Welcome to Good Shepherd Church – Drums, Pennsylvania
Contacting our Pastor, Office Manager, and Webmaster
Because of the inordinate amount of spam that has recently been received via our email contact forms, please direct all inquiries to Father McHugh, Erin Braddock, and Chris Tino to the email address for the parish: firstname.lastname@example.org. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this matter.
Today is Respect Life Sunday
The papal visit of Pope Francis revealed his pro-life stance which seemed quite similar to the late Cardinal Bernadin who was “pro-life across the board.” Pope Francis’ great respect for life is based on his recognition of the dignity of each individual. If each of us recognized the dignity of each individual, we would be “pro-life across the board.” Being pro-life embraces a multiplicity of issues: abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, war, poverty, homelessness, all forms of violence, suicide, a just wage, good treatment of animals, refraining from substance abuse, avoiding pornography, etc. Most of us probably have to work at becoming pro-life across the board. One can question if one is pro-life if one assumes a pro-life stance only on certain issues. Hopefully, in the areas and issues where we are not pro-life, we may work at becoming pro-life.
Faith Formation Registration Form and Handbook for 2015-16
The registration form and handbook for the 2015-2016 Faith Formation School Year is now available on the “Downloads” page of our website.
Know Your Parish Council
Go to the Pastoral Council section of our website (use navigation bar on the left side of this page) to learn about this ministry and to see an updated list of Council members.
You will also find a nomination form there which you may submit online if you are interested in serving on the Good Shepherd Parish Council.
Women of Good Shepherd Church – Scholarship
The Application for the Women of Good Shepherd Church Scholarship – 2016 is now available on the “Downloads” page of our website.
Book Sale at Good Shepherd Church
Bingo at Good Shepherd Church
Quick Links: Good Shepherd Events – Sunday, September 27 to Sunday, October 4
- Sunday, October 4: Breakfast
- Sunday, October 4: Annual Harvest Bingo sponsored by MMI Parent Faculty Organization at MMI, Freeland
- Tuesday, October 6: Bingo
- Wednesday, October 7: Deanery Meeting (not open to public)
- Thursday, October 8: VIRTUS Program
- Thursday, October 8: Fourth Scripture Presentation
- Saturday, October 10: America Needs Fatima Rosary Rally
- Sunday, October 11: Hospitality Committee Meeting
- Sunday October 11: Pot Luck Dinner
(Click on a link to go to related page/section for more information.)
Ministry Schedules – Updated 10/4/15
All current ministry schedules are available on the “Downloads” page of our website:
- Lector Schedule – July 4 to November 29
- Extraordinary Minister Schedule – October, November, and December – NEW
- Altar Server Schedule – October, November, and December – NEW
- Greeter Schedule – October, November, and December – NEW
- Cantor/Accompanist Schedule – July 11 to November 22
From Our Music Ministry
- Beginning on September 20th, we will introduce a new Mass setting, “The Mass of Christ the Savior.” It is the Mass setting that is most widely used in our diocese at the present time. Initially, we will begin by learning the Gloria and gradually add the other selections. A copy of the music will be placed in each pew for the congregation to follow along. As the cantors being reviewing the new music, we ask for your full participation. The music is beautiful and lively and will enhance our worship in giving glory to God.
- The Hymn and Responsorial Psalm Selections for August 30 to November 26, 2015, are now available on the “Downloads” page of our website.
Looking for St. John Bosco Information?
Because Good Shepherd Church and St. John Bosco Church of Conyngham, Pennsylvania are no longer “linked,” you will note that this site is devoted to matters related primarily to Good Shepherd Church. You may visit the St. John Bosco website at www.stjohnboscochurch.org or contact them by phone at (570) 788-1997, or email: email@example.com.