We will be offering Virtus, "Protecting God's Children," at Good Shepherd on
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 7-10 pm.
This program is designed to teach and promote safe environments for children and vulnerable persons, and it is a requirement for all parish volunteers.
Please sign-up for the program on Virtusonline.org.
Craft Day & Night
Are you a crafter? Do you want to meet up with some other very talented people to help create some crafts for the Preview? Join us. There will be two sessions each day. Come to one or come to all.
October 30 1:30 - 3pm & 6-9 pm
Please bring scissor, glue gun, glue gun sticks, and any flowers or trims or baskets and containers you would like to donate. Bring ideas for projects you like. We are especially looking for shutters, ornate frames and unusual wine bottles.
If you have questions, contact
Ann Hernandez 631.275.7587 or email: email@example.com
SUBJECT: BASKET & CERTIFICATE AUCTION
Lazarus and All Souls Remembrance Mass
On All Soul's Day, Saturday, November 2 at 10AM, a Mass will be celebrated for all members of our parish family who have died this year and were buried from Good Shepherd Church. It will also be a time to join in prayerful remembrance of all our loved ones who have gone before us. If you have a family member who passed away this year, and was not buried
from Good Shepherd, and you wish to have them remembered at this Mass, please call the Main Office at 631 588-7689 by October 29 to have their names included. Any name given after this date will be added to next year's list.
All Souls Day Remembrance Novena envelopes will be placed on the altar at the Lazarus Mass and also will be prayed for during the following nine days at the 9AM Mass in the Daily Mass Chapel.
“Whenever I go to the chapel, I put myself in the presence of our good Lord, and I say to him, ‘Lord, I am here. Tell me what you would have me to do’ . . . And then, I tell God everything that is in my heart. I tell him about my pains and my joys, and then I listen. If you listen, God will also speak to you, for with the good Lord, you have to both speak and listen. God always speaks to you when you approach him plainly and simply.” St. Catherine Laboure
Please Note: Adoration will now be on the 1st Tuesday morning of the month after the 9am Mass through 12Noon. Adoration will take place on November 5th in the daily Chapel.
SCRIBBLING IN THE SAND
In John’s Gospel after writing in the sand, Jesus forgave the woman that the Pharisees had condemned. Come, let us discover how we can live a freer more abundance life through forgiveness of self, others and God.
Please join us for an evening of prayer and reflection given by
The Faith Enrichment Ministry on Thursday, November 7th at 7pm in Fellowship Hall. Please bring a friend.
PRAYER SERVICE & DISCUSSION
On Wednesday, November 20th at 7:30pm, Good Shepherd will hold a prayer service and have an open discussion about the book “Letter to a Suffering Church: A Bishop Speaks on the Sexual Abuse Crisis” by Bishop Robert Barron. Bishop Robert Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, explains why in this time of crisis, it is not the time to leave the Church, but the time to stay and fight. If you are interested in attending this discussion on November 20th, please stop by the Main Office and pick up a copy of the book.
2019 Basket and Certificate Auction
Our Twenty-third Annual Basket & Certificate Auction (aka Chinese Auction) is planned for November 22 at 6:00 PM.
Ticket drawing will begin at 8:00.
We are in need of help in requesting donations for this event. If you work for or own a business that may donate to our auction or you feel you have some time to visit merchants, you can pick up a letter soliciting the donation at the front desk during the week or before Mass. Please help solicit if you can. We are very low on helpers to get donations this year.
If you or your religion class/ministry/group/small church would like to put together a basket, that would be greatly appreciated.
We are also looking for help setting up the Auction from 9:30AM-3PM on the day of November 22. Come lend a hand and meet more nice people like yourself!
Because of space limitations and keeping with the reputation for quality gifts our Auction enjoys, we only accept N E W merchandise.
Because of the late hour and a lack of space, no children please. Call Ann Hernandez 631.275.7587 firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBJECT: BASKET & CERTIFICATE AUCTION for further information.
THE CRAFT FAIR AND AUCTION PREVIEW WILL BE NOVEMBER 16 & 17. At That Time You Will Be Able to Buy Handmade Seasonal Crafts and Raffle Tickets
PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO
R E T U R N Y O U R R A F F L E T I C K E T S !
Knights of Columbus ask Students to show how to
Keep Christ in Christmas
Good Shepherd Knights of Columbus is inviting Boys and Girls from the ages of 5 to 14 (as of November 1st, 2019) to participate in a "Keep Christ in Christmas" poster contest. By engaging your creative talents and imaginations we hope you will come to a deeper understanding of the true, spiritual meaning of Christmas.
The contest will be conducted locally with the winning entries advancing to the region and then to state, national and international levels. The winning entries will serve as the basis for a series of new Christmas posters that encourage a deeper understanding of the holiday. Monetary awards will be distributed at each level.
GARDEN MINISTRY COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITES
Below is a list of project dates. Any student who wants to check on the details or status of this service date can contact me directly at 631-588-0163.
Golden Wedding Anniversary Liturgy
"This Fall, couples who have been married fifty years will be honored at a Mass on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Maria Regina Roman Catholic Church in Seaford. Mass will begin at 2:00 pm, Bishop Andrzej Zglejszewski will preside. Registration forms and complete instructions can be obtained at the rectory. Space is limited, registration will be accepted on a first come first served basis. The forms can also be found on our website www.drvc-faith.org.
If you have any questions you may call 516-678-5800, extension 223."
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
"Thus will it be for all who store up treasure for themselves but are not rich in what matters to God." Discover how much your marriage matters to God by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are Nov 8-10, 2019 in Huntington, NY and Jan 31-Feb 2, 2020 in Huntington, NY. For more information, call John & Toni Torio at 877-697-9963 or visit them at https://wwmenyli.org/.
Fr. Francis Pizzarelli,SMM - Sr Pat buffy,OP
November 9 1:00 - 4:00pm
We live amidst so much confusion and division in our Country and our Church. This afternoon is an opportunity to step back, take a breath and remember who we are as Christians. This afternoon we will look at how to find peace for ourselves, our families, our Church and our Country. We will conclude with the celebration of the Eucharist.
St Louis de Montfort Church 75 New York Ave, Sound Beach
To register: please email SisterPatDuffy@gmail.com with the number and names of those attending.
There will be a free will offering