WHAT IS VESPERS?
Vespers is “Evening Prayer” It is prayer of thanksgiving & quiet reflection.
WHAT HAPPENS AT VESPERS?
People gather for about an hour to sing beautiful songs, pray a Psalm and reflect on the gospel.
WHAT MAKES VESPERS SPECIAL?
It is an ancient prayer. Catholics all over the world unite in praying the same prayers at the same hours.
WHEN IS VESPERS CELEBRATED AT GOOD SHEPHERD?
Two Mondays in Advent*; 12/4 and 12/18 7:30-8:30 PM
*no Vespers on 12/11 or Christmas Day! ALL ARE WELCOME!
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Advent comes from the Latin word meaning "coming." Jesus is coming and Advent is intended to be a season of preparation for His arrival. While we typically regard Advent as a joyous season, it is also intended to be a period of preparation, much like Lent. Prayer, penance and fasting are appropriate during this season. Prayer and meditation before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament are great ways to spend some special time with Him. You can ask Him for graces for yourself or for loved ones, reflect on His Word, or just keep Him company! And it’s no bother for Jesus. In fact, He very much wants to see you!
Please join us for Adoration this Advent season on Tuesdays, December 5th and 19th in the Daily Chapel at 7:30pm.
What do I Bring to the Manger
This Christmas, journey with as we come to the manger. Prepare with us as we focus on the Nativity. Let us put time aside as we bring our hearts and innermost selves to that special place. Come, see, listen as our own Deacon John Newhall shares with us St. Francis’ role in our Nativity. Now I know what you are thinking, prayer and reflection in the middle of the Christmas frenzy...Well, that’s exactly what we are thinking. How about this Christmas giving yourself a gift. A gift of spending one night truly experiencing the real meaning of Christmas. Come, bring yourself and a friend and spend a quiet night with the Christ Child. This Christmas let’s give a Little Jesus to ourselves and one another. Join us for prayer and reflection on Wednesday, December 6th, at 7:00pm in Fellowship Hall. Representing The Ministry of Family Healing will be Marcy Chapuisat and Margaret Valenti.
Confessions will be heard:
Monday, December 18
3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 23
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Christmas Mass Times
Yes, we do have to go to Mass for Sunday's obligation (December 24) and Christmas (December 25). No 2-for-1 deal this time!
Christmas Eve Masses
Sunday, December 24
4 p.m.* (Church and Hall), 8 p.m., and Midnight
Christmas Day Masses
Monday, December 25
8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 Noon, (No 5 p.m. Mass)
*please note 4 p.m. time