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 April 21-25, 2014
April 21
8:30 a.m. Church

April 22
6:30 a.m. Church
8:30 a.m. Church

April 23
6:30 a.m. Church
8:30 a.m. Church

April 24
6:30 a.m. Church
8:30 a.m. Church

April 25
6:30 a.m. Church
8:30 a.m. School

News & Notes

Welcome Bishop Gainer

WELCOME to Bishop Gainer as the 11th Bishop of Harrisburg. We pray God’s grace and blessing upon him and his ministry in the diocese and look forward to greeting him at Good Shepherd Parish sometime in the future. Bishop Gainer will be visiting the parish on Sunday, May 18, to celebrate the Diocesan 50th Wedding Anniversary Mass. May God grant him many years of good health and peace as he leads the diocese into the future.


Prepare to celebrate Easter with God’s mercy and love by attending one of the West Shore Parishes’ Penance Services. At these services, multiple confessors will be available to hear confessions.

  • Sun., March 30: St. Patrick, Carlisle
  • Tues., April 1: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Mech. (note: 8:00 p.m.)
  • Thurs., April 3: St. Katharine Drexel, Mech.
  • Sun.,April 13: St. Joseph, Mechanicsburg note: 2:00 p.m.)
  • Sun., April 13: St. Theresa, New Cumberland
  • Tues., April 15: Our Lady of Lourdes, Enola
  • Wed., April 16: Good Shepherd, Camp Hill

New Ministry Schedules

Schedules for April 1, 2014 - June 30, 2014, are now available for Altar Servers, Lectors, and Ministers of Communion.


The 2013-2014 school year marks Good Shepherd School’s 60th anniversary! To commemorate this outstanding milestone, the Good Shepherd School Board is sponsoring a Gala and Benefit Auction on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the West Shore Country Club. Proceeds from this fundraising event will enable Good Shepherd School to continue its tradition of educational excellence through initiatives such as technological upgrades and educational program enhancements. The evening’s festivities begin at 6 pm with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a silent auction followed by dinner, a live auction and dancing with live entertainment. Tickets to this black tie optional event are $90 per person. To reserve your seat, please call Good Shepherd’s Parish Office at (717) 761-1167 or email goodshepherd60@gmail.com. Reservation deadline is February, 14, 2014.

Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer Appointed Eleventh Bishop of Harrisburg

The Very Reverend Robert M. Gillelan, Jr., Diocesan Administrator, has announced that Pope Francis has named Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, 66, as the eleventh Bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg. He succeeds Bishop Joseph P. McFadden, who died, May 2, 2013.

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


2014 Holy Week

  • Holy Thursday - April 17
    • -Mass of the Lord's Supper
      @ 7:00 pm

      Adoration (in Chapel) until
      11:00 pm
  • Good Friday - April 18
    • Celebration of the Lord's Passion - 3:00pm

    • Stations of the Cross - 6:00 pm
  • Holy Saturday - April 19
    • Confessions (Chapel)
      @ 10:00 am

    • Blessing of Easter Food 12 noon

    • The Easter Vigil @ 8:00 pm
  • Easter Sunday - April 20
    • Masses @ 7:30, 9:30, & 11:30 am


The Good Shepherd School 60th Anniversary Gala and Benefit Auction was held at the West Shore Country Club on March 1. A special thank you goes to the event’s sponsors listed below, without whom, the evening would not have been possible.



Diamond Sponsor
William Balaban & Associates, LLC

Emerald Sponsors
Eastern Alliance Insurance Group Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Ruby Sponsors

The Thomas R. and Margaret M. Balaban Family

Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC - Eugene Anastasio, Jr.

Martin J. Pastucka, DDS

Onyx Sponsors
Diocesan Publications, Ltd

Hershey Creamery Company

Kelly, Parker & Cohen, LLC

Kennedy Catalano Advisors Key Financial Group, LLC

Premier Construction Group, Inc.

Sun Motor Cars, Inc.

Survata, Inc.

Giant Food Stores, Inc