REV. RICHARD SHATZEL - Pastor
DEACON DENNIS DONAHUE Parish Deacon
CATHY KANALLEY-Office Administrator
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATOR:
Marilyn Paradise Daytime - 315/364-7197
SOCIAL MINISTRY/GSCC FOOD PANTRY
At King Ferry Debbie Patrick 497-2049
First Saturdays 9:00-12 and by appointment.
VISITATION MINISTRY: Charles Walsh 889-5060
BULLETIN EDITOR/CEMETERY: Lorraine Fitch
Marge Callahan 364-7449 or
Cathy or Lorraine - 364-7197
e-mail: email@example.com www.thegoodshepherd.cc
299 Main Street, Aurora 315/364-7197
8:00AM-4:00PM and by appointment
BAPTISM - Please call the Parish Office for an appointment
MARRIAGE - Couples must contact the Parish Office six months prior to the celebration.
RECONCILIATION - By appointment or before Mass on the weekend.
COMMUNION FOR THE SICK AND HOUSEBOUND/ SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK - If a loved one is seriously ill or would like to receive Holy Communion at home, please call the Parish Office.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) - Non-Catholics interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith are invited to speak to any staff member or call the Parish Office.
NEW PARISHIONERS - Welcome! Please introduce yourselves to the Parish Staff. We want to get to know you.
REGISTRATION - Every family within the Parish should be registered. Please contact the office for a registration form. If you move to another parish, change your address or have additions or deletions to your family, please notify the Parish Office. Forms are available at each worship site.
'In the Unity of Faith'
In this compact book; the famous Thomist; Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange; sets forth the classic Catholic traditions on the spiritual life as the full flowering of Sanctifying Grace in the soul. He explains the three stages of the spiritual life-the Purgative Way; the Illuminative Way; and the Unitive Way-showing the transitions or conversions from one period to another. How can one become a saint without knowing the way -- the pitfalls; common mistakes; and experience of Saints who have gone before? G…
Focus on families
Cardinals from around the world gathered with Pope Francis to talk about the family, focusing their discussions on the Christian vision of people and family life; essential pastoral programs to support families; and ministry to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. Read more>>
Enter March 14-16 on your calendar. Last year 9 of us from GSCC attended the retreat @ Notre Dame in Canadaigua. We do carpool. Call Tom Parsnick @ (315) 889-5442 or Steve Cardinal @ (607) 838-3160 for further information.
Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving
Lent is about both giving up, and giving back, We give in response to what God has given us. Consider taking a few moments each day to remember what you have been blessed with. As we begin our Lenten journey, the Social Ministry committee is asking for your prayers and sacrificial giving to support and broaden our parish works of charity and justice in our own community and around the world. Your Lenten Offering will support the work of Social Ministry in these areas:
25% of the collected funds will be used to:
In addition to Lenten prayer/fasting, we are challenged to stretch the size of our hearts to enrich the lives of others. Financial support for Social Ministry was cut from our parish budget, so we ask for your help to continue our good work. Almsgiving containers are available at our worship sites.