The J.G.S. Share Food Ministry is hoping to donate more than 30 Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners this year to local families that are struggling to make ends meet. Your Share Food donation of $36 will buy a full dinner for a family in need. Look for the “Share The Holidays box” in the Center. Any amount you contribute will be used to help us provide holiday dinners to struggling local families. More details are in the bulletin.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Everyone is welcome to attend the Monthly JGS Dinners sponsored the Men’s Club. Enjoy a home cooked meal, socialize with friends, meet new people. Your good offering will support the Men’s Club Scholarship Fund.
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.
December 25: Christmas, the Nativity of Our Lord
January 1: The Feast of Mary, the Mother of God.
40 days after Easter Sunday: Ascension Thursday.
· 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.
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 email@example.com.
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!
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!
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.
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.
SHARE food orders due on Sunday, November 4. Place your food orders or make a donation today after Mass in the Centre. To order by phone or email, contact Lynn Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 410-257-3810. More information is available in the bulletin.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 .
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
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
BAG AND BANGLE BINGO TO BENEFIT CARDINAL HICKEY ACADEMY—FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 DOORS OPEN @6:00PM BINGO STARTS @7:00PM LOCATION: THE DEALE ELKS LODGE #2528 6022 DRUM POINT ROAD DEALE, MD 20751 .
TICKETS ARE $ 25.00 EACH AND WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. ADMISSION INCLUDES 20 REGULAR BINGO GAMES.
ADDITIONAL BINGO CARDS WILL BE SOLD FOR $5.00 PER PACK. 50/50, GIFT CARD TREE RAFFLE, SPIRIT BASKET RAFFLE and more!
CATHOLIC BOOTH AT CALVERT COUNTY FAIR NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: The combined parishes of Calvert Co are sponsoring a booth at the county fair to help recruit and evangelize for our communities. Help is needed from the 26th through the 30th of September. Volunteer shifts are in 2-4 hour increments, and you can sign-up online via Google- goo.gl/forms/ieMXuFPeQu7mzrfz2 . Training will be provided September 17th at 7 pm at St John Vianney. For questions please email Tom Tereshinski- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many people wonder who maintains the beautiful grounds of JGS? It is all maintained by volunteers throughout the year. However, each Spring and Fall it is necessary to call upon the rest of the community to come out and help with our “Outdoor To-Do List. ” Saturday, September 22, 2018 will be the Fall Work Day dedicated to completing many of the items on the To-Do list as we prepare for Covenant Sunday. Items on the list include tree and hedge trimming, weeding and trimming in the gardens, repair of the bleachers at the ball field, cleaning gutters, painting doors, minor electrical work, and other landscape and maintenance items. This event is open to all members of the community and is an excellent opportunity for families and friends to work together, especially students in need of community service hours. The Men's Club will kick-off the day with coffee and donuts at 8:00 AM in the Pavilion. Bring work gloves and lots of energy. Many hands make light work. We should finish up around noon, but any amount of time you can give will be appreciated. For more information, please contact Steve Marinaccio at email@example.com or Gerald Cullens at firstname.lastname@example.org .
August 15: Assumption of Mary into heaven.
Vigil Mass: 5pm August 14, 2018
Learn and understand the benefits and skills of private Christian Contemplative Prayer. . This informative 30 minute session helps us pray better. Taught by Judy Allison in Chapel after 8AM Mass
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