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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.

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Organ for St. Patrick Church, Aurora St. Patrick

is in the process of getting a refurbished Allen Organ. Our current Allen Organ is an older model and the necessary repairs it needs to work properly are cost prohibitive. So we have made a decision to trade our current organ in for a newer refurbished model. The cost of the Organ will be $7,995. The cost includes delivery, setup and the removal of the old organ, and it comes with a two year warranty. This is an expenditure that was not budgeted but it is an opportunity to purchase a working organ before our current one completely fails. To help cover the cost I ask you to consider making a donation to the parish memorial fund. I myself am making a donation towards the cost of the organ in memory of my parents. Please consider making a donation, envelopes for donations will be in the church vestibule . You can drop your donation in the Sunday collection basket or send it to the church office. Thank you for your support, Father Bill

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Words from our Pastor

  • April
    • Happy Easter! The Lord has Risen
      On behalf of the staff of Good Shepherd Catholic Community, I wish all of you and your families a very blessed and joy filled Ea…
    • Holy Week - The Triduum
      Today as we celebrate Palm Sunday we enter the most solemn week of the Church Year – the final, intense days of Lent and the gre…
    • Is it Spring Yet!
      I woke up this morning to see snow on the ground! It was if God was saying “So you thought it was Spring! April Fools! It su…
  • March
    • Laetáre Sunday
      This Sunday is known as Laetáre Sunday. The name comes from the opening antiphon of the Mass which begins, “Laetáre Ierúsalem” o…
    • Lent and Solemnity Feast days
      This Sunday we celebrate the Second Sunday of Lent which this year falls on March 17th, St. Patrick Day. St. Patrick is the pat…
    • Be Reconciled with God and one another
      The Sacrament of Penance is often referred to as Confession, or as the Sacrament of Reconciliation. All three names reference an…
    • Our Lenten Journey
      We will begin our forty-day Lenten journey to the glories of Easter this Wednesday, March 6th. The symbol of ashes that we rece…
  • February
    • Formed in a Community of Faith
      This past week we celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes on February 11th. The Feast has special meaning to me because I w…
    • Finishing the Course
      What shifts we have been having in the weather! Today it is forecast to reach 60 degrees after enduring days of zero or below w…
    • Public Policy Weekend: Justice for Farmworkers
      Here in our Diocese, parishes participate in the annual Public Policy Weekend every February, when parishioners speak out with o…

 

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. 

 

 

  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 April 21, 2019

Saturday: 4/20 - Vigil of Easter Sunday of the Lord’s
Resurrection
Mass: 8:00PM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Lansing Miller by Mary Dunn
Sunday: 4/21 - Easter Sunday of the Lord’s Resurrection
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC
Mass: 9:00 AM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+ For Theresa Mesaros by John & Mary Kula
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For John Fedrizzi by Family
Spanish Mass: 7:30PM at Our Lady of the Lake, KF
Monday: 4/22 - Monday within the Octave of Easter
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Robert & Genevieve Griswold by Holevinski Family

Tuesday: 4/23 Tuesday within the Octave of Easter
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Michael Green by Family

Wednesday: 4/24 Wednesday with the Octave of Easter
No Mass

Thursday: 4/25 Thursday within the Octave of Easter
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For Doug Fridley

Friday: 4/26 Friday within the Octave of Easter
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Joe Caci

Saturday: 4/27- Vigil of 2nd Sunday of Easter
Mass: 5:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC

Sunday: 4/28 – Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy
Mass: 8:30 AM at Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Richard Murphy by Janet, Lesley & MIchelle
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For William Dugan by Family
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For William Nolan by Family

 

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.

 

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 Update

Thank you all for your generous support.

Update: as of Feb 24, 2019:

G.S.C.C. Parish Donors   150
$ Pledged  $37,059     
% of goal  98.34%     
Parish Goal  $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.

 

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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 Upcoming Events

"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 www.notredameretreat.org 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 meals@cayugacounty.us.

40 Days For Life March 6—April 14:

Help save lives in Ithaca!! Campaign begins March 6: Pray daily, 7AM—7PM @
Vigil Site across from Planned Parenthood, 620 W. Seneca St.  Please see schedule of events posted in the back of church.   March 28, 2019, 7PM Movie “Unplanned” at Regal Cinema, Shops at Ithaca Mall.Lenten Soup & Bread 

Community Ecumenical Breakfasts & Luncheons

at Christ United Methodist Church, 36 Church St., Moravia:   Breakfasts each Wed. 6:45a.m to 7:45a.m.   Luncheons starting March 13 thru April 10 at 12 noon.

Ecumenical Lenten Series 2019

“A Mustard Seed.” continues March 31: Fran Sampson, Fire Department Chaplain, will share her walk of  faith after a cancer diagnosis. Location: Trinity United Church of Christ, Union Springs.  Soup supper begins at 5:00 pm followed by the presentation.  (Donations: support the Wider Parish Programs)

Men’s Club:

6:30pm,Thursday, April 11 @ Dugan’s. Frank Netti will give a presentation on “The Shrouid of Turin”.

Summer Vacation Bible School 

Please Mark Your Calendars! This Summer Vacation Bible School is Monday, August 5—Thursday, August 8,  theme “Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride”. Join us for fun and adventure plus a powerful Bible message each day as we gather on the lawn at St. Patrick’s Church in Aurora.

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.

 

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