The Good Shepherd Catholic Community

TGH Logo

Help us get found - Please share this page with friends

Happy Father’s Day

Today we celebrate Father’s Day! Each year on the third Sunday of June as we honor our fathers it is truly a special day! This day happens once a year but it should be a reminder to us all that we are called to honor our fathers each and every day. So to all the fathers in the parish Happy Father’s Day! I pray that God’s blessings and peace be upon all our Fathers, Grand-Fathers, all Fathers-to-be as well as our God-Fathers. We thank them for the love and example they have been for their families. For those who have died we pray that they are in the arms of our merciful heavenly Father.

Posted by Fr. Bill on June 12, 2019

Father’s Day is not the only day of celebration in the month of June for our High School Seniors it is the time for graduation!  A time to look back on all that they have accomplished to this point in their lives and to thank God for the blessings they have received  and a time to look ahead as they are on the threshold of new beginnings and adventures. I would like to congratulate them (in advance) on their graduation from high school and I ask God’s blessings upon them in all their future endeavors whether in college, or military service, or in their future employment. 

This June was also a time of celebration for those who were ordained to the priesthood.  On June 1st at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester, Rev. Daniel L. White and Rev. Matthew J. Walters were ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Rochester.   Father White, who grew up in Owego, celebrated his first Mass June 2 at St. Patrick Church in Owego where I was pastor before coming to Good Shepherd.  Father White will remain in Owego for his first priesthood assignment, as parochial vicar of Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick parishes. Father Walter celebrated his first Mass June 2 at Our Lady of Victory/St. Joseph Church in Rochester.  Father Walter’s first assignment will take him to Wayne County, where he will serve as parochial vicar at the parishes of St. Michael in Newark, St. Joseph the Worker in Lyons, Clyde and Savannah, and Blessed Trinity Catholic Community in Wolcott, Sodus and Sodus Point.  Please keep them in your prayers

Also ordained recently were four men to the deaconate, three as permanent deacons and one as a transitional deacon.  The ordination took place at Sacred Heart Cathedral on May 25th.   Joseph Martuscello was ordained as a transitional deacon and will continue in the process of formation leading him to the priesthood.  Roger DeBell, William Goodman and Jonathan Schott were ordained as permanent deacons and will begin their first diaconal assignments. May God bless them in all their future ministry in the diocese. May 25. There, Bishop Salvatore R. Matano ordained four men to the diaconate during a Mass lasting more than two hours. Joseph Martuscello was ordained a transitional deacon, moving one step closer to becoming a priest of the Diocese of Rochester, and Roger DeBell, William Goodman and Jonathan Schott were ordained permanent deacons for the diocese.

In our diocese the last Tuesday of June marks the moving day for priests taking on new assignments.  It was five years when I began my assignment at Good Shepherd Catholic Community.  For me the transition to Good Shepherd Catholic Community, after serving in Tioga County for twenty one years, was a smooth one thanks to the support and encouragement you gave me.  Transition though is not always easy so I ask you to pray for the priests who are taking on new assignments, as well as the newly ordained who will begin their first assignments, and pray for the parish communities who will be experiencing transition in leadership.  Saying goodbye to someone you know and saying hello to someone who is a stranger is not easy. But, prayer and encouragement surly helps. 

We recently 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: Kevin Homick and Maria Gentry.  Kevin and Maria will join Terry Palmer, Joe DeCaro, Janet Nelson, Steve Cardinal and Rita Sheils on the Council.  I thank all those who accepted nominations for their willingness to serve. I pray that the Holy Spirit will give the new members of the Council the wisdom and gifts they will need as they begin this new role of service.  As we welcome new members to the Pastoral Council I would like to thank the out-going members for their time of service, Shannon Williams, Michael Miller.  I thank them for their willingness to serve as Pastoral Council members and pray that the Holy Spirit will give them direction as to how they can continue to serve God’s people in the future.  Please keep the newly formed council in your prayers that God will always give them good counsel to help us as a parish to do God’s will.

God Bless you,

Father Bill

 

Words from our Pastor

MOORBY, William.jpg

  • 2020
    • January
      • Retirement Party
        Cathy Kanalley will be retiring at the end of January after many years serving our parish and other parishes in our diocese. W…
      • The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
        The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord marks the end of the liturgical season of Christmastide. On the following day the season of…
      • May We Manifest His Love through our Service
        This Weekend we celebrate the Feast of Epiphany and we recall how the Magi came and presented to the new born king gifts of gold…
  • 2019
    • December
      • Feast of the Holy Family
        Merry Christmas! Unlike the secular world our celebration of Christmas continues! The shopping malls have been playing Christmas…
      • Come Lord Jesus reside in our hearts
        As we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Christmas is just a few days. Every year at this time I am in awe of the generosity…
      • O Come Lord Jesus into our Hearts
        The Third Sunday of Advent is Gaudete Sunday, the Sunday we light the pink candle on the Advent wreath. Gaudete is from the Lati…
    • November
      • Feast of Christ the King
        Today as we celebrate The Feast of Christ the King we enter into the last week of the church liturgical year. Next Sunday the ne…
      • 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…
      • National Vocations Awareness Week
        This week has been designated as National Vocation Awareness Week. It is a time to pray for vocations to the deaconate, priesth…

The Good Shepherd Catholic Community Expanded Navigation


×

The Good Shepherd Catholic Community Site Map


×

Menu Sign In ?