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Winter Mass Schedule

Beginning the weekend of November 30/December 1, the First Sunday of Advent, we will begin the Winter Mass schedule at St. Patrick, Aurora; Mass will be moved from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.   At St. Michael Church, Union Springs; Mass will be moved from 5:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  In the Spring, we will be moving back to the previous Mass times.  Please mark your calendars for these changes.  

Thanksgiving Day Mass for GSCC

will be celebrated on Thursday, November 28th at 9:00 am at  St. Patrick Church, Aurora .  All are invited.

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Services:   

Sunday, Nov.24 at 2 pm at the King Ferry Presbyterian Church 

Sunday, Nov.24 at 7 pm at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Union Springs.  

Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 7:00 pm at  Locke Community Church, 904 Main St., Locke, NY



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.

Liturgy of the Word Coordinator: 

We are looking for someone to oversee the Liturgy of the Word program at St. Patrick’s Church, Moravia. Liturgy of the Word shares the Gospel message for preschool children during the Homily. Resources and training will be provided. Please contact the church office if you are interested in serving the church in this ministry. Thank you

Words from our Pastor

  • November
    • 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…
      This past Sunday, being the first Sunday of the month, was Fish Bowl Sunday and we asked parishioners to take slips from the Fis…
    • National Vocations Awareness Week
      This week has been designated as National Vocation Awareness Week. It is a time to pray for vocations to the deaconate, priesth…
  • October
    • Feasts of All Saints Day and All Souls Day
      This week we celebrate the feasts of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. These are special days when we remember those that have g…
    • Bishop Matthew Clark
      It has been seven years since Bishop Matthew Clark has retired as the eighth bishop of Rochester after over thirty three years a…
    • 2019 Financial Report
      In the Oct 6, 2019 bulletin is a financial report for Good Shepherd Catholic Community. The fiscal year for our parish runs fro…
  • September
  • August

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 Nov 17, 2019

Saturday: 11/16 -Vigil of The 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 5:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC
Sunday: 11/17 –Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For All Living & Deceased Members of SPM Altar/Rosary
Society by St. Patrick’s, Moravia Altar/Rosary Society
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+ For Katharine Miller by Mary Dunn
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Gladys Wilbur by Diane Hoy

Monday: 11/18 – Dedication of the Basilicas of SS. Peter
and Paul, St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Marge Connell by Kanalley Family

Tuesday, 11/19 – Weekday
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s , Moravia
+For Anne Vieira by Ruth Wood & Family

Wednesday: 11/20 – Weekday
NO Mass

Thursday: 11/21 – Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Stephen & His Family by Grantparents

Friday: 11/22 - St. Cecelia
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Bee Toombs by Lou & Felice LeBrun

Saturday, 11/23 - Vigil of Our Lord, Jesus Christ
Mass: 5:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Mickie Bennett by Joe & Ellen Armitage

Sunday: 11/24 – Our Lord, Jesus Christ King of the Universe
Mass: 8:30 AM at Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Cecelia Murphy by Tibbits & Horner Families
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 Bob Nolan by Bob F itzgerald & Family
Spanish Mass: 7:30PM at Our Lady of the Lake, KF

Hands of Christ 2020.

If you would like to nominate one of our young parishioners for the “Hands of Christ” award, please send your letter of recommendation to the church office by December 1, 2019,

Hands of Christ is a program sponsored by the Diocese of Rochester to assist parishes in affirming their high school seniors who have been the Hands of Christ in their church, home, school and community.




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. 



Blessing of St. Michael Window 

This weekend  (Sept 28} we blessed the new St. Michael window  at St. Michael Church.  A special thanks to Thomas Eldred who donated the window .  We greatly appreciate  his generosity and his suggestion to replace the window that had blown out in a storm with one of our patron Saint.    September 29 is the Feast Day of Michael and the Archangels so this weekend seemed to  be a fitting time to  bless  our new window .  The window was beautifully made and installed by Brennan Stained Glass Studio


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

GSCC Parish Council Meeting,

Monday, Nov. 18,  7:00PM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora rectory. 

Birthright of Ithaca!

Saturday, November 16th, marks the 38th Anniversary of the opening of Birthright to the Ithaca community.  Join us at Hotel Ithaca, 11:30AM - 1:30 PM, for a joyous time of acknowledging the mission of providing compassionate care to women and their families. Luncheon tickets are $19.95 per person. Silent Auction. Door Prizes. Raffle. A true celebration! For more information contact Carolann Darling, 607-351-6668

Can't attend but would like to make a donation? Send to: Birthright of Ithaca, 605 W. State Street, Ithaca 14850

Cemetery cleanup at all our cemeteries, will take place Nov. 1 –15.


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


at St. Michael’s, Union Springs, beginning September 4 at 10:30am. Please join us on the first Wednesday of each month to pray the Rosary for our Church.

"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

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!


The theme for this year’s campaign is "I Am the vine, you are the branches."  The CMA gives each of us an opportunity to bear good fruit and live out our purpose as the branches of the true vine, Jesus Christ.  Through gifts to the CMA, we support the larger Church so that it may meet real needs throughout the Diocese.  Your support enables the Church to be responsive and caring in fulfilling its mission.  Please be generous in your response.  Every gift is needed and important!  Please see the brochure in the back of the church for more information.  If you have given to the CMA in the past, you will receive a letter in the mail with your pledge card during the week of October 15th.  Please pray for the success of our efforts.  Thank you for your generous support.



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