Christian Service

Family Promise Metrowest

Good Shepherd Parish supports Christ Lutheran Church in Natick (1 of 14 host churches in the network) by providing meals for four  homeless families residing in their church for a week at a time four times each year.
Opportunities:

  •  Provide a meal for about 20 persons 1 evening per year.
  •  Participate in annual Walkathons 

Boston Sock Exchange

This ministry visits the homeless on the Boston Common on the first Saturday of every month to bring new socks, sandwiches, water and seasonal clothing. Boston Sock Exchange is currently on hold due to COVID19 For more information, please contact Kate @ [email protected] .
Opportunities:

  •  Purchase or donate cash for socks and/or other needed items.
  •  Donate new socks, gloves, hats and scarves. 

Rosary at Traditions

Volunteers meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month to say the Rosary with residents at Traditions of Wayland.  (Suspended at this time due to the Pandemic.)

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a gathering for people who are interested in knitting/crocheting and praying for people who could use a comforting shawl. The shawls are worked on while praying for the person who will be receiving the shawl.  The group meets for six Sundays during Lent and also during the summer. The shawls are blessed at a Mass before they are distributed.  At this time we encourage you to knit at home until it is safe to come together once again.  

Holiday Meal Ministry

On the mornings of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter Sunday parishioners prepare and deliver hundreds of holiday meals to shut-in's, hospice patients and their families and anyone who is in need physically, emotionally or financially. This ministry is non-denominational, serving people from many different faith communities. (Suspended at this time due to the pandemic)
Opportunities:

  •  Shop for groceries; donate food or money to support the dinners.
  •  Cook, either at home or at the church,  bake breads, pies, or cookies  at home and drop off at church
  •  Prepare holiday notes for the shut-ins
  •  Assemble and package the dinners at the church
  •  Deliver meals

Family Weekly Food Collections

Non-perishable food is collected and delivered to:

  •  My Brother's Table Food Pantry located at St Ann Church

Opportunities:

  • Donate non-perishable and unexpired food at any weekly Mass.
  • Help with collection and delivery by contacting Laurie Hojlo our Food Pantry Director [email protected]

 

The Giving Tree

During each Advent season, as we sing-along with the Christmas tunes on the radio or hum the carols playing in the Mall, we are celebrating the Hope and Joy of Christ’s birth. We have a tradition of extending that Hope and Joy to those in need through our “Giving Tree”. In recent years we have provided gifts to:

  •  Children who reside in foster homes
  •  A Place to Turn for children in need of socks and underwear
  •  REACH (Refuge, Education. Advocacy, Change) for families who are victims of domestic violence
  •  Life Resources serving adolescents who are in crisis due to abuse,
 
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Weekend Masses
Sat at 4 pm St. Ann
Sunday
8:30am St. Zepherin
10:30am  St. Ann 
6pm  St. Zepherin