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: email@example.com. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this matter.
So This Was Christmas
As we age, I think Christmas Day memories may become more vivid. For me, Christmas Day was spent in large family gatherings, first at our family home in Milnesville, located at what was called “Farley’s Corners” – the first house on the road to Lattimer. The whole area, which now has a half dozen or so homes, was ours. The celebration of Christmas in my elementary and high school years was almost always held at my parents’ home and included the McHugh and Farley families. These were wonderful celebrations. During my years in the seminary and early years of priesthood, many members of our extended family moved away or eventually died, and I can recall picking up and driving my older relatives to a more subdued Christmas dinner but still a very good one. Gradually after the passing of my older relatives, Christmas included just my parents and sometimes my uncle, Fr. Laurence Farley, a pastor in the Richmond Diocese. He later lived with us after his retirement. With multiple family deaths from mid-December through January 1st, including the sudden death of my father on Christmas Day, admittedly, I am happy when January 2nd arrives. However, I do try to take my own advice to make the Advent season a prayerful one. The exuberant joys of past Christmas days are gone, but the memories of them are both uplifting and consoling.
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.
Bingo at Good Shepherd Church
Quick Links: Good Shepherd Events – Sunday, December 21 to Sunday, December 28
- Monday, December 22: Faith Formation (will be held)
- Tuesday, December 23: Confessions after AM Mass (update: canceled - funeral)
- Tuesday, December 23: NO Bingo (resumes 1/6/15)
- Wednesday, December 24: Chistmas Eve Masses - 4:00 PM and 9:00 PM
- Thursday, December 25: Christmas Day Masses - 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM
(Click on a link to go to related page/section for more information.)
Faith Formation News
- The Registration Form and Handbook for the 2014-2015 School Year are available on the “Downloads” page of our website.
- The Faith Formation Schedule through January 10, 2015 is now posted on the “Faith Formation” page of our website. Click here for the Faith Formation page.
**NEW** – Ministry Schedules
New schedules for Cantors/Accompanists, Lectors, Altar Servers, Greeters, and the Holiday Schedule for Extraordinary Ministers are now available on the “Downloads” page of our website.
From Our Music Ministry: Hymn and Responsorial Psalm Selections (November 30, 2014 to January 11, 2015)
The latest Hymn Selections and Responsorial Psalm selections are available on the “Downloads” page of our website.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.