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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.

Emmaus Youth Group and Edge Youth Group

Catholic Ministry Appeal Update


The 2018-2019 Catholic Ministry Appeal is underway!  When you contribute to the Catholic Ministry Appeal, your generosity works in so many different ways! It supports people in need, helps nurture our youth, assists in communicating the good news throughout the diocese, and provides much-needed support for our parishes. It fosters the Gospel message of stewardship – a message that reminds us that all we are and all we have are gifts from God. Locally the CMA has helped to support Catholic Charities, and also supports our youth by sponsoring retreats and leadership conferences for youth as well as organizing the large delegation of youth from our diocese who attends the bi-annual National Catholic Youth Conference.  Listed below is the 2018/19 CMA Update: as of Nov 27th:


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

                                90                $24,506         65.03%         $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.



Winter Mass Schedule

Beginning the weekend of December 1 & 2, 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.   The Mass time at St. Michal 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.  



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 Dec 9, 2018

Saturday: 12/8 - Immaculate Conception of the Blessed
Virgin Mary
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Val Collins by Tom & Chris Steger
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Lee Poso by Dotty & Family
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Jean Staehr by St. Michael’s Altar/Rosary Society

Sunday: 12/9 - Second Sunday of Advent
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Daniel O’Mara by Art & Ursula O’Mara
Mass: 10:30 AM at Our Lady of the Lake, Church, King Ferry
+For Mary Colgan, Gordon & James Colgan by Brad & Mary Todd and Mike & Caroline Prendergast
Mass: 12:00 PM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC
Monday: 12/10 - Weekday
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Francis McGarry by Family

Tuesday: 12/11 – St. John Damasus 1
Mass: 9:30AM at Howd Nursing Home, Moravia
+For Richard Murphy by Lorraine Fitch

Wednesday: 12/12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe
NO Mass

Thursday: 12/13 – St. Lucy
Mass: 1:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Bernadine Novak by Family

Friday: 12/14 - St . John of the Cross
Mass: 9 :00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Eileen Fitzgerald by Lynn & Paul Reuss & Family

Saturday: 12/15 - Vigil of Second Sunday of Advent
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Val Collins by St. Michael’s Altar/Rosary Society

Sunday:12/16 – Third Sunday of Advent
Mass: 8:30 AM at Patrick’s, Moravia
+For David W. Hall by Tom & Christine Steger
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Rev. Richard Shatzel by Hans Pecher
Mass: 12:00PM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+ For Elizabeth Hickey & Marguerite Tierney by Mary Dunn
Spanish Mass: 7:30PM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry


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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  • 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
  • September
    • Month of the Rosary
      In the month of October each year we celebrate the Feast of the Guardian Angels on October 2nd and the Feast of Our Lady of the …
    • 2018-2019 Catholic Ministry Appeal: "Sharing Our Blessings"
      Our Diocese of Rochester has launched the 2018-2019 Catholic Ministry Appeal. The Catholic Ministry Appeal is the annual appeal …
    • Financial Report
      In the bulletin today is a financial report for Good Shepherd Catholic Community. The fiscal year for our parish runs from J…


GSCC Epiphany Party:

Sunday, January 6, 2019
4:00PM at Dugan’s Country Grill, Rt. 34B Between Sherwood and Scipioville
Buffet Style Menu is posted on the sign-up sheet at the entrance of each church. Be sure to sign up!

St. Patrick’s, Moravia:

Cookie Exchange, Saturday, Dec. 22nd in the church hall at 1:00PM. Bring your favorite cookies & take a bunch home.
Decorate the Church after Mass on Sunday, Dec. 23rd. Many hands make light work!

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.  

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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