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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.  

Advent Sacrament of Penance Schedule

  • St. Michael Church, Union Springs Dec. 7, 14, & 21 from 3:00p.m. –3:45p.m.
  • St. Patrick Church, Aurora Dec.7, 14 & 21 from 6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
  • St. Patrick Church, Moravia Every Sunday from 8:00a.m. – 8:20a.m. (the usual time) and Dec. 10 from 6:00p.m. -7:30 p.m.
  • Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry Dec. 6 from 8:00a.m. – 8:45a.m. (the usual First Friday time) and Dec. 3 & Dec. 17 from 6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m

GSCC Epiphany Party, Sunday, January 5, 2020

At Dugan’s Country Grill, Rt. 34B, between Sherwood and Scipioville.  Information and sign-up will be at the back of each church. Please join us!

 

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.

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
    • 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…
  • 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

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 Dec 1 , 2019

Saturday: 11/30 -Vigil of First Sunday of Advent
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Andrew Bianchi by Trish Stuver

Sunday: 12/1 – First Sunday of Advent
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Jean Stanton
Mass: 12:00 Noon 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, Bill and Dave Nolan by Family

Monday: 12/2 – Weekday
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Francis McGarry by Betty

Tuesday: 12/3 – St. Francis Xavier
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s , Moravia
+For Peg Hazelton by Bob & Family

Wednesday: 12/4 – St. John Damascene
NO Mass

Thursday: 12/5 – Weekday
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Anne Spillane by Pat Battley

Friday: 12/6 - St. Nicholas, First Friday
Mass & Benediction : 9:00AM at Our Lady of the Lake, KF
+ For Andrew Bianchi by Sue Nicolais

Saturday 12/7 - Vigil of Second Sunday of Advent
Mass: 4: 00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC

Sunday: 12/8 – Second Sunday of Advent
Mass: 8:30 AM at Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Erlinda Baliza by Janet Anderson & Family
Mass: 12:00 Noon at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Harry Swarze by St. Mary’s Faculty & Staff
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Bob Nolan by Tom Roach & Family

 Mass Intentions
Week of Dec 8, 2019

 

Saturday: 12/7 -Vigil of Second Sunday of Advent
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC

Sunday: 12/8 – Second Sunday of Advent
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Erlinda Baliza by Janet Anderson & Family
Mass: 12:00 Noon at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+ For Harry Schwarze by St. Mary’s Faculty & Staff
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Bob Nolan by Tom Roach & Family

Monday: 12/9 – Immaculate Conception of the Blessed
Virgin Mary
Mass: 9:00AM at t. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Muriel Hazelton by Bob & Family

Tuesday: 12/10 – Weekday
Mass: 9:30AM at Howd Nursing Home, Moravia
+For Robert “Bob” Minor by Ruth Wood & Family

Wednesday: 12/11 - St. Damascus
NO Mass

Thursday: 12/12 – Our Lady of Guadalupe
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Robert McNamara by Maureen, Ed & Family

Friday: 12/13 - St. Lucy
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+ For Karen Zablocki & Her Family by Ann Tobey

Saturday 12/14 - Vigil of Fourth Sunday of Advent
Mass: 4: 00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Bernadine Novak by Lorraine & Family

Sunday: 12/15 – Third Sunday of Advent
Mass: 8:30 AM at Patrick’s, Moravia
+For George Powers by Joanne Neville
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC
Mass: 12:00 Noon at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Elizabeth Hickey & Marguerite Tierney by Mary Dunn

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

Kathy Kanalley will soon be retiring after many years serving our parish and other parishes in our diocese.. We thank Kathy for her dedication in overseeing the church office and for helping our parishioners with loving service. We wish her the best as she makes this transition.

Job Opportunity at GSCC    

With her retirement we are    reorganizing the office.  We  are seeking to fill a  Part-time   office position .that requires  clerical and computer skills.  Work hours are 9:00a.m. -4:00 p.m. Monday , Tuesday and Thursday.  For more information or to apply for the position call    Father Bill at 315-364-7197

 

 

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

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

Aurora United Ministry

invites everyone to Cookies and Carols Monday, December 16 at 2:00pm. Please bring 2—3 doz. cookies and share in the fun!

During the month of December, our bulletins will need to be sent to the printer early each week to insure an up to date publication in the event of the Holidays or inclement weather . You are asked to submit any pertinent information to the office as early as possible. Thank you.

Recitation of the Rosary at St. Michael’s

each month on the first Wednesday at 10:30am. Please join us this Wednesday, December 4th.

To Benefit Tyburn Academy

20,000 RAFFLE, drawing March 7, 2020 at Tyburn Ball for the Brave.
Each ticket = 20 chances to win. Grand Prize: $10,000.
For tickets or more information please contact:
Tyburnacademy.com 315 252 2937

 

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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