Holy Day of Obligation – Wednesday is All Saint’s Day which is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass Times at Good Shepherd are 6:30 am, 9:00 am or 6:00 pm (7:30 pm Spanish).
All Saint’s Projects - We have had amazing participation this year with the All Saint’s Day Projects! Your children were so creative and helped teach other children about the beautiful saints of the Church. We will have the saint projects laid out starting Thursday during class time. Please have your child pick up their project during their next class. We cannot guarantee they will be available after Monday, November 6th.
First Reconciliation Retreat (invitation only) – Don’t forget First Reconciliation Retreat for 2nd year Sacrament preparation is Saturday, November 18, 10 – 12 pm.
Jesse Tree - This event will be held in conjunction with pancake breakfast after the 9:00 and 10:30 Masses Sunday, November 19. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Jesse Tree and then make your own!
“Homeless for a Night” Campout - Saturday, November 18 – Sunday, 19 - This is a great family friendly event! Meet Saturday afternoon, 2 pm, in front of the church to make your shelter. Bishop Burbidge will celebrate the 5:00 Mass. After Mass we'll share dinner and listen to a a personal story of one who experienced homelessness. You will then spend the night in your constructed shelter (although the church will act as a 'homeless shelter' if you are too cold). The next morning we will have a pancake breakfast. Join us for this eye-opening event! Click here for more information and to register!
St. Nicholas Feast and Adoration – A new event this year! Join us Wednesday, December 6 from 6:00 – 7:15 pm. Fr. Tom will explain Adoration to the children before we move into the Church to pray. After a period of Adoration, we will return to Creedon Hall where the children will enjoy a visit from St. Nicholas, learn about his life, and receive a surprise gift from this great saint!
Breakfast Bag – Thank you to all who volunteered last weekend for SAM weekend! We made many breakfast bags, but we still have food to be put together into breakfast bags. We are short protein; we are still asking for donations of bagged tuna, Slim Jims, and individual peanut butter cups, so that we may finish assembling the breakfast bags which will be used for VICHOP this winter.
Time Change – Don’t forget the clocks change Sunday morning. Your clocks should be turned back 1 hour!
We still have a critical need for volunteers as subs and hall monitors at all RE sessions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help!
Journey to the Manger
Volunteers needed for Journey to the Manger! Please email Stacy, email@example.com, if you or your teenager want to help!
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Children in grades K-6 are invited to register for Children’s Liturgy of the Word during the 9:00 & 10:30 Mass. Adult Volunteers Needed. Contact Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our children’s choir sings every 1st and 3rd Sunday at the 10:30 Mass! Email Anne Shingler, email@example.com, if you want your child to participate. They will be starting this month with Christmas Carols for the Christmas Eve Children’s Mass.
Jr. Usher and Jr. Reader
We have room for more Jr. Ushers and Jr. Readers! If your child is interested in either at the 10:30 Mass, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
November 18 - First Reconciliation Retreat, 10 - 12 pm
November 18 - 5:00 Mass with Bishop Burbidge for the World Day of the Poor
November 18 – 19 “Homeless for a Night” Campout.
November 19 - Jesse Tree Event after 9:00 and 10:30 Masses
December 6 - Visit with St. Nicholas and Adoration, 5:45 – 7:15 pm
December 9 - Journey to the Manger 6:00 – 8:00 pm