Welcome to Good Shepherd Church – Drums, Pennsylvania

Contacting our Pastor, Office Manager, and Webmaster

Because of the inordinate amount of Spam that has recently been received via our email contact forms, please direct all inquiries to Father McHugh, Erin Braddock, and Chris Tino to the email address for the parish: gsch@ptd.net We greatly appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this matter.

From the Pastor…Fr. McHugh

Father’s Day

Today, we honor our fathers both living and deceased. I am sure all of us have fond memories of our fathers and that there are certain qualities we admire in them. In my own father, Connie, I admired his attending Mass daily after he retired at age 66, his generosity, a willingness to help people, his ability to organize and involve people in activities, his never using bad language nor drinking or smoking, and being a very honest person who had an enthusiasm for life even in his twilight years. My dad had a great interest in sports and excelled in bowling, pocket billiards, horseshoes, and quoits. He was a solid 200-plus bowler for several decades and in his earlier years, was able to run the pool table with consistency, and was excellent in picking out combinations, and possessed a trick shot repertoire. He played some exhibition matches with some top pool shooters. I know he bowled against one of the all-time greats, Andy Varipapa, known not only for his high average, but for his bowling trick shots. My dad had many different games with which he fascinated younger people. As a young elementary student, I learned to keep score for bowling very quickly and as a grade school student, I often kept score for the leagues he bowled in. Most of my score keeping was at the old Bowl Arena on Green Street in Hazleton and occasionally at the high-scoring lanes on Laurel Street that belonged to St. Joseph’s Parish. I remember my dad taking me to the Eastern Professional Basketball League games even before I was 10 years old. My dad followed high school basketball right up to the time of his death and was a good friend of Hazleton coach Frank Serany, who played on the Hazleton state championship teams in the late 1920s, and played in Minor League basketball. Serany was the top tennis player of his day and was the pro at the Valley Country Club. Those were the days!

Parish Summer Festival – July 7-8, 2018

Before you know it, our parish summer festival will be upon us. Check out the "Summer Festival"page of our website for the latest news.

The Festival Committee is looking for Parishioners to help sponsor tents and events. To obtain the sponsor form go the "Downloads" page of our website.

Know Your Parish Council

Go to the Pastoral Council section of our website (use navigation bar on the left side of this page) to learn about this ministry and to see an updated list of Council members.

You will also find a nomination form there which you may submit Online if you are interested in serving on the Good Shepherd Parish Council.

Interested in joining Good Shepherd Parish Family?

We welcome you and are happy you’re here!

Good Shepherd Church is a warm and welcoming family of faith that offers many opportunities to enrich spiritual life, reach out to those in need, liturgical education and to belong to the family of Christ. Regardless of where you are in your journey of faith, you are welcomed and embraced in Good Shepherd Parish family.

How to get started…

  • Contact the Good Shepherd Parish office to register
  • Contact Good Shepherd Church via parish email at gsch@ptd.net
  • Bookmark our parish website: www.goodshepherd-drums.org
  • Take and read a copy of our weekly parish bulletin
  • Talk with Marydonna Portonova about our parish opportunities to become involved in at least one ministry or event
  • Take home a copy of our parish brochure located in our church foyer.

Please take time to discover this warm and energetic parish community!

Bingo at Good Shepherd Church

Bingo every Tuesday evening at Good Shepherd. Doors open at 5:00 PM, games start at 6:00 PM.

Quick Links: Good Shepherd Events – Sunday, June 17 to Sunday, June 24

Ministry Schedules

Ministry schedules are available on the “Downloads” page of our website:

From Our Music Ministry

Looking for St. John Bosco Information?

Because Good Shepherd Church and St. John Bosco Church of Conyngham, Pennsylvania are no longer “linked,”you will note that this site is devoted to matters related primarily to Good Shepherd Church. You may visit the St. John Bosco website at www.stjohnboscochurch.org or contact them by phone at (570) 788-1997, or email: stjb@ptd.net.