Effective immediately, and until further notice, Philadelphia Archbishop Nelson Pérez has dispensed the faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. However, all regularly-scheduled Masses will remain open to the public for those who wish to attend.
In response to Governor Tom Wolf’s declaration for Montgomery County, PA, in regards to COVID-19:
As of Friday, March 13, Queen of Peace Parish is canceling ALL ACTIVITIES EXCEPT FOR daily Mass, Sunday Mass, Saturday and Wednesday Confessions, and Adoration. We also will continue to celebrate funerals and scheduled weddings.
The parish will still have the First Penance Service scheduled for Saturday, March 14, at 10:00 a.m.
Cancellations include, but are not limited to: Wednesday evening PREP classes, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Sodality, Schoenstatt, Lenten Soups on Friday nights, CYO activities, Senior Citizen activities, Lottery, Tuesday and Thursday Prayer Groups, and all Scouting events. Cancellations also include the sale of Scrip and Raffle tickets at Masses.
We will have this policy in place for as long as the governor has his directives in place (until March 27 at this time). Please understand that as we receive instructions and guidance from archdiocesan and state/county government officials, the above situations could change.
Good Shepherd Catholic School will be closed in accordance with Governor Wolf’s directives. Please refer to the school’s Website – www.gscregional.org – for additional information.
The Governor of Pennsylvania held a press conference this (Thursday) afternoon closing ALL schools, gyms, and other entertainment type venues starting Friday, March 13, 2020, AND CONTINUING FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, in an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19. This means all extra-curricular events as well.
GSC will be closed tomorrow, March 13, through Friday, March 27. Classes will resume on Monday, March 30. The Mother/Son Brunch scheduled for Sunday, March 29, is postponed.
Additional information will be sent concerning online assignments and learning experiences. These assignments will begin on Monday (March 16). We have been preparing in the event that this would happen. However, we thought, IF it happened, it would be later in the Spring.
I would also like to share a link (click here) from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). This is a good resource for parents on how to talk to your child about this virus.
We will continue to send updates Please remember this is all of our first time going through something like this. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.
Keep safe! If you have any questions or concerns, we can be reached by email.
God Bless and protect your family!
FINAL AMOUNT RAISED (as of 2:00 AM 2/4/2020): $14,825.00!
We surpassed our goal on Friday, January 17!
Then, we reached our second benchmark – $10,000.00 in honor
of our 10th school year – on Friday, January 24!
And we totaled $13,445.00 as the last dance song played
on Friday, January 31!
Lastly, we got to double our initial goal on Monday, February 3,
the end date for our online fundraising.
Our students and teachers will benefit greatly
from our donors' generosity and support!
If you have a hobby, craft or skill that you can share with GSC students, we have an after-school Enrichment Program that will take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons during March. Please reach out to Coordinator Kitty Ratner if this volunteer opportunity is something you would be interested in doing. You also can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.
Check out our photo gallery page for visual recaps of the week!
Here's what's happening at GSC from January 25 through January 31, 2020:
Saturday, January 25: Pre-CSW Event for Parents and other Adults
• The Home and School Association's annual Trivia Night;
Doors open at 6:30 and the questions start around 7:00
Sunday, January 26: Celebrating Our Parish
• Student Readers at Masses at Queen of Peace Church
• Coffee, Donuts and Conversation following the 7:30, 9:30 and 11:00
morning Masses in Lynaugh Hall
Monday, January 27: Celebrating Our Community
• Crazy Hat Day
• Annual Mass for GSC Volunteers and Community First Responders
at 9:00 a.m. in Queen of Peace Church
• Brunch, following Mass, for our Guests in the GSC Gym/Cafeteria
Tuesday, January 28: Celebrating Our Family and Special Friends
• Grandparents and Special Friends Day:
Student Last Names Ending in A→K from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.;
and Student Last Names Ending in L→Z from 10:30 to 12:00 noon
for Prayer, Bingo, Snacks, Tours and the Scholastic Book Fair
• Students may dress as their favorite Storybook Character
Wednesday, January 29: Celebrating Our Faculty and Staff
• Teacher Appreciation Day
• Teachers will enjoy a catered Lunch provided by the Home and School
• "Minute To Win It" at 1:15 p.m.
Thursday, January 30: Celebrating Our Students
• Student Appreciation Day
• To celebrate and "thank" the students for encouraging donations to our
"Dance 4 Education," we will have a Dress Down/Dress Up Day today!
• Each student will receive a Pretzel at recess time
• Home and School is serving a free Hot Dog Lunch to students
• Open House and Academic Fair Showcasing GSC's STREAM Activities
from 6:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m.
Friday, January 31: Celebrating GSC
• Dance 4 Education!
• Students may wear Gym Pants with their favorite Team Shirt
• Scholastic Book Fair in the Library