Father Tom is pleased to announce that Good Shepherd Parish has received the 2016 Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy Award for Stewardship from the International Catholic Stewardship Council. The ICSC recognizes a parish each year for its "outstanding work in Christian stewardship formation." It is an honor to be recognized for this award, and it is a tribute to the prayerful generosity and gratitude of Good Shepherd parishioners - thank you, and congratulations!
Forming our Consciences
Please see this week’s Arlington Catholic Herald for the first of six columns by Bishop Loverde on Forming our Consciences as we prepare to participate in the 2016 Presidential Election.READ MORE
Countdown to the International Festival!
JOIN THE FUN ... VOLUNTEER!
So many ways to help! Sign up after Mass this weekend.
Serving for a day, helping for a year!
- Help at Festival events or ahead of time.
- Opportunities for all skills and talents: serve food and drinks; sell raffle tickets; bake; help with games; be a cashier; help with set-up or clean-up; and much more!
- Help with the White Elephant
- Volunteer for the 5K and Fun Run
- Bake for Rose's Bakery
- Sign up for a one-hour shift on Festival Day
WHITE ELEPHANT SALE
Donate gently-used items in good condition! Shop Saturday, Sept. 3
Donations accepted until next Wednesday, August 31
Clean out your closets, garage and attic and donate clean, lightly-used items in good condition. Proceeds benefit charity!
- We accept: baskets, fine china, dishes, hardware, bikes, candles, linens, rakes, scooters, tools, toasters, jewelry, sporting goods, pots and pans & more!
- We do NOT accept: furniture, clothing, stuffed animals, food and other items.
RUN FOR FUN AND CHARITY!
Sign up now for the 5K and Fun Run
Register now for Saturday, September 3
Race begins at 8am. Details and registration info online. You can do it!
PARTICIPATE IN MASS FOR FESTIVAL WEEKEND
Celebrate our multicultural family!
Special opportunities at all Masses for Sunday, September 4
Sign up now to participate in your native costume or language at any weekend Mass. In addition - volunteers encouraged to join our special Choir for the noon Mass! Let us know ahead of time so we can plan. Contact Anne Shingler
YOU COULD WIN $10,000!
Get your raffle tickets this weekend
Tickets on sale after all Sunday Masses (+ Saturday vigil) and in the office Tuesday - Thursday, 9:30am - 3pm Tickets $5 each. Prizes from $500 to $10,000!
SPREAD THE WORD!
Invite neighbors, friends and family!
Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) on Summer Break
Volunteers needed for September!
Please note there will not be dismissal of youngsters for Children's Liturgy of the Word during the Sunday, 9am Mass this weekend. CLOW resumes Sunday, September 11. Volunteers needed when CLOW resumes! Contact Claudia Evans firstname.lastname@example.org
"Loving as Christ loves, serving as Christ serves."