|Palm Sunday Palms—Blessed but “On Hold” ||At the recommendation of health authorities, Bishop Malesic has asked that all parishes NOT distribute palms following Palm Sunday Mass. They WILL BE BLESSED, but will be held in refrigeration and made available to everyone when public Masses resume.|
Remaining Lenten Dinner Supplies - Available for Purchase
Since our Lenten Dinners were cut short this year, we have some remaining supplies. These are sold at cost, with the goal of nothing going to waste.
If you are interested in purchasing any of these remaining items, please contact Bernie Senick at 724.717.3532. He will have prices available and make arrangements with you for pick up.
Thank you for your support of our Lenten Dinners.
|120||8 oz. Breaded Fish|
|80||4 oz. Breaded Fish|
|128||5 oz. Cod Loins|
|81||6 oz. Salmon|
|11||2 1/2 lb. Boxes Fantail Shrimp|
|42||8 oz. Bags Popcorn Shrimp|
|3||2 1/2 lb. Bags Crab Meat|
|35||1 lb. Blocks Butter|
|Stay Connected to Your Faith|
During this time, it is important for us to find ways to stay connected to our faith. During this time where attending public Mass is not possible, please take other opportunities to pray and to make use of the resources in print and online from the diocese and our parish.
Prayers and articles can be found in this bulletin and the latest issue of The Catholic Accent.
Mass readings are available in The Word Among Us and on the USCCB website, usccb.org/bible/readings.
To watch Mass—On TV, daily Masses are shown on EWTN (Comcast ch. 184 & 799 (HD), Dish ch. 261, DirecTV ch. 371); For online Masses, see the "Notes and Schedule" section of this bulletin.
Sarris Candy Has Arrived
|Candy orders are in and ready for pickup. You should have received a call to arrange a time to pick up your order. If you have not been notified yet, please call the Parish Office or Fr. Matthew to schedule your pickup. If you have not yet paid, please bring money with you at the time of pickup or mail it to the Parish Office.|
|Energy Smart 2020—Youth Catechesis and Poster, Video, and Essay Contest||2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and it’s also the fifth anniversary of Laudato si’, a letter from Pope Francis to the world about caring for our common home. The Diocese of has produced resources to help youth learn how we are called to do this as Catholics.|
Since CGS and Youth Ministry are now cancelled indefinitely, parents are to present these materials to their children. They are asked to:
|2020 Paschal Candle|
In preparation for Easter, we have already received our 2020 Paschal Candle. This year’s design is based on the passage of Luke’s Gospel that asks: “Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised” (Luke 24:5-6).
This candle will be used during the Easter Season and at all Baptisms and Funerals throughout the year ahead as a sign of the “light of Christ”—a sign giving us hope and assuring us of the Resurrection that Jesus promised.
Please call the Parish Office if you are interested in donating toward this candle in memory or in honor of your family members or loved ones.
|2020 Diocesan Lenten Appeal: “Plant a Seed”|||
Plant a seed by contributing to the Office of Faith, Family and Discipleship, which supports parish youth ministry. When we plant the seeds of faith, we provide opportunities for people to develop meaningful relationships with God, and we inspire them to be disciples of His son, Jesus Christ. “Grow in the Lord” and donate today to the 2020 Diocesan Lenten Appeal using your envelope or at DioceseofGreensburg.org/GROW
Growing in the Lord at Church of the Good Shepherd
Numbers are starting to come in for our parish response for DLA, and we are making good progress! So far, parishioners have given $13,725, nearly 2/3 of the way to our Diocesan Goal of $21,885. Once we reach that milestone toward our Parish Goal, everything else stays at Good Shepherd! I am confident we can reach and surpass our $40,000 goal.
In the upcoming months, we hope to tackle a number of “deferred maintenance” projects that have come to our attention in addition to replacing the Church HVAC units.
Also, please remember that new donors to DLA will have their entire gift remain in the parish. If you have never given to DLA (or have not given for more than 5 years), please consider giving this year. Can you help us meet our goals? To all who have already given—THANK YOU!
|Fish Fry Update|
Thank you for helping our Lenten Dinner DRIVE-THRU TAKE OUT lane a success.
In keeping with the Coronavirus prevention recommendations issued by the Diocese of Greensburg, all further Lenten Dinners are CANCELLED. The Diocese has confirmed that this cancellation applies to ALL dinners, including those with only drive-thru take-out.
As always, thank you to our patrons and our dedicated volunteers!