good shepherd: Stewardship

Envelopes are available to all parishioners and will be sent to your home mailing address. There are green temporary envelopes in the pews for your use until you receive your regular envelopes. Your generosity helps the parish provide basic services.

“Be generous distributors of God's manifold grace, put your gifts at the service of one another, each in the measure you have received.” (1 Pet 4:8-10)

Mass Attendance

Day / Date Mass Time Attendance at Mass
Sat, Apr 14 4:00 PM 195
Sun, Apr 15 8:00 AM 159
10:00 AM 219
  Total Attendance 573

Easter Collection

The Easter collection received to date is $7,585.00. Thank you for your generosity!

Catholic Home Mission Collection

This collection will be taken up on the weekend of April 28th and 29th. This collection began in 1998 and primarily supports mission dioceses in the United States. It also gives grants to dioceses in our country for particular projects and to religious communities for missionary work. Poor parishes through the United States are also helped.

Parish Membership

Just because you attend Mass here at Good Shepherd, does not necessarily mean you are a member. To be considered a member of Good Shepherd, you MUST register with the office and be put into our Parish Data System to receive envelopes. Loose checks in the collection are considered just that, loose, unless the name is in our PDS system. Please contact the Office to register at (570) 788-3141.

Diocesan Annual Appeal – Parish Update

Thank you to all who have contributed to the Diocesan Annual Appeal. Our parish goal is $26,000 and to date, $28,577.99 has been contributed or pledged. 40.61% of the pledge cards mailed by the diocese have been returned, including several taken from the rack. 253 of 623 have donated or pledged. $26,346.99 has already been given and an additional $2,231 pledged. Currently, we are at 110% of our goal contingent on all pledges being redeemed. 75% of the money contributed in excess of our goal will be rebated to our parish. The Scranton Diocese has gone over their goal of $5 million.

Annual Appeal Supplement Envelope

The Diocese wanted us to put this into our packet when we were not at our goal. We have now attained our goal. If you are currently fulfilling a pledge, keep sending the money to the Diocese and do not use this envelope. This envelope is basically for those who have not contributed who may wish to now.