WELCOME

Welcome to the Church of the Good Shepherd, located in West Middlesex, PA. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our Parish, our Mission, and how both enrich our parishioners’ lives every day. Led by Father Glenn Whitman, we are proud to offer both weekday and weekend mass, many forms of religious education for youth and adults alike, numerous fellowship activities, service and outreach programs, and numerous ministries and organizations. We’re saving a seat for you!

OUR MISSION

"The Church of the Good Shepherd is a Christian family dedicated to the teachings of the Catholic Church.
We serve our parish and community through prayer, fellowship, education & commitment to one another.
We strive to live God's ultimate command: To love one another as He loves us, in the hope of achieving eternal life."

Thoughts From Father Glenn

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable or dirt poor. We welcome those who are crying newborns, skinny as a rake or could afford to lose a few pounds. We welcome you if you can sing like Pavarotti or can’t carry a note in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re ‘just browsing,’ just woke up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more Catholic than the Pope or haven’t been in church since little Ashley’s baptism.

We extend a welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome yoga moms, 5K dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like ‘organized religion.’ We’ve been there too!

If you blew all your money at the casino, you’re welcome here. We offer a welcome to those who think the earth is flat, ‘work too hard,’ don’t work, can’t spell, or because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church.

We welcome those who are inked or pierced or both. Accept our welcome if you could use a prayer right about now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid, or got lost on Interstate 80 and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts….and you!

YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!

MASS SCHEDULE

Weekdays: Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri 8:30am
Wednesday: 7:00PM
Saturday: 6:00 pm (Vigil)
Sunday: 9:00 am (NEW TIME) and 11:30 am

Holydays: 8:30 am and 7:00 pm

PROGRAMS

PRAYER CHAIN: For intentions, please call
724-528-2158 or 724-730-2050

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Every First Friday from 9:00 AM until noon.

ROSARY: During October and May, before the 9:30 AM Sunday Mass.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: During Lent, Friday evenings at 7:00 PM.

SACRAMENTS

BAPTISM: Baptisms are scheduled by appointment, six (6) weeks in advance and take place during the weekend Masses or Sunday afternoons. Pre-Baptism sessions are required. During Lent and Advent, Baptisms usually are not scheduled.

RECONCILIATION: Saturday afternoon from
5:15 – 5:45 PM or anytime by appointment.

MATRIMONY: By appointment at least six months in advance.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK: We want to celebrate this sacrament whenever anyone is in need due to illness, the infirmity that comes with age or any other time it is desired. Please call the Pastor at the rectory number, extension 11. Communal celebrations of this sacrament are scheduled several times throughout the year at a weekend Mass.

HOLY ORDERS: Some men fulfill a call to holiness by serving as priests or permanent deacons. Men who feel that call should call the pastor.

FAITH FORMATION

RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process the Church offers to those who have not been Baptized, or Confirmed or admitted to First Communion as children in Religious Education. It is also the path to Full Communion in the Catholic Church for those Baptized in another faith. Please call the Religious Education office or the Pastor.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: For grade and high school students is conducted during the school year for grades 1-6 on Saturday mornings and for grades 7-11 on Sunday from 10:00 AM until the beginning of the 11:30 AM Mass. Call the Religious Education office for more information.
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