As a result of the Coronavirus that is spreading through our World, especially here in Alabama, the following are guidelines for Good Shepherd Catholic Church:
- Our Office is closed to the public. Office visits are by appointment only. Please call 256-882-1945 and extension number
- Fr. Tim x 101
- Deacon Paul x 117
- Gail Johnson x 100
- Kathy Pamperin x 102
Fr. Tim will be hearing Confessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8 am - 9 am and Wednesday and Saturday evenings from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.
The Church will remain open for anyone who would like to come and pray. Please keep a "social distance" from others who may be in there praying. The hours will be Monday - Friday from 8 am - 4 pm , Saturday from 8 am - 5 pm and Sunday from 8 am until noon. The Station of the Cross booklets will be made available if you would like to do the Stations of the Cross by yourself.
Mission Statement: To be a Living Catholic Christian Community that follows the way of Jesus, focusing on personal, family and communal growth, and on emphasizing each one's responsibility to God, the Church and the world through stewardship of time, talent and treasure.
We commit ourselves to ongoing conversion through the worthy celebration of the sacraments, a full religious education program for all, and fostering a spiritual environment in our parish and homes.
We commit ourselves to invite inactive catholics back to the church, to ecumenical cooperation with other denominations and faiths, and to evangelize the unchurched.
We commit ourselves to involve all age groups in our parish in service outreach ministries to the larger community, especially the poor.
Please check out Good Shepherd's new system for updating family information and providing you with records of your giving history. Using My Own Church is easy, but here are some steps to follow and things to look for—just in case!
Steps for setting up your My Own Church account:
When you get to the sign in screen, click the “New User?” link (see image below). You’ll be prompted to request an account.
After an administrator approves your account, you’ll receive an email with a link to log in to My Own Church.
Do you have an IRA? Are you 70 1/2 or older?
Did you know you can make a Qualified Charitable Distribution to the parish from your IRA?
Benefits: Satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year | Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions | Avoid taxes on transfers up to $100,000 from your IRA to the parish | Know you are contributing to a worthy cause.
How does it work? Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to the parish | Your IRA funds will be mailed or deposited directly to the parish | Let us know if the funds are for a specific purpose (i.e. Building Fund, Future Needs)
Be sure to consult with your own tax or legal professional to learn how current IRS regulations can benefit your situation.
Sunday 8:30 & 11:00 am
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm
Wednesdays at 4:30 pm
Saturdays 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Or anytime upon request, call the office at 256-882-1844 to set up an appointment.
- Fr. Tim Pfander, Pastor
- Deacon Paul Keil, Deacon
- Mrs. Gail Johnson, Admin Asst.
- Mrs. Kathy Pamperin, Finance
- Mrs. Micki Lighthall, Liturgy/Music Director
- Mrs. Trina Maxwell, Director of Religious Education
- Teresa Stephens, Ministry to Homebound & Elderly
- Mrs. Meridith Sledd, Youth Minister
- Mrs. Susan Foreman, Preschool Director
- Mrs. Diane Bartholomew, Preschool Assistant