Monthly Archives: July 2015

Welcome Father Daniel Moreno

We are so happy to welcome Fr. Daniel Moreno as Associate Pastor here and at Good Shepherd. frdanielmoreno_resizeFr. Daniel was born on November 2, 1986 in Medellin, Colombia. He attended Instituto Tecnico Industrial Pascual Bravo in Medellin. He received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana while living at Seminario Conciliar de Medellin. He came to the United States in 2010 to study for the priesthood for the Worcester Diocese. He lived at Holy Name of Jesus House of Studies and studied English at Clark University. He received his bachelor’s degree in sacred theology and his master’s of divinity at St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, MD. Fr. Daniel’s parish assignments were at St. Louis, Webster, his home parish; St. Anthony of Padua, Dudley; St. Anthony of Padua, Fitchburg; and St. Mary of the Assumption, Milford. Fr. Daniel, we wish you God’s abundant blessings as your begin your priestly ministry here at Good Shepherd and at St. Augustine.

09/08/2015: Senior Ministry Pre-Diabetes Seminar

Get the facts—take care of you!! Join us on Tuesday, September 8, from 10 to 11 AM in the St. John Paul II Room of the Parish Center for a “Pre-Diabetes Seminar.” Protect yourself so you can remain healthy. This seminar is offered by VNA Care Network & Hospice and is funded by the Central MA Agency on Aging. It is free and refreshments will be served.

Backpack Drive

The People First Food Pantry is conducting its school supply and backpack drive from now through August 19. Items needed include: Backpacks for K-12 students Three ring binders Filler paper & index cards Highlighters & rulers Scissors for young kids T-184 calculators 3 & 5 subject notebooks Colored pencils & crayons Pens (black, red, blue) Glue sticks (not bottles) Small packages of tissues Hand sanitizer Donations should be dropped off at the Uxbridge Public Library, Senior Center, Hannaford drop box, or at the food pantry on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 PM. Please do not bring your donations to the church.

Good Shepherd Meets Partners in Charity Goal

We have reached our goal! To date, we have received $35,113 in gifts and pledges to the Partners In Charity Appeal. We are grateful to all who have contributed, and gifts are still welcome! Even if you are not able to contribute this year, we ask you to please pray for the success of this important diocesan appeal.

12/05/2015: Men’s Breakfast

The next Men’s Breakfast will be held on December 5th at 7:30 am in the parish hall. Join us for great food and camaraderie.

Thank You Deacon Marc

Good Shepherd would like to thank Deacon Marc Gervais for his 7+ years of service to our parish. Deacon Marc joined the parish following his ordination to the diaconate in 2008. His contributions to the parish were significant, from his strong presence at mass to his dedication to parish programs,  such as the parish council, senior ministry, catholic education, and social justice and charity, among others.

Deacon Marc was recently offered and accepted a new position in his home town of Oxford to serve as Deacon of St Ann’s Church. On Sunday, July 5th he celebrated his final mass as Deacon of Good Shepherd, which was followed by a reception in his honor. We wish Deacon Marc many blessings in his new role as he continues God’s mission.

Thank you Deacon Marc!