Faith Formation



Journey to Jeusalem



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WHEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 28TH FROM 11-12:30 PM
WHERE: FELLOWSHIP HALL
WHO: CHILDREN K-5TH GRADES
BRING: EGG CARTON (1 PER CHILD)
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Adult Faith Formation

Symbolon

Why Do I Need the Church?

Coming soon. Learn about the Sacraments, the Mass, the Holy Spirit and the Life of Grace. Sessions will be on Wednesday March 11th, 18th, 25th, April 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and May 6th. Sessions will be from 7PM to 8:30PM in Fellowship Hall. Videos presentations by Dr. Edward Sri. Contact Joe and Charlene Raygada at 631-567-6847 or sign up online through the Online Bulletin.
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International Mardis Gras



The small church communities along with various parish ministries is once again hosting Mardis Gras this year. Sample food, desserts, and drinks from many different countries and cuisines. There is no cost except to your waistline!

Join us February 25 in Fellowship Hall.

There is no cost except to your waistline!








Parish Lenten Mission



Good Shepherd Parish Lenten Mission March 2nd - 5th (Mon-Thur)
9 AM Mass and 7:30-8:30 PM each night.
Father Jerry Fitzsimmons of the Monfort Fathers will lead the Mission!
See you there!






Calling All Volunteers



Good Shepherd is celebrating a Jubilee Year and a gala is planned for Wednesday June 24, 2020 at the Sunset Harbour in East Patchogue.

Of course, we’ll need the assistance of many volunteers to assure our celebration will be a great success. All helpers are welcomed to attend a general meeting in the Daily Chapel on Wednesday March 11 at 7:30pm. As the saying goes, many hands make light work and working in a committee is lots of fun. Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30pm.







Good Shepherd's Knights of Columbus
is sponsoring

St. Patrick's Dinner Dance



Saturday, March 14th
from 6:30pm to 10pm

Tickets will be on sale for the following weekends:
February 29th & March 1st March 7th & March 8th

Featuring Music by a Irish Band As well an Irish Dance contest

Menu: corned beef & cabbage, potatoes (as well as Italian Ziti)
Served with Beer, Wine, Soda & Water
Traditional Deserts with Coffee &Tea

Price $35 P.P. 18 & Above and Seniors $30 P.P.
More Information Call 516-457-4387






GARDEN MINISTRY COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES



Below is a list of project dates. Any student who wants to check on the details or status of this service date can contact me directly at 631-588-0163. ​​

April 4, 2020 Saturday Spring Cleanup and Decorate for Easter (April 13th rain date)
May 2, 2020 Saturday 8 am Offloading and sorting plants
May 16, 2020 Saturday 8:30am Spring grounds work for planting
June 6, 2020 Saturday 8:30am spring planting





Dan Schutte in Concert
An Evening of Song and Reflection


Good Shepherd Parish is proud to be hosting Dan Schutte on Friday - June 5th, 2020 at 7:30pm. Dan is one of the best known and critically acclaimed composers of liturgical music in the country. With a musical legacy of 50 years his music has been an integral part in shaping the liturgical life of the English-speaking Church. Dan has graced us with many fine works of music including – Here I Am, Lord; Blest Be the Lord; Sing a New Song; Only This I Want; You Are Near; City of God; Send Us Your Spirit; Gather the People; Give Thanks to the Lord; Table of Plenty; River of Glory; Sing, O Sing; God’s Holy Gifts; These Alone Are Enough and many others. This event is one of several planned events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of our parish.

We expect many people within and outside our parish community will want to experience this special evening and we are hopeful that our Good Shepherd parishioners, family and friends will be on hand to celebrate and share our sense of community and hospitality to all. Tickets are only $20. We are offering our parishioners an opportunity to reserve tickets in advance by stopping at the church office and placing your name and contact info on the Dan Schutte Advance Tickets List. We will contact you in mid-April when tickets are available for pre-sale. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, subject to availability.

Special Note to All Liturgical Ministers - On Saturday, June 6th, from 9:30am - 12:30pm, Dan will present a special workshop for all liturgical ministers and share some of his insights and thoughts on the liturgy and how we can be more effective in our respective roles as we strive to serve others. All liturgical ministers are welcome and encouraged to come. The fee for the workshop is $10.00 and includes breakfast. Attendees can pay at the door. For further information you may contact James Marino - Director / Folk Group via email at: giacomo0726@gmail.com



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Our office is reaching out to you or anyone you know in our area that is in need of assistance for food, temporary financial help, counseling, advice or referrals, or is sick, homebound, lonely, and hurting.  If in need of our services, please call our office at 585-4544. All information taken is treated privately and confidentially except where disclosure is made at your request or with your permission.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Gang

During the month of February, the Peanut Butter & Jelly Gang will be meeting on February 22nd. We begin at 8:30 am. Our mission is to serve those in need and provide an opportunity for others to serve.
OUR SUPPLIES ARE VERY LOW!


We need donations of CREAMY peanut butter and jars of jelly.
When you come to volunteer, please bring 1 loaf of whole wheat or white bread and a jar of creamy peanut butter or a jar of jelly. Please make sure that the bread is not frozen or expired.

ALL volunteers must wear some type of head covering; a baseball cap is fine.

During the month of January, the PB&J Gang made 1530 sandwiches and 450 wash-up kits. The PB&J Gang may cancel at any time due to winter weather conditions.



Friendship Garden



Friendship Garden is a place where women come to share love and laughter. We meet each Thursday morning at 10am in Fellowship Hall. Everyone is made to feel welcome. We share our stories of life, faith and our crocheting and knitting skills. We are always ready to support any needy cause within our Church community. So if you need a place to just be, come join us! We would love to have the chance to meet you!






Senior Group



We celebrate birthdays this month for Nancy G. 2/2, George V. 2/12, Pat G. 2/13, Millie G. 2/16, Joan S. 2/19 and Anna D. 2/22. We wish them many blessings on their special day. We are planning for Mardi Gras this week and are looking ahead to St. Patrick's Day celebration. Last week we had 67 members in attendance and welcome all 55+ to join us on Tuesday mornings after the 9:00 mass.






Food Pantry



We are in need of: Paper towels, toilet paper, bar soap, dish liquid and instant oatmeal. Thank you for your generosity.






Sign Language



If anyone is in need of sign language interpretation for Mass, please leave a message for Deacon Tom at the main office - 631-588-7689.






Life Center



The Life Center of Long Island is in need of new and gently used baby clothing, 0-3 months – 3-toddler. They will be donated to help mothers and born and “soon to be born” babies. Mothers can come to the Life Center one month prior to their delivery date and every three months until the child reaches the size of 3T. Please label your donations with a “Life Center” tag and place them in the outreach bins. Thank you for your much-needed support.



Ministry Spotlight

Did you know that there are over 40 active ministries here at Good Shepherd? While some are familiar to all who attend mass (Greeters, Lectors, Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers, etc.) there are many more ministries that also help mold and shape our parish into the wonderful community of faith that it is today.
Periodically, we will spotlight one of our ministries here at Good Shepherd so that the congregation can see the good works being done here as well provide opportunities for parishioners to join in.

This month we share information on our Garden Ministry which is facilitated by Elaine Buckshaw. This ministry helps beautify our church grounds. Please reach out to Elaine if joining the Garden Ministry is of interest to you. 

Community News

At the Movies With Donna

February 2020

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 
Finally, the third installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy is here at last. After months of anticipation, watching the trailers and previews and listening to speculation - wondering who Rey’s parents were, will Kylo Ren come back from the dark side, will the force reawaken the Resistance - we now have our answers and must bid a fond farewell to these much loved characters. Well directed by J.J. Abrams, with fantastic special effects. Terrific performances by the entire cast, including Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac and John Boyega. Yes, the movie is action-packed, sentimental, sincere, honest and emotional. Yet, there is nothing new, nothing out of the ordinary – just the continuation of the story, and perhaps, that’s all it needed to be. You will either love it or be disappointed. I loved it and felt it was the appropriate ending, but I do hate to see it end. 
Little Women
In this adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 19th Century novel, we find the four March sisters growing up determined to be independent women. A story about family, love, and sacrifice. Well-written and directed by Greta Gerwig, with very good performances by Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Timothee Chalamet. This movie jumps back and forth in time constantly, and at times, you are not sure if you are in the past or the present. It becomes confusing and you find yourself lost and distracted. Telling a story using flashbacks is not an easy thing to do, and unfortunately, this film falls short in that area. 
Richard Jewell
Based on true events, this is the story of the man who was accused of the bombing during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Jewell was the security guard who found the suspicious backpack under the bench in Centennial Park and becomes the FBI’s main suspect. Director Clint Eastwood and script writer Billy Ray present us with the facts and in no way do they try to take sides, or blame the FBI and Media. We are perfectly able to make that decision on our own. The injustice that was placed on Jewell is unbelievable. Eastwood is at his best here, as is the entire cast, especially Kathy Bates who plays Jewell’s mother and Sam Rockwell as Jewell’s lawyer and friend. Whether or not you think you know the story, you need to see this film. 
Just Mercy 
This is based on the true story of lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who dedicated his career defending those wrongfully condemned for crimes they did not commit. It is 1987 and Walter McMillian is sentenced to death for the murder of an 18 year old girl, despite the overwhelming evidence proving his innocence. Well directed by Des- tin Daniel Cretton, with solid performances by Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson and Tim Blake Nelson. “If we can look at ourselves closely, we can change this world for the better. We all need grace. We all need mercy.” 
1917
In this World War I historical drama, we follow two young British Army soldiers who are dispatched on a dangerous mission across enemy territory with orders to stop two battalions from walking into a trap. Inspired by stories told by his grandfather, Sam Mendes does a masterful job bringing us this simply yet complex story. As far as the art of filmmaking goes, this is truly a “one-shot” masterpiece. Cinematographer Richard Denkins has outdone himself here. Even with its gruesome sights and violent combat scenes, this is a beautifully filmed movie. Filled with cameos by some of today’s best actors like Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Benedict Cumberbatch; the two young actors, George Mackay and Dean-Charles Chapman, who portray the two main characters are exceptional. One of the best films in a long time and truly a must-see. 

We Welcome

We welcome to our faith community those Children to be Baptized
February 2020

Alana Grace Lemma
Thomas Schezer IV
Violet Weber 

We Remember

May the good Lord bless all the faithful departed. May their souls rest in peace. 

Angelo Casiano Rivera
Stanley F. Dalton, Jr.
Helen Detko 

Pray for the Sick

Pray for our Military