Good Shepherd School & Parish Bingo Bash will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, in the Good Shepherd Parish Hall. Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. – Bingo begins at 7:00 p.m. Seating is limited. $25 for tickets purchased in Advance – $30.00 at the Door. Cash Prizes for Bingo winners with $1000 jackpot! Concessions include: Hot Dogs, Baked Goods & Snacks which will be available during the evening. See the Bulletin for more details.
As 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.
First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be on April 7, after the 6:30 a.m. Mass in the Chapel until Vespers and Benediction at 5:00 p.m. All are invited throughout the day for Eucharistic Adoration and quiet prayer. Sign-up sheets with half-hour prayer times between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. are available in the Chapel Narthex. Plan to join our Good Shepherd Family in the Chapel throughout the day.
The Knights of Columbus invite all children 10 years of age and younger and their families to the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday
morning, April 8. The hunt begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. and will be held on the Church lawn adjacent to the Parish Hall. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures before and after the hunt, so bring your cameras.
In conjunction with the egg hunt, the Knights will host a French Toast and Sausage Breakfast from 8:00 until 10:30 a.m., in the Parish Hall. Tickets will cost $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. The adult’s breakfast will include two slices of French toast, sausage patties, orange juice, and coffee. The child’s breakfast will include one slice of French toast, sausage patty, orange juice, and milk. (more…)
Christ gave to His followers, and in a special way to His priests, the task of continuing the mission that was given to Him by His heavenly Father. The preeminent mission of the Church is to embrace Christ’s mission and continue His work of salvation and redemption.
Your parish continues the mission of Jesus in a concrete and practical way by their membership in the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. I thank you sincerely for the generous contribution of $2,379.00 from the people of Good Shepherd Parish.
The Propagation of the Faith is the Church’s central means for support for more than 1,150 mission dioceses throughout Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands and remote regions of Latin America. By “joining” the Propagation of the Faith, your parishioners have made a special commitment to offer prayers and regular financial help that will ensure that the Gospel is proclaimed and loving witness to Jesus Christ offered to the poorest of our human family. (more…)
Schedules for April 1 – June 30, 2017, for Altar Servers, Lectors, and Ministers of Communion are now available.
World Youth Day on Palm Sunday will take place at Good Shepherd Church in Camp Hill and will include Praise and Worship Music, an opportunity for confession, the Blessing of the Palms and first Gospel Reading (outside if possible), Holy Mass with Bishop Gainer, a time of fellowship with an opportunity to purchase food provided by multiple food trucks, a time of prayer, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
The gathering is open to all teenagers in grades 9-12 and their chaperones or parents. Pope Francis selected the theme: “The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is His Name.” (Luke 1:49). Please encourage youth to attend, as this promises to be an exciting and spirit filled way to begin Holy Week with our bishop and hundreds of young people from throughout the diocese.
While there is no registration fee, pre-registration is appreciated for planning purposes.
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50th Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, July 9 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at Good Shepherd Parish, Camp Hill, PA
The Diocese is beginning preparations for this year’s 50th Anniversary Mass, which will celebrate the love and commitment of couples who were married in 1966. In addition to the Mass, which will be celebrated by Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, there will be a reception for the couples and their families. Each couple will be sent an invitation to the Mass and reception along with an RSVP card indicating if they will be attending and how many will attend. Directions will also be included. Names & addresses of each couple (First name of both persons) must be submitted to the Parish Office by April 18, 2017. Names submitted will be included as an insert in the Mass program. Each Jubilee Couple will also be presented with a commemorative certificate; those unable to attend the event will receive one in the mail. This annual celebration is co-sponsored by the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, Diocesan Senior Adult Ministry, and the Office of Marriage and Family Ministries.
Forty Hours will be celebrated at Good Shepherd Parish next weekend March 19, 20, with Closing on Tuesday, March 21. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed after the last morning Mass each day and will be reposed at a closing service each evening at 7:00 p.m. Father Al Sceski will be preaching each evening. Monday evening the Religious Education students in grades 1 and 3 to 7 will attend the service. On Tuesday evening the First Communion & Confirmation Students will attend. Liturgical Ministers (i.e. altar servers, lectors, and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion) are invited to vest and join the procession on Tuesday evening.
Participation in these devotions, taking time during the day to make “a visit,” and spending some reflective time with sacred scripture and spiritual reading are ways of acknowledging the Lord’s presence in our midst in the Eucharist and special opportunities to grow deeper in God’s grace and wisdom during the Lenten season. Take advantage of this blessing for the parish. Sign-up Sheets (to spend a little extra time with our Lord) are available in the Narthexes of the Church.
This year’s theme is “I Give You An Example.” Your gift to the Bishop’s Annual Lenten Appeal extends your generosity beyond the parish to reach those in the larger diocesan family. Good Shepherd receives full credit for your gift. Once our goal has been reached, the parish receives all the “over goal” gifts for our own use.
This weekend our parish will once again conduct the IN-PEW PROGRAM for the Annual Lenten Appeal. This year’s goal for the parish is $188,000. If you are not able to make your pledge this weekend during the In-Pew solicitation, you will have another opportunity next weekend in the Parish Hall after all Masses. Please be as generous as you can. Father Burger invites each family to pledge at least $250 to help us reach our goal. Of course, this amount is flexible and depends on your family circumstances. Many thanks for your participation in this year’s Lenten Appeal.
Please join us and nourish the body and spirit with Soup & Bread at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall followed by Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m. in the Church every Friday in Lent except Good Friday. Special thanks to the G.S. Faculty & Staff, who hosted Soup & Stations last Friday and to the Good Shepherd Council of Catholic Women who will provide Soup on Friday, March 10, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.