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Each year on the fourth Sunday of Easter the Catholic Church celebrates Good Shepherd Sunday in honor of Jesus Christ laying down his life for his sheep. For Good Shepherd Parish, this is our feast day. And so on April 20th and 21st parishioners congregated in the Parish Hall after each of the masses to enjoy food, refreshments, and camaraderie.
As our Good Shepherd, Jesus called his disciples to join in his ministry, and to minister to others. On Good Shepherd Sunday, dozens of parishioners answered the call as part of our Ministry Fair. With over 20 parish ministries represented, parishioners got the opportunity to speak to members of the various ministries and to sign up to join their teams. Ministries covered such areas as liturgical, music, youth, social justice and charity, faith formation, community building, and pastoral leadership. This year, we even welcomed a new Gardening Ministry, which will help beautify our church grounds by maintaining its flower beds. The Ministry Fair was a win-win for everyone involved, as ministries increased their memberships and parishioners embraced new opportunities for parish involvement.
Special thanks to all of the ministry members involved, the volunteers who helped plan and carry out Good Shepherd Sunday, and to Roger Poulin, who chaired the event.
Vacation Bible School 2013
Avalanche Ranch Planning Meeting
“A Wild Ride through God’s Word”
The Team is continuing to plan for our Summer VBS: Avalanche Ranch. We welcome all who are interested in helping the children take a Wild Ride through God’s Word. If you would like to help during the August 19-23 VBS, please attend our VBS Interest Meeting, Monday, May 13, 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the parish center.
For more information, please contact Donna Wilson, VBS4GoodShepherdChurch@yahoo.com.
Come enjoy the Youth Center during vacation week. All youth in grades 5 and up please join us on Monday, April 15 for a movie night. The center will be open from 5:00 to 8:30. Snack bar will be available for pizza, soda, chips and snacks.
The Rosary Makers Group will meet in the parish center on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 PM. In addition to providing rosaries to missions and patients in hospitals, each year we give the children in the First Communion class here at Good Shepherd their very own rosaries. Materials and hands-on instructions will be available. Please join us!
Ladies of Good Shepherd, thank you for your patience. With a full calendar this Lenten Season, we have waited to have the next Ladies Brunch. Come celebrate FRIENDSHIP this spring with a potluck brunch on April 27 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. We will be gathering in the hall to meet new friends and see old friends. We are happy to offer the opportunity to rejuvenate your skin with Mary Kay while we rejuvenate friendships. Please look for our Women’s Ministry Table at the Celebration of Good Shepherd Sunday on April 20-21 where we will have a signup sheet for this event. If you would like to bring a dish to share, please sign up then. Hope to see you soon!
For more information please contact Karen Jordan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 508-954-0600 or Donna Wilson, email@example.com, 508-377-4043.
Coming this Easter Season
The Celebration of 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.
After each Mass next weekend, members of our various ministries will be available in the hall to speak with you and answer any questions you may have. It is our hope that many of you will find something of interest in which you can become involved. Youngsters, teens, and adults are all encouraged to come and join us!
For more information or if you would like to help, please call Roger Poulin at 508-234-4724.