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

Mark’s Temptation Narrative – A Disappointing Gospel

Unlike Matthew and Luke, who offer fascinating presentations of Jesus’ temptations in the desert, Mark does not spell out the temptations of Jesus, but only gives us a brief summary statement that the Spirit drove Jesus into the desert where He was tempted by Satan; that Jesus was among wild beasts; and that angels ministered to Him. Matthew and Luke describe Jesus’ struggle with evil in vivid detail. Mark treats Jesus’ struggles in a passing way as a brief transition from Jesus’ baptism to the beginning of His public ministry. Those of us who strive to study the Gospels in earnest realize that both Matthew and Luke had at their disposal material called Q that provided them with specific temptations of Jesus. Mark did not have the Q document which Matthew and Luke had in common. Thus, he devotes a scant two lines to the episode. The forty days in the desert do not have to be taken literally. Forty days or years in both the Old and New Testaments represent a period of spiritual preparation that is indefinite time-wise. The image of Jesus living peacefully among animals conjures up memories of the Garden of Eden in Genesis.

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, February 18 to Sunday, February 25

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.