Welcome to Good Shepherd Church – Drums, Pennsylvania

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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

St. Ann’s Novena

This begins on Tuesday, July 17th. I will again offer prayers after the weekday Masses. Booklets will be provided for you. You can say your own prayers on the weekend. I will have public prayers on the weekdays of the novena, including Thursday, July 26, which is the feast of St. Ann. The St. Ann’s Novena has special meaning for me since it was the first spiritual program I conducted. I did this at the former St. Mary’s in Wilkes-Barre on South Washington Street. Each time I conducted a novena service, I spoke on a different title of Christ. Analyzing the titles of Christ was one of the main approaches to Christology in the early years of American biblical scholarship. Would you believe there are over 200 titles of Jesus in the New Testament? About a dozen or so are considered very important ones. The pastor of St. Mary’s at the time was Monsignor Francis X. Costello, a native of Hazleton, and the very first pastor of Good Shepherd. I enjoyed the summer of 1972 serving as a deacon for Monsignor Costello. Jim Morrison and the Doors had the most popular song of the summer, “Riders on the Storm.” Father Harold Mulrooney, pastor of the former St. Francis, had a great success with the Novena to St. Ann, as did Father Francis Kelly at St. Ann’s in Freeland. For me, quite a bit of nostalgia is associated with the St. Ann’s Novena.

Faith Formation Registration Form for 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 Fatith Formation Registration Form is now avaiable. Go to 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.

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, July 15 to Sunday, July 22

Ministry Schedules

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.