Category Archives: VBS

Good Shepherd & St. Augustine’s Vacation Bible School

“Digging for Treasure: Parables Revealed”
August 7-11~~9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Good Shepherd

Celebration Mass will be August 13 at 10:00 AM

Registration forms can be downloaded here and are also available at the back of the church near the VBS Display or by contacting Donna Wilson at Vacation Bible School is from 9:00-3:00 each day.

02/19/2017: Vacation Bible School Annual Breakfast

Join us for Good Shepherd’s Vacation Bible School Annual Breakfast Fundraiser, to be held Sunday, February 19, 2017. Seatings will be after both the 8 and 10 Masses  (9-9:45am and 11am-1pm). Cost is $8 per person or $24 per family.

Menu includes Eggs, Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, Homefries, Toast, Pastries, Fruit, Coffee, Tea, & Juice. All proceeds will benefit the upcoming VBS Summer Program:  Digging for Treasure: Parables Revealed

Join Us for Vacation Bible School 2014

We are beginning to plan for the 2014 Summer VBS Program. Our theme this year is Service to Others. We have selected the program “God’s Backyard Bible Camp: Under the Sun & Stars.” It is a great program and I am excited to share it with all of you.


Join us this summer, July 21st – 25th, 2014! VBS will be from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Good Shepherd Church and Parish Center. We will celebrate service to others with Bible Stories, Games, Music, Fun, and Food! Come get involved! Our annual field trip this year will be to the Planetarium at the EcoTarium in Worcester! Registration forms will be available beginning in April 2014.

You are invited to be part of our team this summer. We need adults and teens who would like to share God’s Love and Serve Jesus with the children of our parish and community. Find out what you can do to make this summer one you and the children will never forget. No experience needed. Training will be provided. Please join us at a 30 minute informational meeting on Monday, March 24, 2014, at 5:30-6:00pm in the Good Shepherd Church Hall.

Download our poster here.


2013 Vacation Bible School Announced

Vacation Bible School is still several months away, but the preparation is already well underway. This year’s VBS program will be held from August 19th to August 23rd from 9:30am to 1:00pm, with a celebration Mass held on Sunday, August 25th at 10:00 am. This year’s theme will be:


High Schoolers and Adults are invited to join our VBS Team. No experience needed, just a love of God and children!  Children ages 3 to 10 (entering Little Lambs through fourth grade) may begin to register for the week long Avalanche Ranch as Cowboys.  Students ages 11 to 13 (entering grades 5-8) are encouraged to register as Ranch Wranglers to help guide our Ranchers.  Registration forms are available on the table at the back of the church and can also be downloaded here. A copy of our flyer is also available to spread the word.

Want to support VBS? Then join us on Sunday, April 7, 2013 following both the 8:00 and 10:00 Masses for a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser.  We are raising the funds to allow families to send their children to VBS.   The cost is $8 per person or $24 per family.

Any questions please contact Donna Wilson,

Children & Youth Ministry: Vacation Bible School – Not Just for Summer.

We are developing a new plan for Vacation Bible School Events throughout the year. This plan will help build interest and support during the year and help the program to grow. Below is our schedule with a brief synopsis for each event. We will follow the Religious Education calendar thus beginning our activities in the fall. Please watch for the event flyers to come home from Religious Education. Events will also be displayed on the bulletin board by the Mary Chapel and the Ministry Display at the back of the church.


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Wild About God at VBS 2012

Vacation Bible School – Serengeti Trek was a wonderful adventure with the children of Good Shepherd. We learned to Know God, Talk to God, Tell About God, Love God, and Work for God through music, games, crafts, snacks, and Bible Exploration! The children, youth, and adults all got WILD ABOUT GOD! Thank you to all the youth and teens who volunteered to help lead groups and run activity stations. Thanks to all the adult volunteers who helped with all the details and supported our youth and teens while they grew in their own leadership skills. Be sure to check out the Ministry In Action center at the back of the church. Please take a look at our pictures.

 The VBS team is working on a few plans for the upcoming year. VBS is not just for summer. We will have events periodically throughout the year. Watch the website, bulletin, and Ministry In Action center for more information on new events.