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GSCC VISION STATEMENT - TO LIVE BY FAITH, TO BE KNOWN BY LOVE, TO BE A VOICE OF HOPE

We thank you for visiting with us today.

If you do not have a parish family of your own, we invite you to join our parish family.
Good Shepherd Catholic Community is a catholic parish.
Catholic comes from the Greek meaning universal, international or all inclusive, and so, everyone is welcome here, no matter who you are, where you come from, your race, language or lifestyle, your age or income. Everyone is welcome here because we are all God’s family and this is his house

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Prayer for Priesthood Vocations

Almighty and eternal God, in your unfailing love you have provided ministers for your Church.  Grant us in our day worthy and fitting priests to serve and sanctify your people.  Inspire a generous and courageous response in the hearts of your people, and increase the ranks of the Order of Priests.  Confirm and sustain those who are already ordained to carry on the work of Christ, the Good Shepherd, preaching the Gospel and bringing your holy people into one in Christ.  We make this prayer in the name of Christ the Lord.  Amen.
 

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Blessings of the Boats   A special Thanks to John Miller and for all those who donated items for the   Blessing of the Boats event.  Thanks to all who attended, your presence and support helps make this a special  annual community event . 

 

 

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Millions of Catholics get civilly divorced every year. Divorce has affected everyone, whether it's you, a family member, friend, neighbor or coworker. It happens, and it hurts. But no matter how long it's been, the Church is here to help.

The 12-session support group called "Surviving Divorce" will be starting again on Monday, June 6th at 6:30 p.m. in St. Mary's Hall, 15 Clark St., Auburn.

Surviving Divorce was created to bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the  pain and loneliness of a broken marriage. It is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. It will help them answer their questions, restore hope, and begin authentic healing.

You probably know someone who could use this good news, so please pick up a brochure and take it with you for someone who needs direction, help, and most of all God's healing love.

For more information email at Sister Anne at survivingdivorceauburn@gmail.com.

 

Camp Gregory is seeking volunteers  to do light housekeeping over the summer. Please consider offering some of your time. Camp Gregory offers a wonderful chance for area children to enjoy our beautiful area in a rustic setting.  Please contact Joan Parsnick at 315-889-5442.

 

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Votive Candles 

We have a new votive candle rack at St. Patrick Church, Aurora. When you light a candle for an intention, please place a donation in the locked box on the candle rack.

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Summertime is here     

Summertime is a time to reflect on the wonders of God’s creation.  For us who experience such long winters, the days of summer are a blessing to enjoy, and hopefully a time for some leisure as well.  I share with you today a  prayer and a hymn that speak of the blessedness of Summer.                                             God’s blessings and peace, Father Bill

 

Sunday Collections

Thank you for your generous support of your parish. You can give your financial support  either by mailing your  contribution envelope to the parish office or by giving  electronically through WeShare

View list of second collections

 

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Our heavenly Father sent His gift of the Holy Spirit to the  Apostles, giving them the courage and strength to go forth to proclaim the Good News of Jesus. As good stewards, do we call upon the Holy Spirit to inspire our lives?

Prayer for the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Christ Jesus, before ascending into heaven, you promised to send the Holy Spirit to your apostles and disciples. 0 Grant that the same Spirit may perfect in our lives the work of your grace and love. Grant us the Spirit of Fear of the Lord that we may be filled with a loving reverence toward you. The Spirit of Piety that we may find peace and fulfillment in the service of God while serving others; the Spirit of Fortitude that we may bear our cross with You with courage, and overcome the obstacles that interfere with our salvation; the Spirit of Knowledge that we may know You and know ourselves and grow in holiness; the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten our minds with the light of Your truth; the Spirit of Counsel that we may choose the surest way of doing Your will,

 

Camp Stella Maris

For over 95 years, Camp Stella Maris has been a home away from home for campers to try new and exciting things, meet new friends, and challenge themselves. The mission of Camp Stella Maris is to create a fun, Christ-centered, safe caring environment, and experience, fostering continued spiritual, physical, and emotional growth for a diverse group of campers of all ages.

         Located just 30 minutes south of Rochester on the shores of Conesus Lake, CSM has programs for campers ages 5-17. Traditionally an overnight summer camp, Camp Stella Maris also offers summer Day Camp, and Teen Leadership Programs. To register or for more info visit campstellamaris.org

 

The Great Contradiction: Slavery and Democracy

Wednesday, July 20, 20227-8 PM
Howland Stone Store Museum at Opendore
Michael Groth, Professor of History at Wells College, and the author of “Slavery & Freedom in the Mid-Hudson Valley”,  will talk about the emergence and evolution of slavery in North America, including the transformation of what historians have described as “societies with slaves” into ”slave societies” between the 17th and 18th centuries.

 

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