Welcome Home!

We welcome you to Good Shepherd Parish in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. If you are presently without a parish to call “home”, we hope that you will consider making Good Shepherd your permanent Christian community.

Easter Information

March 31, 2020
Dear Good Shepherd Brothers and Sisters,
As we enter Holy Week and prepare for the Easter Season – joyfully celebrating the resurrection of our Lord, I just wanted to reach out to you and your families to wish you a very Happy Easter! The resurrection reminds us that even in the midst of this COVID-19 epidemic, Jesus Christ is alive through the many generous acts of charity and love that we have seen in response to this crisis. Please know that you are all in my Prayers this Holy Week, and know that Christ is present even in the most difficult moments of our lives. I also want to respond to several questions that Patricia Shepardson and I have received over the past few weeks.
For those of you who don’t already know, we are live streaming Mass on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM on the Holy Name Facebook page. This Sunday is Palm Sunday, and although we cannot distribute palms at this time, I will bless them at this Sunday Mass, and they will then be distributed at a later date, after we are able to gather again. Holy Week Services will also be live streamed on the Holy Name Facebook page at the following times:
Holy Thursday, April 9th, Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 PM
Good Friday, April 10th 3:00 PM
Holy Saturday, April 11th, Easter Vigil 9:00 PM
Easter Sunday, April 12th 10:30 AM
As all of you probably know, our budget relies heavily on our Sunday Collections; and during this epidemic our expenses remain, despite the fact that our Sunday collection revenue is down substantially. Thank you to all of you who have taken the initiative to mail in your weekly gifts. We are grateful for your generosity. If you have not sent in your weekly contribution, you can still do so through the US Postal Service – that is through the regular mail. Finally, some of you may prefer to make up for the weeks that we have missed once we start having Sunday Mass again. None of us really know when that will be, but that would be fine as well – please just don’t forget about us! Let me say that I know some of you may be out of work, or having a harder time financially due to this epidemic, while others may not be as badly affected. Please – let us know if you need any assistance, we will do our best to help any Good Shepherd family that is struggling during this time of crisis.
While we do have e-mail addresses for many parishioners, it would be very helpful to have your e-mail address so that we can better communicate with you during this time period. Please send your e-mail address to goodshepherdcc@sbcglobal.net. Also, many of our parishioners have indicated that, during this time of isolation, they would love to hear from you – so let’s take this opportunity to call and check in with one another – just to say hello.
Finally, for those of you who did not know, Fr. John is now residing at St. Vincent Hospice. While he cannot have visitors, we can keep him close in our prayers.
Together, we must continue to pray and support those most vulnerable and especially those who are sick and homebound who may feel isolated and lonely. In this “Ultimate Lent” as I have been calling it recently, we have the opportunity to re-commit our lives to prayer, to Christ, and to the practice of gratitude and generosity toward others. As Jesus told his disciples in the upper room after His resurrection, “Do not be afraid.” This crisis will pass, and through it, we will be made stronger in our trust in the Lord.
Please be assured of my prayers for all of you and for all of our Good Shepherd families.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Robert J. Robeson, Administrator
317-783-3158 email: goodshepherdcc@sbcglobal.net

TV MASS
WNDY Channel 23 (MyINDY) Sunday at 6:30 AM
&
WHMB Channel 40 (LeSEA) Sunday at 9:30 AM
Watch online anytime on Sundays at www.HeartoftheNation.org

Spaghetti Dinner
Postponed
Central Catholic Multi-Purpose Room
Adults: $8, Grade School: $5, Pre-School $3
Spaghetti, Meatballs, Salad, Bread, Dessert, and Beverage
Sign up in the narthex to help us plan but Walk-ins are Welcome.
Carryout Orders will be available too

The Good Shepherd Cash Bash Raffle
Postponed
Tickets are $35.00 per person.
Dinner Sponsors are also needed.
Please contact Bernie Price at bprice@cyoarchindy.org
or call Mary Heisig at (317) 788-2954
for tickets and sponsor information.
Dinner will be catered by Santorini’s Greek Kitchen

TV MASS FOR THE HOMEBOUND
WNDY Channel 23 (MyINDY) Sunday at 6:30 AM
&
WHMB Channel 40 (LeSEA) Sunday at 9:30 AM
Watch online anytime on Sundays at www.HeartoftheNation.org
(For those who can get to church, the TV or online liturgy does not fulfill the
Sunday Mass obligation)

Purchases made at smile.amazon.com
(not www.amazon.com or the mobile app,) generate AmazonSmile donations.  Our parish is listed as Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church Indianapolis Inc. Please choose this at smile.amazon.com as your current charity when shopping online.

Coffee & Donuts
Socials are held every Sunday after the 10:00 AM Mass.  This is a great time for fellowship and getting to know one another.

If you have had a change of address or telephone number please contact the parish office. Help us keep our records updated.

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