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We thank you for visiting with us today.

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.

Words from our Pastor

  • June
    • Summertime, a time for prayer
      The calendar on this past Friday marked the beginning of summer. With all the rain we have had this year I have found myself s…
    • Happy Father’s Day
      Today we celebrate Father’s Day! Each year on the third Sunday of June as we honor our fathers it is truly a special day! Thi…
    • Pentecost Sunday
      This weekend we end the Easter Season with the Feast of Pentecost. The gift of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples marks the fina…
  • May
    • Memorial Day Weekend
      Monday we will be celebrating Memorial Day. As we remember all those who have died in the service of our country, we pray that t…
    • Faith Formation and Vacation Bible School
      Our Faith Formation classes are concluding until we meet again in the Fall. Once again it has been a busy year. We had 20 studen…
    • Happy Mother’s Day!
      As we continue to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord on this Fourth Sunday of Easter and the New Birth we received in our ba…
    • Pastoral Council Nominations 2019-2020
      As we see the beauty of spring finally arriving, it reminds me that it is once again the time of the year to replace current mem…
  • April
    • Reflections on my Ordination
      Thirty Seven years ago, on April 30th, 1982, I was ordained to the Priesthood. In many ways it seems like only yesterday, then …
    • Happy Easter! The Lord has Risen
      On behalf of the staff of Good Shepherd Catholic Community, I wish all of you and your families a very blessed and joy filled Ea…
    • Holy Week - The Triduum
      Today as we celebrate Palm Sunday we enter the most solemn week of the Church Year – the final, intense days of Lent and the gre…

Weekly Bulletins



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.


  Daily Mass Schedule


Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
Mass: 9:00AM  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

 Mass Intentions
Week of June 16, 2019

Saturday: 6/15 - Vigil of The Most Holy Trinity
Mass: 5:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Edmond Marvin
Sunday: 6/16 – The Most Holy Trinity, Father’s Day
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC
Mass: 9:00 AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+ For Joan May (McKenna) Coholan by Bob Fitzgerald &
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Jackie Nolan & Kate Hagin Nolan by Family

Monday: 6/17 - Weekday
Mass: 9:00AM at St Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Donald Heusier

Tuesday: 6/18– Weekday
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For George Powers by Anna Marie McGinnis

Wednesday: 6/19 - Weekday
NO Mass

Thursday: 6/20– Weekday
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Domencia Giovannini

Friday: 6/21 - St. Aloysius Gonzaga
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Mary Doran Rodman

Saturday: 6/22- Vigil of The Most Holy Trinity
Mass: 5:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For John Kish by Nancy Barnes & Family

Sunday: 6/23 – The Most Holy Trinity
Mass: 8:30 AM at Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Norma Klinger by John & Linda Bishop
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Daniel Wilbur by Diane Hoy

 Mass Intentions
Week of June 23, 2019

Saturday: 6/22 - Vigil of The Most Holy Body and
Blood of Christ
Mass: 5:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For John Kish by Nancy Barnes & Family

Sunday: 6/23– The Corpus Christi
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Norma Klinger by John & Linda Bishop
Mass: 9:00 AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+ For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Daniel Wilbur by Diane Hoy

Monday: 6/24 - Nativity of St. John the Baptist
Mass: 9:00AM at St Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Jennifer Zellinger’s Father (John “Mike” Aures)
by Staff of GSCC

Tuesday: 6/25 – Weekday
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Leonard Hornung

Wednesday: 6/26 - Weekday
NO Mass

Thursday: 6/27– St. Cyril of Alexandria
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For John Kish by George & Ann Murphy

Friday: 6/28 - Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Leonard Harnung

Saturday: 6/29- Vigil of 13th Sunday in Ordinary Dime
Mass: 5:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Alannah Trickett by John & Pat Kimber

Sunday: 6/30 – The 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 8:30 AM at Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Richard Murphy by John & Linda Bishop
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Aubrey DeMillo
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC

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It’s called WeShare and is offered through Liturgical Publications, Inc. (publishers of our weekly bulletin). Here's the web address:  This platform provides a secure, easy to use system DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR PARISHIONERS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE CHURCH.  This system provides bank level security and a very simple, user-friendly interface.   Parishioners have complete and personal control with 24/7 access.  It is flexible in that you can schedule contributions however you like, whenever you like; by bank account or by debit card or by credit card.  it provides complete history as well.  You control it.  You have access at any time.  It provides reports for personal budgets or tax time.  They offer customer service, too. 

Our decision to do this was driven by the desire to offer an easy, safe, and secure way to make contributions to the church, improve consistency of giving, and for the parish save time and money when issuing and processing envelopes. No more worrying about bringing your checkbook or cash to church, or about which envelopes to use.

It is important to note that our traditional methods of giving are not going away: you can still use your envelopes, or make cash or check donations in the collection basket at Mass if you wish to continue to do so.

A number of neighboring Parishes use it. You may want to try it out, see how it works.  Schedule a $1.00 contribution for each week and see if it appeals to you.  When signing up, please remember to include your envelope number in your profile – if you have it. 



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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The issue of sexual abuse of children by clergy and others in our Church has caused much pain, alienation from the Church, hardship and understandable anger. I join with our Holy Father, Pope Francis, and my brother bishops throughout the world in expressing deep sorrow for this tragedy. As the Shepherd of this Diocese, I will continue to work unceasingly to ensure that our parishes, schools and every entity connected to our Diocese are safe and holy environments for all. To that end, this section of our website is intended to be a help and resource to all.

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Prayer for Vocations

Loving and Generous God, it is You who call us by name and ask us to follow You. Help us to grow in the Love and Service of our Church as we experience it today.Give us the energy and courage of Your Spirit to shape its future. Grant us faith-filled leaders who will embrace Christ's     Mission of love and justice. Bless the Church of Rochester by raising up dedicated and generous leaders from our families and friends who will serve Your people as Sisters, Priests, Brothers, Deacons and Lay Ministers. Inspire us to know You better and open our hearts to hear Your call.  We ask this through our Lord.


 Upcoming Events

Appreciation Dinner At St. Michael’s, Union Springs

 for those who volunteer,  Saturday, June 29, 2019. Immediately following the 5:00PM Mass. Please direct any questions to Ann Murphy 315 889 5510 or Mary Kula 315 889 5423.

St. Hyacinth Annual Polish Picnic,

Sunday, July 14th, 11:00AM till 5:00PM, on the church grounds, 63 Pulaski St., Auburn. Featuring Pigs in the Banket, Pierogi, Kielbasa, Kapusta, Sausage, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Pizza Frit. Fun and free entertainment by Frit’s Polka Band.

Position Opening: Administrative Assistant 

for NET Catholic Parishes (Groton/Lansing/Dryden). Full time with benefits, 35 hrs/week. Sent resume to

St. Patrick’s, Moravia Annual Garage Sale:

Thursday, July 11th thru Saturday, July 13th. For more information or to arrange making donations, please see Terry Palmer 315 729 4225.

Stubenville Youth Conference

July 12—14. Join over 40,000 young people  for a weekend of prayer, engaging presentations, concerts and focuses on connecting teens to the sacraments. Open to youth in grades 9-12. We have been offered seats on a bus from one of the Rochester parishes. Please let Marilyn know ASAP if you are interested in attending.

Religious Education for Fall 2019:

We are currently offering Religious Education at two of our Churches, St. Patrick’s, Moravia and Our Lady of the Lake. If we would like to expand the program into the other two churches and there is a need, please contact me at the church office. Many thanks to the catechists for sharing their deep faith this past year in our faith formation program and to parents for their continued support. Classes will resume in the Fall. Marilyn

Were you a Camp Stella Maris Camper between 1926-1969?

You’re invited back to our Alumni gathering on Tuesday, June 25, a breakfast gathering from 9-11am or a dinner gathering from 5-7pm. RSVP  to 585 346 2243 or to

"Our Spirit Journey" Retreat

Walk...Pray..and Talk with Jesus as you journey through the retreat weekend
“Our Spiritual Journey” at Notre Dame Retreat House, Canandaigua, 585-394-5700 or Come and journey with us this year on retreat with your parish men or women. If you feel sometimes lost, or confused, or maybe “stalled on the way”, join us, walk a brief while with us, and know that Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother always walk beside you. 
April's Day of Prayer Tuesday, April 16. “Praying the Psalms”, 9:00am—3:00pm. Please call 585-394-5700 to register.
See our retreat page for details on all Notre Dame retreats

The Cayuga County Office of the Aging Home Delivered Meal program

is seeking volunteers to bring a hot noon meal to homebound seniors in Auburn & rural areas of the county. Volunteers are needed as drivers, delivery partners and substitutes, with deliveries taking about 1 & 1/2—2 hours of the morning. For more information call 315 253 1550 or

Summer Vacation Bible School 

Please Mark Your Calendars! This Summer Vacation Bible School is Monday, August 5—Thursday, August 8,  theme “Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride”. Join us for fun and adventure plus a powerful Bible message each day as we gather on the lawn at St. Patrick’s Church in Aurora.

View our full Calander here






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.


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!

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