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Because of the inordinate amount of spam that has recently been received via our email contact forms, please direct all inquiries to Father McHugh, Erin Braddock, and Chris Tino to the email address for the parish: gsch@ptd.net. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this matter.

From the Pastor…Fr. McHugh

Closet Classic: The Names and Titles of Jesus: Themes of Biblical Theology by Leopold Sabourin S.J.

In preparing for the third Scripture session’s section on the titles of Jesus, I reviewed Fr. Leopold Sabourin’s fine scholarly work on the names and titles of Jesus. Fr. Sabourin examines over thirty titles and names of Jesus in this detailed work. He groups the names and titles of Jesus into five main groups: the names of Jesus, simple and other messianic titles, soteriological titles and proper Christological titles. Fr. Sabourin, a French-Canadian priest, is a good example of how the United States, until the ’60’s, was primarily dependent on French-Canadian scholars for biblical books and commentaries. “Popeye” Doyle led the battle against “The French Connection,” which we identified as an enormous drug ring. The biblical “French Connection” where French scholars were the source of U.S. biblical knowledge was dissolved, basically, by the lack of French vocations to the priesthood, resulting in French bishops cutting back drastically on educating priests because of the small number of seminaries and seminarians. Lack of vocations goes hand in hand with dioceses not educating priests for higher scholarship.

Faith Formation Registration Form and Handbook for 2015-16

The registration form and handbook for the 2015-2016 Faith Formation School Year is now available on the “Downloads” page of our website.

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.

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, September 27 to Sunday, October 4

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.