Good Shepherd Catholic Church

10th May 2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Good Shepherd Parish,

I hope that you and your families are safe and healthy in this present Corona Virus Crisis.

Since March 13 we have been unable to gather at Good Shepherd for our regular Masses and activities. We initially hoped that we would be able to celebrate Holy Week and Easter together but instead we celebrated virtually instead. Our Pastor, Fr Manus Bradley has continued to bring us the Sunday celebration of Mass via Facebook Live which will continue until we receive permission and direction from Bishop Claude about reopening our parish church. As the Book of Ecclesiastes says, “There is a season for everything, a time for every occupation under heaven”.

Since the shut-down the parish has not received the regular donations from the parishioners upon which we depend. Some parishioners have sent in their contributions but now we are appealing to everyone for their financial support. We realize that many are experiencing financial worries in this uncertain period and we know that you will support this appeal as best you are able.

The Fabrique has managed to avail of the various Federal and Provincial government wage subsidy programs for priests and Pastoral Agents, and some staff have been furloughed to limit the financial strain on the limited parish resources. These steps have reduced our outgoings but as you can imagine there are ongoing parish expenses such as building insurance, utilities and ongoing maintenance that are a constant expense and cannot be delayed or defrayed.

I am appealing to your generosity to support the parish to the extent that you are able to at this difficult time. The Fabrique suggests that you mail your contribution via cheque made out to Good Shepherd Parish, to our parish address, 7900 Naples, Brossard, J4Y 1Z9. The mailbox is checked regularly and all contributions however large or small will be acknowledged.

You and your loved ones are in our prayers and your intentions are included in each Mass, through Faith our fears are relieved, and peace is restored in our hearts.

President - Anna Amodei

Pastor - Fr Manus Bradley

On behalf of the Fabrique of Good Shepherd Parish

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Fr. Manus Bradley celebrates:

Sunday Mass at 11:15 am.


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Important Notice:

Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 virus all Masses in Good Shepherd Church have been cancelled until further notice.

Welcome to Good Shepherd Parish. We invite you to explore our website and get a feel for our parish community. If you are not currently a member of the parish, we invite you to join us for the celebration of Mass or to join in any of the other activities that are offered through the church. Please feel free to contact any of the Priests, Pastoral Agents or the Parish Secretary for more information.

We hope that you join us for the celebration of Mass and for the other prayer and worship opportunities that we provide. Programs of Faith Education and Sacramental preparation for adults and children are also offered. The parish facilitates several Catholic Organisations, as well as a range of social activities for all ages.

Good Shepherd Parish is one of the eight Anglophone parishes that comprise the Saint John Paul II Pastoral Unit of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil.

MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS

Marriages must be arranged at least 6 months in advance. One partner must be Roman Catholic and a Marriage Preparation course is mandatory. Please contact the Parish Secretary 450 676 7577 or Christine Wright, Christine.pastoralagent@gmail.com

SICK VISIT

If you would like a priest to visit someone who is sick at home or in hospital, please call the Parish Secretary 450 676 7577. You can also contact Fr Manus Bradley directly at polbradley@aol.com

By arrangement, Holy Communion can be brought by a priest or a Minister of the Eucharist to those who are unable to attend Mass due to infirmity.

NEW PARISHIONERS

Good Shepherd is a growing parish, we are always happy to welcome new parishioners. Our parish family is diverse and reflects the multicultural character of the area. We hope you find a place among us. In order to help us get to know you, please introduce yourself to one of the priests and register with the parish and give the Parish Secretary your contact details. Contribution Envelope boxes are available upon request.

PARISH BULLETIN

Monday afternoon is the deadline for items to go into the Bulletin. Please make sure items for the bulletin are in writing.

THE LORD'S DAY MASS SCHEDULE

Saturday: 5:00pm

Sunday: 11:15am

WEEKDAY MASSES

Tuesday: 7:00pm

Friday: 9:30am

SERVICE SCHEDULE

Family Rosary Hour

First Sunday of every month at 7:00pm

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:

Second Friday of the Month, September to June, after 9.30 am Mass until 10pm.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help:

Devotions to Our Lady of Perpetual Help take place every Tuesday evening following the 7:00pm Mass.

Confessions:

Please contact one of the priests directly to arrange.

Fr Manus Bradley polbradley@aol.com

Fr John Torrance torrance85@gmail.com

Fr Lindbergh Mondesir lindmondo@gmail.com

Baptism:

Baptismal Preparation is required. Please contact the Parish Secretary.


Diocese of St-Jean-Longueuil

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