Monthly Archives: March 2013

04/03: Organizational Meeting for Italian Supper and Holiday Fair

There will be an organizational meeting for the May 18 Italian supper and the November holiday fair on Wednesday April 3 at 6:30pm in the parish center. Refreshments will be served. Come and bring a friend.

More Than a Wee Bit of Fun Had at St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

On Saturday, February 23rd Good Shepherd celebrated St. Patrick’s Day early by hosting its 9th annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner in the newly renovated Parish Hall. The event, attended by approximately 100 parishioners and their families, was once again a huge success filled with great food, entertainment, prizes, and plenty of laughs.

The Hall was decked out with all things Irish, from the orange, green, and white balloons, to the street signs pointing to such towns as Limerick, Cork, and Dublin, to the gold coins at the end of the green tables, and of course the aroma of corned beef and cabbage. Turnips, potatoes, chicken, and rolls also filled the chaffing dishes, and there were plenty of sweets to go around, including a birthday cake for none other than Father Larry. Attendees were even entertained by song and dance from a group of Irish step dancers.

But you didn’t have to be Irish to have luck on your side that night, as approximately 15 raffle prizes were awarded, including the lucky recipient of a 50/50 raffle.

The event, which raised nearly $900 for the parish, was a great opportunity for parishioners to have fun, socialize, and forge new friendships and acquaintances.  But it would not have been possible were it not for the support of its organizers, Don Bruneau, Mary Archambault, and Bernie Guertin, as well as all of the other volunteers that helped with such areas as cooking, serving, decorating, selling tickets, and securing prizes. Exciting things happen when people work together, and there was plenty of excitement to go around.

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03/31: Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

There will be an Easter egg hunt for children ages 3-9 on Easter Sunday, March 31 at 11 AM. Sign-up sheets are located at church entrances. Teens who would like to help with preparations are asked to gather in the hall after coffee & donuts on Sunday, March 24. Please call Karen Jordan at 508-954-0600 for more info.

03/24: Knights of Columbus Palm Sunday Breakfast

The Knights of Columbus Mumford Council #365 will hold its 15th annual Palm Sunday Breakfast on Sunday, March 24 from 8 AM to 12 noon at the K. of C. Hall, 77 Prescott Rd. in Whitinsville. The cost is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for children 12 and under. Included will be omelets, French toast, sausage, eggs, home fries, and beans. Flyers at church entrances entitle you to 3 free raffle tickets!

04/20-21: Good Shepherd Sunday

The Fourth Sunday of Easter is Good Shepherd Sunday. This year for the first time, we are celebrating our feast day on the weekend of April 20 and 21. This will be a time to celebrate who we are and all the exciting events and ministries happening here in our parish community. For more information or if you would like to help but are unable attend this meeting, please call Roger Poulin at 508-234-4724.

03/20: Rosary Makers Meet

The Rosary Makers Group will meet in the Parish Center at 6:30 PM March 20. Hands on instructions and materials are provided. Come and join us!

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:

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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, VBS4GoodShepherdChurch@yahoo.com.