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 July 6-10, 2015
July 6
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July 7
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July 8
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July 9
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July 10
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News & Notes

From the Desk of the Pastor

Good Shepherd Parish has played a significant part in the 41 years of my priesthood. As a first assignment I took my first steps in priestly ministry here in the 1970’s and came to appreciate the goodness of the people. After moving on to other assignments for the next 19 years, it was a surprise to me and a blessing to be asked by Bishop Dattilo to return to the parish as Pastor. These past 16 years and the previous 4 account for nearly half of my priesthood and what a blessing they have been.

Thank you to everyone who helped me along the way, but most of all Thanks be to God for the gracious gift these years have been for me. My prayer is that God will continue to bless Good Shepherd Parish and all its families with good health, grace and peace. May He bless Father Burger as he assumes his new duties, Father Ben, Deacons Gorman and Kiley, and all those who serve and help in so many generous ways. May you grow in God’s grace and peace.

Gratefully yours,
Father Helwig

“A Farewell” and “A Welcome”

The effective date of Father Helwig’s new assignment as Pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish is Monday, June 22. After all the Masses on the weekend of June 20-21 Farewell Receptions will be held in the Parish Hall to say farewell. Parishioners who would like to wish Father well are invited to stop by to share a few words and refreshments. A Wine and Cheese Reception will be organized by the Parish Council of Catholic Women on Saturday evening; Coffee and Donuts will be available after the Sunday Masses compliments of the Parish Knights of Columbus. All are welcome to stop by as Father prepares to move to his new assignment.

Father Philip Burger will begin his appointment as Pastor of Good Shepherd Parish on Monday, June 22. Father Burger will be installed as Pastor at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, July 11, in a brief ceremony that will take place during the Mass. We welcome Father Burger and pray that his assignment here will be one that is filled with blessings and grace.

  • Pastor: Very Rev. Philip G. Burger
  • Parochial Vicar:
    Rev. Benedict Faneye, O.P.
  • Deacon: Francis C. Gorman
  • Deacon: Patrick M. Kiley