This Monday, May 25 is Memorial Day
There will be only one Mass at 10 a.m.
and The Parish and School Offices will be Closed.
Our parish facilities are handicapped accessible, via ramps and parking spaces. We welcome everyone.
Did You Know?
Kids need to know how to protect themselves at home.
We consider our homes to be safe places for our children. But, being home alone can pose risks for children. Here are a few tips to teach kids that will help keep them safe when you are not with them at home: 1. Never answer the door if alone. 2. Do not invite anyone in the house without the permission of a parent or babysitter. 3. Write important phone numbers on a list in case of an emergency. For more tips visit: http://www.ncpc.org/topics/violent-crime-and-personal-safety/copy_of_home-alone
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 focus on achieving balance in our lives while helping each other overcome the particular obstacles that ail them. We welcome all single moms and dads to join us!
Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Room. Snacks and beverages will be provided. We are discussing a multitude of activities right now to benefit families, so please come with your thinking caps on.
We will continue to meet on the last Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Room throughout the summer months, so please join us!
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!
How Can I Become A Catholic?
Come and See!
Inquiry Evening Wednesdays, May 27, 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center
No obligation. Just come! All questions will be answered.
For more information, please contact either Sister Virginia at (310) 285-5425 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or, call Penny Lane at (310) 739-8762.
Californians Against Assisted Suicide Leadership Empowerment Session
You can bring about change! Please join fellow community leaders for a conversation to review the status of the campaign, the challenges we face and how you can help. We’ll provide you with all the tools and training. Just bring yourself and a notepad, dress comfortably, and help us move forward in our cause.
Bateman Hall, Room 2
11331 Ernestine Avenue
Lynwood, CA 90262
Saturday, May 30th
9 – 11:30 a.m.
Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to: email@example.com
Blessing and Dedication
We will have a brief ceremony of blessing and dedication of the new statues in honor of Our Blessed Mother after the 12:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday, May 31.
Calling All Youth Leaders!
Official Invitation from Archbishop Gomez
City of Saints, a Catholic teen conference hosted by Archbishop José Gomez and the Youth Ministry Division of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is a wonderful opportunity for young people to learn more about their Catholic faith.
Dear Archdiocesan Leaders, it is with great joy and hope that I announce a brand new initiative for the youth of our Archdiocese. At this first-time event, teens from every school and parish will gather, bringing the voice of their community in order to support them as they walk the path of the Gospel with their gaze fixed on Jesus.
The conference will feature dynamic speakers, liturgical experiences, music, and more, set in an atmosphere where teens can learn about and experience the Eucharist and the beauty of the Catholic faith with its rich symbols and traditions.
It is my wish that each and every parish and school would send five to seven or more teens to this first-time annual event. For more information about City of Saints, visit www.cityofsaints.org!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend José H. Gomez
Archbishop of Los Angeles
Cantribution Weekend “It’s Coming” June 6-7
Begin filling your bag of non-perishable goods to help those in need. Thank you for your loving generosity.
Organ Recital, Sunday June 14
Cheryl Van Ornam, a resident of Richmond, Virginia, will be playing an organ recital at 3 p.m. here on that Sunday. Cheryl is a talented organist who has played at our cathedral, and will be presenting a program that should be of interest to a variety of tastes. Save this date to explore the world of organ music!
Divorced and/or Separated
Just a gentle gift to you if you have been through a divorce or are feeling separated from your partner.
There is a place to meet with a qualified therapist.
The place is here, at Good Shepherd Parish Center on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
For more information please call Rebecca at (310) 402-6385 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and reserve your place.
Save the Date!
Sunday, July 19 Immigration Mass 2015
Last year, thousands came from the Archdioceses of Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino to fill the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels for Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants.
Please join us this year on Sunday, July 19 at 4 p.m. for Mass with Archbishop Gomez.
Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015
Looking for service opportunities for your parishioners and students this summer?
The Special Olympics World Games are coming to LA July 25th through August 2nd. Be a “Fan in the Stands” and show your appreciation for these world-class athletes!
Anyone over the age of 14 can be a Team Leader and earn service hours while cheering on Special Olympians. See the below information and sign up your students, youth ministry, or parish group today!
For more information on how to be a “Fan in the Stands” please visit:
http://www.la2015.org/volunteer/fans or email Kimberly.villa@LA2015.org
Immaculate Heart Catholic Radio – AM 930
An English speaking Catholic radio is on the air each day at KHJ 930 AM and reaches over 15 million people.
We also have two online music streams:
contemporary Christian music with Catholic values
Parish Ambassador needed. A Parish Ambassador is one that will help raise awareness and get the word out in our Parish Community that, the Immaculate Heart Catholic Radio does exist. If you wish to get involve and become the Parish Ambassador, please call the Parish Center Office at (310) 285-5425 for more details.
Beverly Hills Meals on Wheels
The BH Meals on Wheels needs You! To do what: Drive and deliver meals to Homebound Seniors in the area. Time & Days: 10:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. Please call Pat Jacobson at (310) 423-3517 for details.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Bundle Sunday
Next Sunday, May 31, our Parish is having a Bundle Sunday for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores.
Please bring your useable clothing and useable household items on this day. Bargain hunters will be happy to buy them. All profits will support our efforts to assist the needy. The St. Vincent de Paul truck will be here in our church parking lot.
Bring clothing, small appliances, gadgets, etc… to the truck. They are in great need of furniture and large appliances.
Please phone (323) 224-6280 or (800) 974-3571 for free pickup of large items.
For Your Security And Safety
We have surveillance cameras in the church and various locations around the parish property. Sadly, in this day and age, if we are to maintain a safe and welcoming environment where all can pray and find peace, we have to monitor the church and other public areas of our campus in case of disturbances of any kind. Hospitality and security have to go hand in hand. Fr. Tom