good shepherd: Stewardship

Envelopes are available to all parishioners and will be sent to your home mailing address. There are green temporary envelopes in the pews for your use until you receive your regular envelopes. Your generosity helps the parish provide basic services.

“Be generous distributors of God's manifold grace, put your gifts at the service of one another, each in the measure you have received.” (1 Pet 4:8-10)

Mass Attendance

Day / Date Mass Time Attendance at Mass
Sat, Jun 17 4:00 PM 202
Sun, Jun18 8:00 AM 146
10:00 AM 204
  Total Attendance 552

Peter’s Pence

The second collection this weekend will be for Peter’s Pence, which supports the Holy Father’s charities and his evangelizing trips to foreign countries. Peter’s Pence began in the 8th century as a tax of one penny on each household. The amounts collected are now sent to Rome by diocesan bishops. Some dioceses incorporate the Peter’s Pence collection into the Diocesan Annual Appeal. Our diocese does not.

Parish Membership

Just because you attend Mass here at Good Shepherd, does not necessarily mean you are a member. To be considered a member of Good Shepherd, you MUST register with the office and be put into our Parish Data System to receive envelopes. Loose checks in the collection are considered just that, loose, unless the name is in our PDS system. Please contact the Office to register at (570) 788-3141.

Diocesan Annual Appeal

The diocese has finally attained its 5 million dollar goal. 70 parishes, including Good Shepherd, have attained their goal. Thanks to all who contributed. We had a total of 256 contributors. Our goal was $26,000 and to date, $26,112.50 has been already given with an additional $1,850.00 pledged. If all pledges are redeemed, $27,962.50 will be our final amount. All totals of parishes will be published in the next Catholic Light.