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If you do not have a parish family of your own, we invite you to join our parish family.
Good Shepherd Catholic Community is a catholic parish.
Catholic comes from the Greek meaning universal, international or all inclusive, and so, everyone is welcome here, no matter who you are, where you come from, your race, language or lifestyle, your age or income. Everyone is welcome here because we are all God’s family and this is his house.

Winter Sunday Mass in Aurora is at 12:15PM

 Beginning the weekend of November 26/27, the First Sunday of Advent, we will begin the Winter Mass schedule at St. Patrick, Aurora; Mass will be moved from 9:00a.m. to 12:15 p.m.   We will also be starting on that date a different Winter Mass time for St. Michal Church, Union Springs; Mass will be moved from 5:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  In the Spring, we will be moving back to the previous Mass times.  Please mark your calendars for these changes.  

God bless you, Father Bill


The 2016-2017 Catholic Ministry Appeal is underway!  When you contribute to the Catholic Ministry Appeal, your generosity works in so many different ways! It supports people in need, helps nurture our youth, assists in communicating the good news throughout the diocese, and provides much-needed support for our parishes. It fosters the Gospel message of stewardship – a message that reminds us that all we are and all we have are gifts from God. Locally the CMA has helped to support Catholic Charities, and also supports our youth by sponsoring retreats and leadership conferences for youth as well as organizing the large delegation of youth from our diocese who attends the bi-annual National Catholic Youth Conference.  Listed below is the 2016/17 CMA Update as of January 9th:

G.S.C.C. Parish Donors     $ Pledged     % of goal       Parish Goal
                        123             $29,728.50     88.20%          $33,711

I thank those who have already responded to the Catholic Ministry Appeal with your generous support. If you have not yet given your support to the CMA, please do so today. Your gift helps to continue to spread the good news of Jesus our Lord from one generation to the next.


Mass Schedule


Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
Mass: 12:15PM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora


Mass: 9:00AM at St Patricks' Aurora


Mass: 9:00AM at St Patrick's , Moravia
Mass: 9:30AM at Howd Nursing Home , Moravia (2nd Tues Only)


No Mass


Mass: 4:00PM St Michael's Union Springs


9:00AM St Patrick's Aurora
First Friday: 9:00AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry followed by Benediction.


Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs

Mass Intentions
Week of January 15, 2017

Sunday: 1/15 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Betty Doppel by Stephen & Debbie Cardinal
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Lewis Fedrizzi by Family
Mass: 12:15PM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Robert G. McNamara Sr. by Maureen McNamara

Monday: 1/16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC

Tuesday: 1/17 – St. Anthony
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For The William E. Bouley Family by Estate

Wednesday: 1/18 - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
NO Mass

Thursday: 1/19 - Weekday
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Louise, Joseph, Dann y Ciao & Frank,
Josephine, Anthony Ragusa by Estate

Friday: 1/20 – St. Fabian, St. Sebastian
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Joseph Bruton by Estate

Saturday: 1/21 - Vigil of 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Peter & Lois Riester by Estate

Sunday: 1/22 - Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Paul A. & M. Dorothy Riester and Deceased Members of the Riester & Donovan Families By Estate
Mass: 12:15PM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Alice Shaw by M/M Walter Beresiwsky



Confessions will be held on First Fridays from 8:00am - 8:45am at Our Lady of the Lake before First Friday Mass & Benediction; at St. Michael Church on the first Saturday of each month from 4:00pm - 4:45pm and at St. Patrick’s, Moravia, before the 8:30am Sunday Mass beginning at 8:00am.



Eternal God, from the very moment of creation you revealed that every good gift has its source in you. You shower your people with abundant blessings and provide for us with your provident care. Help us to use wisely the gifts of the earth that you have bestowed on us. Give us wisdom to use prudently the talents each one has that come from your hand. Afford us the insight to see opportunities to serve in the time you have given to us. May the treasure, talent, and time we possess be placed in service of you for the common good. Amen.


Words from our Pastor

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International Student Exchange:

Julia, a 16 year old Catholic student from Brazil , will be traveling to the U. S. for the Second School Semester, beginning in January. She has her own spending money, and medical and liability insurance and is looking for a host family. She will be a member of your family with chores, family activities and church. She is interested in theater, painting/drawing, martial arts. Please call Penelope Smith at 1-800-964-4678 if you are interested. Thank you!


From the Office:

In the event of a serious illness or placement of a loved one in a Nursing Facility or Hospital, or when a family member or friend passes away, please call the rectory office as soon as possible at 364-7197, for Father Bill’s information. Thank you.

Remember to check when you travel!
And Remember, church bills don’t take A summer vacation.
Thank you for making up back envelopes!


The “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity”will be celebrated for the 38th year in Union Springs from Jan. 18 - 25th. We will gather daily to pray, discuss Scripture and sing with our fellow Christians. Members of GSCC participating as leaders or hosts are: Mary Kula, Henry & Joan MacDonald, Marilyn Paradise, Joan Parsnick, Karen Prave, & Fr. Moorby.  For more info, call Tom /Joan Parsnick @ 889-5442.   On Sunday, January 22,we are having a Dish to Pass Supper at Trinity United Church of Christ, 163 Cayuga Street, Union Springs.  Supper begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by a prayer service based on this year’s theme “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us”. Father Bill will be the homilist this year.  Everyone is welcome! We hope that you will pray for Christian Unity this week and we hope to see you at the dish to pass.

The Souper Bowl of Caring utilizes Super Bowl weekend in America to empower our youth to fight hunger and poverty in our local community. Its vision is to transform Super Bowl weekend into America’s largest youth-led weekend of giving and serving. Young people collect monetary and food donations on that weekend. 100% of the money and food is then given directly to our local Food Pantry. Please help us to help others!

Give the Gift of Warmth
The Faith Formation students are sponsoring a Mission Drive to help our neighbors keep warm during this winter. New and gently used mittens, gloves, hats & scarves will be collected at each of our 4 churches through the end of January. Please leave your donations at the back of church, labeled “Gift of Warmth”. Thank you for your support.

Retreats at Canandaiqua Retreat House
Men's Retreat March 3-5.  The theme for 2017 centers around Prayer.  Join your fellow parishioners in an opportunity to enhance individual prayer life.

Parish Council Meeting: Monday, January 23rd, at St. Patrick’s, Aurora rectory at 7:00pm.

March for Life in DC January 26-27, 2017:
There are still seats available on our local buses; only $25 round-trip. Don’t miss this powerful witness opportunity to support a culture of life where every child is welcomed into life and protected by law. Call Mary Anne Tissot at 315/246-7479.




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