The Good Shepherd Catholic Community

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Last updated: April 15, 2015, 1:24:02 PM

CATHY KANALLEY-Office Administrator
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
Marge Callahan 364-7449 or
Cathy or Lorraine - 364-7197
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.


Food Pantry Collection

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!



We are now riding the Eastertide and our second reading will be a walk through John's First Letter. Last Sunday we read from the last chapter. Today we went back towards the beginning and will progress towards the end over the remaining 3 Sundays of Easter. As I said last week, 1 John gives us the recipe with 3 ingredients to become successful Christians: Believe in Christ, doing righteousness and loving. Each of these weeks of Eastertide in the second reading you will have one or more of these three ingredients given from a different perspective to show the importance of all three done together.  Take the time from now to Pentecost to meditate on this Letter and to read through the heroic actions it precipitated in the Acts of the Apostles.






Mass Schedule


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


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: 5:00PM at St. Michael’s, Union Springs


Support the King Ferry Food Pantry

 Friday, May 1, 2015


11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at

the King Ferry Food Pantry
8703 Route 90, King Ferry

 Sandwiches and Dinners:
Fish, Shrimp, Scallops, Cole Slaw and Fries


You get to enjoy a great meal, and the profits from this fundraiser will provide future meals for our neighbors in need.  Thank you for your support!

Per-order envelopes available at each church.

Spring Adult Retreat—An Evening of Prayer and Reflection with Sr Mary Ellen Curtin. Thursday, May 21, 7:00—9:00PM at St. Patrick’s, Aurora.

Mark Your Calendars! Think Summer on the Lake! 
Summer Vacation Bible School, August 3,4,5,& 6

*Please note: NO Faith Formation Classes on Easter Sunday.

Youth Weekend—April 25 & 26: Youth of our parish will serve as readers, greeters, and ushers during Mass at all 4 churches.

Are You Ready for Spiritual Direction? Join Deacon Dennis at St. Mary’s Church Hall in Auburn Sat., April 11, at 8:30am to explore this ancient & much forgotten means of moving more purposefully towards God. This is the 7th Day of the Easter Octave so double your spiritual pleasure by attending the 7:45 am Mass at St. Mary’s just prior to the exploratory talk.

Finance Committee Meeting: Tuesday, April 14, 4:00pm at Aurora rectory.

Parish Council Meeting: Monday, April 20, 7:00pm at Aurora rectory.

Save the Date: Sunday, Apr 26, 1:30– 4:30pm at Scipio Center fire house to formulate our plan to build our future. 35 folks attended March 15th and we asked each to bring at least 2 more parish folk next time. Be one of the 70+ new faces who are part of the solution.


Weekly Bulletins

Spiritual Orienteering Course:

Are you interested in finding your current location on the spiritual path; orienting a more effective direction towards God and formulating a plan to make greater spiritual progress?  Deacon Dennis will be offering a series of 5 classes between Easter and Pentecost on spiritual orientation/direction for individuals looking to move further/higher in their spiritual journey. Classes will be offered at St. Mary’s Hall Saturday mornings from 8:30-9:30am or Thursday evenings from 7-8pm (10 or more persons). The cost of the full course is $25, proceeds donated to support weekend stays by families with a medically fragile child at the Brian Bisgrove House of Courage. There is also a $5 cost for the book “Journey to God” which is required reading for the course. Pre-registration by April 6th @ St. Mary’s Office or Deacon Dennis @315/406-1538 before April 6th.


Welcome All

For all of you who are visiting  or here for the first time, we thank you for worshipping 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.