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Inclement Weather Notice

If the current weather and road conditions make it difficult or dangerous for you to travel, Masses will still be celebrated on our usual schedule, but please know that the obligation for you to attend Mass is not binding (one is excused) to Mass. Please stay safe.



I will be offering The Wild Goose Series this Lent after the 4:00 p.m. Saturday Mass at St. Michael Church, Union Springs, during Lent, beginning February 29th, and also on Tuesday mornings during Lent at St. Patrick, Moravia, after the morning Mass in Moravia.   This series about the Holy Spirit can also be viewed on-line in your own home at www.theWildGooseisLoose. The series, is presented by, Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, You are also encouraged to consider sharing this series with others, consider watching the series as a family or with a few friends either in your homes or at one of our churches.  Everything you need to do so can be found online.  If you decide to host a group or lead a group to view this series, please give Father Bill a call at 315-364-7197 or email him at 


 CRS Rice Bowl, Catholic Relief Services' Lenten program to pray, fast, learn and give

CRS Lent 2020 “Stories of Hope” Week One: Global Family

This year, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is following the stories of three young girls from around the world. Instead of meeting a new family each week, CRS will be journeying with a global family comprised of:

16-year-old Maria Ana who lives with her parents, four brothers and one sister in Honduras. Her village, El Pinal, is surrounded by hills. Maria Ana speaks Spanish.

12-year-old Trinh is hard-working and energetic. She lives in the farming community of Binh Dao, located outside the city of Hoi An, Vietnam with her parents, two older brothers and younger sister. Her country is in Southeast Asia and is surrounded on three sides by water. Trinh speaks Vietnamese.

11-year-old Yvone is ambitious and intelligent. She lives with her grandparents, her aunt, three siblings and three cousins in Konjiko, a village in Kenya. Her community is located near Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. The village is also close to the Equator, so it is very hot there.

During the 40 days of Lent, as you get to know Maria Ana, Trinh and Yvone, remember them in your daily experience of prayers, fasting and almsgiving.

To see videos about the lives of these families and how Catholic Relief Services is helping them, visit



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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Words from our Pastor

  • 2020
    • February
      • Days of Fasting and Abstinence
        I remember as a boy journeying through the days of Lent. When I was young the Lenten obligations regarding fasting and abstinenc…
      • Our Lenten Journey
        We will begin our forty-day Lenten journey to the glories of Easter this Wednesday, February 26th. The symbol of ashes that we r…
      • Someone must have said, “May you live long and prosper”
        A week ago Thursday I celebrated the funeral Mass for Libby Perkins. Libby was a 104 + years old! Libby was born on June 24, 1…
      • Come Holy Spirit!
        Come Holy Spirit. Come into my life. A simple prayer but a powerful one. I have mentioned in the past that it was when I bega…
      • The Presentation of the Lord
        February 2nd is a noted day for many reasons. It is Groundhog Day! I remember as a boy my father telling us about the traditio…
    • January
  • 2019
    • December
      • Feast of the Holy Family
        Merry Christmas! Unlike the secular world our celebration of Christmas continues! The shopping malls have been playing Christmas…

Pastoral Council Notes

  • January
    • 2020 Introduction Talk
      We, the members of Parish Pastoral Council, have given thought and prayer on what we felt was paramount for immediate Parish goa…

Faith Formation Notes

  • 2020
    • January
      • The Journey to Confirmation
        The Diocese of Rochester has revised the policy for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. It has become a two year journey w…
  • 2019



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 Schedule


Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
Mass: 12:00PM  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: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs

Weekly Bulletins



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. 



Dear GSCC Parish Family,

 I want to thank all of you for the wonderful retirement  party with lots of delightful food—your thoughtful gifts,   cards and kind thoughts.

     God Bless each of you!  With many thanks!       ~ Cathy Kanalley




Tuesdays 6:00p.m. Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
Thursdays 3:30p.m. St. Michael, Union Springs,
followed by Mass at 4:00p.m.
Fridays 5:30p.m. St. Patrick Church, Moravia
Fridays 6:30p.m. St. Patrick Church, Aurora

 Upcoming Events

GSCC Parish Council Meeting,

Monday, February 24, 7:00pm at St. Patrick’s rectory.

Bl. Solanus Casey Doorway Ministry Open House:

Wed. Feb 12th stop by our office at 299 Clark St. (formerly St. Francis Rectory ) and learn about the psychological, spiritual and practical guidance and resources made available free of charge through this ministry. Also learn more about Stephen Ministry to see if you may be called to walk with another who is hurting. The hours of Open House are 1—6:00PM.

Mardi Gras Carnival,

sponsored by Auburn’s St. Mary’s Church, will take place at the Finger Lakes Mall, 2 to 9pm on
Feb. 22nd, the Saturday before Ash Wednesday. This is an event for the entire Auburn community and everyone is invited!

“The Well Lived Life: Enhancing the Spiritual Gifts to live out  the Beatitudes is Good Psychology”

A series of talks given on Sat. Morning over the course of Lent, at 8:00am  in Nacca Hall at St. Francis Church, beginning February 29th.  Each talk will conclude in time to attend 9am Daily Mass at St. Francis. Contact Dcn. Dennis 315 406 1538 if you have questions.

Save the Date!

Irish & Italian Festival, Gaelic & Garlic Festival at All Saints Church, across from Lansing Middle School on Sun. March 15, 12—4pm, good food, step dancers, music and great beverages. More details at


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.



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!

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