We hope that each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Here are just a few quick reminders for the next few weeks.
- There is NO Class on the following dates: November 28, 30 AND December 18 - January 7. Classes resume Sunday, January 8.
- Reverse Advent Project: A bag and note went home before Thanksgiving explaining this fun family Advent project. In case you missed it, here are the details - each day of Advent you add a canned good to your bag, after adding an item for each day of Advent return the bag to Good Shepherd on Christmas Eve and add it directly to the St. Lucy truck to help feed those in need this holiday season. (Flyer is attached and additional bags are available in the RE hallway - you can also use any bag that you have at home). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Instructions - List
- Advent Retreat - Saturday, December 3, 9:30 - 2 pm (for Adults) - O Come, Divine Messiah - Come join Fr. Ramon and spend some time reflecting on the Advent Season. RSVP or contact Joan.
- December 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception -Holy Day of Obligation: Mass times are 6:30am, 9:00 am, 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm (Spanish)
- Journey to the Manger - Saturday, December 10, 6:00-8:00 pm Watch the Nativity story come to life as you spend the evening in Bethlehem. Sign up soon as space is limited and filling up quickly.
- Journey to the Manger - Teen and Adult volunteers still needed. Have your middle school, high school or college age kids contact Stacy to sign up. This is a great Confirmation project.
- Children's Choir - meets every Wednesday between now and Christmas Eve from 5:00-5:45. Children will sing at the 4:00 Christmas Eve Mass. Contact Anne at email@example.com for more details.
- Altar Server Training - Sunday, December 11, 3:30 - 5:00pm
- New Server Training for 4th graders and higher. Please meet in the church and join this liturgical ministry. Email Mike O'Neil - firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
- Advent Reconciliation Service - Wednesday, December 14, 4:30 - 5:30 pm; 6:30 - 8:00 pm
- Holiday Babysitting- Saturday, December 17 1:00-4:00 pm Good Shepherd Work Camp Teens will offer babysitting at the church so parents can finish up holiday errands. Free will donation. Alice Kid's Gift Wrapping will be held at the same time so bring your gifts to be wrapped and support local children in need.
- Holiday Mass Schedule:
- Christmas Eve: 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm, 10 pm, 12 am (Spanish)
- Christmas Day: 9 am, 10:30 am, 2:00 pm (Spanish)
- Knights of Columbus - Christmas Poster Contest
Help us Out: Please send us photos of your kids with their Jesse Tree or Advent wreaths. We are hoping to feature a few on our parish website and Facebook account to encourage families this Advent season.
We wish you a happy Advent! Look forward to seeing you all next week!
Blessings, Stacy and Christina