.org, where you can request the daily readings emailed to directly to your inbox.
Did You Know?
Children and internet: tips for the summer
Summer vacation is here and time away from school could mean extra time online for children – a lot of it happening when you’re not there to supervise. Here are some tips to help keep children safe. 1. Talk to children about internet predators and whether they have ever been approached online. 2. Keep the computer in a common area of the home. 3. Establish rules for when children are allowed to use their cell phone.
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Have you ever felt called to share your gifts and live your faith in another country?
Lay Mission-Helpers and Mission Doctors Associations, who have sent individuals, couples and families to serve in 36 countries around the world for 60 years, have an August 1st deadline for applications for the 2016 formation program. There is still room for the September Discernment Weekend.
Teachers, nurses, accountants, administrators, and other professionals are invited to contact Lay Mission-Helpers at (213) 368-1873 or visit the web site: www.LayMissionHelpers.org
Physicians and dentists contact the Mission Doctors Association (213) 368-1875 or visit the web site: www.MissionDoctors.org