Parish Articles


Can we raise the dead?


Did you know that the first president of the United States to refuse to use the Bible at his inauguration was Franklin Pierce, the 14th President? The reason is rather interesting. When Pierce had been elected, he and Mrs. Pierce and their son, two weeks before the inauguration, they were taking a trip by train. [...]

Good Neighbours


I live in a small housing estate where people know some of their neighbours. A few years ago a new couple moved in across the road. This was the first time a house had changed hands since we began living here. We decided it would be a nice gesture to bring them something small to [...]

Every Day Prayers


Our Father

Our Father,
Who Art in Heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done
On Earth,
As it is in Heaven.
Give us this day,
Our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those
Who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary,
Full of grace.
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women, …

Message from Fr. Dermot – October 2011


Dear Parishioner, I have now being here in Good Shepherd for three years and am just beginning my fourth year. How time flies. In that time I have got to know many people, but there are plenty that I do not know yet. I have had the pleasure of being involved with many families here [...]

Holy Souls


In the past Nine Years I have lost my parents and brother. Losses, like all of yours who read this article, that continue to be felt. I remember the day I buried my mother and genuinely thinking that nothing could ever feel as bad as this loss in my life again. Bereavement and loss are [...]

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