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

St. Jude Dedication

St. Jude’s Church will be dedicated this Sunday, September 17, at 3:00 PM. I congratulate Fr. Joe Evanko in bringing to completion this massive project. There will be more work to be completed on the church following the dedication. The church seats 800 and the huge vestibule is large enough to put in 200 chairs if needed. This will allow for a reduction in Masses, which is a welcome thing in light of the rapidly dwindling number of priests. The altar, lectern, and pulpit are the ones I used for 22½ years – 9½ as associate pastor and 13 years as pastor at St. Francis; kind of a bittersweet ministry. The altar and lectern (from which the cantor sang) are exactly the same while the pulpit has been expanded. The baptismal fount was constructed from marble from St. Francis Church. As a recent article on St. Jude’s stated, the new church has employed stained glass windows, statues, etc., from a variety of closed churches. Fr. Joe gave me a tour a while back, and I was very impressed.

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!

Faith Formation News

Faith Formation registration packets are available in the St. Joseph room. Classes will begin on Monday, September 11. An opening Mass and teacher meet and greet will be held on Sunday, September 10, at 10:00 AM. All students need to be registered by September 1st so sufficient supplies can be ordered.

A printer-friendly (PDF) Registration Packet for Faith Formation 2017-2018 is also available on the "Downloads" page of our website.

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, September 17 to Sunday, September 24

Ministry Schedules

All current 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.