The Good Shepherd Catholic Community

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Last updated: November 22, 2014, 9:19:21 AM

CATHY KANALLEY-Office Administrator
Marilyn Paradise  Daytime - 315/364-7197
King Ferry Food Pantry at GSCC
First Saturdays 9-12, or by appointment.
Contact Debbie Patrick at 497-2049

VISITATION MINISTRY: Charles Walsh 889-5060
Marge Callahan 364-7449 or
Cathy or Lorraine - 364-7197
299 Main Street, Aurora    315/364-7197
8:00AM-4:00PM and by appointment
BAPTISM - Please call the Parish Office for an appointment
MARRIAGE - Couples must contact the Parish Office six months prior to the celebration.
RECONCILIATION - By appointment or before Mass on the weekend.
COMMUNION FOR THE SICK AND HOUSEBOUND/ SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK - If a loved one is seriously ill or would like to receive Holy Communion at home, please call the Parish Office.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) - Non-Catholics interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith are invited to speak to any staff member or call the Parish Office.
NEW PARISHIONERS - Welcome! Please introduce yourselves to the Parish Staff. We want to get to know you.
REGISTRATION - Every family within the Parish should be registered. Please contact the office for a registration form. If you move to another parish, change your address or have additions or deletions to your family, please notify the Parish Office. Forms are available at each worship site.

REMINDER: Cemetery checks must be made out to the cemetery for which it is intended—NOT TO GSCC.  Thank you.


Parish Council Meeting: Monday, Nov. 17, 7:00pm at St. Patrick’s, Aurora, Rectory.


Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Sept 21's collection for CCHD needs your help. CCHD was founded to end the cycle of poverty in the US by funding organizations that help people help themselves. Your contribution will defend human dignity and help those living on the margins of our society. Please be generous.


Beginning October 6, 2014

Monday—9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
Tuesday—9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
Wednesday—NO MASS
Thursday—4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
Friday— 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora

Whom, (living and deceased) do you feel called to pray for today?

 Personal Commitment:  My offering to the Lord

Download, complete and bring to Mass on Sunday, Oct 26

Sunday Mass at Aurora 12:15PM


Mass Schedule


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


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


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


Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora


Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora


NO Mass
First Friday: 9:00AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry followed by Benediction.


Mass: 5:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs

Thanksgiving Food Collection

    You are invited to help provide traditional ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal for some of our neighbors in need.  We serve approximately 50 families at our parish food pantry each month - from Union Springs, Aurora, King Ferry, Moravia and in-between.  If you would like to make the holidays a happier time for one of those families, please consider donating any of these items: frozen turkey, disposable roasting pan, stuffing mix, canned corn or peas, can or jar gravy, canned yams, pickles, black olives,  Jell-O, or a boxed dessert mix.  Non-perishable donations may be left in our food collection box at church.

     We will be organizing and distributing donations at the King Ferry Food Pantry from 11-2 p.m. on Saturday, November 22..  If you have a frozen turkey to donate, or would like to volunteer on Nov. 22, please contact Debbie Patrick at (315) 497-2049.

     Thank you to all who make financial contributions or bring food donations to our worship sites throughout the year.  Your generosity helps to assure that needy families in our community have access to food on a regular basis.



Wider Parish - Sunday, November 23rd, at 2:00PM at King Ferry Presbyterian Church.  Choir practice before the service, at 1:00pm. Refreshments will follow the service.
(Cookies are welcome!)

Seventh Day Adventist Church, Union Springs -
Sunday, November 23rd at 7:00PM

Good Shepherd Catholic Community -  Wednesday, November 26th, at 7:00PM at St. Patrick’s Church, Moravia. Moravia and surrounding churches will be  participating in the service. All are welcome.

Weekly Bulletins

Fruit Basket Project

Father Bill be working with the Youth of GSCC making fruit baskets for Christmas. The youth will be selling three size baskets for: $10.00, $12.50, and $25.00. You may want to buy one for yourself or your family, or give one as a gift for that hard to buy for person. You may also wish to donate a basket. Donated baskets will be delivered to people in our parishes who are in hospitals, needy, or housebound. A donated basket would be a beautiful way to tell the sick, needy and housebound that the parish
community cares for them. Orders will be taken for the Fruit Baskets in advance. Youth will be available after the weekend Masses on November29/30 and December 6/7.  Or you can fill out the order form and return it in the Sunday collection or drop it off at the parish office. Order Forms can be found in the church vestibules.   This project will be a fund raiser for our parish and will help support youth ministry.  The money raised will be used to help pay for the youth retreats and workshops that are available for our young people through the Diocesan Youth Ministry.  There will be two pick-up dates for orders.  You can order your baskets for the weekend of December 13/14 or the weekend of December 20/21.   Ordered baskets can be picked up at church after all the Masses on those weekends.   Please consider supporting this worthwhile project, it benefits so many people of all ages.