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

2019 Catholic Services Appeal - It is time for the annual appeal by which the Diocese of Erie and her respective parishes raise revenue to carry on our respective ministries. The promotional materials being distributed, FAITH Magazine and bulletin fliers, explain how the Diocese uses the portion it assesses from parishes; last week and this week some of those materials were included in our weekly bulletins and you can read them at your leisure. The Diocese wants to be clear that the CSA money is used for its various ministries and is separate from the funds used for legal fees and victim reimbursement as a result of child abuse. In recent years we have piggy-backed on this appeal to raise funds for our own parish projects: the renewal of the Social Hall and kitchen, repair of the garage floor, improved lighting around the church and parking lot as well as last year’s effort to upgrade the technology in all of our buildings and install smart TV’s in the classrooms while setting the groundwork for projection capabilities in the church and Social Hall. What a remarkable effort! This year, our Diocesan assessment is $51, 942, a $2,493 increase over last year’s CSA goal of $49,449. Last year our combined goal was $106,700 and we realized over $98,000 of that due to your generous response. For that I am truly grateful.

Below is a link to the Catholic Services Appeal video for 2019 for the Diocese of Erie where Bishop Persico asks us to move "Forward Together" .




THE GOSPEL OF LUKE - Twice on Mondays with Fr. Glenn in the mornings from 9:30 – 11:00 and also in the evening from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM in the meeting room of the Faith formation Center. Twelve dollars for materials.

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 724-977-3369

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

ROSARY: During October and May, before the 9:00AM 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 1-11 on Sunday from 10:00 AM until 11:20 AM in the Faith Formation Building. Call the Religious Education office for more information.