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— November 14, 2018

2018 Fruit Basket Project

Before I entered the seminary I worked as a Produce Manager in a supermarket. I had worked in many grocery stores during my high school and college days. I always started out in the grocery department and I always seemed to end up working in the produce departments.

— November 7, 2018

Fish Bowl Sunday

This past Sunday, being the first Sunday of the month, was Fish Bowl Sunday and we asked parishioners to take slips from the Fish Bowl as they enter and left church. Someone who was new to our parish asked me why we were being asked to take slips from the Fish Bowl. It made me realize that it is…

— November 1, 2018

The Week Ahead

This week has been designated as National Vocation Awareness Week. It is a time to pray for vocations to the deaconate, priesthood and religious life and to encourage those who are being called to those vocations. The call of the Lord is most often heard through the suggestions and encouragement…

— October 26, 2018

Feasts of All Saints Day and All Souls Day

This week we celebrate the feasts of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. These are special days when we remember those that have gone before us. Each of our lives has been touched by holy men and women who have allowed the love of God to flow through them in ways that have strengthened our own faith.

— October 22, 2018

DIOCESE OF ROCHESTER PERMANENT DIACONATE

The deacon is a man of faith, who is called from the community that already recognizes his dedication to service.

— October 10, 2018

2018-2019 Catholic Ministry Appeal: “Sharing Our Blessings"

Our Diocese of Rochester has launched the 2018-2019 Catholic Ministry Appeal. The theme of this year’s campaign is "Sharing Our Blessings". Stewardship challenges us to recognize that each of us has received gifts from God – namely our time, talent, and treasure. God expects us to discern our gifts…

— October 4, 2018

Notes from Father Bill

This week I am reminded of my Mother, Nan Clarke Moorby. Mom was born on October 7th, 1922 and died on October 10th, 2002. It is hard for me to fathom that it has been sixteen years since she died! Time seems to pass by so quickly! This week as the baseball playoffs began I was reminded of how my…

— September 26, 2018

Month of the Rosary

In the month of October each year we celebrate the Feast of the Guardian Angels on October 2nd and the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on October 7th. The two feasts speak to us of the love and protection that God offers us through our Guardian Angels and Mary.

— September 23, 2018

2018-2019 Catholic Ministry Appeal: "Sharing Our Blessings"

Our Diocese of Rochester has launched the 2018-2019 Catholic Ministry Appeal. The Catholic Ministry Appeal is the annual appeal inviting Catholics in the Diocese of Rochester to join in partnership to advance the mission of our Church. This year’s theme “Sharing Our Blessings" celebrates some of the…

— September 15, 2018

Financial Report

In the bulletin today is a financial report for Good Shepherd Catholic Community. The fiscal year for our parish runs from July 1 to June 30. There are two reports included in the bulletin insert; one is a Balance Statement and the second is a statement of Revenues and Expenditures (sometimes…

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  • 2018
    • November
      • 2018 Fruit Basket Project
        Before I entered the seminary I worked as a Produce Manager in a supermarket. I had worked in many grocery stores during my hig…
      • Fish Bowl Sunday
        This past Sunday, being the first Sunday of the month, was Fish Bowl Sunday and we asked parishioners to take slips from the Fis…
      • The Week Ahead
        This week has been designated as National Vocation Awareness Week. It is a time to pray for vocations to the deaconate, priesth…
    • October
    • September
    • August
    • July
      • Anniversaries to remember
        I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that this year marks the 50th Anniversary of my graduation from New Hartford High School. The…
      • One Nation under God
        Recently many young people were graduated from the local high schools in our parish, Moravia Central School, Southern Cayuga Cen…
      • Summertime, a time for prayer
        The summertime is often experienced as a time of relaxation and recreation, a time to enjoy the presence of family and friends. …
      • Visiting Missionary Collection
        Today we welcome Father Eugene Savarimuthu, who will be with us to speak about the missionary efforts of the Diocese of Kumbakon…
    • June
      • Visiting Missionary Collection
        Each year we hold a Visiting Missionary Appeal in all of the parishes of our diocese to support missionary efforts around the wo…
      • Happy Father’s Day
        Today we celebrate Father’s Day! Each year on the third Sunday of June we honor our fathers it is truly a special day! This d…
      • Notes from Father Bill
        Last weekend, we prayed over the names of parishioners who accepted nominations to serve as Pastoral Council members. After we p…
    • May
      • Vacation Bible School: “Rolling River Rampage” 2018
        (This week's message by Marilyn Paradise - Faith Formation Coordinator) Our Faith Formation classes have concluded until we mee…
      • Memorial Day Weekend
        Monday we will be celebrating Memorial Day. As we remember all those who have died in the service of our country, we pray that t…
      • Pentecost Sunday
        This weekend we end the Easter Season with the Feast of Pentecost. The gift of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples marks the fi…
      • Happy Mother’s Day!
        As we continue to celebrate our “New Birth” in the Lord on this Seventh Sunday of Easter, we remember today our mothers who gave…
    • April
      • May we be open to the Holy Spirit
        Last Sunday our young people who are in their second year of preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation had a review session.…
      • Convocation
        This week on Monday through Wednesday I will be joining with Bishop Matano the priests and Pastoral Administrators in our Dioces…
      • FISH BOWL SUNDAY
        A year ago we began Fish Bowl Sunday in our parishes to help support the local food pantries that are serving the needs of peopl…
    • March
      • The Lord is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia!
        The Lord is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia! I wish all of you and your families a very blessed and joy filled Easter as we celebrate…
      • Holy Week - The Triduum
        Today as we celebrate Palm Sunday we enter the most solemn week of the Church Year – the final, intense days of Lent and the gre…
      • Parish Lenten Retreat
        This week we are pleased to welcome Father Mark McDonald, MSC to our parish to share with us from his faith and experience as a …
      • Laetáre Sunday
        This Sunday is known as Laetáre Sunday. The name comes from the opening antiphon of the Mass which begins, “Laetáre Ierúsalem” o…
      • Passing the torch: from one generation to the next
        This year the first few weeks of Lent have been a sad journey for many families in our parish as we have had five parish-ioners …
    • February
      • The Sacrament of Penance
        The Sacrament of Penance is often referred to as Confession, or as the Sacrament of Reconciliation. All three names reference an…
      • 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 on Wednesday, February 14th. The symbol of ashes that we rec…
      • Public Policy Advocacy Weekend:
        Next weekend February 10/11 has been designated as Public Policy Advocacy Weekend. Bishop Matano and the Diocese of Rochester …
    • January
  • 2017
  • 2016

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