Monthly Archives: February 2017

04/01/2017: Men’s Conference

17TH ANNUAL DIOCESAN CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE Men of all ages, including teens and college students, are invited to this important annual Conference, scheduled for Assumption College on Saturday, April 1. Visit the conference website at www.firstmensconf.org for information and to purchase tickets online and elsewhere. Come and hear dynamic talks from outstanding Catholic leaders: Father Chase Hilgenbrinck, Shawn Carney, Chris Steward, Tony Brandt, Joe Dittmar and Jeff Cavins. Bishops and priests will hear confessions. Bishop McManus will offer the Conference Mass. For a Conference brochure, further information or registration, call Julie Schroeder at 508-929-4345. Adult tickets are $45 until March 15th, afterwards $70. Student tickets are always $30. Good Shepherd’s representative is Don Bruneau.

Lenten Schedule and Speaker Series

There is much going on at Good Shepherd Parish as we embark on the Lenten series. Here is a list of planned services and events to guide you on your journey:

Ash Wednesday Services: March 1, 2017

  • 8:45 AM – Mass – Main church
  • 11:00 AM – Crown & Eagle – Liturgy of the Word/Ashes
  • 3:30 PM – Liturgy of the Word/Ashes – Main church
  • 7:00 PM – Mass – Main church

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will take place every Friday during Lent at 6:30 in the church beginning on March 3rd.

Lenten Speaker Series

Good Shepherd Parish will be hosting a Lenten Speaker series in their Parish Hall, (located in the basement of the church). Featured topics and speakers will include:

  • Conscience: Presented by Bishop Robert McManus (Wednesday, March 8th)
  • Tolerance: Presented by Marc Tumeinski, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Theology at Anna Maria College (Tuesday, March 21st)
  • Humility: Presented by Dr. John Zawacki, professor of medicine at UMASS Medical School and a member of the Bishop’s Committee on Evangelization (Thursday, April 6th)

All speakers will begin at 7:00 PM and admission is free. They will include time for questions and answers. All are welcome. Please come early to reserve your seat.

02/25-02/26: 2017: Food Pantry and New Day Weekend

Food Pantry and New Day Outreach “…I assure you, as often as you did it for one of my least brothers, you did it for me.” Matthew 26:40 On the last full weekend of each month, we have an opportunity to respond to Jesus’ call for us to help those in need.

Next weekend, February 25 & 26, is our Food Pantry and New Day Outreach weekend.

Food Pantry

This month our donations will go to the Northbridge Association of Churches Food Pantry in Whitinsville. Please purchase an extra item or two when you do your shopping this week and bring them to church next weekend. Just a note: Food pantries are not allowed to distribute any food items that have expired; they have to throw them away. Please check expiration dates carefully if you bring an item from your home!

New Day

Monies received in the Good Shepherd Church replica on the last weekend of each month are used to help individuals and families from our parish, and also to support various community causes. Your generosity each month enables us to continue to help those in need.

03/08/2017: Lenten Speaker Series Bishop Robert McManus

Join us at 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall (beneath the church) for the kickoff to our Lenten Speaker Series. Bishop McManus has graciously offered to lead a discussion on the power of the Human Conscience as we enter the early stages of our Lenten journey. Subsequent topics will include Tolerance and Humility. All presentations will include time for questions and answers.

Good Shepherd to Host Lenten Speaker Series

Good Shepherd Parish will be hosting a Lenten Speaker series in the Parish Hall, (located in the basement of the church). Featured topics and speakers will include:

  • Conscience: Presented by Bishop Robert McManus (Wednesday, March 8th)
  • Tolerance: Presented by Marc Tumeinski, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Theology at Anna Maria College (Tuesday, March 21st)
  • Humility: Presented by Dr. John Zawacki, professor of medicine at UMASS Medical School and a member of the Bishop’s Committee on Evangelization (Wednesday, March 29th)

All speakers will begin at 7:00 PM and admission is free. They will include time for questions and answers. All are welcome. Please come early to reserve your seat. 

Religious Education Cancelled

Religious Education has been cancelled for week of 2/12-13 on account or snow.