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From the Pastor…Fr. McHugh

St. Peter in Scripture

Peter is likely much more popular with Roman Catholics than with other denominations. He appears in the Gospels more than any other apostle. I think for most of us, Peter is easy to identify with because of his faults. We do have to remember that Peter lived and died as a person of faith. In each of the Synoptic Gospels, Jesus calls the brothers, Peter and Andrew, at the same time to be His disciples. John’s Gospel differs from the others in that Andrew introduces Peter to Jesus. In both Mark and Matthew, Jesus rebukes Peter and calls him “Satan” because he is interested in glory and honor, but not in suffering. All Gospels agree that Peter was the leader of the Apostles, and his name is always first on the list of the apostles. Peter is not an isolationist – he associates with James and John and sometimes his brother, Andrew, in the Synoptics, and with the Beloved Disciple in John. Peter makes a Confession of Faith in Mark’s Gospel as well as in Matthew’s. Jesus seems to reject the Confession of Faith in Mark. Matthew emphasizes the authority of Peter more than any other Gospel. The authority of Peter in John is stronger than that of Peter in Mark or Luke, but not as strong as that in Matthew. In Luke’s Acts of the Apostles, Peter leads the other apostles. He dominates the first half of the Acts of the Apostles. Peter is presented as a miracle worker and teacher. Initially, Peter is the leader of the local church at Jerusalem, and then he became the leader of the universal Church. It is highly doubtful that Peter himself wrote the two epistles that bear his name since they were written near the end of the century, long after Peter’s martyrdom. The chief information of Peter’s role in Jesus’ ministry comes from the Gospels, while the main information about Peter’s role in the early Church comes from the Acts of the Apostles and the Pauline Letters. In his writings, Paul acknowledges Peter as a leader, but a somewhat weaker one than himself.

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.

Big Money Bingo at Good Shepherd Church

Bingo at Good Shepherd Church

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

Good Shepherd Lottery - 2014

Good Shepherd Lotteryt

Tickets are on sale before and after weekend Masses in the Holy Family Room or by calling the Parish Office at (570) 788-3141

Quick Links: Good Shepherd Events – Sunday, August 24 to Sunday, August 31

Faith Formation – Registration Form for 2014-2015 & Handbook for 2014-2015

The Registration Form and Handbook are now available on the “Downloads” page of our website.

Ministry Schedules – New schedules available

Ministry Schedules for July through September are available on the “Downloads” page of our website for Extraordinary Ministers, Altar Servers, Lectors, and Greeters.

From Our Music Ministry: Hymn and Responsorial Psalm Selections ( August 17, 2014 to October 5, 2014.)

Hymn selections and Responsorial Psalm selections are 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: stjb@ptd.net.