GSCC VISION STATEMENT - TO LIVE BY FAITH, TO BE KNOWN BY LOVE, TO BE A VOICE OF HOPE
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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.
Adult Faith Formation is being held on Wednesday at 6:30pm in the St John Bosco Faith Formation Center (basement of the St Francis Office). We have started the 10-Week study of Bishop Barron’s Catholicism Series.
Come, experience Franciscan spiritualty
The Transitus of St. Francis is traditionally celebrated by Franciscans all over the world on October 3rd. This is the vigil of the Feast of St. Francis and is a night to commemorate the death of our beloved Saint. Transitus is a Latin word that means passage or crossing over. In every account written on the death of St. Francis, it is remembered that he crossed over from life on earth to eternal life with the Lord, full of great joy and song. Transitus of St Francis will be held Monday, Oct. 3, at 7:00 p.m. at St Patrick's Church Moravia. Mass on St Francis of Assisi ’s Feast Day will be held on Tuesday, October 4th, at 9:00 a.m. at St Patrick Church, Moravia. Father Richard Crawley, O.F.M., Cap. presiding
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.
Mass cards for the deceased or for the living
can be obtained at the church office in Aurora. Also, Mass cards can be picked up at any of the churches. In order to arrange a date for a Mass to be celebrated we ask you to call the Parish Office in Aurora. Robin Driskel, the office administrator, will schedule the Masses for you
40 Days for Life national leader brings message to Ithaca!
Former Planned Parenthood manager Ramona Trevino, the current director of outreach of 40 Days for Life, will be speaking at the Ithaca prayer vigil, on 10/11/22 @10am across from Planned Parenthood, 620 West Seneca St., Ithaca, NY. Trevino previously managed a Planned Parenthood abortion referral facility in Sherman, Texas, until 2011, when God used the prayers and public witness of a 40 Days for Life campaign to move her to leave her job and reclaim her walk with Christ. Ramona’s resignation from Planned Parenthood resulted in her former center going out of business. Ramona is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She is the author of Redeemed by Grace: A Catholic Woman’s Journey to Planned Parenthood and Back. To learn more about 40 Days for Life, visit: www.40daysforlife.com. For information about the Ithaca campaign, visit: www.40daysforlife.com/ithac
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
2022-2023 Faith Formation Year
Registration is now open! We are also in need of catechists
for all programs! Contact the Faith Formation office at 315-
252-7593 for more information!
Catechists are Needed!
The success of all our catechetical initiatives is due in part to our volunteer catechists. The work of catechesis is not just for the priest or director of religious education, but it is the work of all of us. We have needs in Family of Faith, 6th and 7th grade
EDGE, 1st Penance/Communion, Confirmation, RCIA, Marriage, and Baptism Prep. The most important thing needed is a love of our Catholic faith and a desire to share that faith. The rest will come through training and mentorship. The more catechists we have, the more opportunities we can give our young people and families to engage in a dynamic faith formation
Contact the Faith Formation Office if you would like to learn more about the various Catechetical roles in our parishes.
Stress in Marriage
This world-wide Catholic program has helped tens of thousands of couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. This year we have two Fall programs beginning with a weekend on August 26th or October 21st, please call 585-293-1552 with confidential questions or visit the web site at www.HelpOurMarriage.org