Welcome to Good Shepherd Church – Drums, Pennsylvania
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Closet Classic: The Names and Titles of Jesus: Themes of Biblical Theology by Leopold Sabourin S.J.
In preparing for the third Scripture session’s section on the titles of Jesus, I reviewed Fr. Leopold Sabourin’s fine scholarly work on the names and titles of Jesus. Fr. Sabourin examines over thirty titles and names of Jesus in this detailed work. He groups the names and titles of Jesus into five main groups: the names of Jesus, simple and other messianic titles, soteriological titles and proper Christological titles. Fr. Sabourin, a French-Canadian priest, is a good example of how the United States, until the ’60’s, was primarily dependent on French-Canadian scholars for biblical books and commentaries. “Popeye” Doyle led the battle against “The French Connection,” which we identified as an enormous drug ring. The biblical “French Connection” where French scholars were the source of U.S. biblical knowledge was dissolved, basically, by the lack of French vocations to the priesthood, resulting in French bishops cutting back drastically on educating priests because of the small number of seminaries and seminarians. Lack of vocations goes hand in hand with dioceses not educating priests for higher scholarship.
Faith Formation Registration Form and Handbook for 2015-16
The registration form and handbook for the 2015-2016 Faith Formation School Year is now available on 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.
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.
Bingo at Good Shepherd Church
Quick Links: Good Shepherd Events – Sunday, September 27 to Sunday, October 4
- Sunday, September 27: Baptismal Instruction Class
- Tuesday, September 29: Bingo
- Wednesday, September 30: Volunteer for Service Ministry Meeting
- Thursday, October 1: Third Scripture Presentation
- Thursday, October 1: Fr. McHugh – Internet Scripture Presentation
- Friday, October 2: First Friday Mass and Devotions
- Saturday, October 3: Catholic Charismatic Renewal Meeting at Holy Family Spiritual Center, Nanticoke
- Saturday, October 3: Blessing of Animals
- Saturday, October 3: Pregnancy Resource Center Speaker at 4:00 PM Mass
- Sunday, October 4: Breakfast
- Sunday, October 4: Annual Harvest Bingo sponsored by MMI Parent Faculty Organization at MMI, Freeland
(Click on a link to go to related page/section for more information.)
All current ministry schedules are available on the “Downloads” page of our website:
- Lector Schedule – July 4 to November 29
- Extraordinary Minister Schedule – July 4 to September 27
- Altar Server Schedule – July 4 to September 27
- Greeter Schedule – July 4 to September 27 (updated version posted 7/7/15)
- Cantor/Accompanist Schedule – July 11 to November 22
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.
- The Hymn and Responsorial Psalm Selections for August 30 to November 26, 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.