Please keep our 152 candidates in your prayers as the receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this Saturday!
Offertory Renewal 2017 - Thank you!
Thank you to the over 700 families who made a commitment to share their gifts with our Church! If you haven't made a commitment and wish to do so, please pick up an envelope on the Information Counter, or CLICK HERE.
FCPS Family Life Education
During this school year, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will introduce revised lesson plans for Family Life Education (FLE), with lessons that are contrary to the truth about human sexuality. We urge families to become informed about the material in the FLE lessons and consider exercising their right to opt out of FLE lessons. See the color-coded guide in this weekend's bulletin for more information, and become informed about the material in the lessons for each grade level and the opt-out form: Elementary School OR Middle School OR High School. The guide is an excellent resource for parents as you decide which lessons are appropriate or inappropriate for your children.
Pipe Repair Work on Surrey Drive
Fairfax County will begin repairs on underground storm pipes adjacent to Surrey Drive this week. (The work is separate from sewer work currently being done.) The project is expected to take 5 weeks. Please heed all signs and directions to stay out of the work area. Thank you for your help!
Small Acts of Mercy (SAM) Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30
- Donate Food for SAM Weekend! - Share food with our brothers and sisters who are hungry. Mark your donations "for SAM" and place in the sharingSunday bin. For more information, CLICK HERE. Thanks for your generosity!
- 4th Annual Homeless Campout - Experience what it is like to be homeless for a night. Begins on Saturday and concludes Sunday with a prayer breakfast. Register by Monday, October 24. Information and registration HERE
Help Victims of Hurricane Matthew
Second Collection NEXT Weekend: October 29 and 30
Hurricane Matthew devastated significant parts of the Southeastern United States and a number of Caribbean nations, particularly Haiti. The Diocese of Arlington will have a second collection next weekend. We give thanks to God for the ability, in times of difficulty, to call on one another for strength and compassion. Thanks for your prayer and generosity! To donate now, CLICK HERE
High School Rally
Sunday, October 23 at Bishop O'Connell High School
Join us for the biggest gathering of HS teens in our diocese! Sign up today!
We will depart from Good Shepherd at 10:30am and return at 10pm.
Altar Server Refresher Training with Father Ramon
Sunday, October 23, 3:30 - 5pm
All current servers are encouraged to attend!
Greater Washington Immigration Film Festival
Sunday, October 23, 5 - 6:30pm
Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church, 1901 Windmill Ln (off Fort Hunt Rd)
Double feature documentary screening of "Deportation of Innocence" and "My Grandma's American Dream." Learn more about the issues faced by immigrants and their children. INFO
The Bible Timeline Begins!
Monday, October 24, 7pm
All invited! Experience the life-changing power of God's Word. Register HERE
Counseling Services at Good Shepherd
Wednesdays, 12 - 8pm
Good Shepherd has partnered with Catholic Charities to provide counseling services on a sliding scale fee, to all those seeking assistance. For information, or to schedule an appointment, please call: Hannah Navarro, 703-224-1630.
Resources in an Election Year: Faithful Citizenship
- See this week's Arlington Catholic Herald for the series by Bishop Loverde onForming our Consciences in this election year. READ MORE
- USCCB: Faithful Citizenship and Forming Our Consciences READ MORE
- VA Catholic Conference: Election Resources READ MORE
"Loving as Christ loves, serving as Christ serves."