We would like to thank everyone who participated in our first Good Shepherd Ladies Brunch. It was a great success! We hope you enjoyed this opportunity to meet new friends and get to know each other. We plan to continue this gathering of ladies. If you were unable to join us on January 19, 2013, and would like to join us the next time, we would love to see you. Please take a moment to complete a survey if you have not done so, and drop in the basket. The surveys and basket are located in the Ministry Information Center. Several ladies have volunteered to be on a planning committee. We will begin organizing for the next Ladies Brunch! Watch the bulletin and website for details.
Our annual St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 5:30 to 8 PM in the hall. The cost is $8 per person and $28 per family. Signups and payments will be accepted this weekend and next.
All parish men and their sons, brothers, fathers and friends are invited to the 13th Annual Men’s Conference at the DCU Center in Worcester on Saturday, March 16. Hear dynamic talks from outstanding Catholic leaders. Bishop McManus will offer the conference Mass. Diocesan and religious priests will hear confessions. For a conference brochure, further information, or registration, please call 508-929-4345 or visit the website www.firstmensconf.org. You can also contact our parish representative, Don Bruneau, at 508-341-4478.
First Friday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held on Friday, Feb. 1 from 9:15 AM to 12 PM in the Mary Chapel. Please use the sign-up sheet in the sacristy so that we know who will be present.
Moving forward we will be posting Father Larry’s homilies to this site as frequently as possible. As such, if you miss Mass or just want to listen more closely, you can find it here. Look at archived homilies at the Father Larry’s Homilies link.
February Vacation Mini VBS: Polar Expedition: Jesus’ Love is Cool will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20 – Friday, Feb. 22, 9:30am to 1:00pm. This Mini VBS will be held in the Good Shepherd Parish Center. All children in Little Lambs through grade 4 are invited to participate in the Mini VBS program. Please complete a registration form(located in the ministry corner in the church and also in the parish center by February 2, 2013. To cover the expenses and raise funds for the 2013 Summer VBS, the cost will be $10 per child with a maximum of $25 per family. Adults and youth in grades 5 to 12 are welcome to join us as volunteers. Youth and adult volunteers please contact Donna Wilson directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-377-4043. Our first preparation meeting will be on Wednesday, January 16, 6:30 to 8pm in the Parish Center.
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