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— April 15, 2018

Convocation

This week on Monday through Wednesday I will be joining with Bishop Matano the priests and Pastoral Administrators in our Diocese for our annual Convocation. The last few years we have met at The Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen on Seneca Lake for the Convocation.

— April 6, 2018

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 people within our parish.

— March 27, 2018

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 today the Resurrection of our Lord and the new life that we received in baptism.

— March 22, 2018

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 great days of the Triduum.

— March 15, 2018

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 missionary. He will be leading our Lenten Parish Retreat that is being held this week, Sunday, March 18th – Wednesday, March 21st.

— March 12, 2018

Laetáre Sunday

This Sunday is known as Laetáre Sunday. The name comes from the opening antiphon of the Mass which begins, “Laetáre Ierúsalem” or, “Rejoice Jerusalem!”

— March 4, 2018

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 die since Ash Wednesday.

— February 23, 2018

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 action that is done in the sacrament.

— February 16, 2018

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 abstinence were much different than they currently are in the church.

— February 7, 2018

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 receive on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday are a reminder to us of our mortality and the call to repent, to turn away from sin and believe the Good News. The season of Lent is…

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  • 2018
    • April
      • 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
    • November
    • October
    • September
      • Catholic Ministries Appeal
        The Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) is the annual appeal inviting Catholics in the Diocese of Rochester to join in a partnershi…
      • Food Pantry Update
        The King Ferry Food Pantry has completed its move from the King Ferry parish house to its new location at the former Ag Wing at …
      • Financial Report
        In the bulletin today is a financial report for Good Shepherd Catholic Community. This report does not include the revenue and …
      • Remember the Needs of Our Brothers and Sisters:
        Next Sunday marks the 15th Anniversary of the “9/11” terrorist attacks in our country.
    • August
    • July
    • June
      • Parish Cemeteries
        In Good Shepherd Catholic Community we have five cemeteries, one connected with each of our churches as well as the old and new …
      • 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!
    • May
      • 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 fina…
      • 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…
      • May we be open to the Holy Spirit
        During a Sunday Mass as we were singing the Alleluia I noticed a baby in the church smiling brightly and clapping his hands as w…
    • April
      • Pastoral Council Nominations
        I would like to thank all those who helped with the celebration of the Mass with Bishop Matano and the reception that followed. …
      • Our Vision and Mission
        A year ago as a parish we were in the midst of a process of Visioning for the Future. We began that process on March 15th, 2015 …
    • March
      • 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 …
      • May We Know the Reconciling Peace of Christ
        During the season of Lent, we are challenged to remember that the Christian life is an ongoing journey of conversion of heart. …
    • February
      • Second Sunday of Lent
        Lent is a season when we are called to grow in our relationship with God and with one another. Each of us is called by God to l…
      • Pope Francis' Lenten Message
        As we begin Lent I would like to share with you this excerpt from Pope Francis Lenten message. Have a blessed Lent.
      • Our Lenten Journey
        We will begin our forty-day Lenten journey to the glories of Easter on Wednesday. The symbol of ashes that we will receive on ou…
    • January
  • 2015

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