Jan
1
to Jan 18

March For Life, Fri, Jan 18 - Bus leaves JGS at 10:30, after 9:30 Mass

SAVE THE DATE - MARCH FOR LIFE FRI. JAN. 18 - A bus will be leaving JGS at 10:30 a.m (following CHA Mass starting at 9:30 a.m.) for the March for Life Rally on the Mall, which starts at noon, followed by the March to Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court.  We should return to JGS by 5 p.m.  All adults and families in our community are welcome to stand up (and march!) for the "least of my brethren", the unborn child.  2017 was a pivotal year for furthering the Culture of Life and we need to keep the momentum going! A sign up sheet will be available in the atrium starting in the New Year or else contact Buzz Burek (301-812-1868, buzzburek@comcast.net).  Sign up early as only 28 seats are available. Good will offering for the bus will be accepted.

 

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Jan
18
to Jan 20

Jan 20th - K.O.C. Breakfast after both morning Masses

All are welcome to the monthly J.G.S Knights of Columbus breakfast after both morning Masses on January 20, 2019. Take the morning off from cooking and let the us do the cooking. There is a breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs served two ways, bacon, sausage gravy and biscuits, yogurt parfaits, muffins and much, much more. Additionally, there is a “made to order” omelet station and a Belgian waffle station. Your good will offering will help support the many causes the KOC supports.

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Jan
5
6:30 PM18:30

J.G.S. Community Dinner, sponsored by the Men's Club, Sat., Jan 5, after 5p.m. Vigil Mass

Please join us for our first Saturday dinner on January 5, 2019 after the 4:30 pm Mass when will be serving Homemade Gourmet soups and hearty grilled sandwiches on artisan breads.   Our Men's Club Chefs will be preparing local soup favorites like Rotisserie Chicken & Wild Rice, Irish Cream of Potato, Quatro Formagio & Beer, Italian Wedding and Homestyle Chunky Tomato.  All of our soups will be served with your choice of Country style Ham and Gouda or Grilled Three Cheese sandwiches.  The cost of this dinner and social event is a good will offering.  Proceeds from the Saturday Dinners support the Men's Club Citizenship Awards presented to graduating high school seniors in the Spring.


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Dec
21
to Dec 23

Christmas Decorating- Fri., Dec 21, 6-8p.m.; Sat., Dec 22, 9a.m.-12p.m.; Sun., Dec 23, 1-4p.m. SignUp

Do you enjoy decorating? Need volunteer hours? Want to get out of the house for an hour or so? Your help is needed to help decorate the interior of the church and the gym for Christmas Mass and the Christmas Season. Contact the church office at 410-257-3810 or sign up on Flocknote at flocknote.com/CCJGS.

SIGNUP HERE

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Dec
16
9:00 AM09:00

JGS KOC Breakfast, Sun, Dec 16 after both morning Masses

Happy Advent everyone! Join us for breakfast after both morning Masses. The breakfast features a gourmet buffet with scrambled eggs two ways, bacon, sausage, biscuits, yogurt parfait and muffins. If that’s not enough to calm your appetite, there is also a made to order omelete station and Belgian waffles. This is a great way to relax and slow down a bit before Christmas. This breakfast is presented to you from the JGS Knights of Columbus, who support JGS in numerous ways. Your good will offering will help fund the many causes they support.

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Dec
2
7:00 AM07:00

Dec 2, Red Cross Blood Drive

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE—in the Family Center Gym Give the gift of life!  Blood donations during the Holiday Season are usually in high demand.  Your donation matters!  Please make a donation appointment today. Call 1-800-REDCROSS  or visit www.redcrossblood.org. Requirements: Must be in good health, weigh at least 110 lbs., no tattoo within the past year; at least 17 years old (16 with parents written permission); and have not donated whole blood within the past 56 days.   Questions?  Contact Cheryl Gilmer 301-509-3642.

 

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Nov
19
8:00 AM08:00

Nov 19 - All Souls Envelopes Due

· It is a custom of the Church to offer a Mass in honor of a deceased loved one.   This can be done by completing an “All Souls” envelope. These envelopes will be available during the month of November in the envelope racks in the atrium. The listing of those names will appear in the bulletin at the end of November and a Mass said in their honor. Please submit envelopes to the church office by Monday, November 19th.

 

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Nov
17
to Dec 9

Angel Tree - Due December 9th

The Angel Tree is up! Please participate in this annual effort that helps brighten the Christmas of local Calvert County families in need of a helping hand. If you take a tag, please return the gifts listed on the tag  to the table in the Centre by Dec. 9th. Gifts should be unwrapped and packaged either in plastic bags or gift bags. Please affix the tag that you pulled from the Angel Tree to the bag that you return to the Centre. We still need a couple of volunteers to help sort gifts on Sunday, Dec. 9th from 6:15 p.m. until 9 p.m. Please email Liz Grover at wdcgrovers@yahoo.com to sign up.

 

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Nov
15
6:45 PM18:45

Thurs, Nov 15 - JGS Parish Invited to Join JGS Choir for Taping of the TV Mass

On Thursday evening, November 15, our parish choir will sing at the taping of the TV Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Come support the choir and be a part of the TV Mass congregation! The broadcast of The Sunday Mass not only offers the eternal banquet of Christ’s Love to homebound Catholics, but also makes this central celebration of the Church’s life available to any viewer with an open heart. Our choir will gather at 6:45PM in the Crypt Church. The Sunday TV Mass is broadcast locally at 10:30AM on WDCW Channel 50 (CW50), as well as nationally on the CatholicTV cable network from Boston. For more information on this joyful act of evangelization for our parish, contact Katie Evans at music@ccjgs.org.  

 

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Nov
11
12:15 PM12:15

Sun, Nov 11, New Members Meeting, 12:15 pm (after 10:45 am Mass)

JGS Member Registration –Truly belonging to a Christian community is signified not only by attendance but also by registration.  Registration ensures your full participation in the sacramental life of the Church.  The NEXT new members meeting is November 11 after the 10:45 a.m. Mass. Will last one hour. We welcome you! 

 

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Nov
11
10:45 AM10:45

Calling Veteran's to 10:45 a.m. Mass on Nov 11

This year, Nov 11, Veteran’s Day, falls on a Sunday.  Jesus the Good Shepherd is honored to have many Veteran’s who are parishioners, and would like to extend our gratitude to the men and women who serve our country in the Armed Forces.  At the 10:45am Mass on Veteran’s Day, in appreciation and thanksgiving, the music ministry will lead a tribute to the armed forces in a Military Medley. As is customary, if you are a veteran (current or active) please rise when your military branch song is being sung.  Thank you for serving our country! 

 

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Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Sat, Nov 10, CHA Auction, 6pm

CHA invites you to the CHA Annual Auction Gala - Casino Night! Receive $500 in chips to play at 9 gambling tables, enjoy wine, craft beer, food, raffles and more! Casino Night provides a fun gambling experience. No real gambling Involved. November 10, 6pm at Calvert Elks Lodge in Prince Frederick. Tickets available online at   
CHA2018GALA.WEEBLY.COM. Proceeds benefit Cardinal Hickey Academy.

 

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Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Nov 5 - Patriotic Rosary, 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel

ELECTION EVE PATRIOTIC ROSARY - Join our JGS Pro-Life Ministry at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Chapel in reciting a special Patriotic Rosary for the  intention of the American people electing Godly candidates in the midterm elections the following day. Voters' decisions in this election will determine the future of religious freedom and the sanctity of life, among other issues, in America in the years to come.

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Nov
4
9:30 AM09:30

Dr. John Wood from Dynamic Catholic, Sun, Nov 4, JGS Centre, 9:30a.m. - First Communion/parish talk. 6:30 p.m. Parish talk

Dr. John Wood: The Light Entrusted to You

You are invited to a unique parish mission at JGS. Dr. John Wood, from Dynamic Catholic, is a nationally-known speaker and author of bestselling book, "The Light Entrusted to You." He is 38 and has 4 young children, so he is able to relate to all of us with busy lives. Experience how Catholicism can help you in everything you do and can be the greatest gift you can give to others. You will receive practical tips and resources and fall in love with your faith again. John is joined by singer/songwriter Nick De La Torre, whose music is powerful and engaging. This will be an event unlike anything you have experienced before - make the time to grow in your faith! Mark your calendar now; you won't regret it!

Sunday, Nov 4th, JGS Centre. 9:30am - First Communion and parish talk. 6:30pm - Light Entrusted to You talk

Admission is free. Babysitting is available at both talks.

Click here for flyer and promo video.

 

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Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

Mass of Remembrance and Faure Requiem - Sat., Nov 3, Vigil Mass 5:00 P.M.

MASS OF REMEMBRANCE AND FAURE REQUIEM
There will be a special Mass of Remembrance that will feature the Faure Requiem, the JGS Choir, and guest organist on Saturday, November 3 at the 5:00 Vigil Mass. A requiem is a funeral mass setting, sung in Latin, and Gabriel Faure wrote one of the greatest Requiems ever composed. The music and mass settings for this celebration (Entrance Chant, Offertory, Holy, Lamb of God, Communion, Recessional) will all be from the Faure Requiem, and translations will be available in the program.  What is a Requiem, you might ask? A Requiem is a "Mass for the Dead" and usually offered for the repose of the souls of the deceased. 

All of our dearly departed whose funerals were at JGS this year will be remembered in this special Mass of Remembrance, and all are invited to attend this event.    For more information, or if you would like to support this challenging musical endeavor, please contact Katie Evans at music@ccjgs.org.

 

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Nov
1
6:30 AM06:30

Holy Day: November 1: All Saints' Day Mass Times: Wed, Vigil, Oct 31 at 5:00 p.m.; Thur, Nov 1 at 6:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.; and, 7:00 p.m.

November 1: All Saints' Day.

All Saints' Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. It should not be confused with All Souls' Day, which is observed on November 2, and is dedicated to those who have died and not yet reached heaven.

Although millions, or even billions of people may already be saints, All Saints' Day observances tend to focus on known saints --that is those recognized in the canon of the saints by the Catholic Church.

+ Information shared from Catholic Online

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Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

J.G.S. Knights of Columbus/J.G.S Youth Breakfast, Sun Oct 21 after both morning Masses

JGS KOC and A.C.T. Youth Group will join forces for the Monthly Breakfast— THIS weekend, after the morning Masses, the J.G.S. Knights of Columbus, in conjunction with the J.G.S. ACT Youth group, will have their monthly breakfast. All are welcome and encouraged to come. Your good will offering will support the J.G.S Active Catholic Teen Group.  This is great, fun way to relax and socialize with fellow parishioners.

 

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Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

ADW Workshop - Living Catholic

This workshop is required for Catechist Certification with the ADW. It is a 7 hour workshop, presented by the ADW, built up on the Pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The objective is to present the truths of the faith and help prepare you to share the faith with others. This is a great opportunity for anyone seeking certification!

WHERE: JGS Shepherd’s Cove

HOW: Registration details to come soon. No cost, includes lunch.

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Oct
8
6:30 PM18:30

BEGINNER ADULT POTTERY CLASS - October 1

BEGINNER ADULT POTTERY CLASS starting in our Adult Art Room next to the cove. If you want to learn how to throw on the wheel and make a bowl, mug, and vase, then sign for this 8 week class. Monday 11am to 2pm and also Monday evening 6:30pm to 9:30pm. First class is October 1. Need at least 4 to make a class and max of 8. So bring a friend. Adults only (18 and older). Come out and have fun and learn a new craft. Call Mike Martin 410-610-7625 to sign up. Cost for lessons is $225. Clay and tools extra.

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Oct
6
6:00 PM18:00

SATURDAY EVENING DINNER

SATURDAY EVENING DINNER prepared and served by the JGS Men's Club will be held on after the 5:00 PM Mass. All are welcome and encouraged to come for a delicious dinner and social event. Net proceeds from this dinner will support the Men's Club Citizenship Award to selected Catholic youths. A goodwill offering is suggested .

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Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

Covenant Sunday - 11AM

Covenant Sunday Celebration for entire parish. All are welcome. Bring your own chair and enjoy Mass. Festival and lunch will begin immediately following 11AM Mass. 

The term "covenant" comes from Jesus' words over the cup during the Last Supper: "This cup is the new covenant in my blood." (Luke 22:20) Since our worship is centered in the Eucharist, we are a community of the Covenant.

Our annual celebration of Covenant Sunday takes place Sun, Sept 30, 2018. To the new members of our community, we celebrate ONE Sunday Mass outside at the Grotto at 11 a.m. on the last Sunday in September. It is followed by our family festival and lots of delicious food. A good time is had by all! Our chairs for Covenant Sunday this fall are Chris and Maureen Wyvill and we are grateful for their expertise and leadership! We need lots of volunteers to make this work.

The more participation, the better the celebration! Please mark your calendars for this great and wonderful annual celebration of our Christ-filled community!

Sign-up sheets in the following areas will be in the atrium starting this weekend please prayerfully consider how you can help with Covenant Sunday:

  • Cake Walk - organize the walk, coordinate volunteers

  • Carnival Games (lollypop tree, bean bag toss, etc) - volunteers to man the games

  • Craft Table—organize crafts, coordinate volunteers

  • Cutting Up Veggies—Saturday before Cov. Sunday

  • Dessert Tent– take a turn in the dessert tent

  • Drinks – Lemonade/Tea Face Painting—coordinator and painters needed (adults/ teens preferred)

  • Family Field Games—organize tug-o-war and other fun games

  • Grounds Prep—weekend before Cov. Sunday

  • Hayride Assistants

  • Parking Assistants—help park cars Sunday morning

  • Pie Eating Contest Set-up

  • Slip and Slide—chaperones needed

  • Sno Cones/Popcorn/Cotton Candy-adult/teens to operate the machines

  • Table & Chair Set-Up—Sat, Sept 29

  • Trash & Grounds Clean-up

  • Wrap Hot Dogs—Sunday morning, before Mass

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