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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

  • October
    • 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
  • July
    • Anniversaries to remember
      I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that this year marks the 50th Anniversary of my graduation from New Hartford High School. The…
    • Good Samaritans
      This past Sunday the gospel reading was the story of the Good Samaritan. Sunday afternoon I was very grateful that Good Samarit…
    • Notes from Father Bill
      On July 6th the Blessing of the Boats took place in Aurora. For the third year in a row the weather became a real concern. Thi…
    • As we go forward together
      I am writing this bulletin article on June 24th. It was five years ago today that I became pastor of Good Shepherd Catholic Co…
  • June
    • Notes from Father Bill
      As we come to the end of the month of June we also come to the close of the Fiscal Year for our parish. It will be a while befo…

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 Oct 6, 2019

Saturday: 10/5 -Vigil of The 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Wedding: at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
Maureen McNamara & Ed (Roland) Ausborn
Mass: 5:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Lawrence Rose

Sunday: 10/6– Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Rev. Robert Downs
Mass: 9:00 AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+ For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Robert “Bob” Nolan by Nels & Jane Johnson

Monday: 10/7 - Our Lady of the Rosary
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Gladys Nucci by Colleen & Mach Spellecy

Tuesday: 10/8 – Weekday
Mass: 9:30AM at Howd Nursing Home, Moravia
+For Richard Murphy by Art & Ursula O’Mara

Wednesday: 10/9 -St. Denis & Companions,St. John Leonardi
NO Mass

Thursday: 10/10 – Weekday
Mass: 4:00PM at St, Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Special Intention

Friday: 10/11 - St. John XXIII
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Ralph Garafalo Jr. by Kathy Peters

Saturday: 10/12 - Vigil of 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 5:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Stephen & His Family by Grandparents

Sunday: 10/13 – The 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 8:30 AM at Patrick’s, Moravia
+For All Living & Deceased Members of St. Patrick’s, Moravia A/R Society by SPM Altar/Rosary Society
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Bee Toombs by John & Joan Stetz
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC

 Mass Intentions
Week of Oct 13, 2019

Saturday: 10/12 -Vigil of The 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 5:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Stephen & His Family by Grandparents

Sunday: 10/13– Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For All Living & Deceased Members of St. Patrick’s,
Moravia A/R Society by SPM Altar/Rosary Society
Mass: 9:00 AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+ For Bee Toombs by John & Joan Stetz
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Louis & John Fedrizzi by Family

Monday: 10/14 - St. Callistus I, Sukkot, Columbus Day
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For The Spero, Aber, Wilbur & Close Families by Family

Tuesday: 10/15 – St. Teresa of Jesus
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Emmett Hall by Ruth Wood & Family

Wednesday: 10/16 –St. Hedwig, St. Margaret Mary Alaocoque
NO Mass

Thursday: 10/17 – St . Ignatius of Antioch
Mass: 4:00PM at St, Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Mickie Bennett by Rick & Nora Ricci

Friday: 10/18 - St. Luke
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Eileen Fitzgerald by Mary Dunn

Saturday: 10/19 - Vigil of 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 5:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC

Sunday: 10/20– The 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 8:30 AM at Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Jean Stanton by Phil Morse Family
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Eileen Fitzgerald by Bob & Family
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Ruth Fedrizzi by John & Cathy Kanalley
Spanish Mass: 7:30PM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry

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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.




There will be an Oktoberfest in Moravia

October 26, 2019

6:00 P.M.

Moravia Church Hall

German Food, Fun and Good times for all

 Upcoming Events



at St. Patrick’s Hall in Aurora on Thursday, November 7th at 12:00 noon. Please bring a dish to pass. Everyone welcome!


Annual “Empty Bowls” World Hunger Week fundraiser,

sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes, Oct. 23, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church, Melrose Rd, Auburn. Adults/$20, Children under10 /$10. Tickets at the Aurora rectory.  Participants learn about local anti-poverty efforts and walk away  with a commemorative Empty Bowl reminding us that hunger does exist in our community.


World Mission Sunday, October 19/20,

your prayers and financial help will support mission priests, religious Sisters and Brothers, and lay catechists who are Christ’s witnesses to a world so in need of His healing love and peace. A Special Second Collection will be taken up.


GSCC Parish Council Meeting,

Monday, October 21st, 7:00pm at St. Patrick’s, Aurora, Rectory.


Public Square Rosary Rally 

be held Saturday, Oct. 12 at noon at St. Patrick’s Church in Aurora. This Public Square Rosary, sponsored by America Needs Fatima, will be one of over 20,000 rallies that will take place all across the United States on that day. Please join us in offering reparation for sins and offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to fervently pray for the conversion of the United States.

Men’s Club:

We will meet 6:30 @ Dugan’s on Thursday Oct. 17. Our speaker will be Paul MacDonald, former curator at the Seward House Museum. Do join us for fellowship & good fare.

Tyburn Academy presents SPORTS BANQUET

at Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, October 16th at 6:00PM. Honoring John C. Rossi ,with guest speaker, Coach Jim Boeheim. Cost: $50. For ticket information, call 315 252 2937.


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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