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 Blessing of Animals

While the blessing of animals on St. Francis Day is a nice custom, often the owners who provide such dedicated care year-round deserve our praise. Whether one cares for one animal or multiple animals, this not only involves expense, but more importantly, an investing of one’s time. Since I was stationed at St. Francis as an assistant pastor and a catechist, and a catechist for Bishop Hafey from 1975 – 1985, and pastor from 1994 – 2007, St. Francis was the most important saint for me. I did a good deal of reading on St. Francis and at one time, had just about every movie and documentary on St. Francis. I had the excellent Francis Book, a great compilation of writings and poems of St. Francis and reflections on his life. In teaching at Bishop Hafey and in St. Francis CCD program, I always stressed that one should know more about St. Francis than that he loved animals. St. Francis initiated the living manger and was a big supporter of the Stations of the Cross, as was the Franciscan order. Regretfully, my academic knowledge of St. Francis and his love for animals did not translate into my concern for animals until two years ago when I tried to feed a few stray cats, especially one through its nursing period. I helped feed four of the kittens of the mother who probably was killed by some callous person. I kept one of the kittens and my neighbors found homes for the rest of the litter. I salute all longtime animal owners who shared in a noble endeavor that I, unfortunately, neglected for most of my life. Animal caregivers are deserving of our praise.

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.

Good Shepherd Church Family Game Night – Saturday, September 27

Big Money Bingo at Good Shepherd Church

Bingo at Good Shepherd Church

Bingo every Tuesday evening at Good Shepherd. Doors open at 5:00 PM, games start at 6:00 PM.

Good Shepherd Lottery - 2014

Good Shepherd Lotteryt

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, September 14 to Sunday, Septmeber 21

Faith Formation – Registration Form for 2014-2015 & Handbook for 2014-2015

The Registration Form and Handbook are now available on the “Downloads” page of our website.

Ministry Schedules – New schedules available

Ministry Schedules for July through September are available on the “Downloads” page of our website for Extraordinary Ministers, Altar Servers, Lectors, and Greeters.

From Our Music Ministry: Hymn and Responsorial Psalm Selections ( August 17, 2014 to October 5, 2014.)

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: stjb@ptd.net.