Readings with you Pastors
Read more

Welcome to Church of the Good Shepherd

Sunday Mass is below

Fall Greetings from Fr. Ed

Hi friends! 
Fr. Colm O’Ryan and I send you much love and prayers from the Church of the Good Shepherd!  We miss your smiles, conversations and most importantly, your faith in Jesus Christ!  When speaking with Fr. O’Ryan recently we were reflecting on how our world, nation, and Church have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

One crucial element of our human family that has been missing is community.  Humans are social beings and need to both give and receive the love of fellowship within community.  That is why many in isolation have been struggling with depression and anxiety.  While the scientific community works on a vaccine, we must do our work on the most important relationship we have during this unprecedented time.  When asked what the greatest commandment in the Jewish Law is, Jesus answered:

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.” (Matthew 22:37) 

Jesus is quoting the book of Deuteronomy 6:5. Our Judeo-Christian tradition teaches us that our personal relationship with God is the highest priority in our lives.  This divine relationship enlarges the capacity of our hearts to give and receive love.  We can better love our spouses, children, parents, friends, co-workers, and strangers through this primary relationship with God.  Thus, although our social world has been affected through social distancing and staying at home, we can still focus on our most important relationship. 

Ways to embrace this relationship during COVID-19 include spending time reading the bible, watching daily reflections and Sunday mass through our website, meditating and talking to God.  Probably the most important thing is just listening to God in sacred silence.  I believe during this terrible pandemic we are being invited back by God to a personal relationship with Him. 

As we approach the fall season our parish school (TK-8th), high school confirmation program, adult initiation program and children’s religious education will all be in session through distance learning via zoom until we are able to meet safely in person.  Please call us with any questions or if you are interested in participating.

Good Shepherd Catholic School (310) 275-8601 ~ gsbh.net
Religious Education/Formation programs (310) 285-5425

Finally, I want to personally thank all of you who have heroically supported our parish financially during this difficult time.  Through your kind generosity and consideration, we have been able to support the needs of the parish structurally and continue to have our staff available to continue parish work without any lay-offs. 

Praise Jesus!  I thank you for that and ask you to please continue your efforts through envelopes, checks, or online giving.  

May God bless you always and in all ways!
Fr. Ed Benioff

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Mass - September 13, 2020
Readings
Order of Worship


Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license #A-707411.
All rights reserved.

                 Thank You & God Bless You!                

   


 

 


Mary garden behind church.

During this time of Covid19, washing your hands, practicing social distancing, making a spiritual act of communion, and supporting your parish
are just a few recommended prescriptions for your
body and soul during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

FMP WISH LIST
*bottled water
*homemade hot dishes

*sliced bread
*sliced cheese
*sliced deli meats

Please call the office for any questions or to donate wish list items.