50th Wedding Anniversary Mass

Were you married in 1974?  In honor of your 50th Wedding Anniversary, there will be a special Mass and reception on Sunday, July 7, 2024, at…

April 14, 2024

Dear Parish Family: As we continue in this Easter Season, here is a little story I came across.  It’s called Easter Bunny’s Amazing Day.  It…

April 16, 2023

Dear Parish Family:  Let’s Keep Easter Going! Today we celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter – the last day in the Octave of Easter. Easter…

April 2, 2023

Dear Parish Family:  In Jerusalem, an important stop for pilgrims is the Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu. “Gallicantu” means “cock crow”. It is the…

April 21, 2024

Dear Parish Family: This Fourth Sunday of Easter is known as Good Shepherd Sunday.  The gospel for Sunday Mass each year on this Sunday gives…

April 23, 2023

Dear Parish Family:  Today’s Gospel puts us on the Road to Emmaus. The two disciples walking away from Jerusalem with confusion and disappointment encounter Jesus…

April 28, 2024

Dear Parish Family: As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. Flowers are used throughout the year to decorate our church and beautify our…

April 30, 2023

Dear Parish Family: This Fourth Sunday of Easter is known as Good Shepherd Sunday.  The gospel for Sunday Mass each year on this Sunday gives…

April 7, 2024

Dear Parish Family: Let’s Keep Easter Going! Today we celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter – the last day in the Octave of Easter. Easter…

April 9, 2023

Dear Parish Family:  Today we celebrate the most important day of our entire year: Easter Sunday—the day our Lord has made, and we are glad…

August 13, 2023

Dear Parish Family: This Tuesday (August 15) we will celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and commemorate the death of Mary and her…

August 20, 2023

Dear Parish Family, As many students, teachers, and school personnel prepare to return to school over the next couple of weeks, there is always a…

August 27, 2023

Dear Parish Family, Every member of our parish family is important, loved, and cherished.  We realize that in a significant way when a member of…

August 6, 2023

Dear Parish Family: Summertime is a time for picnics. Often, it is also a time for family picnics that serve as family reunions. It’s a…

Monthly Church Cleaning

Next cleaning is July 1, 2024 Many hands make light work! Come help us with our monthly Church Cleaning the first Monday of each month…

December 10, 2023

Dear Parish Family, Advent keeps moving forward. We are now just two weeks away from Christmas. As we hurry and hustle, are busy and bustle,…

December 11, 2022

Dear Parish Family: Happy Gaudate Sunday! Guadate is the Latin for rejoice. We rejoice in a very special way today because we have reached the…

December 17, 2023

Dear Parish Family, Happy Gaudate Sunday! Guadate is the Latin word for rejoice.  It is the special name that we give to the Third Sunday…

December 18, 2022

Dear Parish Family: We have reached the fourth and final week of Advent. I hope and pray that this season of joy and anticipation has…

December 24, 2023

Dear Parish Family, The angels proclaimed to the shepherds on the hillside a message: Glory to God in the highestand on earth peace to those…

December 25, 2022

Dear Sisters and Brothers: One of the most favorite of all Christmas Carols is Joy to the World. It reminds us that we have joy…

December 3, 2023

Dear Parish Family, The Advent Season prepares us for the coming of the Lord.  While the days grow shorter and colder, we prepare for the…

January 1, 2023

Dear Parish Family: Happy and Holy New Year! It’s time to make New Year’s resolutions. Actually, that’s the easy part. The hard part as we all…

December 31, 2023

Dear Parish Family, This Sunday we will look back and look forward.  New Year’s is a time for us to remember what has been and…

December 4, 2022

Dear Parish Family: Growing up we play games like Hide and Seek, I Spy with My Little Eye, and Where’s Waldo. They are aimed at…

February 11, 2024

Dear Sisters and Brothers: Lent begins on February 14. Ash Wednesday coinciding with Valentine’s Day this year provides an important insight. Lent is a time…

February 12, 2023

Dear Parish Family:  At the end of the Super Bowl 57 tonight, either the Philadelphia Eagles or the Kansas City Chiefs will be awarded the…

February 18, 2024

Dear Sisters and Brothers: The word Lent comes from an old English word that means springtime. The Latin adverb lente means slowly. So as a vocabulary word,…

February 19, 2023

Dear Parish Family:  In just a few days, we will set out on our annual pilgrimage to Easter. ASH WEDNESDAY (February 22) begins THE HOLY SEASON OF…

February 25, 2024

Dear Sisters and Brothers: As we continue our Lenten Journey of the Heart to Keep Jesus in the Center, today’s readings help us focus in…

February 26, 2023

Dear Parish Family:  Lent is here! The prayer, fasting, and almsgiving have begun! It is important for us not to approach these Lenten practices as…

February 4, 2024

Dear Parish Family, The next few years will be filled with anniversaries. Anniversaries are milestones, they are opportunities to look back on how far we’ve…

February 5, 2023

Dear Parish Family:  Last week we looked at the different mysteries of our Faith to which each month is dedicated. This week, here’s a look…

Fourth Sunday of Advent: Cycle A

December 18, 2022. Love: Saying Yes Together  We know Saint Joseph as a good and just Man.  Saint Matthew calls him a righteous man. Joseph was…

First Sunday of Advent: Cycle A

November 27, 2022. When a mother is expecting a baby, a hospital bag is usually packed.  All the things that the mom will need in…

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A 

January 29, 2023. Saint Augustine.  Great Teacher, Greatest Mind, Great Influence.   When asked to name the three most important virtues, Saint Augustine gave an interesting…

Good Shepherd Parish Library

Where: Entrance A, to the right of the votive candles When: The Parish Library will be open Tuesdays 7:30am-3:00pm, Thursdays 7:30am-9:00pm and Sundays 8:30am-11:30am.  Subject…

January 15, 2023

Dear Parish Family: We are now in the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, the longest season of the Church’s liturgical year. Ordinary Time usually begins…

January 14, 2024

Dear Parish Family, We are now in the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, the longest season of the Church’s liturgical year.  Ordinary Time usually begins…

January 22, 2023

Dear Parish Family: Monday, January 23, 2023 is the Feast Day of one of the newest American Saints: Saint Marianne Cope of Molokai. Born in…

January 21, 2024

Dear Parish Family, Thank you for all the prayers and good wishes you shared during my recent medical procedure. Everything went well and I am…

January 29, 2023

Dear Parish Family: Wait! What happened to January? How is it possible that we are beginning the month of February?  Did you know that each…

January 28, 2024

Dear Parish Family, Candles play an important role in the Catholic Church and their origins go back centuries. In Judaism, a perpetual light was kept…

January 8, 2023

Dear Parish Family: Happy Epiphany! Today we celebrate the manifestation  of  the Baby Jesus to the world by the star and the three kings who…

January 7, 2024

Dear Parish Family, Happy Epiphany! Today we celebrate the manifestation of the Baby Jesus to the world by the star and the three kings who…

July 16, 2023

Dear Parish Family: This Parish Year of National Eucharistic Revival in the U.S. coincides with a special anniversary for the Universal Church.  December 4, 2023…

July 2, 2023

Dear Parish Family: This Tuesday is Independence Day.  The Fourth of July is a time for us to remember and honor the “Founding Fathers” of…

July 23, 2023

Dear Parish Family: Tuesday, July 25, is the Feast of Saint James the Apostle. James was the big brother of John the Apostle. He was the…

July 30, 2023

Dear Parish Family, In just a few days the month of August will be upon us. August is a month filled with some very special…

July 9, 2023

Dear Parish Family: It’s hard to believe that we are just about to reach the halfway point of summer. Hopefully, this summer is providing everyone…

June 11, 2023

Dear Parish Family: Today is Corpus Christi Sunday! Today we celebrate in a very special way the gift of Jesus’ Body and  Blood, really, permanently,…

June 16, 2024

Dear Parish Family, Happy Father’s Day! Today we honor all our fathers – those living and those deceased, those fathers who have lost a child,…

June 18, 2023

Dear Parish Family: Happy Father’s Day! Today we honor all our fathers – those living and those deceased, those fathers who have lost a child,…

June 2, 2024

Dear Parish Family: Today we celebrate Trinity Sunday as we honor one God in three Divine Persons. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are a…

June 23, 2024

Dear Parish Family, We welcome Father Dominic Azagbor, OP to Good Shepherd as our Parochial Vicar. We are delighted to have Father Dominic with us…

June 25, 2023

Dear Parish Family: A million thanks to everyone who made this year’s Vacation Bible Camp an absolute success!!! Our “campers” looked more eager and excited…

June 30, 2024

Dear Parish Family, It’s hard to believe that this week begins July!! July 1 marks the halfway point through the calendar year and the start…

June 4, 2023

Dear Parish Family: Today we celebrate Trinity Sunday as we honor one God in three Divine Persons. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are a…

June 9, 2024

Dear Parish Family, Thursday, June 13, is the Feast Day of Saint Anthony of Padua. One of the most famous disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi,…

March 10, 2024

Dear Parish Family: Today we begin our Annual Solemn Forty Hours Eucharistic Devotions. The exact origin of the Forty Hours Devotion is not completely known.…

March 12, 2023

Dear Parish Family:  Next Sunday (March 19) we will begin our Annual Solemn Forty Hours Eucharistic Devotions. This is our first one since the COVID…

March 17, 2024

Dear Parish Family: Today begins a special part of Lent known as Passiontide. It is the last two weeks before Easter. Passiontide is all about…

March 19, 2023

Dear Parish Family:  As we celebrate our Solemn Forty Hours Eucharistic Devotions this week, here is the Litany of the Holy Eucharist. May these Forty…

March 24, 2024

Dear Parish Family: In Jerusalem, an important stop for pilgrims is the Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu. “Gallicantu” means “cock crow”. It is the…

March 26, 2023

Dear Parish Family:  Today begins a special part of Lent known as Passiontide. It is the last two weeks before Easter. Passiontide is all about…

March 3, 2024

Dear Sisters and Brothers: We learn in the Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35: All the believers were one in heart and mind. They shared everything…

March 31, 2024

Dear Parish Family: Today we celebrate the most important day of our entire year: Easter Sunday – the day our Lord has made, and we…

March 5, 2023

Dear Parish Family:  Lent is a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving – not just to go through the motions – but to bring us…

Mary, the Mother of God

January 1, 2023. New Year’s Eve  Looking Forward  Looking Back  Mary, the Mother of God  Through the eyes of a mother.   What did Mary see? …

May 12, 2024

Dear Parish Family: Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers of our parish! As we celebrate this special holiday, we remember all our mothers…

May 14, 2023

Dear Parish Family: Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers of our parish! As we celebrate this special holiday, we remember all our mothers…

May 19, 2024

Dear Parish Family: Happy and Blessed Pentecost! 50 days ago we celebrated the great feast of Easter—the day of the Lord’s Resurrection. Today, we celebrate…

May 26, 2024

Dear Parish Family: Happy Memorial Day! Memorial Day is our nation’s solemn reminder that freedom is never free. It is a moment for us to…

May 28, 2023

Dear Parish Family: If you mention that you’re praying a novena, you’ll probably get a mixed bag of reactions from friends and family. Some may…

May 5, 2024

Dear Parish Family: It is a centuries-old custom for Catholics to dedicate the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The month of May…

May 7, 2023

Dear Parish Family: It is a centuries-old custom of Catholics to dedicate the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The month of May…

Morning Star 5K Run and Walk for Life

Run or walk for HER! Partner with Morning Star to help women, men and families facing unplanned pregnancies and make a Life-saving difference in our…

October 9, 2022

Dear Parish Family: Every October, all the priests “on mission/in active ministry” of the Diocese of Harrisburg are required to attend our annual Diocesan Priests…

November 12, 2023

Dear Parish Family, November is the month of giving thanks. Thanksgiving is an important opportunity for all of us to stop and remember all that…

November 13, 2022

Dear Parish Family: I hope that everyone is enjoying Veteran’s Day Weekend. We remember all veterans, but in a special way the veterans of our…

November 19, 2023

Dear Parish Family, Thursday is Thanksgiving Day.  The very important act of giving thanks is at the center of who we are as Catholic Christians.  The Eucharist—the…

November 20, 2022

Dear Parish Family:  Today is the Solemnity of Christ the King. This feast is celebrated on the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year. Next Sunday is…

November 26, 2023

Dear Parish Family, Today is the Solemnity of Christ the King. This feast is celebrated on the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year. Next Sunday is…

November 27, 2022

Dear Parish Family: Happy New Year! No, it’s not January 1 yet. But today is the start of the new Christian Year. Today we celebrate…

November 5, 2023

Dear Parish Family, November is a special month in the life of the Church. We remember our beloved dead in a very deliberate and particular…

October 2, 2022

Dear Parish Family: This Friday, October 7, is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Pope Saint Pius V established this feast in 1573. The…

November 6, 2022

Dear Parish Family: November is a special month in the life of the Church. We remember our beloved dead in a very deliberate and particular…

October 1, 2023

Dear Parish Family, What happened to September? Wasn’t it just Labor Day? I hope that September was a good month for everyone and that the…

October 15, 2023

Dear Parish Family, This week has been filled with horrific news and images from Israel. Sometimes there are no words to express what we see…

October 16, 2022

Dear Parish Family: One of the many gifts of living in our part of the country (and really the world) is that we are able…

October 22, 2023

Dear Parish Family, In this time of harvest, these words of Jesus have special meaning: The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore…

October 23, 2022

Dear Parish Family: Often in His public ministry, Jesus took time away to pray and just “be” with the Father. Jesus invites and encourages His…

September 25, 2022

Dear Parish Family: So we have reached the last week of September! What happened? Wasn’t it just Labor Day? I hope that September has been…

October 29, 2023

Dear Parish Family, It’s hard to believe that November starts this week. We know that November is the month we remember our Faithful Departed in…

October 30, 2022

Dear Parish Family:It’s hard to believe that November starts this week. We know that November is the month we remember our Faithful Departed in a…

October 8, 2023

Dear Parish Family, Next weekend, we are blessed to host the Blessed Carlo Acutis International Eucharistic Miracle Exhibit right here at Good Shepherd.   What is…

Parish Office Closed July 4

Good Shepherd Parish Office will be closed Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5, for Independence Day. Please stay safe. God Bless America.

Parish Retreats – Save the Date

Save the Date! Each Retreat Day will include Mass, Adoration, speakers, witness talks, discussions, and Confessions. We will be discussing what it means to be…

Pilgrimage to Rome

FEBRUARY 12, 2025  – FEBRUARY 20, 2025. Visits to the Seven Pilgrim Churches that Grant the Special Jubilee Plenary Indulgence The Catacombs • Papal Blessing…

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

January 15, 2023. At every Sunday Mass, the second reading is from one of the New Testament epistles – letters from the apostles to a…

Second Sunday of Advent: Cycle A

December 4, 2022. Growing up we play games like Hide and Seek, I Spy with My Little Eye, and Where’s Waldo.  They are aimed at…

September 10, 2023

Dear Parish Family, There are moments in history that make a significant impact on our lives. Many have the distinction of us knowing exactly where…

September 17, 2023

Dear Parish Family, The third Sunday of September each year is celebrated as Catechetical Sunday to acknowledge and thank all catechists. Catechesis comes from a Greek word that means…

September 24, 2023

Dear Parish Family, So a time has come …  Bryan Pritchard has announced his plan to retire on December 8, 2023. Bryan has been invaluable to Good…

September 3, 2023

Dear Parish Family, As we observe Labor Day this Monday, it is a great opportunity for us to reflect on the gift and dignity of…

Summer with the Saints

Wednesday, July 10, 6-8pm. Learn about the Saints! Games, Activities, Snacks! For children and families!

The Epiphany

January 6, 2023. Today – the Epiphany of our Lord – is a celebration of the manifestation of the Lord.  Jesus being revealed to the…

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A  

January 22, 2023. The arrest of John the Baptist, mentioned at the beginning of today’s Gospel, was a pivotal moment for Jesus.  It was the…

Third Sunday of Advent: Cycle A

December 11, 2022. Guadate is Latin for rejoice.  On this Gaudate Sunday we rejoice because we have reached the halfway point of our Advent Journey.   …

Parish Picnic, August 18, 2024, 1:00 pm

Picnic with Time and Talent Fair. Come meet the leaders of Parish Ministries. Sign up for a group (or two!).

Grief Support Group for Spouses

Beginning in September 2024, First and Third Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., All Purpose Room. A support group for people who have lost a…

Heart of Mary Prayer Group

The Heart of Mary is a newly formed group at Good shepherd. Active members meet bi-monthly (2nd and 4th Thursdays) and travel throughout the parish…

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Good Shepherd Prayer Shawl Ministry meets every other Thursday. If you knit or crochet (or would like to learn), please join us! If you…