Welcome to Good Shepherd Church – Drums, Pennsylvania

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From the Pastor…Fr. McHugh

The Passion Narrative of Mark

Next weekend, when we observe Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, we will read the Passion narrative of Mark. The Passion narrative of Mark is the shortest but the gloomiest. Mark presents Jesus as being deserted by His disciples and perhaps by God himself. Jesus experiences a great deal of loneliness and seems to pray harder in Mark than in the other Gospels. He implores God to let His cup (the Passion) pass. Jesus, however, accepts His approaching death after praying in the garden. People who are critical of the Church question why Jesus would pray to be spared His Passion. This action seems to be in sharp contrast to the philosopher, Socrates, who calmly accepts his death. The chief priests in Mark turn the crowd against Jesus. Mark, unlike the other Passion accounts, is less sympathetic to Pilate who makes no real effort to save Jesus in this Gospel. The Jewish trial of Jesus concluded with the mocking of a prophet and the Roman one with the mocking of a king. Jewish and Roman leaders have a part in Jesus’ death. Mark describes the crucifixion of Jesus with a greater severity and starkness than do the other Gospels. The fourth and most disturbing Word of Jesus from the cross, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” appears in Mark. Matthew takes this word from Mark, while Luke chooses not to do so.

Parish Summer Festival – July 7-8, 2018

Before you know it, our parish summer festival will be upon us. Check out the "Summer Festival"page of our website for the latest news.

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.

Interested in joining Good Shepherd Parish Family?

We welcome you and are happy you’re here!

Good Shepherd Church is a warm and welcoming family of faith that offers many opportunities to enrich spiritual life, reach out to those in need, liturgical education and to belong to the family of Christ. Regardless of where you are in your journey of faith, you are welcomed and embraced in Good Shepherd Parish family.

How to get started…

  • Contact the Good Shepherd Parish office to register
  • Contact Good Shepherd Church via parish email at gsch@ptd.net
  • Bookmark our parish website: www.goodshepherd-drums.org
  • Take and read a copy of our weekly parish bulletin
  • Talk with Marydonna Portonova about our parish opportunities to become involved in at least one ministry or event
  • Take home a copy of our parish brochure located in our church foyer.

Please take time to discover this warm and energetic parish community!

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, March 18 to Sunday, March 25

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.