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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.

Summer Sunday Mass in Aurora is at 9:00am




Parish Council Meeting: Monday, May 16, 7:00pm at St.
Patrick’s, Aurora rectory.


Finance Committee Meeting: Tuesday, May 24, 4:00pm at St. Patrick’s, Aurora rectory.

Wedding Jubilee Mass May 22, 2016
The Most Reverend Salvatore R. Matano will preside at a Wedding Jubilee Mass to honor couples who have been married 25 years or more at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester on Sunday, May 22nd at 2:00PM. A reception to honor the attendees will follow the Mass. You do need to register in order to attend. Call 1-800-388-7177 x 1295. If you would like your name and anniversary to be included in the Catholic Courier’s June print edition, please send name, church and town married in, wedding date/year to: or mail to Wedding Anniversaries, Catholic Courier, PO Box 24379, Rochester, NY 14624-0379.

Faith Formation Upcoming Events:

In Appreciation . . .

Many thanks to the Catechists for sharing your time, treasures and talents; to the parents for entrusting your children in our care and to the parishioners for your continued support of our Faith Formation program.  - Marilyn

Teacher Appreciation Sunday & Last day of Faith Formation class is Sunday. May 15. Students are invited to participate in the Mass. We will honor Catechists for their ministry.

The Sacrament of First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, May 22 during Mass at St. Patrick’s, Moravia & Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry.

GSCC will kick off the celebration of World Youth Day on Sunday, June 5. We will honor and celebrate our youth. All youth are invited to participate in the Mass. Hands of Christ Awards will be given out during Mass.


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

Mass Intentions Week of May 15, 2016

Sunday: 5/15 – Pentecost Sunday
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Hendrick Rejman by Jim Rejman’s Family
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Bill William Dugan by DelVecchio Family
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Raymond B. Wilbur by Diane M. Hoy

Monday: 5/16– Weekday
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+ For Margarette Kanalley by Family

Tuesday: 5/17 – Weekday
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+ For Jim Green by Ruth Wood

Wednesday: 5/18 – St. John 1
NO Mass

Thursday: 5/19 – Weekday
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Mr. & Mrs. William Riley by Family

Friday: 5/20 - St. Bernadine of Siena
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Bill Maloney by the Millers

Saturday: 5/21 – Vigil of The Most Holy Trinity
Mass: 5:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Johanne West by Mary T. Rafferty

Sunday: 5/22 – The Most Holy Trinity
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Phillip Morse by Michelle Tibbits & Family
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Ben Gavitt by Bob & Eileen Fitzgerald & Family
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Mary Armstrong by Armstrong Family



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.


WANTED!! Small children's folding table with 4 chairs for our "Liturgy of the Word Program" at St. Patrick's, Moravia. Please call the church office @364-7197.

Weekly Bulletins

High School Mission Trip Opportunity

GSCC is sponsoring with All Saints Church, Lansing, a summer 2016 mission trip to Bethlehem Farm in West Virginia. We are asking if any of our high school youth (16 years & older) would like to participate in this event.
Scholarships are available and space is limited. If interested, please contact Marilyn. Visit the Bethlehem Farm website to learn more details.

 Vacation Bible School -

Mark your calendars for August 1– 4, 2016.



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.

Catholic School Announcements:

St. Joseph’s School:
$100 Raffle: 11 chances to win, including the grand prize
of $5000. Drawing is Sat. May 21st with an early bird
drawing on May 12. Please call school at 253-8327 for
more information.

Proudly presents The Wizard of Oz, Friday &
Saturday, June 3 & 4 at 7:00pm, and Sunday, June 5 at
2:00pm at the Bisgrove Theater at Cayuga Community
College. $8/Adults; $5/Children 12 & under & Senior

Call 253-8327 to reserve your tickets today!

Words from our Pastor

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  • May
    • 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…
    • Happy Mother’s Day!
      As we continue to celebrate our “New Birth” in the Lord on this Seventh Sunday of Easter, we remember today our mothers who gave…
    • May we be open to the Holy Spirit
      During a Sunday Mass as we were singing the Alleluia I noticed a baby in the church smiling brightly and clapping his hands as w…
  • April
    • Pastoral Council Nominations
      I would like to thank all those who helped with the celebration of the Mass with Bishop Matano and the reception that followed. …
    • Our Vision and Mission
      A year ago as a parish we were in the midst of a process of Visioning for the Future. We began that process on March 15th, 2015 …
  • March
    • 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 …
    • May We Know the Reconciling Peace of Christ
      During the season of Lent, we are challenged to remember that the Christian life is an ongoing journey of conversion of heart. …
  • February
    • Second Sunday of Lent
      Lent is a season when we are called to grow in our relationship with God and with one another. Each of us is called by God to l…
    • Pope Francis' Lenten Message
      As we begin Lent I would like to share with you this excerpt from Pope Francis Lenten message. Have a blessed Lent.
    • Our Lenten Journey
      We will begin our forty-day Lenten journey to the glories of Easter on Wednesday. The symbol of ashes that we will receive on ou…

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Souper Bowl of Caring, February 7, 2016: The Souper Bowl of Caring  utilizes Super Bowl weekend in America to empower our youth to fight hunger and poverty in our local community. Its vision is to transform Super Bowl weekend into America’s largest youth-led weekend of giving and serving. 

Young people collect monetary and food donations on that weekend. 100% of the money and food is then given directly to our local Food Pantry. Please help us as we help others!

Last Call! Winter has turned cold! Please consider sharing the Gift of Warmth with those in need.  We will collect new & gently used mittens, hats & gloves for Food Pantry families thru the end of this month.  Your generosity is appreciated!


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