Palms to Ashes
Preparing for Ash Wednesday
Please bring palms from past Palm Sundays to church this weekend (March 1 & 2).
Baskets will be available in the church to collect these palms, which will be burned to provide ashes for use on Ash Wednesday, March 5. You are also invited to join us for the brief palm-burning ceremony that will take place immediately following the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday, March 2.
In this way, the palms that had represented rejoicing on previous Palm Sundays will become symbols of restraint and penance for this year’s Lenten season.
Fridays of Lent
Stations of the Cross
A simple meal will be served in the Parish Hall after the Stations. Please join us.
Ash Wednesday, March 5
8:15 a.m. School Mass
5:30 p.m. Liturgy of the Word with Ashes
Blessed Ashes will be given during Mass.
Day Light Saving Time
Next Sunday, March 9, Daylight Saving Time begins. Remember to set your clocks forward one hour
Organ and Violin Recital
Monday, March 3, at 8 p.m.
Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen, organist and music director at the chapel of Frederiksborg Castle near Copenhagen, with violinist Jochen Brusch.
The centerpiece of the program will consist of 18th Century music of France used as an “Organ Mass” which alternates with singers. The beginning and end of the recital will be late 19th Century Scandanavian music for organ & violin. The recital is free, and is being co-sponsored with the Los Angeles chapter of the American Guild of Organists. For further information, visit facebook.com/gsbhMusicEvents
Los Angeles Marathon
Going through Beverly Hills on Sunday, March 9, from 6 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
More than 25,000 runners will race through Beverly Hills – traveling along Rodeo Drive. The Beverly Hills segment will enter at Doheny Drive/Santa Monica Blvd.; and participants will run west on Burton Way to Rodeo Drive, south to Wilshire, and then west to Santa Monica Blvd. Street closures will occur adjacent to the route from approximately 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. These street closures will impact people who attend our 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. Masses on Sunday, March 9.
We advise that you please leave home early and plan to come by a different route that avoids the street closures.
For information and including a map of the marathon route, please go to http://www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/eventsandactivitieslosangelesmarathoninbeverlyhills/
or visit www.lamarathon.com.
Thank You! Thank You!
The Good Shepherd Get on the Bus team would like to thank all of the parishioners for their tremendous support of last weekend’s Book and White Elephant sale!
With your great support we raised $2,759.85!
A special thanks to all the volunteers who worked on putting the sale together: gathering books and items, setting up tables, pricing items, selling them, and cleaning up, too – Aggie, Anastasia, Darien, Davery, Dewi, Donna, Ethel, Fran, Lee, Lisa M., Lisa N., Lucas, Marcus, Margaret, Mary, Nazanin, Noah, Patsy, Pearse, Remy, Richard, Ruth, Sasha, Sharon, Steven, and Victoria – fantastic job!
The “Sunday Sip” after the 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass
Join us in the patio between the church and the Hall for a Lenten-themed “Sunday Sip” after the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday, March 9.
We will have wine, sparkling water, and simple hors d’oeuvres, with music playing in the background. It’s a great way to relax and meet new people before the workweek starts.
The “Sunday Sip” is held after the 5:30 p.m. Mass one Sunday each month. If you’d like to help us set up for the next “Sunday Sip,” please meet us in the Hall at 4:45 p.m. If you’d like to help us clean up, please meet us in the Hall’s kitchen at 7:15 p.m. Any help that you could provide would be welcomed.
For more information, please contact Deacon John at (310) 285-5425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday evening, March 8, at the 5:30 p.m. Mass there will be a special Rite for the Catechumens and Candidates.
On Sunday they will go to the Cathedral to continue the Rite. As of this Mass, they will be called “The Elect.” As a community, please pray for them.
Young At Heart
The Young at Heart Group will meet on Saturday, March 15, at 11 a.m. in the Parish Hall.
The speaker for March is Tim Sunder, CPA, a Specialist on Reversed Mortgages with nine years experience in this field. Because of a conflicting church event, Mr. Sunder’s February talk was postponed until March. We request that you arrive promptly at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow the cost is $10 per person.
A warm welcome is extended to new and interested parishioners of all age groups. Please join us, meet new friends for an enjoyable afternoon. To RSVP or for more information, call (310) 285-5425.
Adult Confirmation Classes
Last Chance to register. Have you been Baptized, received your First Communion, but somehow you missed Confirmation? Then there are classes for you!
Remember, you cannot be a godparent if you have not been Confirmed.
Next Class is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. Please call Sister Virginia at (310) 285-5425 to make an appointment with her or please just come! Please bring your Baptismal Certificate. Confirmation will be in this Parish on Sunday, May 18 at 2:30 p.m.
The Worship Commission is offering every Tuesday after the 12:05 Mass in the Sacred Heart Chapel the recitation of the Holy Rosary led by Donna Slates. Please join us for this rewarding intercession of our Most Holy Mother.
Join the Bible Study Group!
We meet in the Parish Center (504 N. Roxbury Dr.) every other Saturday from 10 a.m. – 12 noon, with a repeat on the following Monday from 7 – 9 p.m.
Attend whichever day is more convenient for you. The upcoming meetings include: March 8 & 10, March 22 & 24 and April 5 & 7.
Each meeting begins with a Scripture-based prayer; then we discuss the readings and answer questions.
Study materials cost $20, and will be provided at the first meeting. We also offer a Bible for $10.
All are welcome to join; and no prior knowledge of the Bible is needed. For more information, please call (310) 285-5425, or
Los Angeles Catholic Lawyers Association
On Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Los Angeles Catholic Lawyers Association will host its Sixth Annual One Day Spiritual Retreat.
The retreat theme “The New Evangelization and the Legal Profession” will be presented by Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Edward W. Clark. The cost for the retreat is $65 (includes lunch.) The retreat is open to all judges, lawyers, and law students. Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to email Antoinette Marino at email@example.com. While this retreat is founded upon the Catholic faith tradition, all people of all faith traditions are welcome to join us or to call Ms. Marino at (310) 445-4165.
Catholicism Video Series:
Learn more about the Catholic faith
Join us every Thursday from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Center (504 N. Roxbury Drive) as we journey deep into the heart of the Catholic faith. At each meeting, we view a one-hour video from Fr. Robert Barron’s groundbreaking documentary series Catholicism; and then we have discussions in small groups.
The topics for the meetings are:
Mar. 6: Prayer and the Life of the Spirit
Mar. 13: World Without End: The Last Things
At 6 p.m. on March 6, we will play the video from February 27 (“The Communion of Saints”) for anyone who may have missed it. You may attend some or all of the meetings; and no prior knowledge of the Catholic faith is needed. Please join us. All are welcome!