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For all of you who are new to this site, 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.

Catholic Ministry  Appeal Update:

As of November 14:

# of Donors        Total gifts       % of goal      2017/18 Goal
85                   $21,420          60.91%          $35,165


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Faith Formation 2017-2018 Season


Year of the Eucharist

Hands of Christ Award

Each year the Diocese of Rochester assists the individual parishes in honoring  high school seniors who has been the "Hands of Christ" in their church, home, school and community.  Every Spring we set a weekend aside to honor these young parishioners. if you would like to nominate someone in your church for this special award, please call the church office with the name (s). The deadline for nominations is Sunday, November 19, 2017.  Thank you.  Marilyn

Mass Schedule


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



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.


Mass Intentions
Week of Nov 26, 2017

Saturday: 11/25 Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Vigil Mass: 4:00 PM at St. Michael Church, Union Springs
+ For All Living & Deceased members of GSCC
Sunday: 11/26—Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Mass: 8:30 AM at St. Patrick Church, Moravia
+ For LeRoy G. Moorby by his son
Mass: 10:30 AM at Our Lady of the Lake, Church, King Ferry
+ For Jim Colgan by Don and Marcia Slocum
Mass: 12:00 PM at St. Patrick Church, Aurora
+ For Caroline Stein by the McNamara family
Mass: 9:00 AM at St. Patrick Church, Aurora
+ For Any Derin by her sister

Tuesday: 11/28
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick, Church, Moravia
+ For Louise, Joseph & Danny Ciao and Frank, Josephine & Anthony Ragusa by Estate

Wednesday: 11/29
No Mass
Thursday: 11/30 St. Andrew, Apostle
Mass: 4:00 pM St. Michael Church, Union Springs
+For All Souls

Friday: 12/1
Mass: 9:00 St. Patrick Church, Aurora
+For Carol Day by Estate
Saturday: 12/2 1st Sunday of Advent, Vigil Mass
Mass: 4:00 PM at St. Michael Church, Union Springs
+ For Clifford Lucas by Margaret Hornblower
Sunday: 12/3 1st Sunday of Advent
Mass: 8:30 AM at St. Patrick Church, Moravia
++ For All Living & Deceased members of GSCC
Mass: 10:30 AM at Our Lady of the Lake Church, King Ferry
+For Joanne Budner by Andrew and Elizabeth Popovich
Mass: 12:00 PM at St. Patrick Church, Aurora
+ For The William E. Bouley Family by Estate


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!

Weekly Bulletins

Fr. Richard Shatzel is presently at The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Rochester Motherhouse 150 French Rd., Rochester, NY 14618-3822  Fr. Shatzel has been battling health issues. Please consider sending him a get well card and remember to keep him in your prayers.


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St. Joseph School has started a new and exciting fund raiser -What’s for Dinner!  The raffle tickets are $25 each.  The Grand Prize: Menu will consist of $1000 worth of various restaurant gift cards.  The First Prize: MENU will have over $500 in restaurant gift cards.  The drawing will be January 29, 2018.  Please call the school office (315) 253-8327, for more information.  Thank you for your support!

GSCC Finance Council Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 28th at 5:00p.m.

Sacrament of Penance

 Friday Dec. 1 from 8:00-*45a.m. at OLOL, King Ferry

Saturday Dec. 2 from 3:00–3:45p.m at St. Michael, Union Springs

Saturday Dec. 2 from 6:30-7:30p.m. at St. Patrick, Aurora

SAVE THE DATE: Annual Christmas brunch at St. Patrick Church Hall, Moravia will be after mass on Sunday Dec. 10th.


Silence, Simplicity and Stillness Retreat

 7 pm, Friday, December 1 – Saturday, December 2, 4:30 pm. at Mercy Spirituality Center, 65 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620.    This Advent experience of Christian meditation is for anyone interested in moving from the head to the heart.  Facilitators:  Karen McNamara and Lucien Cayer.  Fee: $125 (breakfast and lunch provided).  To register, call 585-473-6893 or register on-line at

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.


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