Mass & Reconciliation Schedule

2021 Christmas Mass Schedule

THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
Friday, December 24 - 4:00 pm, 6:30 pm & 10:00 pm
Saturday, December 25 - 9:00 am

THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH
Sunday, December 26 - 8:00 am & 10:00 am

THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, HOLY MOTHER OF GOD
Saturday, January 1 - 8:00 am

THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
Saturday, January 1 - 4:00 pm
Sunday, January 2 - 8:00 am & 10:00 am

Safety Precautions for Mass

Masks are welcome for anyone and strongly encouraged for those who need to take protective measures or for those who at this time are not vaccinated. In Christian charity, the rights of health, freedom, and conscience are to be respected by all. These guidelines are to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will continue to be measured, monitored, and adjusted as needed.

We ask that Eucharistic ministers continue to wear masks while they distribute Communion regardless of vaccination status, as well as ushers wear masks while they receive the collection with long-handled baskets.

May 2021 Update - Transitions to Normalizing our Parish Experience (PDF)

We joyfully welcome people back to celebrating Mass with us in-person!

No need to pre-register for Mass, just show up! We’d love to have you!
There are no mandates for those attending Mass. Please exercise the spirit of Christian charity, respect, and prudence. While the CDCs guidelines differ based on vaccination status (and we encourage people to consider these in their decisions), we will not treat people differently based on vaccination status at Good Shepherd.

There is a small section of church with ropes up where masks and social distancing are required. Video and audio of Mass is projected in the Parish hall (downstairs).

Sanitation
1. Hand sanitizer is available at all church entrances.
2. Church is being cleaned regularly.

Communion
Please form a line up the center aisle to receive Communion. If you are sitting in a side pew, please file through a center pew come up the center aisle. A minister will bring Communion to those who are disabled or less mobile in the front seats, or in the back near the elevator.

Other Changes

  1. Heritage Missals are available at all entrances of church to use for Mass and then return to the shelf. Note, these must stay in church.
  2. The holy water fonts have been refilled at the church entrances.
  3. Choirs have returned.
  4. We have resumed announcing the sign of peace at Mass, but please be mindful of others’ comfort level with close contact.

The obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been reinstated by Bishop Ricken effective August 15, 2021. All the faithful are invited to keep the Lord's Day holy by returning to Mass and receiving the greatest gift Jesus gave to His Church: The Eucharist.

Good Shepherd Parish Mass Times

Tuesday

8:00 am Mass

Wednesday

8:00 am Mass

Thursday

6:00 am Mass
8:00 am Mass

Friday*

8:00 am Mass

Saturday**

4:00 pm Mass

Sunday

8:00 am Mass
10:00 am Mass

*The first Friday of each month, there is a litany following the 8 am Mass at Good Shepherd.
**The first Saturday of each month, there is an additional Mass at 8 am at Good Shepherd.

Good Shepherd Mass Videos

If you are unable or uncomfortable returning to Mass, you are invited to watch live or recorded Good Shepherd Masses on YouTube. Recorded Sunday Masses will be available by 8 am.

Remote Mass Opportunities

Act of Spiritual Communion (PDF)

Sunday 5:30 am: Mass is broadcast on ABC Channel 2 WBAY.
Sunday 8 am: Mass is broadcast on Channel CW14.
Sunday 9 am: Mass broadcast on Relevant Radio Station 1050 AM.
Mon-Fri 12 pm: Daily Mass live-streamed on Relevant Radio's website. You can access the Mass using the Relevant Radio app, or at https://relevantradio.com/faith/dailymass-video/.

Holy Days of Obligation

Please watch for updates about specific Mass times!

JAN 1 - The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

AUG 15 - The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

NOV 1 - The Solemnity of All Saints (not a Holy Day of Obligation in 2021)

DEC 8 - The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

DEC 24/25 - The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Christmas)

Reconciliation (Confession) Times

Saturday 3:00-3:45 pm Confessional
Sunday 7:00-7:45 am Confessional
Sunday 9:15-9:45 am Confessional

Confession is also available by appointment. To schedule a time, please email Father Jon or call him at 920-849-9363.