Good Shepherd Catholic Church is a vibrant faith community of a little more than 500 households. Through our liturgies, our ministries, and our outreach, we seek to be a parish that is welcoming, prayerful, caring, and joyful.
I welcome you to our new website. If you are a member of the parish, please enjoy browsing. I think you will like what you see.
If you are a visitor who is seeking a parish to call home or just curious, I hope you will like what you find here. Please join us for worship. All are welcome.
Fr. Larry Esposito
Are you one of the 800 students to have graduated from Good Shepherd Parochial School in Linwood/Uxbridge? Are you interested in reuniting with classmates, or simply reliving childhood memories by walking the halls of your former school? If so, then it’s time to go back to school. Join us on Sunday, June 25th from 1:00-5:00 PM for our Reunion Open House.
The reunion will feature an exhibit on the history of the school and a trip down memory lane through a series of articles and class photos. Be there for the opening ceremony at 1:30, led by parish historian Roger Poulin, who will introduce any former teachers in attendance. Good Shepherd’s current pastor, Father Larry Esposito, will also be on hand to lead a talk. You’ll witness the school building’s transformation into the Good Shepherd Parish Center, where it continues to cultivate young minds through religious education and youth ministry programs.
The Good Shepherd Parochial School opened its doors on June 6, 1921, educated by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary from St. Hyacinth, Quebec. The final class graduated in June 1972. The Reunion will be the first in 45 years since the school’s closing.
So whether you’re a graduate of the school, or simply interested in seeing the halls and classrooms where your loved ones grew up, we welcome you to celebrate its legacy and reunite with friends along the way.
Good Shepherd Parochial School Reunion Sunday, June 25 ~~ 1 PM
Many people have asked me how they can help. There are many ways to help for the reunion on June 25th .
First, I am looking for bakers to provide desserts for the refreshment table. If, like me, you don’t bake, cheese and crackers, chips and dips platters, or 2-liter bottles of soda would be great.
I will also need some hosts/hostesses at the refreshment tables and the history exhibit. We will need greeters and guides at the school, since many who will be back for the reunion have not been in the school for some time, and it has changed since it was closed in 1972.
If you would like to help, there are sign-up sheets on the tables in the front of the church and in the Mary Chapel. With your help, I know this will be an exciting and fun event for all those who attended our Parish School so long ago.
Thanks again for all you do for Good Shepherd Parish. Roger Poulin
Congratulations to our young people from Good Shepherd who were confirmed at St. Patrick’s Church in Whitinsville on May 11.
May the gifts of the Holy Spirit guide and strengthen you as you continue on your journey as Catholic Christians:
- Hannah Callinan
- Camden Pomeroy
- Kathryn Channing
- Bridget Redgate
- Abby Cohen
- Kathleen Redgate
- Francesca Comando
- James Seeley
- Harrison Mansfield
- Caitlin Spencer
- Reid Miller
- Abbigayle Stratton
- Lexi Millette
- Nathaniel Thompson
- Sean Morrissey
- Jonathan Tougas
- Nathan Tougas
Catch the recording of confirmation here
Bring your family. Bring your friends. And celebrate the Easter season at Good Shepherd:
- April 8th and 9th: Share in the Passion or our Lord with Palm Sunday Mass, Saturday at 4:00 PM and Sunday at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM
- Thursday, April 13th: Reflect on the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 PM
- Friday, April 14th: Join us for the Stations of the Cross at 3:00 PM and witness Good Shepherd’s Religious Education portraying the Living Stations of the Cross at Good Friday Mass at 7:30 PM.
- Saturday, April 15th: Take in our Easter Vigil Mass at 7:30 PM.
- Sunday, April 16th: Rejoice in the resurrection of our Lord at our 8:00 AM and 10:0 AM Easter masses.
On Wednesday, March 8th Bishop Robert McManus spoke at Good Shepherd on the importance of a well-formed conscience. He explained that as a society we often look to conscience as deciding between what is right and wrong; however, without our conscience being well formed it may be difficult for us as Catholics to understand the difference in the eyes of the Catholic church.
Bishop McManus explained the concept of moral relativism, and that too often we look to what society says instead of what is written in the Catholicism of the Catholic Church. This is in part to a shift in teaching over the last few generations that has not truly pushed young Catholics to learn and understand Catholic ethics. He noted that just because something is legal, such as abortion, does not mean that it is morally acceptable. That we as Catholics should look back ad study the Catholicism of the Catholic Church to build our own well-formed conscience.
Bishop McManus was the first of our Lenten speakers. The series will continue on March 21st as Marc Tumeinski, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Theology at Anna Maria College presents on the topic of Tolerance. He will be followed on March 29th by Dr. John Zawacki, professor of medicine at UMASS Medical School and a member of the Bishop’s Committee on Evangelization, who will speak on Humility.
All speakers will begin at 7:00 PM and admission is free. Please join us.
There is much going on at Good Shepherd Parish as we embark on the Lenten series. Here is a list of planned services and events to guide you on your journey:
Ash Wednesday Services: March 1, 2017
- 8:45 AM – Mass – Main church
- 11:00 AM – Crown & Eagle – Liturgy of the Word/Ashes
- 3:30 PM – Liturgy of the Word/Ashes – Main church
- 7:00 PM – Mass – Main church
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will take place every Friday during Lent at 6:30 in the church beginning on March 3rd.
Lenten Speaker Series
Good Shepherd Parish will be hosting a Lenten Speaker series in their Parish Hall, (located in the basement of the church). Featured topics and speakers will include:
- Conscience: Presented by Bishop Robert McManus (Wednesday, March 8th)
- Tolerance: Presented by Marc Tumeinski, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Theology at Anna Maria College (Tuesday, March 21st)
- Humility: Presented by Dr. John Zawacki, professor of medicine at UMASS Medical School and a member of the Bishop’s Committee on Evangelization (Thursday, April 6th)
All speakers will begin at 7:00 PM and admission is free. They will include time for questions and answers. All are welcome. Please come early to reserve your seat.
Do you live in a high traffic area, Rt. 122, 146A, Route 16, East Hartford Ave., Granite/Oak Street, or any other area with great visibility? We’ve recently ordered a new batch of signs promoting the Good Shepherd Holiday Fair and need your help getting the word out. If interested in displaying one of these new signs on your lawn, please contact Jason Cote after mass or via email at Cote3@charter.net. Jason will also be returning signs to those who displayed them last year with the updated date. Thank you for helping to make this year’s fair a success.
On Thursday, May 12th. 24 students received the sacrament of confirmation at St Mary’s Parish in Uxbridge. Candidates were recognized at the 10:00 am mass the following week.
The following students were confirmed:
- Abigail Bates
- Kayla Brandel
- Melissa Brochu
- Domenic Cariglia
- Nicholas Cariglia
- Joseph Dubois
- Emily Fernandes
- Chloe Gardner
- Jake Hamel
- Grace Kenny
- John Lesack
- Cassie Lobe
- Riley Malone
- Alexander Matkowski
- Christopher Matkowski
- Molly O’Mera
- Ryan Paul
- Noah Petitt
- Katye Rooney
- Jack Schreiber
- James Stark
- Brenden Trahan
- Grace Turgeon
- Kalin Wilson
A few months ago we introduced our “Not So Random Acts of
Kindness” Campaign. Since then, we’ve covered the wall of our
Mercy Room with accounts of our discipleship. Join us next
Sunday at the 10 AM Mass as we present these acts to God
through a ceremonial burning. If you have not yet had the chance
to submit all of your acts of kindness, it’s not too late! Simply
place them in the basket in the Mercy Room prior to next
Sunday’s 10 AM Mass. Slips are available by the basket.
Moving forward in this “Year of Mercy” we will continue to
collect and display your acts of kindness in the Mercy Room. To
keep this momentum moving forward, we invite you to also
submit any acts of kindness bestowed upon you. Has someone
gone out of their way to help you, to help carry you through a
difficult time, or simply done something to brighten your day?
This is the perfect opportunity to reflect on this blessing and give
We will continue to post acts of kindness, both given and
received, in our Mercy Room, and offer them up to God on a
regular basis throughout the year. Join us as we serve as a beacon
of God’s light one ‘Act of Kindness’ at a time.