NEWS

What's Happening at Good Shepherd? Whether it's a recurring event in the parish or one of the other fun and uplifting singular events throughout the year, we hope you find something that will enhance being a part of the Good Shepherd community.

CURRENT EVENTS

 

ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER - Eat in or take out! On Sunday April 15, beginning at noon and running until 4:00 PM, our fabulous spaghetti and meatballs will be served in our newly renovated social hall. The proceeds from this dinner will benefit our Religious Education program and the students have been putting together gift baskets which will be raffled off at 4:00 PM. Come for the great meal, stay for the wonderful company, and go home with a prize basket! Cost is $9.00 for adults and $4.00 for kids under 12.

EASTER EGG HUNT - Thanks to the Teen Shepherds, “Ryan” the Easter Bunny and all who participated in our first annual Easter Egg Hunt between Masses on April 1. About 800 eggs were scarfed up in record time. Hope to see you next Easter (April 21, 2019).

 

DO YOU SING IN THE SHOWER? - How about coming to sing with us in church? We’re looking for additional voices in both our choir and the contemporary music group as well as a couple more leaders of song. Please call the rectory office if you’re interested.

 

ALTAR ROSARY CARD & BINGO PARTY - Doors open at noon on April 22 for the annual ARS Card and Bingo party. Admission is $5.00; lunch will be served at 1:00 PM and there will be a Chinese Auction.

ANNUAL CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL - Our combined diocesan and parish goals amount to $106,000 this year, our parish goal being the technological upgrades we need in our classrooms, youth room, social hall, church and rectory, while our diocesan goal of $49,400 is for our share of the combined diocesan subsidies ($186,000) for Prince of Peace Center in Farrell and Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services in Sharon. If you haven’t had a chance to pledge, please call the office at 724.528.3539.

Please click here to see the photo page of some of the projects we were able to accomplish last year because of your generosity. Your sense of stewardship amazes me.

You can view this year's video from the the Bishop by clicking here.

RECURRING EVENTS

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - The council meetings are held every other month at 7:00PM in the Social Hall. For specific dates and time changes please refer to the bulletin.

BAPTISMAL CLASS - Classes are scheduled by appointment with the pastor.

RCIA SESSIONS - Sessions are on Thursdays at 6:30PM at the Rectory through Easter.

MENS CLUB - Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 7:00PM in the Social Hall.

ALTAR ROSARY SOCIETY - Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30PM in the Social Hall.

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.