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— July 24, 2017

The Gift of Our Lives: One Generation to the Next

On Sunday, July 9th, I attended a 102nd birthday party for Libby Perkins. Her actual birthday was June 24 but the celebration was held at a time when most of her family and friends could gather to honor her. Also present at the party were Malvie Hunt, (101 years old herself), and Genevieve Mahaney.…

— July 17, 2017

50 years of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Next week, from July 20-23, I will be attending the 2017 Jubilee Conference which marks 50 years of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. The conference is being held in Pittsburgh, PA. It was in Pittsburgh in February of 1967 that a group of students on retreat at Duquesne University prayed for an…

— July 9, 2017

Stand, Sit, Kneel: Worshiping in Faith

How many times have Non-Catholics said to you I never know what to do at the Catholic Mass; they keep mov-ing up and down, either sitting kneeling or standing! It is a little confusing for those not familiar with the liturgy. But, the movement in our position and posture during the Mass is an…

— July 2, 2017

Vacation time in the Garden

This week I am on vacation and I plan on spending time to working in and enjoying my flower gardens. I have always enjoyed planting a garden and caring for it. I have always enjoyed the beauty of flowers and have planted gardens wherever I have lived. For many years now I have given a planter of…

— June 26, 2017

Notes from Father Bill - 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time

As we come to the end of the month of June we are also coming to the close of the Fiscal Year for our parish. It will be a while before the books are closed for the year; when they are we will be presenting a parish financial report.

— June 6, 2017

Notes from Father Bill:

On Pentecost weekend, we prayed over the names of parishioners who accepted nominations to serve as Pastoral Council members. After we prayed to the Holy Spirit the following names were selected: Joe DeCaro and Terry Palmer. Joe and Terry will serve three year terms on the Council. I thank all those…

— June 6, 2017

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 final aspect of the Paschal Mystery – the Suffering, Death, Resurrection and Ascension of our Lord and the Decent of the Holy Spirit upon his followers.

— May 25, 2017

Memorial Day

Monday we will be celebrating Memorial Day. As we remember all those who have died in the service of our country, we pray that those who are now serving in the armed forces in areas of conflict may be protected and returned home safely to their loved ones.

— May 8, 2017

Pastoral Council Nominations

As we see the beauty of spring arriving, it reminds me that it is once again the time of the year to replace current members of the parish Pastoral Council whose terms are coming to a close. A few years ago when we revised the Pastoral Council Covenant we began a selection process for new members…

— April 29, 2017

FISH BOWL SUNDAY

We are beginning a Fish Bowl Sunday in our parishes to help support the local food pantries that are serving the needs of people within our parish. We are starting Fish Bowl Sunday to keep our parishioners abreast on an ongoing basis of the needs of the four local food pantries and to provide a…

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  • 2017
    • July
    • June
      • Notes from Father Bill - 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time
        As we come to the end of the month of June we are also coming to the close of the Fiscal Year for our parish. It will be a whil…
      • Notes from Father Bill:
        On Pentecost weekend, we prayed over the names of parishioners who accepted nominations to serve as Pastoral Council members. Af…
      • 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…
    • May
      • Memorial Day
        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…
      • Pastoral Council Nominations
        As we see the beauty of spring arriving, it reminds me that it is once again the time of the year to replace current members of …
    • April
      • FISH BOWL SUNDAY
        We are beginning a Fish Bowl Sunday in our parishes to help support the local food pantries that are serving the needs of people…
      • Convocation
        This week on Monday through Wednesday I will be joining with Bishop Matano, the priests and Pastoral Administrators in our Dioce…
      • Holy Week
        This Sunday with the celebration of Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, we enter the most solemn week of the Church Year – the fi…
      • The Seasons are a Changin
        This year on the Ides of March winter had returned with a furry to our area! It was especially hard to deal with after having h…
    • March
      • 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…
      • Most Rev. James M. Moynihan 
        Today I received the news that Most Rev. James M. Moynihan, retired ninth bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse, died March 6, 2017.…
    • February
      • Lenten Message
        On 8 December 8, 1975 Pope Paul VI issued an apostolic exhortation Evangelii nuntiandi (Evangelization in the Modern World). In…
      • Our Lenten Journey
        We will begin our forty-day Lenten journey to the glories of Easter on Wednesday. The symbol of ashes that we receive on our for…
      • Dispensation Granted for St. Patrick's Day, Friday, March 17, 2017
        Bishop Matano grants dispensation for lenten requirements for St Patrick's Day
      • Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
        Recently we asked parishioners to sign-up for a ministry in the parish. We asked each person to make a commitment to serve in t…
      • Local Food Pantries
        In November, 2016, the King Ferry Food Pantry, which had its origins as a ministry of Good Shepherd Catholic Community, official…
    • January
  • 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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