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: firstname.lastname@example.org. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this matter.
The Diocesan Annual Appeal
This week is Pledge Sunday. If you have already donated to the Appeal, don’t fill out a pledge card. This has proven to be confusing over the years. At this writing, Good Shepherd has reached approximately 60% of its goal with gifts ranging from $5 to $1,000. The average donation, up to this point, has been $121.34. The number of people donating is poor – only 20% of the parish who received pledge cards. The diocese does not send pledge cards to people who have never donated or to people who have joined the parish after the Appeal began. There are people, in many cases, who don’t even support their parish at all, let alone the Appeal, who think they are members even though they have not contributed in years. The highest average of donations in our region was from Our Lady of Victory Parish in Harvey’s Lake at $348.48. I encourage you to look over the insert which lists how the parishes in our region are doing and contribute according to your means. The average gift per family in the diocese to date was $160.41. This figure is due to those who have given four-figure gifts and in a few cases, five-figure ones. It is time for us to do our part. We thank those who have already donated.
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.
Pot Luck Dinner at Good Shepherd
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Bingo at Good Shepherd Church
Good Shepherd Lottery - 2014
Tickets are on sale before and after weekend Masses in the Holy Family Room or by calling the Parish Office at (570) 788-3141
Quick Links: Good Shepherd Events – Sunday, November 16 to Sunday, November 23
- Sunday, November 16: In-Pew Pledging for Diocesan Annual Appeal
- Sunday, November 16: Potluck Dinner
- Tuesday, November 18: Bingo
- Wednesday, November 19: Parish Council Meeting
- Wednesday, November 19: Choir Practice
- Saturday, November 22: Diocesan Office of Parish Life Formation Gathering - Ministries of Community
- Saturday, November 22: Women of Good Shepherd Thanksgiving Raffle Drawing
- Saturday, November 22: Christmas Traditions Holiday Vendor and Craft Sale - St. Gabriel’s
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Faith Formation News
- The Registration Form and Handbook for the 2014-2015 School Year are available on the “Downloads” page of our website.
- The Faith Formation Schedule through January 10, 2015 is now posted on the “Faith Formation” page of our website. Click here for the Faith Formation page.
Ministry Schedules for October through December are available on the “Downloads” page of our website for Extraordinary Ministers, Altar Servers, and Greeters.
An updated Cantor/Accompanist schedule is now available on the “Downloads” page of our website. It covers through November 23, the end of the liturgical year.
UPDATE – From Our Music Ministry: Hymn and Responsorial Psalm Selections (October 12, 2014 to November 23, 2014)
The latest Hymn Selections and Responsorial Psalm selections are available on the “Downloads” page of our website.
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: email@example.com.