Welcome to Good Shepherd Parish!

We are one parish with two worship sites.

 

Good Shepherd Parish Vision Statement

Good Shepherd Parish strives to be a vibrant, welcoming community where every person can experience the Father’s love. Through the Gospel proclamation, prayer, and joyous sacramental celebration, Good Shepherd Parish will inspire parishioners to discern and live out their vocations and to actively evangelize the world. As we bear witness to the Risen Christ, Our Lord and Savior, we aspire to serve our parish community. We will seek to welcome home the new, the lost, and the disheartened by using the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit.

 

 


St Ann Church

134 Cochituate Rd, Wayland, MA 01778


St Zepherin Church

99 Main Street, Wayland, MA 01778

4 th Sunday in Ordinary Time – January 30, 2022

Please check out our web site, goodshepherdwayland.org and Facebook page for many past and present events. Especially check out last week’s reflection by Reverend Rebecca Cho from Community Methodist Church who spoke at our 4PM Mass. I invited her in honor of Christian Unity Week. Then on Sunday morning I offered the reflection at her church. It was a joy to work with her. Also last Sunday was Emilia Cowell’s not-to-be-missed and powerful reflection on abortion at the Deacon’s For Life Holy Hour. (YouTube channel: goodshepherdwayland). Fr. Austin Fleming said it was the best Pro-Life talk he had ever heard. I agree absolutely. Great job Emilia!

This coming Wednesday, February 2nd is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Traditionally it is the day when many women Religious take their vows. This day is World Day of Consecrated Life. We will keep all Sisters and Nuns in our prayers all week that they may continue to be witnesses of God’s love in the world.

Also on February 2nd is Candlemas Day. This is the day when candles are blessed for use in the church and home. If you come to the 9AM Mass at St. Zepherin Church on February 2nd with your own candles for use at home, we will offer them a special Blessing.

On Thursday February 3rd there is still more to celebrate. It is the Feast of Saint Blaise, Bishop and Martyr. The Blessing of Throats will take place at the end of that Mass on Wednesday for all people. We will also offer the Blessing of Throats after all weekend Masses next weekend – February 5 & 6. This is a very good way to ask for Divine assistance for health and safety in the coming year.

Finally, Good Shepherd Parish has not had any vocations to the priesthood and religious life. We pray for Vocations at each and every Sunday Mass in our Prayer of the Faithful. In addition to our prayers though, we need to follow up with a direct approach too. If you know a young person who you think would make a great Sister, Brother, Deacon or Priest, TELL THEM! We all need to encourage our young people to consider answering God’s call to service of God’s people.

Pax Christi,

Fr. Dave O’Leary Pastor

Watch below for some familiar faces from the parish!  Including our own Fr. Dave and Selam Ianno!  Great Job!

Watch the Holy Hour for Life, Pray with us!

 

Click on the picture above for many more photos from our celebration!


              

Read the January 30th Bulletin Here

New mask mandate for all parish activities effective December 18th.  Click here for a link to the full text from the Archdiocese of Boston.  


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Don't Forget to Sign Up for Online Giving!

 

Our parish has been using an Online Giving system that is strengthening stewardship as well as making it easier for members to support our parish. We currently have 164 families signed up through various Online Giving sources. They include WeShare, Charitable Giving Funds and EFT through your bank.

There are many benefits for the parish and for parishioners that choose to give online. Some of the benefits for the parishioner include: no need to write checks; you can give even if you are unable to attend services; and your contribution amount can easily be adjusted.

The benefits for the parish include: more consistent giving with recurring contributions; electronic donation summaries for record keeping; reaches a wider demographic of givers; and accommodates all special parish collections and missions.

Getting started is easy. Scan the QR code above or click on THIS LINK.  If you need assistance, please call Liliana at 508-650-3545, ext. 18.  We hope you enjoy our safe, secure way to manage your giving

Stephen Ministry
 
When We Need God’s Love Most
 
When do we need God’s love most? Of course we need that love every second of our
 
lives. But at times God’s love is especially precious to us, times when we lose a loved
 
one or when life becomes so confusing that we do not know where to turn. At times like
 
these, it is very important to have someone who cares. Our parish has trained 10 Stephen
 
Ministers, lay people who offer a ministry of Christian caring within our parish and
 
beyond. 
 
To find out more about Stephen Ministry or to receive a Stephen Minister’s care, call
 
Kathleen Fantoni 508.843.0490 or Marcia Anderson 774.270.1114 or Sister Roberta
 
508.650.3545 or at 
Stephen Ministry
 
When We Need God’s Love Most
 
When do we need God’s love most? Of course we need that love every second of our
 
lives. But at times God’s love is especially precious to us, times when we lose a loved
 
one or when life becomes so confusing that we do not know where to turn. At times like
 
these, it is very important to have someone who cares. Our parish has trained 10 Stephen
 
Ministers, lay people who offer a ministry of Christian caring within our parish and
 
beyond. 
 
To find out more about Stephen Ministry or to receive a Stephen Minister’s care, call
 
Kathleen Fantoni 508.843.0490 or Marcia Anderson 774.270.1114 or Sister Roberta
 
508.650.3545 or at 
Stephen Ministry
 
When We Need God’s Love Most
 
When do we need God’s love most? Of course we need that love every second of our
 
lives. But at times God’s love is especially precious to us, times when we lose a loved
 
one or when life becomes so confusing that we do not know where to turn. At times like
 
these, it is very important to have someone who cares. Our parish has trained 10 Stephen
 
Ministers, lay people who offer a ministry of Christian caring within our parish and
 
beyond. 
 
To find out more about Stephen Ministry or to receive a Stephen Minister’s care, call
 
Kathleen Fantoni 508.843.0490 or Marcia Anderson 774.270.1114 or Sister Roberta
 
508.650.3545 or at 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  •   â€‹MASS SCHEDULE 

WEEKDAY MASS: 9:00am

Monday & Tuesday at St. Ann

Wednesday-Friday at St. Zepherin

WEEKEND MASS:

Saturday 4:00pm at St. Ann

Sunday   8:30am at St. Zepherin

Sunday  10:30am at St. Ann 

Sunday   6:00pm at St. Zepherin         

** Please note that Communion will be distributed outside after all of the weekend  Masses.

Listen in the parking lot on 88.7 FM Radio for our regular weekend Masses.

St Zepherin will have Communion at the  North door of the church 

St Ann Church will have Communion at the curb along the very front doors

Both opportunities will be offered at the conclusion of Mass.

CONFESSION:

Saturdays 3pm-3:45pm  St Ann Church 


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Parish Offertory Pledge Program - FY 2022 - read more... 

FY2021 Parish Annual Report - read more...


Read the most up to date bulletin here!!


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Fr. Dave's Blog:  
"I Am A Believer"

For the faithful... For the sick... For the homebound... For the hungry... For the dying...  "The noticeable presence of Good Shepherd Parish in our  community was made possible through the great generosity of our parishioners." Please read Fr. Dave's State of the Parish letter HERE.                               



Contact Us:

Good Shepherd Parish

Parish Center and Parish Office
99 Main Street
Wayland, MA 01778

St. Ann Church
134 Cochituate Road
Wayland, MA 01778

St. Zepherin Church
99 Main Street
Wayland, MA 01778

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

 

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Weekend Masses
Sat at 4 pm St. Ann
Sunday
8:30am St. Zepherin
10:30am  St. Ann 
6pm  St. Zepherin