Easter Basket Donations Needed

Easter Basket Donations Needed Can You Help? Easter Basket supplies needed for children at the Bethlehem Center The Bethlehem Center continues its efforts to help all children enjoy our most joyous Christian events. As we enter into the Lenten season, we hope you might consider making donations toward our Easter Basket Drive. We are looking…

2nd Collection: International Needs

2nd Collection: International Needs March 26th, the annual collection for International Needs will be taken up at all Masses.  Proceeds benefit  those in need in over 100 countries through the work of Catholic Relief Services.  CRS works at home and abroad to give aid to victims of persecution and natural disasters, provide legal services to…

Adoration Chapel Code Change

Adoration Chapel Code Change   Do you participate in adoration at our St. Mary’s Adoration Chapel? Please note the following information: The chapel door code will be changed Monday, March 27th. Please go to the Parish Office on Garden Street, to obtain the new code. Each person must sign for the code themselves. We ask…

Lenten Practices

Lenten Practices LENTEN PRACTICES During this season of Lent, we strive to become more aware of the Passion and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ through our own penitential acts.  The “minimum standard” of abstaining from meat on the Fridays of Lent and fasting on Good Friday should be exactly that – the minimum that…

Bulletin: March 19, 2017

  Bulletin: March 19, 2017 Third Sunday of Lent PROVE IT What does it take to convince us of the truth? Some of us need simply to hear from a trusted authority. Others need time to think an argument through for themselves, step by step. Many of us tend to learn the hard way, experiencing life’s…

Bulletin: March 12, 2017

  Bulletin: March 12, 2017 Second Sunday of Lent CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? The Old Testament reading and the Gospel provide two examples of God speaking in plain words that God’s listeners can understand. In Genesis, Abram hears God tell him to leave his family’s land. God makes majestic declarations about Abram’s future and promises…

Bulletin: March 5, 2017

  Bulletin: March 5, 2017 First Sunday of Lent Today is the first Sunday of Lent, the season of repentance, of turning back to the Lord’s plan for us, of preparing for or recalling our baptismal commitment. We can ask God for the grace to see our lives afresh: “Who am I, Lord, and how can…

Church Building Update 02-2017

New Church Update: Financing Options February 2017   Good Shepherd Catholic Parish is moving ever closer to construction of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Visalia. Current efforts may lead to breaking ground on the new building within the next two years.   Two New Committees The parish’s latest efforts include forming two new teams of…