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Love Basket Food Drive Next Weekend, July 27-28
The Love Basket is a non-profit, all-volunteer emergency food assistance program in and for  residents of Indiana County.  It is not affiliated with any other agency and receives no government funding, thus it relies solely on the generosity of churches, schools, businesses and private residents. There has been a tremendous strain put on the their normal resources due to the number of persons served.

In response, Love Basket is coordinating a 2019 Indiana County Church Mid-Year Food Drive, to restock shelves. They are especially in need of canned fruits, vegetables and meats, peanut butter and cereal. Please bring your donation to the Church and place your items in the designated spot in the Narthex. 

The parishioners and friends of Church of the Good Shepherd have supported this project in the past and will hopefully be generous again this year.  Remember that “Feeding the Hungry” is a corporal work of Mercy.  Thanks so much for supporting our neighbors in need!

Save the Date–New Pastor Installation 
​We pray as a community to mark the special events in the Church’s year and in our own lives; one of these key events is the arrival of a new pastor (or becoming a new pastor!). This event is so special that Bishop Malesic himself joins our community to pray for all of us as a parish family and for me as your new pastor.  He also administers to me the Profession of Faith required to be made by all pastors (Canon 833, 6º). The Installation Mass will be on August 24 at the 4:30 pm Mass and a reception will follow in the Social Hall. More details to come in future weeks

Adult Confirmation and RCIA Inquiries
​The Sacrament of Confirmation completes our Christian initiation, unites us more fully with Christ, and increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit within us (CCC 1303).  Any adult or high school-age youth who has not yet been confirmed can receive the Sacrament from Bishop Malesic together with our 8th grade students in November.

Any youth or adults considering being baptized or received into the Catholic Church
are invited to begin the RCIA inquiry process. This is a time to gather as a small group of seekers, to pray, to ask questions, and to consider taking the next step toward RCIA.

Please contact Fr. Matthew for more information on RCIA or Adult/Older Teen Confirmation