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."

 


St Ann Church

134 Cochituate Rd, Wayland, MA 01778


St Zepherin Church

99 Main Street, Wayland, MA 01778

 

 West Region Adult Education
Fall Series
“The Making of Saints”
 

“THE MAKING OF SAINTS” an adult education offering for the West Region of the Archdiocese will be presented over five sessions on Wednesdays September 27 - October 25, 7:00 -8:30PM at Saint Zepherin center 99 Main Street, Wayland, MA.  There is plenty of free parking.

A close look at the workings of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and the process that leads to individual being declared a Saint in the Roman Catholic Church.

Presented by Fr. David O’Leary, S.T.L., D.Phil.

Parochial Administrator of Good Shepherd Parish,  former university and seminary professor.
To sign up: please call Good Shepherd Parish 508-650-3545


Nuestro Pequenos Hermanos (NPH)
The Pequenos are coming! Good Shepherd Parish is once again hosting a dancing and singing group from NPH -- this time from the NPH Guatemala home. These high-school aged students will be hosted in the parish from Wednesday Sept 27 thru Tuesday Oct 3. We still have a few students waiting to be hosted. Please let Sally DeGeorge: degeorgio@verizon.net, Eleanor Paglia: Eleanor.paglia@gmail.com, or Jody Pongratz (jpongratz@goodshepherdwayland.org) know if you are interested in hosting.  The parish goal for this year’s visit is for our parishioners to sponsor another 10 children as well as university students.  We hope that you will be as generous as you have in the past to NPH.  There will be tables at the entrance of each church on NPH weekend: Sept 30/Oct 1 in addition to the week before and after.  You can also donate online: nphusa.org/goodshepherd.

SAVE THE DATES:
FIESTA DINNER on Sunday Oct 1 following the 5pm Mass.  St Zepherin Center.  The pequenos will be giving a dance performance in addition to having sung during that Mass.  Tickets ate $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

GSP NPH Mexico Trip: We are planning the first parish trip to an NPH home June 28- July 3, 2018.  Please contact Sally, Eleanor, or Jody if you are interested.  


 

Annual Mass with the Anointing of the Sick
 

From the earliest times, the sacrament of the anointing of the sick was cherished among Christians, not only in immediate danger of death, but even at the beginning sign of danger from illness or old age.  "The special grace of the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick has as its effects: the uniting of the sick person to the passion of Christ, for his own good and that of the whole Church; the strengthening, peace, and courage to endure in a Christian manner the sufferings of illness or old age…”  Like all the sacraments the Anointing of the Sick is a liturgical and communal celebration, whether it takes place in the family home, a hospital or church, for a single sick person or a whole group of sick persons. It is very fitting to celebrate it within the Eucharist, the memorial of the Lord's Passover.

We will celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick within the 4 PM liturgy on Saturday, October 14, 2017, St. Ann Church.


Wednesday Lunch Group
 

The next meeting of the Wednesday Lunch Group will be on Wednesday, October 4th in St. Zepherin center at 11:30 AM.  Father Jerry Hogan, our temporary parish vicar will join us.   Please remember to bring a brown bag lunch and a donation for the food pantry.  Call for more information, Janet Testa 508-358-2934 or Marjorie McCammon 508-358-7203.


The Good Shepherd App is here!!!
 

Search in either the iTunes Store or the Google Play Store for
Good Shepherd Wayland.

Additionally, below are the QR codes for the Good Shepherd App. The first is a link to the iTunes app store and the second is a link to the Google Play store.


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Our parish is launching a popular, new program to explore life and Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. THIS IS ALPHA! Alpha is a series of 10-12 interactive sessions including a meal – talk – small group conversation on the topic presented.

Please accept our invitation to an introductory session on Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 pm in St Zepherin Center. Supper will be provided.

Circle the date and come and see what over 29 million people world-wide have experienced!

Please click here for the registration form.  
 


Stephen Ministry
 

Good Shepherd Parish is hosting a Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop for churches in Massachusetts on Saturday, September 30 from 9 am – 1 pm at St Zepherin Center. Check-in and refreshments begin at 8 am.This is an opportunity to learn more about Stephen Ministry and the service it provides. Participation in this workshop is free for Good Shepherd parishioners. Pre-registration is required. Contact Sister Roberta 508.650.3545 or rrzeznik@goodshepherdwayland.org by Monday, September 25.


BIBLE STUDY GROUP
 

The Tuesday morning Bible study will resume regular meetings in St. Zepherin center from 10-11 AM on Tuesday September 26th


Music Ministry
 

An invitation:  Come join music ministry! There are many opportunities from singing in the adult choir which is a weekly rehearsal commitment to occasionally playing an instrument at Mass.  If you are willing to share your talent, please contact Jody at jpongratz@goodshepherdwayland.org to arrange a time for her to hear you play or sing.  This invitation is extended to everyone: adults, teens, and children. 



 


Bible Study Group
 

The Tuesday morning Bible study will resume regular meetings in St. Zepherin center from 10-11 AM on Tuesday September 26th.


SPECIAL MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST NEEDED
 

Each Sunday morning, Ministers of the Eucharist bring Holy Communion to the residents at Royal Wayland and Sunrise. This is a wonderful ministry that brings comfort and peace to the residents. We are looking for two more volunteers to go to Sunrise, one for the first Sunday of the month and one person for the fifth Sunday of a month. Holy Communion is taken to the facility directly after the 8:30 am Mass and the distribution takes about 45 minutes. Training will be provided. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Phil Langsdorf at plangsdorf@gmail.com.


 

Permanent Diaconate Inquirers Program
 

Please click here for more information!


 

Boston Sock Exchange
 

For further information, please contact Paula Morgan, dpsmorgan@mac.com  .  Our next trip to Boston will be on Saturday, October 7th.    Click here for more information included items needed.   

Stephen Ministry
 
When We Need God’s Love Most
 
When do we need God’s love most? Of course we need that love every second of our
 
lives. But at times God’s love is especially precious to us, times when we lose a loved
 
one or when life becomes so confusing that we do not know where to turn. At times like
 
these, it is very important to have someone who cares. Our parish has trained 10 Stephen
 
Ministers, lay people who offer a ministry of Christian caring within our parish and
 
beyond. 
 
To find out more about Stephen Ministry or to receive a Stephen Minister’s care, call
 
Kathleen Fantoni 508.843.0490 or Marcia Anderson 774.270.1114 or Sister Roberta
 
508.650.3545 or at 
rrzeznik@goodshepherdwayland.org
Stephen Ministry
 
When We Need God’s Love Most
 
When do we need God’s love most? Of course we need that love every second of our
 
lives. But at times God’s love is especially precious to us, times when we lose a loved
 
one or when life becomes so confusing that we do not know where to turn. At times like
 
these, it is very important to have someone who cares. Our parish has trained 10 Stephen
 
Ministers, lay people who offer a ministry of Christian caring within our parish and
 
beyond. 
 
To find out more about Stephen Ministry or to receive a Stephen Minister’s care, call
 
Kathleen Fantoni 508.843.0490 or Marcia Anderson 774.270.1114 or Sister Roberta
 
508.650.3545 or at 
rrzeznik@goodshepherdwayland.org
Stephen Ministry
 
When We Need God’s Love Most
 
When do we need God’s love most? Of course we need that love every second of our
 
lives. But at times God’s love is especially precious to us, times when we lose a loved
 
one or when life becomes so confusing that we do not know where to turn. At times like
 
these, it is very important to have someone who cares. Our parish has trained 10 Stephen
 
Ministers, lay people who offer a ministry of Christian caring within our parish and
 
beyond. 
 
To find out more about Stephen Ministry or to receive a Stephen Minister’s care, call
 
Kathleen Fantoni 508.843.0490 or Marcia Anderson 774.270.1114 or Sister Roberta
 
508.650.3545 or at 
rrzeznik@goodshepherdwayland.or

EXTEND THE INVITATION
 

“Come and see” was the invitation Jesus offered to a few men of Galilee who were interested in knowing more about him – who he was, where he lived, what his teachings were about? This same invitation we extend to adults who have not been baptized or who have been baptized in another faith tradition but are interested in the Catholic faith or adults who have not received First Holy Communion or Confirmation. Please share this invitation with family members, neighbors or friends. Questions? Contact Sister Roberta at rrzeznik@goodshepherdwayland.org or 508.650.3545.


View our NEW Parish Handbook                                                                                          Christian Service, Faith Formation, & Liturgical Ministries Trifolds

 

 

Masses

Weekday Mass at 9:00am

Monday and Tuesday
Saint Ann Church

Wednesday through Friday
Saint Zepherin Church

Weekend Masses:

Saturday Vigil
4:00pm at Saint Ann Church

Sunday Morning and Evening
8:30am at Saint Zepherin Church
10:30am at Saint Ann Church
*5:00pm at Saint Zepherin Church
*(resuming September 10th)

 

 

 

September 24, 2017
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Fr. Dave's Blog:  Racism Is Breaking the 8th Commandment



Open Wide The Doors:  Ways of Encountering Christ with
Fr. Dan O'Connell

 

Filmed on 3/19/17 at St. Ann Church

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Click the link above to view the presentation.


Celebrating Mass at CatholicTV followed by a studio tour.



Contact Us

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

P: 508-650-3545
F: 508-655-6948
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Weekend Masses
Sat at 4 pm St Ann
Sunday
8:30am St Zepherin 
10:30am  St Ann 
*5:00pm St Zepherin 
*resumes September 10, 2017