|In-Person Catechesis of the Good Shepherd||We now have the opportunity to allow our children to take part in in-person CGS; due to current COVID precautions, all sessions will be in the Social Hall. Various times will be available throughout the week. For details, please contact Carolyn Davis.|
|Summer Faith||Plans are in the works for our Summer Faith program to take place some time during the summer. Watch for more details!|
|Catholic Men—God is Calling YOU to be a Knight||We are Catholic men building a bridge back to faith.|
There is much work to be done in this world. Good work, necessary work and that’s what the Knights do every day—Assisting the sick and disabled, protecting those who can’t protect themselves. Whether they are next door or halfway around the world. This is the journey we are on.
We do it to be better husbands, fathers, sons, neighbors and Catholics.
For assistance with online registration, please call Fr. Matthew in the Parish Office.
|Sunday Mass Intentions Available||The Mass intentions listed next to each Daily and Sunday Mass reflect an intention by the priest to pray in a special way for that particular intention, in addition to all of the needs of the People of God. Usually this is for the repose of the deceased, but can be offered for anyone, living or dead.|
Usually, there is a special demand for Weekend and Holy Day Mass intentions, whether for the prominence of those days or because it is easier for the person requesting the Mass to attend; however, we do now have some weekend Masses available in 2021. (Each Pastor is obliged to celebrate one Weekend or Holy Day Mass “for the people”—the living and deceased parishioners of his parish)
If you would want a weekend Mass scheduled for 2021, we do have some weekends available. Mass request sheets will be available in the Narthex. Please fill out and place in the collection basket Attn: Carol or mail into the Parish Office with your stipend. If by chance your chosen date is not available, Carol will contact you. It is important that we use these forms to request Masses throughout the year to keep everything well-organized.
When nobody has requested a particular intention on a given day, we schedule the Mass from the collection of Mass Requests given upon the death of parishioners. If you have received requests and money for Masses upon the death of a loved one, please be sure to turn them in to the parish so Masses can be scheduled for them.
|2021 Diocesan Lenten Appeal — Be the Light||Our 2021 DLA Campaign encourages you to “Be the Light” for your community during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information will be forthcoming in a future bulletin. To donate to the “Be the Light” campaign to support God’s work at Church of the Good Shepherd and in the Diocese of Greensburg, visit DioceseofGreensburg.org/BeTheLight.|
Parish Rosary Bouquet||As a way of renewing our families, parish, diocese and the world through prayer, you are invited to take part in the Good Shepherd Rosary Bouquet Program. Through it, we hope to gather a spiritual bouquet of Rosaries for Jesus and Mary. |
A vase will be placed in the Church Narthex near the statue of Mary along with a smaller bowl of beads. (Hand sanitizer will also be on the table.) Each bead placed into the vase will represent one Rosary that has been prayed by someone at Church of the Good Shepherd—and as the vase fills up, we will be able to see this spiritual bouquet of Rosaries grow!
The program will work this way:
- Each time you pray a Rosary—at home, at Church, at work, while driving, etc.—we invite you to put one bead in the vase for each Rosary prayed.
- If you pray the Rosary together with others, each person can add a bead for each Rosary prayed.
- If you cannot come to the Church to add beads yourself, please call Denise and Jim Pencola at (724) 726-5315 to let them know how many beads to add to the vase.
|COVID-19 Self-Assessment Checklist||Parishes in the Diocese of Greensburg have been taking every effort to keep our churches "sacred and safe" as some parishioners choose to resume attending Mass. Part of this effort is continuing to wear a mask (or bandanna or other face covering) and social distance. We also ask you to consider some other risk factors using this self-assessment checklist. You will not be asked these questions when you come to Mass, but you should be aware of them out of consideration for others in the community.|
If you answer "YES" to any of the following questions, we ask that you please not visit the Church or the Parish Office:
Is your temperature over 100.4° F?Within the last fourteen (14) days, have you tested positive for COVID-19?
Within the last fourteen (14) days, have you had direct contact with a person confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19?
Within the last fourteen (14) days, have you been asked to self-quarantine?
Within the last fourteen (14) days, have you had any cold or flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat, body aches, or lack of taste or smell?
Within the last fourteen (14 days, are you aware of being in contact with someone with cold or flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat, body aches, or lack of taste or smell?
Within the last fourteen (14) days, have you travelled to a place with rising community transmission of COVID-19?
Within the last fourteen (14) days, have you travelled on an airplane?