Councils & Committees

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Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council is an advisory body of parishioners who assist the pastor in his role as shepherd of the People of God. It attempts to place at the heart of the parish a consciousness and zeal for the mission of Jesus Christ. The primary responsibility of the Council is pastoral planning. This process envisions, addresses and evaluates the needs and goals of the parish community in light of church teaching and the mission of the local and larger church

Parish Finance Council

The Parish Finance Council consists principally of members who have professional financial experience. The Council meets quarterly to review the parish's financial performance and to provide consultative assistance to the pastor on major expenditures. The Council prepares the budget for the coming year and reports to the parish annually. The Council strives to keep the parish fiscally sound and capable of providing quality programs, facilities, and staff.

Family Religious Education Committee

The Family Religious Education Committee serves to provide direction and support to all components of the faith formation of parish children in grades K-8.  Committee members consult with the coordinators of religious education on program development and implementation.  Members serve in leadership roles in extracurricular activities such as Family Service Sundays and community events.

Youth Ministry Committee

The Youth Ministry Committee (YMC) is a parish committee established to support and advise the parish Coordinator of Youth Ministry (YCM) in the implementation of total youth ministry.

Christian Service Committee

The Christian Service Committee is a group dedicated to witnessing to the gospel values of compassion and care by service to those who are in need within the parish community and beyond.

Adult Faith Formation Committee

The mission of the Adult Faith Formation Committee is to minister to the parishioners of the Good Shepherd Parish in matters of personal and communal faith development.

Hospitality Committee

Parish Life is a committee of parishioners who acknowledge that hospitality is a Christian duty. They  are dedicated to building community through providing:

  •  Social activities, groups, and events
  •  Hospitality to visitors and new members
  •  Support to other ministries in hosting events

The committee strives to follow Christ in welcoming and caring for others. Help from anyone set-up, decoration, cooking, baking, serving or clean-up for an event are welcome anytime!

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee of Good Shepherd Parish was formed as a result of the development by the Parish Pastoral Council of the Strategic Pastoral Plan.  One of the primary goals of this plan is to improve the awareness among those who attend Mass on what is happening within our parish.  The Committee was formed in the summer of 2013 and developed a tool to survey parishioners regarding the effectiveness of communication to obtain baseline data.  Then based on those survey results, the Communications Committee will identify and implement various communications methods, including but not limited to creating a list serve, newspaper articles, sandwich boards, website, and the like.  The Communications Committee will resurvey those who attend Mass with the same survey tool at appropriate intervals until the end of the Pastoral Plan.

 

 

 

 

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Good Shepherd Parish

Pastoral Center
99 Main Street
Wayland, MA 01778

St. Ann Church
124 Cochituate Road
Wayland, MA 01778

St. Zepherin Church
99 Main Street
Wayland, MA 01778

P: 508-650-3545
F: 508-655-6948
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