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Last updated: March 30, 2015, 1:24:25 PM

PARISH STAFF:
REV. WILLIAM MOORBY - Pastor
DEACON DENNIS DONAHUE Parish Deacon
 315-406-1538
CATHY KANALLEY-Office Administrator
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATOR:
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
BULLETIN EDITOR/CEMETERY: Lorraine Fitch
PRAYER REQUESTS
Marge Callahan 364-7449 or
Cathy or Lorraine - 364-7197
e-mail: gscc@dor.org     www.thegoodshepherd.cc
PARISH OFFICE:
299 Main Street, Aurora    315/364-7197
Monday-Thursday
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.

 

Lenten Penitential Regulations regarding abstinence during Lent:

Abstinence refers to NOT eating meat or meat products.

Catholics between the ages of 18 & 59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. All Catholics 14 years old and older must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays of Lent.

 

DEACON’S CORNER:

Making your Holy Week truly special by moving out of your comfort zone. Start by going to St. Mary's Church in Auburn tonight at 8 PM to hear Compline (Night Prayers) sung by candlelight. Read Jesus Farewell Discourse in John's Gospel Chapters 14 to 16 and Jesus Final Prayer John 17 the next four days. Attend Holy Thursday and Good Friday services and the Easter Vigil and then go to Mass again on Easter Sunday with the Bishop at St. Alphonsus in Auburn. You will be truly blessed by making this final surge at the end of Lent.

 

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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The Easter Mass Schedule

This year the Easter Vigil will be held at St. Patrick Church, Moravia on Saturday, April 4 at 8:00 p.m. There will be no Saturday 5:00 p.m. Easter Mass at St. Michael, Union Springs. The Easter Sunday Mass at St. Michael, Union Springs, will be at 8:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 5. The Easter Sunday Mass at St. Patrick, Aurora will be at 9:00a.m., and the Mass at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry will be at 10:30 a.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE NEW YEAR

Opportunities for Spiritual Enrichment

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Mass Schedule


Sunday:

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

Monday:

Mass: 9:00AM at St Patricks' Aurora

Tuesday:

Mass: 9:00AM at St Patrick's , Moravia
Mass: 9:30AM at Howd Nursing Home , Moravia (2nd Tues Only)

Wednesday:

 No Mass

Thursday:

Mass: 4:00PM St Michael's Union Springs

Friday:

9:00AM St Patrick's Aurora
First Friday: 9:00AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry followed by Benediction.

Saturday:

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

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Spring Adult Retreat—An Evening of Prayer and Reflection with Sr Mary Ellen Curtin. Thursday, May 21, 7:00—9:00PM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora.

Mark Your Calendars! Think Summer on the Lake! 
Summer Vacation Bible School, August 3,4,5,& 6

*Please note: NO Faith Formation Classes on Easter Sunday.

Youth Weekend—April 25 & 26: Youth of our parish will serve as readers, greeters, and ushers during Mass at all 4 churches.

 

Weekly Bulletins

Spiritual Orienteering Course:

Are you interested in finding your current location on the spiritual path; orienting a more effective direction towards God and formulating a plan to make greater spiritual progress?  Deacon Dennis will be offering a series of 5 classes between Easter and Pentecost on spiritual orientation/direction for individuals looking to move further/higher in their spiritual journey. Classes will be offered at St. Mary’s Hall Saturday mornings from 8:30-9:30am or Thursday evenings from 7-8pm (10 or more persons). The cost of the full course is $25, proceeds donated to support weekend stays by families with a medically fragile child at the Brian Bisgrove House of Courage. There is also a $5 cost for the book “Journey to God” which is required reading for the course. Pre-registration by April 6th @ St. Mary’s Office or Deacon Dennis @315/406-1538 before April 6th.