Welcome to Good Shepherd Parish!

We are one parish with two worship sites.

"We, the Roman Catholic community of Good Shepherd Parish, strive to be a living sign of Christ's love in and for the world. In response to our Baptismal call, nourished by the Eucharist and guided by the values of the Second Vatican Council, we seek to continue the mission of Jesus Christ by welcoming, supporting and guiding all through prayer, sacramental celebration, service and education."

 


St Ann Church

134 Cochituate Rd, Wayland, MA 01778


St Zepherin Church

99 Main Street, Wayland, MA 01778


It is official!  Today with Chief McPherson and Deputy Chief Ripley as well as Capt Bob Dorey, Fr Dave has become the new  Chaplain for the Wayland Fire Department.  Fr Silva was the last pastor here in Wayland to serve in this capacity.  It is with honor and  respect that Fr Dave accepts this new  position in ministry.

January 12, 2021  It is official!  Today, with Chief McPherson and Assistant Chief Ripley as well as Capt Bob Dorey, Fr Dave has become the new Chaplain for the Wayland Fire Department.  Fr Silva was the last pastor here in Wayland to serve in this capacity.  It is with honor and respect that Fr Dave accepts this new position in ministry.

 

FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

 

“EPHPHATHA!” That is the final prayer over a baby during the celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism. The Priest or Deacon touches the child’s ear and mouth and offers a prayer. “May the Lord soon open your ears to hearing God’s holy word and open your mouth to proclaiming God’s holy word.”

 

It is good to remember that first prayer we received as a baby. We need to constantly be open to hearing and proclaiming God’s word. But How? To be open to hearing God’s word may mean reading the Sunday scriptures before or after Mass and letting the words really sink in. Being open to God’s word may mean spending some time in silent meditation before the Blessed Sacrament and just listening.

 

Being open to proclaiming God’s holy word may mean just offering a word of hope to another person. “I will prayer for you.” Or telling a person you will remember them at your next Mass.

 

The Feast of Jesus’ Baptism reminds us how important the Sacrament of Baptism is. We gain membership into God’s holy family through the waters of Baptism. In the early church, Baptism was by full immersion, meaning one went under water, a form of dying in order to rise up in a new life in Christ. And before the pandemic, there were Holy Water fonts at the entrances of all churches, reminding us that it is through the waters of Baptism that we get to the table of the Lord in the Eucharist.

 

So this coming week, Ephphatha! Be Open!

 

Fr. Dave

Pastor


Message from Fr. Dave...."Oh Lord, come to my assistance, is the best way I can think to summarize 2020."  Please click HERE to read the complete Parish Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2020.  We thank all our Good Shepherd Parish Families and friends for walking with us during these unprecedented times.  May God bless you Always!


           OUR WEEKEND MASS  IS AVAILABLE AFTER 4PM ON SATURDAY.                      Be sure to subscribe to our Youtube Channel.      

  


 PRAYER LINE:  NEED PRAYER for yourself, friends, others nearby or far away? CALL THE GSP PRAYER LINE 774-421-9774 or email your request to [email protected].  More than eighty fellow parishioners will be notified of your prayer request so they can pray.

We are extending our 90-DAYS NOW - FOR YOUR PARISH campaign: Please make a daily giving commitment to supplement our offertory.  Good Shepherd Parish is here for you; we thank you for being there for Good Shepherd Parish.


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 electronic fund transfers 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. Just visit our website at www.GoodShepherdWayland.org and click on the Automatic Giving Instructions under the DONATE tab or click on the WeShare icon on our homepage. Please feel free to contact Liliana Lucas, Finance & Operations Manager at 508-650-3545, ext. 18 in our parish office if you have any questions or need assistance. She will walk you through how to set up your account and add a source of funds. We hope you enjoy our safe, secure way to manage your giving.Image result for online giving clipart

 

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 

 


 

View our NEW  Christian Service, Faith Formation, & Liturgical Ministries Trifolds

 

 

 

  •   â€‹MASS SCHEDULE 

WEEKDAY MASS: 9:00am

Monday & Tuesday at St. Ann

Wednesday & Thursday at St. Zepherin

WEEKEND MASS:

Saturday 4pm at St. Ann

Sunday **8:30am at St. Zepherin

Sunday 10:30am at St. Ann 

and 6:30pm at St. Zepherin

Please sign up in advance by phone 508-650-3545 or click HERE  to sign up online.   

 ** Please note that Communion will be distrubuted 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 AT ST. ANN: Saturdays  Reconciliation room from 3-3:45 pm

On the first Saturday of each month, Confession will be offered outside of St. Ann church from 2:30pm-3:30pm.  Fr Dave will be sitting in his car. Please pull up beside him.  We are so happy to offer this sacrament in this unique way during this difficult time.  


Subscribe to our weekly Enewsletter HERE.  

    


 BULLETIN: Sunday, January 17, 2021


VIDEOS HERE .  Watch  Masses and other recently broadcasted videos. 

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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 
6:30pm  St. Zepherin (Sept. - June)
Please register for all Masses in advance.