Welcome to the Good Shepherd Parish!
We are One Parish Worshipping at Two Sites
"We, the Roman Catholic community of Good Shepherd Parish, strive to be a living sign of Christ's love in and for the world. In response to our Baptismal call, nourished by the Eucharist and guided by the values of the Second Vatican Council, we seek to continue the mission of Jesus Christ by welcoming, supporting and guiding all through prayer, sacramental celebration, service and education."
Annual Offertory Pledge Drive
Our Annual Offertory Pledge Drive is underway. Pledge cards were recently mailed to all parishioners. We ask that each parishioner return a pledge card indicating your intended support for the parish for 2016. If you have already returned your pledge card, thank you for your generosity. Extra copies of pledge cards are available from the parish office or at the main entrance of each church. The pledge program allows the parish to anticipate income and plan expenses for the upcoming year. We appreciate the support of our parish families as your generosity allows Good Shepherd to continue to serve the community.
Service Ministries - Feeding the Hungry
Please click on the links below to find out how you can help!
Thanksgiving Day Dinner for Shut-Ins
We will be preparing and delivering Thanksgiving dinner to shut-ins. Hot dinners are picked up at St. Ann’s kitchen at 11:15AM on Thanksgiving Day for delivery.
If you know of anyone who would like to receive dinner, please let us know.
Also, we need volunteers to help:
· Shop for groceries prior to Thanksgiving Day· Cook, either at home or at the church
· Bake breads at home and drop off at church
· Bake pies or cakes at home and drop off at church
· Assemble and package the dinners at the church
· Clean up at the kitchen
· Deliver dinners
· Prepare holiday notes for the shut-ins
Volunteer Opportunities for Our Good Shepherd Giving Tree Project
This year our “Giving Trees” will be displayed the week end of November 29/30. We are always grateful for the thoughtfulness and generosity of our parish- ioners in providing gifts to foster children in our com- munity and to families affected by domestic violence. Besides providing gifts, there are other ways you may consider helping: writing the gift information on the paper ornaments; assembling the trees; account- ing for gifts after the 10:30 Mass on collection day, Dec. 13; making reminder calls to parishioners be- fore, and on, collection day; shopping for “missing” gifts the day of collection. If you are interested in any of these opportunities call Donna Hale 508-561- 2937 or email (email@example.com) Many thanks!
Wednesday Lunch Group
The Wednesday Lunch Group will meet on Wednesday, December 2nd at 11:30 AM. We have changed our meeting place to the Parish Center at St. Zepherin Church.
Sister Roberta will come and help us prepare for Christmas with an Advent reflection. Please bring a brown bag lunch and a donation to the food pantry. Call if you need more information: Janet Testa 508- 358-2934 or Marjorie McCammon 508-358-7203.
Remembering Our Deceased Loved Ones
During the month of November we especially remember family and friends who have died. We invite you to inscribe the names of your loved ones in a Book of Remembrance that is at the main entrance of each church. They will have a special remembrance in our community prayer during this month.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word Leaders are Needed for the 10:30 am Mass
Children’s Liturgy takes place during the 10:30 Sunday Mass on weeks when Religious Education is held. The Children’s Liturgy allows the children to continue to participate in Mass in a way that is more easily accessible and engaging to them. The leader prepares a simple activity and brief explanation of the readings for children in grades k-5. Materials outlining activity ideas and summary children’s homily are provided. Leaders are scheduled on a rotating basis approximately every four weeks based on availability. Training and support are provided. Please contact Sue Muldoon in the Religious Education Office for more information
Good Shepherd Parish Pastor Interview by Wayland Patch
Good Shepherd Parish's own Pastor James Laughlin was interviewed by the Wayland Patch regarding the recent historic papal visit to the states. Father Jim explains: “For Catholics, his visit is a source of pride for our Church and a challenge to live more fully the faith which we cherish.” Pope Francis has been very popular because of the way he accepts people at their station in life and welcomes them with open arms, which was witnessed by a number of his interactions during his U.S. visit. Read more of Father Jim's interview with the Wayland Patch here.
Service Trip 2016
Want to have an amazing experience next summer? Good Shepherd is going to Pittsburgh, PA to serve as part of a Catholic Heart Work Camp, a national organization that organizes service programs and helps young people connect to their faith. We’ll spend a week serving those in need while meeting young people from across the country. High school and middle school aged youth (from 7th grade up) are invited to come. If you’re interested or want to learn more, email Tom Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Weekday Mass at 9:00am
Monday and Tuesday
Saint Ann Church
Wednesday through Friday
Saint Zepherin Church
4:00pm at Saint Ann Church
8:30am at Saint Zepherin Church
10:30am at Saint Ann Church
5:00pm Saint Zepherin Church
Good Shepherd Parish
Pastoral Center and Main Office
99 Main Street
Wayland, MA 01778
St. Ann Church
124 Cochituate Road
Wayland, MA 01778
St. Zepherin Church
99 Main Street
Wayland, MA 01778