Welcome to Good Shepherd Church – Drums, Pennsylvania
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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
Quick Links: Good Shepherd Events – Sunday, November 22 to Sunday, November 29
- Sunday, November 22: Children's Mass – 10:00 AM
- Sunday, November 22: Fr. McHugh – TV Mass
- Tuesday, November 24: Bingo
- Thursday, November 26: Thanksgiving Day Mass – 10:00 AM
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All current ministry schedules are available on the “Downloads” page of our website:
- ** NEW ** Lector Schedule – December 5, 2015 to March 16, 2016
- Extraordinary Minister Schedule – October, November, and December
- Altar Server Schedule – October, November, and December
- Greeter Schedule – October, November, and December
- ** NEW ** Cantor/Accompanist Schedule – November 28, 2015 to June 26, 2016
From Our Music Ministry
- Beginning on September 20th, we will introduce a new Mass setting, “The Mass of Christ the Savior.” It is the Mass setting that is most widely used in our diocese at the present time. Initially, we will begin by learning the Gloria and gradually add the other selections. A copy of the music will be placed in each pew for the congregation to follow along. As the cantors being reviewing the new music, we ask for your full participation. The music is beautiful and lively and will enhance our worship in giving glory to God.
- ** NEW ** The Hymn and Responsorial Psalm Selections for November 29, 2015 to Dec 3, 2016, are now available on the “Downloads” page of our website.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org.