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2015 Lenten Schedule
Tuesday, March 24th
Holy Thursday, April 2nd
Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Adoration until Midnight
Good Friday, April 3rd
Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
Stations of the Cross
Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil, April 4
Easter Sunday Masses
9:30 a.m. – Choir
11:30 a.m. – Choir
No evening Mass
Catholic Relief Services Collection
This weekend, March 14-15th, our parish will take up the Catholic Relief Services Collection.
“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me” (Mt 25:40).
Today, we are reminded that Jesus identified himself with our poorest brothers and sisters. The Catholic Relief Services Collection serves Jesus in the victims of human trafficking, in those who suffer from unjust laws, and in those who need pastoral care and humanitarian assistance across the globe. Through your support with today’s Collection, you help Jesus in disguise. Please be generous.
On Tuesday, March 24, this day only, Christian Meditation will be at 6:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel.
Stations of the Cross – 6:30 p.m.
Each Friday during Lent.
March 20 – Divine Mercy Stations of the Cross
March 27 – Journey of Decision
Way of the Cross
Lenten Supper in the Good Shepherd Room at 7 p.m.
Each Friday after the Stations.
Married Couples…prepare your hearts for Easter in a special way!
Experience a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend this Lent and return with a refreshed relationship, full of hope and joy. Renew your Sacrament and your love for each other now! Our next weekend is March 20-22 in Torrance. Learn more about us! Visit www.ilovemyspouse.net to apply or contact Sarah & Jacob Flores at (562) 923-7335 or Ginny & Boon Hazboun at (562) 760-6277.
“Our Year with God’s Word”
There are many websites that offer the daily readings. Try this one: usccb.org
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops offer the readings in print or in audio form.
Our Elect (those 12 persons who will be received into the Church at the Easter Vigil) are counting on you, their Parish Family for your love, welcoming spirit, encouragement, and prayers. To put your words into action, there are picture cards of each of them at the tables, places around the Church. It means the world to them to receive a card from you telling of your prayers and love for them. Place your card in the collection basket or bring it to the Parish Center Office.
Have You Been Thinking About Becoming A Catholic?
Have you been thinking about becoming a Catholic and/or completing your Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation?
This night is for you!
Monday, March 16th at 7:30 p.m.
Come to this wonderful night in March.
The door is open! This is a night for all your questions and concerns. For more information, please call Sr. Virginia at (310) 285-5425.
Thank You from Get On The Bus
Get On The Bus thanks all donors and volunteers who helped raise over $2,000 last weekend at the White Elephant Book Sale.
You can also donate online at: www.getonthebus.us. Remember to use code CMC-01, so Good Shepherd receives credit toward our $10,000 goal.
Our Savior Parish and USC Caruso Catholic Center
Our Savior Parish and USC Caruso Catholic Center cordially invites you to Our Christian Calling: The Beatitudes, A morning reflection led by Msgr. Clement J. Connolly, Pastor Emeritus of Holy Family Church in South Pasadena presented by the USC Caruso Catholic Center Newman Guild (ladies group which supports Campus Ministry at the USC Caruso Catholic Center) on March 18th at 10:30 a.m. at 844 W. 32nd Street, Los Angeles, 90007. Daily Mass and a luncheon will follow.
Parking is available at Hebrew Union College located at 32nd Street and Hoover. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 516-3973. A donation is appreciated.
Habitat For Humanity – Catholic Build
Help Create a Needy Family’s New Home
Construct part of someone’s house — we could be roofing, painting or doing landscaping — it’s whatever they need done at that point in the build. But don’t panic — there will be experts there to guide you if you’ve never put up drywall! It is a very physical 8-3:30 day — but one that’s also very rewarding! Saturdays are available if we can get a committed team pulled together (date is flexible). We will also need to raise about $2,500 to help with the house build.
If you are interested in volunteering for this wonderful outreach project, please contact Milkah LoScalzo as soon as possible. When enough interested folks respond, we will have a brief meeting to begin to work out details.
Milkah: (310) 975 4519
We will cancel this event for the month of April as it is Easter Weekend. Save all your generous Donation for the weekend of May 2-3
Professional Entertainment Fellowship
“Save the Date” for Sunday, March 29th, 7 p.m. for the next Professional Entertainment Fellowship meeting.
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, March 31, 2015 at 7:00 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!
“Being open is a prerequisite for spiritual growth. In order for God to enter our lives fully, we must be ready to receive. The door to our inner self must be wide open. Our mind and heart need to be receptive so that we can hear and receive what God is offering us. God needs openings in our lives in order to get through to us, to communicate with us, to nourish us, to stretch us toward greater growth, to revitalize and renew us with love….Sometimes we may be open but not have much room to receive, due to inner clutter that junks up and crowds our mind and heart. This clutter claims a lot of mental and emotional space and keeps us from receiving the good things we need. Just as our bodies breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide, so our spirits need to take in what is life-giving and empty out what is not helpful for us….The daily practice of solitude prepares and nurtures your readiness to receive from God throughout your day. Solitude can help you to refocus your intentions, to listen more fully,
and to clear away some of the inner debris that obstructs your spiritual openness. As you pray through this week, may you continue to open space within yourself that is waiting to be filled with the radiance of God.” – Joy Rupp from The Cup of our Life: a Guide for Spiritual Growth