From the Pastor's Desk

On the weekend of January 13 and 14 our parish will be conducting an invitation to ministries after all masses. It takes an entire community to make our sacred liturgy holy and meaningful. Each ministry is unique and often enjoyable to those who participate. You will be trained and meet other people who are interested and willing to use their time and skills to make our masses even more holy. We need you, so please prayerfully consider becom- ing part of a ministry at Christ the Good Shepherd Parish.

Listed below are the ministries that you will be able to receive more infor- mation about and for which you can sign up for training. Please consider how you can become more involved.

Sacristan – prepare the altar before the celebration of mass and clean up af- ter the mass. This person should be good at following directions, be depend- able and organized.

Eucharistic Minister - assist in bringing the living body and blood of Jesus to the faithful. This person should be reverent, able to maneuver steps, and stand for a period of time.

Lector – proclaims the living word during the mass. This person should be able to take time to prepare before coming to mass, have a clear and loud speaking voice, and be able to maneuver steps.

Usher – assists parishioners at the entrance doors, assist in seating people in church, and take up the offertory collection. This person should be able to stand for a period of time and have a pleasant disposition.

Choir / Cantor – raise your voice in giving praise to God and inspire all of us to do the same. This person should have basic singing skills (audition), time to prepare and practice, and a basic understanding of the mass.

Bell Choir - use your skills to bring our liturgy to a more prayerful and holy level. This person should have a basic knowledge of music and available time to practice.

Please be generous by sharing your talents and skills with your faith com- munity at Christ the Good Shepherd

Welcome to CGS

Mass Times

  • Monday - 8:00am
  • Tuesday - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday - 8:15am
  • Friday - 8:00am
  • Saturday - 4:00pm
  • Sunday - 9:00am & 11:00am
  • Confessions - Saturday 2:30pm or by appointment

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CGS Youth Ministry

Blessing Bag Help Needed: Toiletry Drive December 9th and 10th!
Over the Christmas holiday, the Teen Forum will be traveling to All Saints Soup Kitchen where we will serve a meal to those in need in the community and sing Christmas carols during the time we are there. It truly is a beautiful and humbling experience. Last year we brought several blessing bags with us and the guests appreciated them so much. We would like to bring blessing bags once again this year and hope to enlist the help of our parishioners. During the weekend of December 9th and 10th, we will be collecting toiletries (travel-size are great!) to create blessing bags for the people of All Saints. If you would like to help, following are some of the items that you might contribute to our drive: Band-Aids, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, wash cloths, first aid kit (travel-size), toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, soap, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, personal hygiene/sanitary items for women (greatly needed), chapstick, new socks and underwear (also greatly appreciated), inexpensive gloves, small candles/matches, instant oatmeal packs, granola bars, tuna/cracker packs, peanuts, gum/hard candy, beef jerky sticks, on-the-go coffee mixes, or tea packets. Please deposit these items in the grocery carts that will be in the Gathering Area. Thank you so much! I cannot tell you how much this means to the people of

the All Saints community.

Poinsettias and Wreaths – Still Taking Orders!

If you missed getting your order in for Christmas poinsettias, wreaths, or roping, don’t despair . . . there is still time! 🙂 You can place orders in the Parish Office up through Tuesday, November 28th! Call Holly or bring your form to the office over the next two days. The World Youth Day Pilgrims greatly appreciate your support!

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