Welcome to Good Shepherd Church – Drums, Pennsylvania
Welcome to the “new” website of Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church of Drums, Pennsylvania. If you have been a visitor to our website in the past, you will note that the look, feel, and organization of the site has changed. Let us know what you think about our “new” look by sending an email to our webmaster. You can do so by clicking on “Contact Us” in the sidebar to the left. On the page you will be directed to, you will find a link to send an email to our webmaster.
The weekend of May 12th was an uplifting one with our First Holy Communion and May Crowning. We had a nice attendance at the First Holy Communion Mass on Saturday and over 300 people at the 10:00 AM May Crowning Liturgy. These events brought back memories of my own First Holy Communion and parish May Crownings of years past. I received First Holy Communion from the revered Monsignor Dennis Kane. I can recall the extremely elaborate May Crownings held at my home parish which was then called St. Gabriel’s. Senior boys wore suits and senior girls wore evening gowns (it would have saved money to have the Senior Prom the same night). Seats were at a premium and onlookers lined Wyoming Street. If a girl could not win the Miss America contest, becoming the May Queen at St. Gabriel’s was a great consolation prize. High school students elected the May Queen and Sister Mary Edmund, the longtime principal with the same nickname as former Phillies star Greg Luzinski, made the dramatic announcement. Monsignor Dennis Kane was pastor for many of the crownings. I always liked Monsignor Kane and Sister Mary Edmund, for that matter. Monsignor Kane was a generous and kind man who usually had a treat for young students. Even though I would have much preferred receiving baseball cards or even football ones, I enjoyed the candy and cookies. To be selected to give the homily by Monsignor Kane at the May Crowning was considered a great honor for any young priest, and a sign that he was destined for greater things. Our own May Crowning, with its Marian hymns and the enthusiastic participation of both the Communion/May Crowning class and their families, and the congregation at large, brought back memories of basically a lifetime ago.
IMPORTANT GOLF TOURNAMENT NEWS!!
Because of a scheduling conflict at Sand Springs Golf Course, the Good Shepherd Golf Tournament originally scheduled for Friday, May 24th, has been rescheduled to Friday, May 31st.
New Fundraising Activity – Car Raffle
Go to the Fundraising page of our website to learn about the Good Shepherd Car Raffle.
New Page – Summer Festival
A new page devoted to the Good Shepherd Summer Festival has been added to the Good Shepherd website as you can see in the navigation bar to the left.
Quick Links: Good Shepherd Events – Sunday, May 19 to Sunday, May 26
- Saturday, May 18 to June 2: Church Family Pictorial Directory sign-up
- Saturday, May 18: Church Women United Apple Dumpling Sale (sign-up)
- Sunday, May 19: Church Women United Apple Dumpling Sale (sign-up)
- Sunday, May 19: Hazle Park Car Club Car Show benefitting Catholic Social Services
- Tuesday, May 21: Bingo
- Wednesday, May 22: Diocesan Sexual Abuse Policy Presentation
- Friday, May 24: RESCHEDULED TO MAY 31st: Golf Tournament at Sand Springs Golf & Country Club
- Saturday, May 25: Church Women United Apple Dumpling Sale (sign-up)
- Sunday, May 26: Church Women United Apple Dumpling Sale (sign-up)
- Sunday, May 26: Combined Youth Ministry Meeting at Good Shepherd
(Click on a link to go to related page/section for more information.)
The Accompanist/Cantor Schedule for late May through late November is now available on the “Downloads” page of our website.
Altar Server, Extraordinary Minister, Greeter, and Lector Schedules for April, May, and June 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 contact St. John Bosco by phone: (570) 788-1997, or by email: email@example.com