The Good Shepherd Catholic Community

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Last updated: January 23, 2015, 10:11:33 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.



Keep up with Deacon Dennis' guidance on our pursuit of spiritual guidance and our Journey to God

  • 2015
    • January
      • Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
        If you have been navigating through "Journey to God" as I have advised and have now broken through any log jam placed in your path by going to confession, you are not only well on your way toward preparing for Spiritual Direction but maybe even more proximally important in preparing for Lent which begins in just over three weeks.
      • Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
        If you have done the suggested reading and hard work so far on our "Journey to God" you should have a good sense of where you have been and where you are currently at in both your journey to and desire for God. Even if it doesn't feel like it now you are in a good place to make some critical moves.
      • The Baptism of the Lord
        If you have carefully read the opening pages of "Journey to God", especially pages 3 to 21, you will have a good sense that spiritual direction is essentially enlisting the services of a trail guide.
      • The Epiphany of the Lord
        Hopefully you have now picked up a copy of our newest spiritual guidebook entitled a "Journey to God". While the main theme of book is on engagement in Spiritual Direction, the book really offers the engaged reader much more in the way of spiritual self evaluation and planning tools to draw one closer in their relationship with God.
  • 2014
    • December
      • Feast of The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
        "Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive" is the theme of the 2015 World Meeting of Families" being held in Philadelphia in September. The meeting, which is held every three years, was instituted by St. John Paul II in 1994 to reaffirm the family as the building block of a stable society.

Food Pantry Collection

Throughout the winter months we especially welcome donations of these non-perishable canned items: hearty soups, chili, stew, and pasta with meat (such as Chef Boyardee).

Donations may be left in the food collection box at church anytime.

Thank you for helping to make a difference for struggling families in our community!



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Opportunities for Spiritual Enrichment


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


March for Life Chartered Bus Trip, Washington, D.C. Bus departs Ithaca 11:30PM, Jan. 21st. Returning before Midnight, Jan. 22nd. Cost $60 per seat; Ages: 11 yrs. & older. Reservations/details contact Mary Ann Tissot 246-7479.

Winter Mission Project—Faith Formation students and Youth are invited to gather on Monday, January 19, at 11:00am at the Parish House in King Ferry. We will be making scarves for each of the Food Pantry clients. Lunch will be provided.

Diocesan High School Retreat - January 24/25, 2015  For Grades 9—12:  “Plug Into The Power” at Camp Stella Maris, Livonia, NY. Cost $65. Scholarships are available!

Hands of Christ 2015—All nominations for the Hands of Christ award need to be in the church office by Sunday, January 25, 2015.

HANDS OF CHRIST is a program sponsored by the Diocese of Rochester to assist  parishes in affirming their high school seniors who have been the “Hands of Christ” in their church, home, school and community. The criteria for this award is as follows: Demonstrates a Christian attitude by word and example; Has been actively involved in parish life as well as school and community; Has been a positive role model for peers, children & adults; Is a practicing Roman Catholic in the Diocese of Rochester.  If you have a graduating senior in your church that you would like to nominate, please call the church office with their name.

SPECIAL THANK YOU to all the parishioners who supported our Faith Formation Advent Mission Project—Food For the Poor. We raised $515!   Students will be invited to decide how to allocate the donations. Again, thank you!



The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Union Springs

this year runs from January 18th -25th.  We will open the week with a Dish to Pass Supper at Trinity United Church of Christ, 163 Cayuga S.  Supper begins at 6:00pm followed by Worship at 7:15 p.m. The following is the schedule for prayer, singing and fellowship for the rest of the octave.  Mon. 2:00PM St. Michael Church, Tues. 7:30PM at Seventh-day Adventist Church 40 Spring St., Wed. 2:00PM at Trinity United Church of Christ, Thurs. 7:30PM at St. Michael Church, Fri. 2:00PM at Trinity United Church of Christ, Sat. 7:30 PM at St. Michael Church &Sun.2:00PM at Seventh-day Adventist Church. Everyone is welcome!


Weekly Bulletins

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2014 Update:

As of January 5, 127 parishioners of Good Shepherd Catholic Community have pledged or given $25,514 or 92.52% of our parish goal. I extend a special thanks to all those who have given or made pledges to our annual appeal. Your gift helps make possible the many ministries of outreach and parish support that are funded by the CMA. If you haven’t made a pledge or gift yet to this year’s appeal I ask you to join your fellow parishioners who have already given. We are closing in on our parish share for the CMA; please help us to reach our parish goal. Pledge cards and CMA giving envelopes can be found in the church vestibules.