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.
Try to make good use of this final week of Lent. Take the time to pray, read the Scriptures or a spiritual book, help a person in need, or contribute to your church or your favorite charity. Participate in any of the church services, Scripture sessions, Stations of the Cross, the sacrament of Reconciliation, etc. Doing these things is an ideal way to enter Holy Week. Try to budget time for the services of Holy Week. Most people are free to attend the Mass of the Lord’s Supper which commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist and the priesthood. Good Friday concentrates on the Lord’s Passion. Unlike Mark, the bleakest of the Passion narratives that we read for the Mass of Palm Sunday, John presents Jesus attaining glory through suffering. Through enduring death on the cross, John presents Jesus as victoriously redeeming mankind as he dies on the cross. The Easter Vigil reviews salvation history. It reveals our spiritual heritage and makes us feel part of God’s people. The liturgies of the Triduum certainly have the potential to elevate our spiritual lives much more so than any other services or devotions of the liturgical year.
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.
Bingo at Good Shepherd Church
Quick Links: Good Shepherd Events – Sunday, March 22 to Sunday, March 29
- Sunday, March 22: Special Music by singer Lori Ashton at St. John’s UCC, St. Johns
- Monday, March 23: The Light is On For You
- Tuesday, March 24: Bingo
- Tuesday, March 24: Charismatic Mass and Healing Service - St. John Bosco
- Tuesday, March 24: Fr. McHugh on Internet Radio
- Wednesday, March 25: Confessions (with Fr. Lambert) - Good Shepherd
- Wednesday, March 25: Pro-Life Prayer for Life
- Wednesday, March 25: Tree of Life Reflection presented by Hazleton Area Ministerium at Sts. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church, Hazleton
- Thursday, March 26: Scripture Session
- Friday, March 27: Stations of the Cross
- Saturday, March 28: Hunting Heritage Banquet – Lobitz Hall, Hazle Township
(Click on a link to go to related page/section for more information.)
New schedules for Lectors (March 28 – June 28) and Cantors/Accompanists (March 15 – July 5) are available on the “Downloads” page of our website along with the latest schedules for Extraordinary Ministers, Altar Servers, and Greeters.
The Holy Week Schedule for Extraordinary Ministers is now available to download.
From Our Music Ministry: Hymn and Responsorial Psalm Selections (February 18 to April 3, 2015)
The Hymn Selections and Responsorial Psalm Selections for February 18 (Ash Wednesday) to April 3 (Good Friday), 2015, are now 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.