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From the Pastor…Fr. McHugh

Reflection on Christ the King

In the New Testament, there are in excess of 200 titles of Jesus, of which King is kind of a peripheral one. Certainly, Son of Man, Son of God, Messiah, Savior, Servant, Lord, etc., are all more important than King, as are many other titles. However, King is a useful title in that it aids us in recalling that Jesus should be the center of our lives. It is good for us to remember this as we end one liturgical year and commence another. Our Solemnity today reminds us that we are to make Christ the focal point of our lives. I think by nature November blends in well with the apocalyptic readings that we have been employing in both weekday and weekend Masses. November, in its own way, reminds us that earth is not paradise nor is it eternal. We must move on. The month is also the one of praying for the departed. It makes us conscious of our mortality. We can ask ourselves, “How important is Christ in our lives?” A few decades back, the Solemnity of Christ the King was always the last Sunday in October. Now it is the concluding Sunday of the liturgical year. Ahead lies Advent, which commences on November 29th. The first Sunday of Advent always begins on the Sunday closest to the Feast of St. Andrew, which is November 30th. Advent is, above all else, a season of prayer, and to a lesser degree, one of penance. Our commitment to Advent prayer can be very useful in making Christ the center of our lives. I encourage everyone to use Advent well.

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.

Breakfast with Santa

Holiday Pasta Dinner

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, November 22 to Sunday, November 29

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.