Good Shepherd Parish

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Homebound or Nursing Home Visits

Parishioners who are unable to get to Mass due to illness or incapacity may request a Minister of Care to visit and bring Communion. Those seriously impaired by sickness or old age may also request the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.  Please contact Michelle Blatz or the Parish Office. Also, please inform the office if you or a loved one is transferred to an area nursing home so that the parish can keep in contact.



Please ask admitting personnel to inform your parish whenever you or a loved one is hospitalized. If at all possible a priest will visit. Privacy concerns do not permit the hospital to initiate the contact.


Funeral Services

In the event of the death of a parishioner the Funeral Home will contact Michelle Blatz. Michelle will meet with the family to arrange the date/time of services and provide materials for planning the Funeral Liturgy. The Church offers the following types of services:

  • Vigil Service at the close of visitation at the Funeral Home; Mass of Christian Burial the following day; Committal service at the time of burial.
  • Funeral Liturgy Outside of Mass at the Funeral Home; Committal service at the time of burial.


An annulment is a declaration by the Catholic Church that after careful investigation, flaws were discovered in the relationship that prevented it from becoming a marriage, as the Church understands marriage. According to Catholic teaching, marriage is a permanent partnership of a man and a woman. Because a marriage lasts “until death do us part,” no one can enter into a second permanent partnership while his or her first spouse is living unless an annulment has been granted. Pamphlets explaining the Annulment process are available at the parish, free of charge. A trained member of the Parish staff can assist anyone who wishes to petition for an annulment. Contact the Parish office. All contacts are confidential.