Monthly Archives: October 2012

Good Shepherd Brings Back Coffee and Donuts After Mass

By moving Sunday’s Religious Education classes to the Parish Center, we are now able to use our Parish Hall for more parish activities. One such activity we’ve recently brought back is coffee and donuts every Sunday after the 8:00 and 10:00 Masses. Each week is sponsored by representatives from our different ministries, who will serve on a rotating schedule.

Coffee and donuts provides a great opportunity for parishioners to socialize and forge friendships. Parents can spend time with other parents while their children are in Religious Education. Parishioners can hear from representatives of different ministries about the latest events and programs. And everyone gets the opportunity to enjoy our newly renovated Parish Hall.

 Please join us.

Thanksgiving and Christmas Gift Card Appeal

Our annual appeal for Thanksgiving and Christmas food gift cards is here. As we have done in the past, we will have only one appeal for both holidays. We are asking parishioners to purchase gift cards at either Hannaford’s or Shaw’s.

Numbered envelopes are available on the steps leading into the sanctuary at all masses this weekend. Each will request a $25 gift card. When you take an envelope, please write your name and phone number next to the envelope number on the sheets provided.

Envelopes and gift cards must be returned to the baskets in the front of the church on or before the weekends of Nov. 10/11 and 17/18.

Your wonderful generosity has provided many holiday meals for the less fortunate over the years. Thank you for reaching out in love and service to the Lord and each other.

Good Shepherd Parish Charity and Social Justice Committee

Monday’s Religious Ed and Youth Drop In Cancelled, Candlelight Prayer Postponed

Due to the hurricane Sandy forecasts Religious Education classes have been cancelled for Monday, October 29th. The Youth Center will also be closed. The All Souls Candlelight Prayer Service scheduled for Tuesday will be postponed to the following week- Date forthcoming.

10/27-28: New Day Food Pantry Weekend

Next weekend is our Food Pantry Weekend. Donations will go to the Northbridge Assn. of Churches Food Pantry in Whitinsville.

Next weekend is also our New Day outreach weekend. Your financial donations which are placed in the Good Shepherd church replica will help us to continue to reach out and support those in need in our parish and our community.

11/04: K. of C. Breakfast

K. of C. Mumford Council # 365 All Saints Breakfast will be held on Sunday, November 4, from 8 AM to 12 noon at the K. of C. Hall, 77 Prescott Rd., Whitinsville. The cost is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for children. Flyers at church entrances next weekend will entitle you to a free raffle ticket!

Give Us A Sign!

It’s been a long time in the making, but we are proud to unveil a new sign in front of Good Shepherd. This sign is just one of the many exciting changes happening at our parish and speaks to our growth and direction.  A lot of thought went into the design and placement of this sign, with the Parish Council playing a major role in the decision making.

The following are some of the factors taken into account:


  •  The sign had to be two sided and elevated to allow for better visibility from both directions of the street.
  • It had to say Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, indicating to those in the community that we are a Catholic church.
  • We wanted it to be hand crafted and wooden to go along with the quaint look of our parish.
  • It had to have the Mass and confession times, so those passing by would know what times we were open for worship.
  • Mass and confession times had to be on separate pieces, enabling us to change only part of the sign should those times ever change.

Whether posing for wedding or First Communion photos or simply passing by it on your way to Mass, we hope you enjoy the beauty of our new sign as it welcomes you to Good Shepherd.

Ham & Bean Supper

Berni Guertin is looking for individuals interested in helping to put on a Ham & Bean Supper here at Good Shepherd as a fundraising event for the new parish center. There will be an initial planning meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 PM in the parish center. A date for the supper and the cost of the meal will be decided at this meeting. As of now, the menu will consist of baked ham, homemade baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, corn bread, and homemade baked desserts. If you are interested in coming to the meeting and/or helping with this event, please call or email Berni at 508-476-7817 or