Mass Times for the Feast of the Assumption


Revised Mass times:

Wednesday, August 14th
7:40am Daily Mass
8:30am Monthly Adoration
5:30pm Vigil Mass for the Assumption of Mary

Thursday, August 15th
7:40am – School Mass for the Assumption of Mary
4:30pm – Adoration
5:30pm – Mass for the Assumption of Mary

RCIA and GriefShare Updates

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) – Are you, or someone you know, a person who wonders why Catholics do the things they do? Been discerning an interest in becoming Catholic? Was baptized Catholic as a child, but has not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist? Or has a child over the age of seven who has not baptized? Or just been away from the faith for awhile? Then RCIA could be the answer.  Come explore what this program has to offer and ask questions on Monday, September 9, at 6:00 pm in the Church conference room.  If you have any questions prior to the meeting, please feel free to contact Sue Kroupa at skroupa@evdio.org or 812.477.5707.


GriefShare – Your bereavement experience may be recent or not so recent. You will find encouragement, comfort and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other family member, or friend. No matter what the cause of your loved one’s death, this is an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling. You will learn how to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief and that you do not need to live in bondage to certain emotions. You will learn valuable information about facing your new normal in life and renewing your hope for the future. Confidentiality is a major part of this program.

The next 13-week session will begin on Tuesday, September 10, from 6:15-8:00 pm in the Church conference room.  There is no fee to attend.

Good Shepherd Adult Choir Seeking New Members

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Our Good Shepherd Adult Choir is seeking new members for the upcoming season. We practice on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00, and minister at the 10:30am Mass on Sundays from September to June. We sing for significant liturgical occasions such as Christmas Eve, Holy Week and other Holy Days. Our first practice will be on August 21st, at 6:30pm in the church. We accept members of all choral experience, and the choir is open to members ages 16 and older. Please contact Melanie Baker at mbaker@evdio.org if you are interested.

Little Rams Preschool is Expanding


Join in the Excitement surrounding our Little Rams Preschool Expansion and consider helping with donations from the following list of items needed for our new classrooms:

• Wooden Building Blocks x 2 sets
• Magnetic Building Blocks X 2 sets
• Transportation Vehicles (hot wheels, cars, trucks, construction vehicles,
tractors, etc…)
• Race car tracks
• Plastic Animals (farm animals)
• Plastic Animals (jungle animals)
• Plastic Animals (pets, water, and desert)
• Plastic Dinosaurs
• Plastic Bugs and Spiders
• Dollhouse size furniture and people (families)
• Character figurines (Disney, Princesses, Toy Story, Paw Patrol, or other
popular characters)
• Costumes (princess dresses, chef, doctor, police officer, etc..)
• Plastic play food and dishes for kids’ kitchen
• Baby dolls, doll clothing, bottles, blankets for baby dolls (4-6 sets)
• Cash register and play money x2
• Doctor’s kit
• Pretend phones
• Sensory table items (kinetic sand, play sand, sand molds, water beads,
water table toys like measuring cups, funnels, water wheel, turkey
basters, containers for pouring water, and play snow)
• Magnets (child safe) and magnetic wands
• Magnifying glasses
• Balance scale
• Child-size microscope
• Math Manipulatives (bear counters, unifex cubes, dinosaur counters)
• Wooden puzzles or sturdy cardboard puzzles
• Arts Materials (Q-tips, cotton balls, google eyes, pom poms, sequins,
pony beads, stickers, index cards, sentence strips, magic erasers)
• Coloring books
• Washable stamp pads
• Picture books (hard and soft)
• Monetary donation or donation of a gift card that can be used to purchase an item from the list below (gift cards that would be useful:
Walmart, Michaels or Jo-Ann Fabrics, Tools for Teaching)

For those that would like to make a monetary donation for one of our big classroom items, the following have been purchased from a retailer but could be sponsored by a parishioner with a monetary donation:
• Circle time carpet (one for Preschool room and one for Pre-K room) – $350.00 each
• Art and Painting Easel (one for each classroom) – $200.00 each
• Five shelf library book display (one for each classroom) – $196.00 each
• Deluxe space saver drying rack (one for each classroom) – $131.00 each

2019-02-07 Post: 2019 Lent, Holy Week & Easter Schedule

Ash Wednesday: Wednesday, March 6th at 7:40 AM & 5:30 PM Mass and Ash Distribution

Faith Day – Poverty Summit: Saturday, March 9th from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Church & Activity Center
Moved from Holy Rosary to Good Shepherd this year

Cluster Reconciliation Services:
Holy Redeemer … ………. Sunday, March 24th at 1:00 PM
St. John (Daylight)………..Sunday, March 31st at 1:00 PM

Stations of the Cross & Bishop Robert Barron’s Series: THE MASS…………….every Friday
March 8th to April 12th at 5:30 PM

Palm Sunday Masses: Saturday, April 13th, 4:30 PM, Sunday, April 14th, 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM

No Seder Supper in 2019

Chrism Mass: Tuesday, April 16th, 5:30 PM at Holy Redeemer

Holy Thursday: Thursday, April 18th, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:00 PM

Good Friday: Friday, April 19th, Stations of the Cross (GSCS 8th Graders), 1:30 PM, Friday Passion of the Lord, 7:00 PM

Holy Saturday: Saturday April 20th, Blessing of First Easter Foods, 11:00 AM, Easter Vigil 8:00 PM

Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 21st, 8:00 AM Mass & 10:30 AM Mass

2019-02-03 Post: Vacation Bible School Coordinator – Natalie Neisen

Update: May 13, 2019:  We are going to postpone Vacation Bible School until 2020. A major reason for this is getting started later than needed. In order to put on a successful VBS for the children, we need more time to plan and order everything.
 
Thank you to everyone who was willing to volunteer this summer. We will start planning next summer’s VBS months in advance. Thank you again for being willing to give of your time and talent to our parish and the children.
 
God bless,
Natalie Neisen