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For all of you who are new to this site, 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.

Summer Sunday Mass in Aurora is at 9:00am



Men’s Club: Steak Night with Assemblyman Finch will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8th, 6:30PM at St. Patrick’s in Aurora. We need an accurate head count; so please give Stuart Wood or Tom Parsnick a definite answer so we can make a correct food order. See you there.

DIVINE MERCY SHRINE PILGRIMAGE:  Deacon Dennis Donahue WILL lead a bus pilgrimage from St. Mary’s Church, Auburn to the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge MA, stopping along the way at Shrines in Fonda and Auriesville. Overnight stay in Albany area and pass through  the Doors of Mercy at the Cathedral in Albany. Tentative dates are 9/10 & 11, 2016. Expected cost for bus/single room hotel is less that $200. Please contact Deacon Dennis by call/text at 406 1538. Deadline to register is July 28 or sooner.

Rochester Catholic Men’s Conference Oct. 1, 2016 at St. Jude the Apostle, 8:00am - 4:00pm. “Strengthen Your Brothers”. Featuring EWTN’s Fr. Mitch Pacwa, “The Dynamic Deacon” Harold Burke –Silvers, and Patrick Coffin—host of “Catholic Answers Live”. Cost $50– Early-bird and Student discounts available. Details & registration at

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 Aug 21, 2016

Sunday: 8/21 – Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Stuart Wood, Sr. by Louise Morey
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 Bill & Tim McGarry & Digger Powers by Friends

Monday: 8/22 – The Queenship of the Blessed
Virgin Mary
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Healing for Maryanne Tissot by Kanalley Family

Tuesday: 8/23- St. Rose of Lima
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Mr. & Mrs. Frank Plis by Lorraine Fitch & Family

Wednesday: 8/24 – St. Bartholomew
NO Mass

Thursday: 8/25 – St. Louis, St. Joseph Calasanz
NO Mass

Friday: 8/26 – Weekday
NO Mass

Saturday: 8/27 –Vigil of Twenty-Second Sunday in
Ordinary Time
Wedding: 3:00PM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
Natalie Marie Jones & Joseph Pritchard
Mass: 5:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Robert Dillon by Nancy Dillon

Sunday: 8/28 - Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Jim Green by Gus Maffetore
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Bill Maloney by Tom & Mary Dunn
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For  Helen Walsh Ditton by Estate






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.


A Blessing Before Summer Vacation:

 Take time to claim your strength; they are gifts of God.

Take time to have fun; it’s God’s way of teaching you your strengths. Take time to grow yourself; only you can grow you. Take time to trust yourself; God trusts you. Take time to be self-reliant; it is better than being dependent. Take time to share with others; they will bless you, and you will bless them. Take time to have hope; you are a child of God.

Let’s put ourselves into the hands of the Lord, and pray that God will bless us and our families during the wonderful months of summer. May we all help make our home a place of relaxation, joy, love, peace and safety. May we be generous and considerate, not thinking only about ourselves, but helping others enjoy the blessings of a summertime.

Lord God, Creator of all things, guide our steps and strengthen our hearts during these months of summer and vacation days.

Grant us refreshment of mind and body.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source: Bulletin 6/29/08; St. Paul’s Roman Cathedral, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Weekly Bulletins


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!


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 Deacon Dennis . . . .

When I was growing up in a city quite similar to Auburn NY it was normal to find a crucifix visible in almost every room in my Catholic friend’s homes. When a child was born, a cross was a common gift to be hung over the baby’s crib. Over the last 25 years this tradition seems to have fallen away and it is more and more common to find no crucifix centrally or obviously placed within a Catholic home. Is this true in your home? If so, has it been always true or has something changed over time and is it time to change back?

In today’s Gospel Jesus “said to all” who wish to be his disciples that they must “take up his cross daily and follow” him. A crucifix hung obviously in the home serves as a frequent reminder of our call to discipleship and the gift of great love shown by God for our salvation. St Anthony of Padua, preached that “Christ who is your life is hanging before you, so that you may look at the cross as in a mirror”…. “Nowhere other than looking at himself in the mirror of the cross can man better understand how much he is worth”. 



Words from our Pastor

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High School Mission Trip Opportunity

GSCC is sponsoring with All Saints Church, Lansing, a summer 2016 mission trip to Bethlehem Farm in West Virginia. We are asking if any of our high school youth (16 years & older) would like to participate in this event.
Scholarships are available and space is limited. If interested, please contact Marilyn. Visit the Bethlehem Farm website to learn more details.

Recycle  Your Grocery Bags -

If you have used plastic grocery bags to recycle, they would be appreciated at the GSCC/King Ferry Food Pantry. Bag donations may be left near the food collection box at church. Thank you!


WANTED!! Small children's folding table with 4 chairs for our "Liturgy of the Word Program" at St. Patrick's, Moravia. Please call the church office @364-7197.

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