Christmas Mass Times: Christmas Eve Mon 12/24 4pm St Zepherin, 4:15pm St Ann, 5:30pm St Zepherin, Christmas Day Tues 12/25 10am Ann

      

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


 

Christmas Liturgy Schedule

 

Christmas Eve Monday, December 24
4PM at St. Zepherin Church
The Youth Choir will perform a prelude concert beginning at 3:30P

4:15PM at St. Ann Church
Cantor, Piano & Violin

5:30PM at St. Zepherin Church
The Adult Choir will sing

Christmas Day

 

10AM at St. Ann Church
The Adult Choir will sing.


Advent Adult Education Program

 

Reconciliation/Confession for Advent
Saturdays 3-3:45PM
Reconciliation room, Saint Ann Church AND Saturday
Dec. 22 9AM -11AM Saint Zepherin Church

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Wanted:

 

People in love with the Eucharist and the Word of God Good Shepherd Parish is in need of more people to serve as extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist AND Lectors at Mass.

Please pray about this opportunity to serve you parish.  New training sessions will be held in January.  Please see Fr. Dave if you think you have a calling to serve.
 


Giving Tree at St. Zepherin

 

As you prepare for Christmas this year, remember the less fortunate by bringing new socks and underwear for children and teens.  These items will  be given to A Place to Turn for distribution.  Be sure you hag a bow on the Giving Tree when you bring your gifts.  Bring your gifts by Sunday, Dec. 23rd.
 


Christmas Cookie Walk
 

From the moment of our founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus.  We are men of faith and men of action.  Our charitable activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national and international projects.  From international charitable partnerships with Special Olympics, the Global Wheelchair Mission and Habitat for Humanity to our own Food for Families and Coats for Kids projects and other purely local charities, the opportunity to work together with fellow Knights and their families is virtually endless.

The importance of family is core to what we do as Knights.  Please join us this Christmas season in a family activity that will also support our charitable works...the Christmas Cookie Walk!  Get out your favorite cookie recipe and bake a batch or two with your family.  Bring the cookies to St. Ann Hall on Saturday, December 22th from 5-6pm or on Sunday, December 23rd from 9:30-10:30am.  Then come by later in the day to join...

Fill a bag with holiday cookies donated by the parishioners of Good Shepherd Parish.

Sunday, December 23th
St. Ann Hall

11:30 - 1:30pm

Donation - $5/bag


Epiphany Celebration
 

Our Annual Parish Epiphany Celebration will be held on Sunday, January 6th at the 10:30 Mass.  All of the children in Kindergarten through grade 5 are invited to participate in enacting the Christmas story as a part of the homily for that morning.  Students in grade 4 and 5 are invited to take lead roles with one or two simple lines.  All children are invited to participate as shepherds and angels. Mass will be followed by a Three Kings Brunch with a special gift for all of the children.  Please respond to the email from the religious education office to sign up to participate, volunteer to help and provide for the meal. 

9:15 Rehearsal and Costuming                                                                                                           
10:30Mass                                                                                                                                          11:30 Brunch


Good Shepherd Parish
Annual Offertory Pledge Drive

 

Thanks to all who have turned in a pledge card.  We encourage all families to return a pledge card to help us budget for upcoming expense, expected and unexpected.

Cards can be found at both churches and on our website at www.goodshepherdwayland.org.

Thank you for all you do for your parish.


 

Click for Bishop Reed's Advent message.
 


Advent Adult Education Program

 

Tuesday evenings 7 - 8:15PM
St. Zepherin Center
Jesus & Mary in Prayer, Scripture & Liturgy

Presented by Fr. Dave

Dec. 18th - Jesus & Mary in Liturg

Come to one, come to them all!


Christmas Flowers

 

Envelopes for Christmas flowers to honor a loved one can be found at the entrances to both churches.  Please include the name(s) of those you wish to be honored or remembered.

Envelopes can be placed in the basket, mailed or dropped off at the Pastoral Center.


Annual Christmas Tree Sale
by Wayland Troop 1 Boy Scouts!

 

Decorate your home for the holidays with a fresh-cut tree while supporting your local Boy Scouts in their annual fundraiser. Starting on Friday 11/30 at the Community United Methodist Church, 80 Main St. (Route 27), Troop 1 will be selling fragrant balsam firs from Nova Scotia and wreaths with bows in various diameters. Tree sizes range from tabletop to towering 10-plus-footers and are competitively priced.

Come early to get your favorite shape! Tree sales will be the first three weekends in December, ending on 12/16, subject to availability. Hours are Fridays 4-7PM, Saturdays 8:30AM-5:30PM and Sundays 11:30AM– 5:30PM. The Scouts will secure it to the roof of your car. Thanks for supporting Troop 1 Wayland Boy Scouts.


Prayer Line
 

NEED PRAYER for yourself, friends, others nearby or far away?

CALL THE GSP PRAYER LINE 508 745 6317

More than two dozen fellow parishioners will be notified of your prayer request so they can pray.

 


 

End of Life Issues/ Making Funeral Arrangements/ Liturgy Planning for a Funeral

 

Please click the link below to see the mini presentation by Fr. Dave O'Leary, Cindy Bryant and Jody Pongratz.

bit.ly/GSLife

 


Children’s Liturgy of the Word Leader’s
Needed for the 10:30 Mass
 

Help our young children to develop an appreciation for God’s Word and learn how we worship together in the Mass. This ministry allows you to commit to only the weekends that work for your schedule.

There are easy to follow guides for each week and training is provided.  Image result for childrens liturgy of the word clipartPlease consider how you can take part in this vital part our children’s faith formation program.  Contact Sue Muldoon for more information.  Smuldoon@goodshepherdwayland.org

 

 


Vigil Lamp Candles
 

A vigil candle is kept by the tabernacle at all times.  The candle burns for one week.  If you would like to dedicate a candle in memory or honor of a family member or loved one, please contact theRelated image office.  The suggested offering is $10.00.  The name of the person will be placed in the bulletin and the candle will burn for one week, Friday through to the following Friday.  Please call or email MaryAnn at 508-650-3545
mmalovrh@goodshepherdwayland.org

 

 


Don't Forget to Sign Up for Online Giving!

 

Our parish has been using an Online Giving system that is strengthening stewardship as well as making it easier for members to support our parish. We currently have 164 families signed up through various Online Giving sources.  They include WeShare, Charitable Giving Funds and electronic fund transfers through your bank.

There are many benefits for the parish and for parishioners that choose to give online. Some of the benefits for the parishioner include: no need to write checks; you can give even if you are unable to attend services; and your contribution amount can easily be adjusted.

The benefits for the parish include: more consistent giving with recurring contributions; electronic donation summaries for record keeping; reaches a wider demographic of givers; and accommodates all special parish collections and missions.

Getting started is easy. Just visit our website at www.GoodShepherdWayland.org and click on the Automatic Giving Instructions under the DONATE tab or click on the WeShare icon on our homepage.  Please feel free to contact Jackie Fagone, Business Manager at 508-650-3545 in our parish office if you have any questions or need assistance.  She will walk you through how to set up your account and add a source of funds. We hope you enjoy our safe, secure way to manage your giving.Image result for online giving clipart


 

Boston Sock Exchange

 

For more information, please contact Paula Morgan at dpsmorgan@mac.com  
The next trip into Boston will take place on October 6th. 
Please click here for September's article.

 


 

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.

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 Fr Dave at FrDave@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
(Sept-May)

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Good Shepherd
Parish Proposal

After our parish prayer and listening session, the Parish Staff and Parish Pastoral Council have come up with The Good Shepherd Proposals.
This we want to give to our Pastor, Bishop Reed, to take with him to the November meeting of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops in Washington, D.C.

2018 Good Shepherd Parish Annual Report

December 16, 2018


Fr. Dave's Blog:  
"I Am A Believer"



Contact Us

Good Shepherd Parish

Pastoral Center and Main Office
99 Main Street
Wayland, MA 01778

St. Ann Church
134 Cochituate Road
Wayland, MA 01778

St. Zepherin Church
99 Main Street
Wayland, MA 01778

P: 508-650-3545
F: 508-655-6948
Email Us

 

 

 

 

 


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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 9, 2018