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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

The annual Catholic Ministry Appeal for 2018/19 began in September; it is our hope that we can complete our parish phase of the appeal in the next few weeks. Each parish in our diocese is given a parish goal to help the diocese reach the overall CMA goal of $6,725,000, that helps to support our Diocesan Ministries. This is an annual commitment we have as a parish and as members of the Body of Christ. The following is a report of the progress of this year’s appeal as of January 7, 2019. Our goal for Good Shepherd Catholic Community is $37,686. So far 113 parishioner families of GSCC have pledged or given $29,311 or 77.78% of our goal. If you haven’t already taken the opportunity to support this year’s appeal, I ask you to please consider doing so. Your contribution will help support the many diocesan ministries and your gift would be greatly appreciated.
Next weekend, January 19/20, at all the Masses, we will be having an in-pew-solicitation for the CMA. If you haven’t yet given to this year’s appeal this will give you another opportunity to make a pledge to the CMA. As you enter church next weekend the ushers will be passing out CMA cards to each adult parishioner. Please take one even if you have already made your gift to this year’s appeal. We will be asking a member of each family to fill out a card. If you have already given to this year’s appeal please indicate how much you gave or pledged. By filling out the card we will be able to check to make sure that your gift was correctly credited towards our parish goal. In my last parish one parishioner had given a gift of $1,000 three years in a row. When he filled out the card at the parish in-pew-solicitation we discovered that his gifts had been credited to another parish! Errors do happen, but it is good to catch them! If you haven’t yet given to this year’s appeal and are able to support our diocesan ministries, please fill out the card and check the Yes box and list the dollar amount of your pledge. The Diocese will then send you a statement verifying your pledge and will inform you how to make payment on your pledge. If you choose you could make a check payable to The Diocese of Rochester for the amount of your gift and hand it in to the ushers with your filled out CMA Card. The ushers at Mass will be collecting the filled out CMA cards after the regular Sunday Offertory Collection. Thank you all for your generous support.

Update: as of Jan 14th:


G.S.C.C. Parish Donors           $ Pledged      % of goal       Parish Goal

                                114                $30,211         80.17%         $37,686

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.





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



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 Jan 13, 2019

Saturday: 1/12 - Vigil of The Baptism of the Lord
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Calvin N. “Jim” Griswold by Marylou Bates

Sunday: 1/13 - The Baptism of the Lord
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Eileen Fitzgerald by John & Linda Bishop
Mass: 10:30 AM at Our Lady of the Lake, Church, King Ferry
+For Ruth Fedrizzi by Jane & Nels Johnson
Mass: 12:00 PM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC

Monday: 1/14 - First Week in Ordinary Time
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Dorothy Sember

Tuesday: 1/15 – Weekday
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick, Moravia
+For Valerie Collins by John & Cathy Kanalley

Wednesday: 1/16 - Weekday
NO Mass

Thursday: 1/17 – St. Anthony
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Paul Bellardino

Friday: 1/18 - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Mass: 9 :00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Marcy McQuillen

Saturday: 1/19 - Vigil of the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC

Sunday:1/20 – The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 8:30 AM at Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Val Collins by Gus Maffetore
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Louis Fedrizzi by Family
Mass: 12:00PM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+ For Michael Cerjanic


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!

Words from our Pastor

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  • 2019
    • January
        ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ROCHESTER 2019 PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, There are many wh…
      • The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
        The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord marks the end of the liturgical season of Christmastide. On the following day the season of…
      • The Feast of Epiphany
        This Weekend we celebrate the Feast of Epiphany and we recall how the Magi came and presented to the new born king gifts of gold…
  • 2018
    • December
    • November
      • 2018 Fruit Basket Project
        Before I entered the seminary I worked as a Produce Manager in a supermarket. I had worked in many grocery stores during my hig…
      • Fish Bowl Sunday
        This past Sunday, being the first Sunday of the month, was Fish Bowl Sunday and we asked parishioners to take slips from the Fis…
      • The Week Ahead
        This week has been designated as National Vocation Awareness Week. It is a time to pray for vocations to the deaconate, priesth…
    • October


Ithaca “March for Life”

will take place Friday, Jan. 18th @ 1:00pm to coincide with the Annual National March for Life in DC.
The March will begin at Immaculate Conception Church, 113 N. Geneva St. Plan to be part of this peaceful, prayerful witness to Life!

Source and Summit: 

Diocese of Rochester Senior High Retreat, January 19 –20, 2019 at Camp Stella Maris, Cost $65. GSCC will cover the< cost for any of our Youth. Please consider attending.
Register online by Jan. 3rd.  

Game Night (Card Party) 

Saturday, January 19, 2019  6:00pm, Dish to Pass Supper, at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
 All are welcome. Come for a fun-filled evening!

Morning Coffee with Deacon Dennis:

Begins Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 10 to 11 AM at Blessed Solanus Casey Doorway Ministry in St. Martha and Mary Offices on Clark St. Enjoy a cup of coffee and learn a bit about the natural process of mourning a loss, how to enhance the mourning process and the complications in mourning that can impact one’s daily life. This is an educational activity and not a support group. There will be 7 or 8 combined sessions over the coming months. 

Seeing God in the Cosmos:

The Vatican and Astronomical Science is the title of the 2nd of five talks for New Evanelization Dinner Gatherings with speaker Dr. Jonathan on Tues. Jan. 29th at 6:30pm. Reservations required by Jan. 27th made by call/text 315 406 1538.

Souper Bowl of Caring

is a nationwide event that addresses the issue of hunger in America. Food tags will be given out before and after Mass on the weekend of February 2/3 in our churches. Donations may be returned to church the following Sunday. All proceeds benefit our local food pantries. Thank you for your continuous support.

January 20th is Ecumenical Sunday.

Fr. Moorby will be the Homelist at a 7:15pm service at Trinity United Church of Christ in Union Springs, preceded by a 6:00pm  Dish-To-Pass Supper.

Men's Retreat

March 22-24, 2019
Walk...Pray..and Talk with Jesus as you journey through the retraet weekend

View our full Calander here


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.


“Thank You” to all of the adult and youth volunteers at Vacation Bible School this year. Your support is deeply appreciated!


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