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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.

Summer Sunday Mass in Aurora is at 9:00am

 

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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 Sept 25, 2016

Sunday: 9/25 – Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Agnes Brueckner by Family
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For William Maloney by Marie & Gene Clements
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Carl & Charlotte Porten by Estate

Monday: 9/26– SS. Cosmas and Damian
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Goldy Utter & Sharon Signor by Kanalley Family

Tuesday: 9/27 – St. Vincent de Paul
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Fran Maffetore by Gus Maffetore & Family

Wednesday: 9/28– St. Wenceslaus, St. Lawrence Ruiz & Companions
NO Mass

Thursday: 9/29 –SS. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael
Mass: 4:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For All Living & Deceased Members of GSCC

Friday: 9/30– St. Jerome
Mass : 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Myron Mosley by Estate

Saturday: 10/1 –Vigil of Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Wedding: at St. Patrick’s, Aurora Emily Lockett and Henry Jones
Mass: 5:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs
+For The William E. Bouley Family by Estate

Sunday: 10/2- Twenty–Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: 8:30AM at St. Patrick’s, Moravia
+For Mr. & Mrs. Francis Murphy by Family
Mass: 9:00AM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora
+For Mary & John Fitzgerald by the Family of Mary and John
Mass: 10:30AM at Our Lady of the Lake, King Ferry
+For Lou Fedrizzi 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.

 

A Blessing Before Summer Vacation:

 Take time to claim your strength; they are gifts of God.

Take time to have fun; it’s God’s way of teaching you your strengths. Take time to grow yourself; only you can grow you. Take time to trust yourself; God trusts you. Take time to be self-reliant; it is better than being dependent. Take time to share with others; they will bless you, and you will bless them. Take time to have hope; you are a child of God.

Let’s put ourselves into the hands of the Lord, and pray that God will bless us and our families during the wonderful months of summer. May we all help make our home a place of relaxation, joy, love, peace and safety. May we be generous and considerate, not thinking only about ourselves, but helping others enjoy the blessings of a summertime.

Lord God, Creator of all things, guide our steps and strengthen our hearts during these months of summer and vacation days.

Grant us refreshment of mind and body.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source: Bulletin 6/29/08; St. Paul’s Roman Cathedral, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

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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.

 

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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!

High School Mission Trip Opportunity

GSCC is sponsoring with All Saints Church, Lansing, a summer 2016 mission trip to Bethlehem Farm in West Virginia. We are asking if any of our high school youth (16 years & older) would like to participate in this event.
Scholarships are available and space is limited. If interested, please contact Marilyn. Visit the Bethlehem Farm website to learn more details.

Recycle  Your Grocery Bags -

If you have used plastic grocery bags to recycle, they would be appreciated at the GSCC/King Ferry Food Pantry. Bag donations may be left near the food collection box at church. Thank you!

 

From Deacon Dennis . . . .

When I was growing up in a city quite similar to Auburn NY it was normal to find a crucifix visible in almost every room in my Catholic friend’s homes. When a child was born, a cross was a common gift to be hung over the baby’s crib. Over the last 25 years this tradition seems to have fallen away and it is more and more common to find no crucifix centrally or obviously placed within a Catholic home. Is this true in your home? If so, has it been always true or has something changed over time and is it time to change back?

In today’s Gospel Jesus “said to all” who wish to be his disciples that they must “take up his cross daily and follow” him. A crucifix hung obviously in the home serves as a frequent reminder of our call to discipleship and the gift of great love shown by God for our salvation. St Anthony of Padua, preached that “Christ who is your life is hanging before you, so that you may look at the cross as in a mirror”…. “Nowhere other than looking at himself in the mirror of the cross can man better understand how much he is worth”. 

 

 

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