Message from Fr. Mark
Our Parish Directives
As you are well aware, COVID issues are once again rising. We will do all we can to keep our Churches safe so all may attend with security. We will follow these procedures:
- After all Masses, our Church will be disinfected on Sundays.
- We will rope off a section of the Church for distancing. Shepherd of the Hills will continue to have all Mass transmitted to your radios if you prefer to stay in your car - Communion will be brought to the carport and entrance of the Church. St. Matthew Parishioners - feel free to come to Shepherd of the Hills and stay in your car for mass. If you use envelopes for the collection it will be given to the parish of your membership.
- Hand sanitizer will be available for your use.
- COMMUNION ON THE TONGUE If you choose to receive on the tongue - please come up at the end of the Communion line and to the priest only. (If the presiding priest will not give Communion on the tongue - please understand and receive in your hand or ask for a blessing). Fr. Mark will give communion on the tongue but please come up at the end.
- Please refrain from shaking hands at the sign of peace with others outside your family.
We will do all we can to keep our buildings safe - but it takes you being respectful of personal space and safety measures to make this all work. If you don’t feel well, please stay home and watch Mass on TV.
Also, we will not cancel any Masses and that will be the last resort! I am praying it will never happen again. We will worship God as best we can and celebrate our faith together.
Regular Mass Schedule
Saturday - 4:00 pm in Church and on 88.3 FM
Sunday - 8:15 am in Church only
Sunday - 10:30 am in Church and on 88.3 FM
Monday - No Mass
Tuesday - No Mass
Wednesday - 8:30 am All School Mass
Thursday - No Mass
Friday - 8:30 am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Every Wednesday 9:00 am - Noon
First Fridays 9:00 am - Noon
Saturdays from 3:00 - 3:40 pm
Rosary (School Student Led)
First Fridays 11:00 - 11:30 am
Hearing Assistance System
Shepherd of the Hills is equipped with a hearing assistance system. Please ask for a receiver.
Persons with disabilities are invited to sit in the front pews to receive Holy Communion without leaving the pew.
Items for the Parish Office may be dropped off in the School Office between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm on Fridays during the school year.
Religious Ed 2021-22
Sweet Dreams - Dinner Auction Fundraiser
The 2022 Dinner Auction theme is 'Sweet Dreams'.
The auction will be held online from Saturday, February 12 through Saturday, February 19.
Dig out your favorite pajamas, bunny slippers, eye masks, and blankets for a comfortable week of bidding!
Make a donation, learn how to mobile bid, order a take-out dinner, and more at the Bidpal Online Auction Website!
Walking With Purpose - Women's Bible Study
Walking with Purpose
All women of the parish are invited to join the woman’s bible study on
Wed Dec 15 10:00 – 11:30 or Thurs Dec 16, 6:00 – 7:30
Walking with Purpose will not be meeting in person through the month of January. If you would like to join via Zoom, please email [email protected] and she will send you the link!
“We need to stand on Truth, not rely on our emotions.”
Can we trust God’s love for us? Do we know for certain that He will only allow what is best for us in the long run? Join the women of Walking with Purpose as we view the next video in our Touching the Divine series, Jesus, the Light of the World. Bring your doubts to the table as we learn to feed on the truth. Over coffee and conversation, we will discover that we can experience freedom—freedom from the pain of our past, the pressure of the present, and the fear of the future.
“How do you define yourself?”
Do you define yourself based on what you do? How about on what others think of you? Or perhaps you define yourself based on your possessions or circumstances? The women of Walking with Purpose understand that what tends to drive you, tends to define you. Join us as we view the Opening Your Heart video, Priority Two – Your Heart. No previous experience is necessary—just come as you are, ready to drink big cups of coffee and meet other women while discovering your true identity as a beloved daughter of God!
Hope to see you there!
Hospitality Ministry - Greeters Needed!
Join the Hospitality Team! Greeters are needed for the front doors and carport at all weekend Masses. For more information, training, and scheduling please contact Karen Schreiner.
Lead the Rosary Before Mass
Are you interested in leading the Rosary before Mass? If so, please provide your name and contact information in the sign up below. Rosary begins AT LEAST 20 MINUTES PRIOR to the start of Mass.
Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop
Sacred Grounds is BACK and We Need Volunteers!
We are looking for volunteers from 8:00 am - Noon on Sundays to work in Shepherd of the Hills Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop. You'll be making and serving coffee to our parishoners and guests. It's fun and easy!
All proceed from Sacred Grounds benefit our annual Youth Mission Trip (so teens and their families are encouraged to sign up). Each four shift may count towards service hours.
Operation Coffee Mugs
Student decorated mugs are available now! All donations will benefit Operation Coffee.
Big Money Raffle Winners
Founding Churches of Shepherd of the Hills
In January 2001, these founding churches merged to become the Congregation of the Good Shepherd.
Senior Priest in Residence
Senior Priest in Residence
Youth Ministry - DRE