Welcome to Good Shepherd Church – Drums, Pennsylvania

Contacting our Pastor, Office Manager, and Webmaster

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

The 150th Anniversary of the Scranton Diocese

This occurs on March 4, 2018. Beginning in Advent, special events will take place until November 25, 2018. The opening Mass for the 150th Anniversary will take place at 12:15 PM at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Scranton. The Diocese would like four parish delegates to attend. This could be from different ministry areas, different age groups, a family of four, etc. Notify me if you would like to be a delegate or have your family of four represent our parish. The event will especially reflect the legacy of those in our diocese who have gone before us. On March 4th, a member of both the Parish Council and the Finance Committee will be invited to attend. These groups can select someone to represent us. The parish also will be asked to send four delegates to the closing Mass at the Cathedral on November 25, 2018. Within the parish, we will have certain petitions to add to the Prayer of the Faithful (Universal Prayer). These petitions will be for the Advent, Christmas, Lenten, and Easter seasons. There will also be suggested hymns for the anniversary. Karl DeBoeser has been commissioned to compose a hymn for the anniversary which is scheduled to be made available in early February 2018.

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 Maryanna Portamento 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, November 12 to Sunday, November 19

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.