Last updated: February 23, 2015, 8:36:30 AM
REV. WILLIAM MOORBY - Pastor
DEACON DENNIS DONAHUE Parish Deacon
CATHY KANALLEY-Office Administrator
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATOR:
Marilyn Paradise Daytime - 315/364-7197
King Ferry Food Pantry at GSCC
First Saturdays 9-12, or by appointment.
Contact Debbie Patrick at 497-2049
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.
REMINDER: Cemetery checks must be made out to the cemetery for which it is intended—NOT TO GSCC. Thank you.
Abstinence refers to NOT eating meat or meat products.
Catholics between the ages of 18 & 59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. All Catholics 14 years old and older must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays of Lent.
Keep up with Deacon Dennis' guidance on our pursuit of spiritual guidance and our Journey to God
Throughout the winter months we especially welcome donations of these non-perishable canned items: hearty soups, chili, stew, and pasta with meat (such as Chef Boyardee).
Donations may be left in the food collection box at church anytime.
Thank you for helping to make a difference for struggling families in our community!
Father Gerard McMahon, a longtime parish priest, died Jan. 29, 2015. He was 82.
Father McMahon grew up in St. Monica and St. John the Evangelist parishes in Rochester and attended the parishes' school. He also attended Aquinas Institute, St. Andrew's Seminary and St. Bernard's Seminary, all in Rochester. He was ordained by Bishop James E. Kearney on June 5, 1959, at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
He then served as assistant pastor at St. Anthony of Padua in Rochester (1959); Our Lady of Mercy in Greece (1959-60); St. Mary of the Lake in Ontario (1960-69); and St. Mary in Corning (1969-75). He served as associate pastor at Corpus Christi Parish in Rochester from 1975-76 before becoming pastor at St. Patrick Parish in Moravia in 1976. He led that parish for nine years before becoming pastor of St. Gabriel Parish in Hammondsport and St. Patrick Parish in Prattsburgh in 1985.
He left those parishes in 1993 to take a temporary assignment in the Diocese of Scranton, Pa., where he served as administrator for several parishes. In 1998 he retired and returned to Rochester, where he lived at Our Lady of Victory Parish. He later moved to Church of the Holy Spirit in Penfield, where he lived and served as needed for approximately nine years. He later moved to the McAuley Residence at the Sisters of Mercy Motherhouse in Brighton.
Bishop Salvatore R. Matano will celebrate Father McMahon's funeral Mass Feb. 7, 2015, at 9 a.m. at Church of the Holy Spirit. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester.
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
Mass: 12:15PM 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)
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
Ladies Lenten Study Please join us for a Ladies Lenten Study beginning on Thursday, February 26, at St. Patrick’s, Aurora. The study will use the book, “Walking With Purpose” by Lisa Brenninkmeyer and will be led by Sandy Groth. You can take a look at the book at http://walkingwithpurpose.com/. If interested, please specify whether Thursday day or evenings work best for you. Hope to see you there!
Mark Your Calendars:
Good Shepherd Catholic Community's Future Search
When: Sunday March 15th from 1:15 to 5 PM
Where: St Patrick's Aurora Church Hall
Why: To become drawn by vision and no longer driven by issues
How: Two organizational development experts from outside our parish will facilitate our discussion leading to a future vision.
Who: All parishioners and potential parishioners
We have reached our parish goal! As of February 2, 144 parishioners have given or pledged $27,739 which is 100.95% of our parish goal. I thank you for your generous support of the Catholic Ministry Appeal. Your gift helps to continue to spread the good news of Jesus our Lord from one generation to the next.