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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.  

Inclement Weather Notice

If the current weather and road conditions make it difficult or dangerous for you to travel, Masses will still be celebrated on our usual schedule, but please know that the obligation for you to attend Mass is not binding (one is excused) to Mass. Please stay safe.

 

Welcome!

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.

Words from our Pastor

  • 2020
    • January
      • Retirement Party
        Cathy Kanalley will be retiring at the end of January after many years serving our parish and other parishes in our diocese. W…
      • 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…
      • May We Manifest His Love through our Service
        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…
  • 2019
    • December
      • Feast of the Holy Family
        Merry Christmas! Unlike the secular world our celebration of Christmas continues! The shopping malls have been playing Christmas…
      • Come Lord Jesus reside in our hearts
        As we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Christmas is just a few days. Every year at this time I am in awe of the generosity…
      • O Come Lord Jesus into our Hearts
        The Third Sunday of Advent is Gaudete Sunday, the Sunday we light the pink candle on the Advent wreath. Gaudete is from the Lati…
    • November
      • Feast of Christ the King
        Today as we celebrate The Feast of Christ the King we enter into the last week of the church liturgical year. Next Sunday the ne…
      • 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…
      • 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…

Pastoral Council Notes

  • January
    • 2020 Introduction Talk
      We, the members of Parish Pastoral Council, have given thought and prayer on what we felt was paramount for immediate Parish goa…

Faith Formation Notes

  • 2020
    • January
      • The Journey to Confirmation
        The Diocese of Rochester has revised the policy for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. It has become a two year journey w…
  • 2019

Weekly Bulletins

 

RECONCILIATION

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

Sunday:

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

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

 Mass Intentions
Week of Jan 12, 2020

Saturday: 1/11 -Vigil of Baptism of the Lord
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Benjamin Karol
Sunday: 1/12 The Baptism of the Lord
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Irene & Tom Costello by Family
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Andrew Bianchi
Mass: 12:00 Noon at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+ For Kate & Moose Orman by Jim & Ann Orman
Spanish Mass: 7:30PM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry

Monday: 1/13– St. Hilary
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC

Tuesday: 1/14 – Weekday
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Mr. & Mrs. Richard Page & Family


Wednesday: 1/ 15 - Weekday
NO Mass

Thursday: 1/16 – Weekday
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Helen Klos by George & Ann Murphy

Friday: 1/17 - Weekday
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+ For Anthony Prete

Saturday 1/18 -Vigil of 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Helen Klos by the Kanalley Family
Sunday: 1/19 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Albert Capacci by SPM Altar/Rosary Society
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Edwin Fessenden by John Fessenden Family
Mass: 12:00 Noon at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Robert McNamara by Maureen and Ed & Family

Mass Intentions
Week of Jan 19, 2020

Saturday: 1/18 -Vigil of 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Helen Klos by the Kanalley Family
Sunday: 1/19 The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Albert Capacci SPM Altar/Rosary Society
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Edwin Fessenden by John Fessenden Family
Mass: 12:00 Noon at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+ For Robert McNamara by Maureen and Ed & Family

Monday: 1/20– St. Fabian, St. Sebastian
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Joseph Cosentino

Tuesday: 1/21 – St. Agnes
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Dorothy French by Pat Battley


Wednesday: 1/22 - Day of Prayer for Legal Protection of
Unborn Children
NO Mass

Thursday: 1/23 - St. Vincent, St . Marianne Cope
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Helen Klos by Lorraine Fitch

Friday: 1/24 - St. Francis de Sales
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+ For Nancy Cataline

Saturday 1/25 - Vigil of 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Joyce Nolan
Sunday: 1/26 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For George Powers by Pat Costisick
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Owen “Corky” Shultis by the Baird Family
12:00 Noon at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC

 

 

It’s called WeShare and is offered through Liturgical Publications, Inc. (publishers of our weekly bulletin). Here's the web address: https://thegoodshepherd.weshareonline.org/  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. 

 

 

Retirement Party

Cathy Kanalley will be retiring  at the end of January after many years serving our parish and other parishes in our diocese.  We will be having an Open House Reception for Cathy on Sunday, February 2nd at St. Patrick Church Hall in Moravia from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to give parishioners a chance to stop by and thank Cathy for the many ways she has served you and your families through the years. I personally thank Cathy for her dedication in overseeing the church office and for her patience and support in helping  me over the past five and a half years that I have served as your pastor.  Cathy has helped to make my job easier in the time I have served with her at Good Shepherd Catholic Community.  I wish Cathy and her husband John the best as she makes this transition.   I hope many of you can attend the  Open House Reception for Cathy , if you cannot  I encourage you to express your appreciation and gratitude to Cathy for her loving service through the years.

 

Week of prayer for Christian Unity

The “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity” will be celebrated for the 41st year in Union Springs from Saturday, January 18th –  Saturday, Jan. 25th.  There will be daily gatherings in Union Springs to pray, discuss Scripture and sing with our fellow Christians.  Complete daily  schedules for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity can be found it the back of each of our churches.  For those who wish to observe the Week of Prayer at home, daily scripture passages, meditation and prayer sheets also can be obtained in the back of each of GSCC’s churches.  On Sunday, Jan19th, a 6:00 p.m. dish-to-pass supper will be held at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Union Springs.    Following the dish -to -pass  supper a prayer service will begin at about 7:15p.m.;  Fr. William Moorby will be the homilist . All are welcome.

 

 

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

In-pew-solicitation for the CMA

The weekend of January 25/26 we will be having an  at all the Masses,  If you haven’t  by then given to this year’s appeal this will give you another opportunity to make a pledge to the CMA.  Thank you all for your generous support.

Open House Reception for Cathy Kanalley

on Sunday, February 2nd at St. Patrick Church Hall in Moravia from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Come and express your thanks to Cathy as she retires after many years  as GSCC Office Administator

Social Ministry Committee Meeting

Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 at, at GSCC Parish Office, Aurora, at 6:30 p.m.

January 25/26 we will have an in-pew solicitation for the CMA`at all the weekend Masses.

Pastoral Council Meeting

January 27, at GSCC Parish    Office, Aurora, at 7:00 p.m.

Finance Council Meeting

January 28,  at GSCC Parish    Office, Aurora, at 4:00 p.m.

Ithaca March for Life 

Friday, January 24th beginning at 12:45 PM from the steps of Immaculate Conception Church 113 N. Geneva St, Ithaca.  Peaceful, Prayerful walk along W. Seneca Street and return.  Refreshments upon return provided by the Ithaca Council Knights of Columbus

Stand out for Life 

Saturday Jan 25th 9 AM-10:30 AM.   A Peaceful, Prayerful, Public witness for the protection of unborn children, their mothers and fathers will be held across from Planned Parenthood 620 W. Seneca St. Ithaca.  All are welcome!  More information, contact Carolann at 607-351-6668.

 

Stewardship:

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 MassTimes.org when you travel!
And Remember, church bills don’t take A summer vacation.
Thank you for making up back envelopes!

CMA

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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