Christian Service

Family Promise Metrowest

Good Shepherd Parish supports Christ Lutheran Church in Natick (1 of 14 host churches in the network) by providing meals for four  homeless families residing in their church for a week at a time four times each year.
Opportunities:

  •  Provide a meal for about 20 persons 1 evening per year.
  •  Participate in annual Walkathons 

Boston Sock Exchange

This ministry visits the homeless on the Boston Common on the first Saturday of every month to bring new socks, sandwiches, water and seasonal clothing.
Opportunities:

  •  Purchase or donate cash for socks and/or other needed items.
  •  Donate new or gently- used adult clothing. 
  •  Make sandwiches at home or travel to Boston to serve.

Ministry of Care

The Ministry of Care helps ease the burden of families after the death of a loved one in order to provide the families with the time to grieve. It reaches out to grieving families to exhibit the love, care and hospitality of Good Shepherd parish during their time of grief.
Opportunities:

  •  Prepare meals for the family
  •  Provide elder and or child care
  •  Watch the house and pets while the family attends the funeral
  •  Send follow up notes of encouragement and support 

Rosary at Traditions

Volunteers meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month to say the Rosary with residents at Traditions of Wayland

Elizabeth Ministry

Elizabeth Ministry is an outreach ministry responding to the joys & sorrows of a family’s life, designed to offer hope & healing during the childbearing years.  

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a gathering for people who are interested in knitting/crocheting and praying for people who could use a comforting shawl. The shawls are worked on while praying for the person who will be receiving the shawl.  The group meets for six Sundays during Lent and also during the summer. The shawls are blessed at a Mass before they are distributed. Holiday Meal Ministry

Holiday Meal Ministry

On the mornings of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter Sunday parishioners prepare and deliver hundreds of holiday meals to shut-in's, hospice patients and their families and anyone who is in need physically, emotionally or financially. This ministry is non-denominational, serving people from many different faith communities.
Opportunities:

  •  Shop for groceries; donate food or money to support the dinners.
  •  Cook, either at home or at the church,  bake breads, pies, or cookies  at home and drop off at church
  •  Prepare holiday notes for the shut-ins
  •  Assemble and package the dinners at the church
  •  Deliver meals

Family Weekly Food Collections

Non-perishable food is collected and delivered to:

  •  The Parmenter food pantry
  •  A Place to Turn
  •  The Natick Service Council
  •  St. Matthew Parish food pantry in Dorchester.

Opportunities:

  • Donate non-perishable food at any weekly Mass.
  • Help with collection and delivery

Mid-Winter Food Drive

This is a special annual collection of non-perishable food, toiletries, baby items, and/or monetary donations for all of the pantries we support on a weekly basis

The Giving Tree

During each Advent season, as we sing-along with the Christmas tunes on the radio or hum the carols playing in the Mall, we are celebrating the Hope and Joy of Christ’s birth. We have a tradition of extending that Hope and Joy to those in need through our “Giving Tree”. In recent years we have provided gifts to:

  •  Children who reside in foster homes
  •  A Place to Turn for children in need of socks and underwear
  •  REACH (Refuge, Education. Advocacy, Change) for families who are victims of domestic violence
  •  Life Resources serving adolescents who are in crisis due to abuse,
 

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Weekend Masses
Sat at 4 pm St Ann
Sunday
8:30am St Zepherin 
10:30am  St Ann 
*5:00pm St Zepherin 
*resumes September 10, 2017