Good Shepherd Catholic Parish
2301 N Stockwell Rd
Evansville, IN 47715
Phone: (812) 477-5405
Our parish consists of Good Shepherd Catholic Church & School. The Catholic Community of Good Shepherd strives to live Christ's word daily by our commitment to worship, stewardship, faith formation, Catholic schools, family and social outreach.
Good Shepherd Catholic Church & School recognized that maintaining the safety and security of parishioners, students, staff and visitors to our church and school campus is best implemented with a multifaceted approach. To the extent modern technology provides tools to maintain safety and security, the use of video surveillance cameras may be in place in and around the parish campus. Cameras will not be permitted in areas where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy.
Indiana’s Catholic Bishops Suspend Sunday (including Saturday Anticipatory) and Weekday Public Masses
In light of new information and recommendations from health officials concerning the danger of the COVID-19 pandemic and the urgency to stem the spread of the virus, the five Catholic bishops of Indiana have suspended – effective March 18 and until further notice – all Sunday (including Saturday Anticipatory) and Weekday Public Masses throughout the Province of Indianapolis, which is comprised of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Dioceses of Gary, Evansville, Fort Wayne-South Bend, and Lafayette.
In making this announcement, Evansville Bishop Joseph M. Siegel urges all to continue to pray especially for the sick, healthcare providers, public health officials and all community leaders during the weeks to come.
Weekly Schedule of Good Shepherd Catholic Church Livestreaming events
Livestream connections to our 8:00 AM Week Day Mass and 10:30 AM Sunday Mass can be found on our Good Shepherd Catholic Church Facebook page or on our YouTube Channel. The following links should help you find us:
Act of Spiritual Communion
During this time, the faithful should be encouraged to make an act of spiritual communion. When unable
to receive the Eucharist, one can pray for Jesus to enter their heart spiritually, that they may be filled with
the graces they miss in the sacrament. A prayer attributed to Saint Alphonsus de Liguori is included below.
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen. – Saint Alphonsus de Liguori
Parish Office and church building closed to public during Stay at Home Order
After consulting with local pastors, we too will take precautions to protect our Parish Staff employees and parishioners from COVID-19 by physically closing our church building and Parish Office to regular daily visitors. Though some staff will still be at the office each day, we will be closed to the public. We will continue our presence through social media, answering the phone and responding to emails; as well as dealing with emergencies that might come up. Currently, Governor Holcomb’s stay at home order lasts until April 7th. However, he said that he will extend it if necessary.
Good Shepherd Catholic Parish will continue to send updates through our Facebook page -
The Message will continue to provide updates as necessary. Because our print edition is weekly, please visit our website and social media accounts for the latest information:
Instagram: @themessageonline, Twitter: @messageonline
Prayer of Pope Francis
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and
What You Can Do to Stay Healthy:
For More Information:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Indiana State Department of Health Weekly Influenaza Reports
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
One of the potential impacts of the temporary suspension of public celebration of mass is a decline in Sunday Collection/Offertory. Good Shepherd Catholic Parish and most of our parishes offer automatic withdrawal ACH giving. Our Catholic Diocese of Evansville has also established an Online Sunday Collection Giving Page on its website for the benefit of each parish in the diocese.
- You can enter the amount of desired contribution and the date you want to contribute
- Click "Continue"
- Enter personal payment information
- Select payment option: Credit Card; Debit Card; Checking or Savings (ACH)
- Select the parish to make the donation to, from the drop down box
- Follow the remaining on-screen instructions and the donation is made
- Donor information remains confidential
- Parishioners can repeat this process as often as desired (recurring payment options may be available in the future)
As you are aware, many are working to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19 within our state and our communities. According to Governor Holcomb, "Non-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 10 people. This includes any event or gathering of people who are in one room or a single space at the same time, such as cafeterias, churches, stadiums, meeting and conference rooms, auditoriums and the like. This guidance applies to professional, social, community and similar other gatherings.“ Good Shepherd Catholic School and all Catholic schools within the Diocese of Evansville will continue innovative instructional practices until returning to school within the school building (tentatively set for May 4, 2020) or we complete the school year utilizing extended learning at home through Friday, May 15, 2020. Therefore, Bingo will remain cancelled until further notice.
We thank you for your past loyalty to our Bingo program, and we hope to see our regular Sunday and Tuesday Bingo friends when it is deemed safe by local authorities to proceed. God Bless,
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