CHURCHAs the People of God in Good Shepherd Parish, we whole-heartedly embrace our mission: to deepen our personal relationship with God; to foster a faith-filled community; to provide opportunities to grow in the Catholic Faith; to share the Good News of Jesus Christ; and to promote Christian Service to all people.

Relying on the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves as a Parish community, to continue the work that God has begun in us by reflecting in our daily life and activities the love and grace of God.


Online giving Option

We are pleased to announce an online giving option for your financial contributions to the parish.

For complete information on this new options please review the Online Giving User Guide.

Week of December 15-19, 2014
December 15
8:30 a.m. Church

December 16
6:30 a.m. Church
8:30 a.m. Church

December 17
6:30 a.m. Church
8:30 a.m. Church

December 18
6:30 a.m. Church
8:30 a.m. Church

December 19
6:30 a.m. Church
8:30 a.m. School

News & Notes


MARK YOUR CALENDARS and plan to attend one of the following Parish Penance Services. Let it be the Christmas gift you give to yourself, a gift that enables you to renew your spiritual life, thanks to Jesus’ generous mercy and saving grace.

All Services Start at 7:00 p.m. except as noted

  • Thurs., Dec. 11 - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Mech.
  • Sun., Dec. 14 - St. Katharine Drexel, Mech. at 2:00 p.m.
  • Sun., Dec. 14 - St. Theresa, New Cumberland
  • Mon., Dec. 15 Our Lady of Lourdes, Enola
  • Wed., Dec. 17 Good Shepherd, Camp Hill
  • Sun., Dec. 21 St. Joseph, Mechanicsburg at 2:00 p.m.


GS School is holding a fundraiser on Thursday, December 11, from 4:00-9:00 p.m. at Texas Road House Restaurant in Camp Hill. Texas Road House will donate a portion of the evening’s receipts to support Good Shepherd School’s Music Education Program. Coupons are available at the Parish Office and in the narthexes of the Church.

Questions? Contact Jayme Prokop, Event Coordinator, at gjprokop5@gmail.com.

Schedules for October 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015, are now available for Altar Servers, Lectors, and Ministers of Communion.

Come Join Us As We Learn
To Explain and Defend Our Catholic Faith

The “Beginning Apologetics 1” Program by Jim Burnham will begin on October 7 & 9 and will conclude on December 9 & 11, 2014. We will be offering two sessions: Tuesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to Noon or Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All sessions will be held in the Good Shepherd Parish Hall. The registration fee is $5. The Student workbook materials cost is $15. The Workbook materials are strongly recommended. Couples can share one set of materials.

To register for this young adult/adult Faith Formation series, download & complete the registration form (linked below) and return it to the Good Shepherd Parish Office, 3435 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA, 17011 by Monday, September 22, 2014.

Parish Picnic - Save the Date

  • 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • The Meadows at Allenberry

Watch for more details is upcoming bulletins.

Fry Named the New Principal of GS School

Dr. Stephen M. Fry has been named the new Principal of Good Shepherd School and will assume his duties next month. Dr. Fry comes to us with 17 years of experience as an educator and administrator. His most recent experience as a school leader was as Middle School Head and Assistant Head of School at Harrisburg Academy. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hiram College in Ohio, he completed studies for a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina and in 2011 earned a doctorate from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Fry, his wife and three children are members of St. Katharine Drexel parish in Mechanicsburg. Let us keep him in our prayers and ask God’s continued blessings on our school family.

Youth Protection Training Update

Please click here for important information from the Diocese of Harrisburg Youth Protection Office.

  • Pastor: Rev. Paul C. Helwig
  • Parochial Vicar:
    Rev.Fidelis Umukoro, O.P.
  • Deacon: Francis C. Gorman
  • Deacon: Patrick M. Kiley


Christmas Schedule

  • Sacrament of Reconciliation
    • Dec. 13 -- 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    • Dec. 17 -- 7:00 – 8:00 p.m
      • (Parish Penance Service –
        12 confessors)
    • Dec. 20 -- 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Christmas Vigil Masses
    • Dec. 24 (Hall & Church) -- 5:00 p.m.
    • Dec. 24 (Church) -- 5:00 & 7:30 p.m.
  • Christmas Day Masses
    • Dec. 25 -- 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.
  • Feast of the Holy Family
    • Dec. 27 (vigil) --5:30 p.m.
    • Dec. 28 -- 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 a.m.
  • Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
    • Dec. 31 (vigil) -- 5:30 p.m.
    • Jan. 1, 2009 -- 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.