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: gsch@ptd.net. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this matter.

From the Pastor…Fr. McHugh

Just as the Church today has radicals, liberals, centrists, conservatives, and arch-conservatives, the early Church had a similar makeup. James of Jerusalem, sometimes called “the brother of the Lord,” represented Jewish conservatives but only asked that Gentile Christians observe only a few Jewish customs, not circumcision. Arch-conservative Jewish Christians insisted that Gentile converts observe all Jewish laws and undergo circumcision in the case of males and a ceremonial bath in the case of females. St. Peter and the evangelist, Matthew, are examples of centrists or moderates. St. Paul was a liberal who felt that Christians need not observe any Jewish laws or customs even though he had a great deal of respect for his original religion of Judaism. St. Stephen would be an example of a radical. He felt not only should Jewish laws not be obeyed, but also that the Temple and synagogues were not important. He came across as an iconoclast when he preached, which led to his becoming the first martyr.

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. Only completed applications will be accepted. The deadline is May 13th. The scholarship will be presented at the 10:00 AM Mass on June 5th honoring our high school seniors.

50/50 Raffle

Bingo at Good Shepherd Church

Bingo every Tuesday evening at Good Shepherd. Doors open at 5:00 PM, games start at 6:00 PM.

Quick Links: Good Shepherd Events – Sunday, May 1 to Sunday, May 8

Ministry Schedules

All current ministry schedules are available on the “Downloads” page of our website:

From Our Music Ministry

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: stjb@ptd.net.