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​Annual Blessing of Pets
Next Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm, all are invited to bring family pets / animals for the annual “Saint Francis of Assisi” blessing to the “Portico” here at Church of the Good Shepherd.  This is a wonderful way to celebrate God’s gift of creation and an opportunity to pass on this tradition to new generations!  Hope to see you here!
Pilgrimage Prayer Intentions
Under the spiritual direction of Bishop Edward C. Malesic and led by Father William J. Lechnar, pilgrims from the Diocese of Greensburg will make a pilgrimage to the  Holy Land October 1 - 11. You are invited to submit confidential prayer intentions, which will be carried to and remembered at each holy site the group visits. Visit www.dioceseofgreensburg.org/holyland to register your requests via the diocesan extranet.  You can give your intentions to Father Willie directly; email your requests to pilgrimprayers@dioceseofgreensburg.org; or mail them to Pilgrim Prayers, Diocese of Greensburg, 723 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA 15601
Seminarian and Clergy Formation Collection
​Next weekend, September 29 - 30, is the Seminarian and Clergy Formation Collection throughout the Diocese of Greensburg.  Prayerfully consider making a financial gift in support of our Seminarians, our men who are preparing for the Permanent Diaconate, for the ongoing formation of our Clergy and for our International Priests serving throughout the Diocese of Greensburg.  Please respond using the tear-off portion of the letter that was mailed to you, by using the special collection envelope in your envelope set from the parish, or online at www.dioceseofgreensburg.org. We ask that you  accompany the seminarians and clergy of our diocese with your prayers.  Please know that your support is always appreciated, but especially now, when they face the challenge of dealing with the difficult realities of this call to serve after the recent Grand Jury Report.