Good Shepherd Sunday Our Lady of Good Counsel

April 26, 2015

Good Shepherd Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Easter in the liturgical calendar; that is, the Sunday three weeks after Easter Sunday. The name derives from the gospel readings on this day that are taken from the 10th chapter of John. In this reading Christ is described as the Good Shepherd who, by dying on the Cross, lays down his life for his sheep.

The same Sunday is the original Feast Day of Our Lady of Good Counsel.  Although we usually have a special Feast Day Mass at Good Counsel, the construction will make that impossible, so former parishioners of Good Counsel will serve as ministers to the Masses here at St. Stephen.