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img_3172To Bob and Elaine Gundlach for celebrating their 50th anniversary on Sunday, November 27th.



memorial-candle-picMemorial Service on Tuesday, November 22
On Tuesday, November 22, many of the families and friends of deceased members of our parish and relatives of our parishioners were remembered in a special service prepared by Sr. Zita Simon, O.P.  This is truly a very meaningful and comforting prayer service for family and friends of the deceased.  We want to express special thanks to Sr. Zita for her caring and compassion that she shows to so many in their time of loss.  Her kind and gentle service to the families’ needs give solace and open the minds and hearts of these people to God’s healing graces.  Special thanks to Sr. Zita Simon.
The Memorial Service this year remembered 80 of our deceased parishioners and family members of our parishioners who have died in the last year.

At the Festival

Good Shepherd Fall Festival:  A Wonderful Service of our Parishioners to Good Shepherd and to the Community.
At the FestivalOver 500 chicken dinners, over 3500 bags of pfefferneusse, over 100 loaves of Mound Cinnamon Bread, an incredible Trash and Treasure Sale, crafts of all kinds, Children’s Games with face painting, fantastic selection of home baked bakery items, bags and bags of nutritious nuts, terrific Silent Auction items and a quick snack bar for those in a hurry.  We had it all.  Thanks to everyone who volunteered, donated and attended.  It was a great day.



Our Congratulations to Sr. Kathleen Loughrin, Winner of the Catholic Charities Diocesan Leadership Award.

We are so pleased to recognize the achievement and dedication of our dear Sr. Kathleen Loughrin.  Sr. Kathleen received the Diocesan Catholic Charities Leadership Award for 50 plus years of nurturing, guiding and leading our children.  We at Good Shepherd have been so privileged to have her talents and service for over 25 years as principal at our St. James School.  Her retirement from the principalship of our school has not limited her dedication and service to St. James and our parish.  Sister Kathleen is at school every day mentoring and supporting our teachers and students.
Thank you, Sr. Kathleen, for your Christian service and dedication to our children and parish.



11-15-veterans-with-card 11-15-veterans-with-cards2We Want to Recognize the Good Deeds of our Students, Grades 5-8, for their service on Veterans’ Day.

We are very proud of our St. James students who participated in the Veterans’ Museum’s Day Celebration of our Veterans.  Our 5th-8th graders brought Thank You cards made by them and their “buddies” in Kindergarten-4th Grade.  The 7th and 8th graders participated in a question and answer segment with the Veterans with questions the students had prepared ahead of time while the 5th an 6th graders toured the Museum.  All of the students sang patriotic songs along with the Veterans.  Check out the link below to see video coverage by WMTV of the day’s events.11-15-veterans-museum-singing

Click Here to See Video of our St. James Students at the
Veteran’s Museum on November 11 from WMTV 


11-15-choirThanks to the Children of our Parish who helped us celebrate our Liturgy
at St. James on Sunday, November 13.  Our next Children’s Mass will be Sunday, Dec. 4 @ 10:45 am at St. Joseph.






Special Announcement for Scholarship in the name Of Sr. Kathleen Loughrin, O.P.

St. James Catholic School and Good Shepherd Parish are proud to announce the
Sr. Kathleen Loughrin Scholarship Fund award. This award will be based on need and merit of the applicant. It will be given to students of Good Shepherd Parish parishioners to continue their education at St. James School. Gifts can be given to the fund in honor of Sr. Kathleen Loughrin and / or Mrs. Bonnie Moschkau, interim principal during the 2015-16 school year.
A Scholarship Committee has been formed and is comprised of parishioners and school personnel. After applications are received, the committee will convene to review and evaluate them and then award available funds to families in need. More information will be released as the committee puts together the application packet.
To make a donation
Make check payable to Sr. Kathleen Loughrin Scholarship Fund
Mail to:
Sr. Kathleen Loughrin Scholarship Fund
St. James School
1204 St. James Ct.
Madison WI 53715.

For more information:
Sr. Zita Simon,  608-268-9934,
Michael McCabe, St. James School Principal,  608-268-9935

Michael McCabe is the New Principal for St. James SchoolPrincipal and family
Our new Principal at St. James School and his family..