4th Graders Learn About the Beatitudes!

The beatitudes are some of the most recited verses from the Bible. This is because they carry a good message that serves as a model for living a humble life and describe the rewards that will come from doing so.

Grade 4 Beatitudes Booklets

Each of the following 4th grade students created a booklet that tells us what the beatitudes mean to them. Click on the links to view their booklets!

Good Shepherd grade 4 group photo for Beatitudes booklet project
From left to right: Will, Amber (catechist), Michael, Ruby, Abby, Siara and Megan

Abby’s Beatitude Booklet

Megan’s Beatitudes Booklet

Michael’s Beatitudes Booklet

Ruby’s Beatitudes Booklet

Siara’s Beatitudes Booklet

Will’s Beatitudes Booklet

2018 Christmas Eve Musicians

Once again, we were blessed on Christmas Eve by the talents of our many musicians here at Good Shepherd. The 4:30 pm service began with band members led by Lori Krueger followed by the choir accompanied by Diane Niggemann on the organ. Chryllyn Dums provided guitar accompaniment to the choir at the second service at 7:00 pm. What a wonderful way to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

2018 Stewardship Award

 

We are pleased to announce our 2018 Parish Stewardship Award Winner:

Cheryl Eisner!

Stewardship Award 2018

2018 stewardship award winner cheryl eisnerThis person has displayed the true meaning of stewardship for many years. Of all the gifts this person has, they are used to bring glory to God. She and her husband attend Mass each weekend and often attend weekday Masses too. You will often see her at adult formation classes, because of her eagerness to learn more about her faith. She and her husband also share in a number of parish ministries.

So what makes this person so special? Well, she is humble, compassionate and sincere about all she does. You will find her serving as a reader, usher, Eucharistic Minister and sacristan. You will find her serving on the Decorating Committee, working especially during the Advent and Christmas, and the Lent and Easter seasons. You will find her watering plants at the church.

This person helps set up and assist at funeral luncheons. She is one of our money counters for the weekend collections. She serves on the Parish Council. Not everyone knows that she also mails out our parish bulletins each week to the homebound, at her own expense. She cleans the rectory and mends our pastor’s clothes when it is needed.

This lady was a Confirmation catechist a number of years ago, and this year is taking on a new catechetical role at the parish. She will be assisting students that have fallen behind in preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion. She has taken Holy Communion to the homebound when there was a need.

Family is also very important to this lady. Since retiring, she has had more time to enjoy and care for her grandchildren. She takes her mother to appointments and is there to support her in many other ways.

This lady taught elementary school for many years before retiring a few years ago. She and her husband passionately support the Abiding Care Pregnancy Resource Center by attending their annual reception, and at one time she even helped at their office. You will see her working at the Senior Citizen Center. She is an officer at the local American Legion Auxiliary and serves at all their fundraisers and other special events for both the Legion and Auxiliary.

We would imagine there are other things she does that we are not even aware of. We ask that you join us in congratulating and thanking CHERYL EISNER for her demonstration of love for family, parish and community.

2017 Fall Festival (part I)

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    The Official Food Taster of Fall Festival 2017

2017 Fall Festival (part II)

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    Get Your Tickets Here!

Fat Sunday Pancake Breakfast

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    Just beat it, beat it!

February 26, 2017, the Sunday before the start of the Lenten season, was officially dubbed “Fat Sunday” at Good Shepherd.  No calorie left behind was the motto when the 2017 Confirmation students prepared and served a pancake breakfast in the parish hall following the 9 am Mass.  It’s difficult to say who enjoyed the experience more—the students or the many people who came for the feast!