Youth Ministry


Goodbye Note from Laura Tringali: It has been my pleasure to share in the faith lives of the parishioners and especially the teens of Good Shepherd Parish over the last two and a half years. I will be taking the next step in my own journey next month. As my husband and I joyfully prepare for the arrival of our first baby, we have decided to move to Ohio to be closer to family. My last day as your Youth Minister & Director of Confirmation will be Monday, January 27. I am deeply grateful to so many of you in this community with whom I have had the pleasure of building relationships here. Thank you for welcoming me, supporting Youth Ministry, and being open to growing in faith together. Thank you, especially, to the teens of this parish and the dedicated volunteers in Youth Ministry who have allowed me to be part of their faith journey. I have learned so much from you, and you will forever be part of my faith story. Please keep in touch! Email: [email protected] Blog: Instagram: @laura_tringali

Youth Ministry and Confirmation Will Continue as Planned:

Thanks to the dedication and generosity of many parish volunteers as well as staff taking on parts of my role, the Youth Ministry and Confirmation calendar will run as planned in my absence. The parish plans to temporarily contract aspects of Youth Ministry to outside professionals. Professional hires include the following Youth Ministers: Mickayla Hagar for Praise & Worship, Colm McGarry for Leadership Institute, and Jim Flanagan for Confirmation Year 1 Retreat Day (February 8).

Please direct all questions and RSVPs for Youth Events to Kelly McPherson: [email protected] For Leadership Institute, please contact Colm McGarry: [email protected]


  • Small Groups for Year 1 students will be taught primarily by Deacon Geoff and coordinated by Kelly McPherson
  • Confirmation Year 2 students preparing for Confirmation, please check in with Kelly McPherson regarding building blocks, Confirmation Mass time selection, Saint and Sponsor information required for your Confirmation Mass
  • Sue Muldoon, Kelly McPherson, and Theresa Heerema will be working together to coordinate the Sacrament of Confirmation (rehearsals and Masses)
  • All building block events will happen as planned. Please RSVP to Kelly McPherson.

Youth Ministry

  • All high school events will happen as planned (see calendar on parish website). Please RSVP to Kelly McPherson.
  • Leadership Institute will be taken over temporarily by Colm McGarry, Youth Minister at St. Julia in Weston. He will be supported by our generous volunteers Theresa Heerema and Sue Spencer.
  • Praise & Worship will be led by Mickayla Hagar, Youth Minister at Resurrection in Hingham.

Please note: the phone number 508-319-1790 is the Youth Ministry number. It is not my personal cell. After January 27, another Good Shepherd staff member will be attending to this number until a Youth Minister is hired.

Thank you for supporting Youth Ministry and Confirmation!


Check out our NEW Youth Ministry Blog:

Teens, write for the blog! Click here for details about submitting posts for the blog. Confirmation students can earn extra building blocks. Juniors and Seniors, writing posts for a blog will look great on your resume.


Click here for a full list of Youth Ministry events! 

Click here to view Youth Ministry on Google Calendar.



Catholic Heart Workcamp (rising grades 9-12 for 2020-21)

Code of Conduct and Medical Form

CHWC Hartford, CT July 5-10, 2020

CHWC 2020 is July 5-9 in Hartford, CT. We will carpool from Good Shepherd around Noon on Sunday, July 5. We will have Sunday Mass that evening at camp. On Friday, July 9, we will depart Hartford to return home after breakfast. We should be back at Good Shepherd before Noon. There are 10 more spots available for teens. We are seeking chaperones as well. There is no cost to chaperones for this trip.

Payment Information:

Please send a $100 deposit payable to Good Shepherd Parish to Kelly McPherson at the parish office. The final payment of $750 is due by January 21. If you submitted an early deposit of $50, your final payment is $800 due on January 21.

More information about CHWC on their website:

Catholic Heart Workcamp is from students currently in grades 8-12.


Teen Trip to NPH Domincan Republic (current grades 9-12 for 2019-20)

We are teaming up with St. Julia's for a teen trip to NPH Dominican Republic over this April Break 2020. The cost of the trip is $1,675.

This trip is open to all current 9-12th graders. If college students are interested, please just email me and we can explore that option together.

Check out the Youth Ministry Blog (link above) to read student and chaperone reflections from the NPH trip to Guatemala this summer.

Click here for the full informational flyer. Registration info included.




Ideas? Want to get more involved?

If you have any questions, ideas or want to get more involved with youth ministry at GSP, contact: Laura Tringali, Youth Minister & Director of Confirmation 
[email protected]

Permission Slip:

A general permission slip for youth ministry events (off-site) is available below:

Click Here for a Permission Slip for Any Youth Ministry Event

Service Opportunities, Fun Events, Announcements:Find us on FACEBOOK! Don't miss out: make sure to join the "Good Shepherd Youth Ministry" Facebook group to stay up to date with all the happenings of the Youth Group at Good Shepherd Parish. The more the merrier!


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Weekend Masses
Sat at 4 pm St Ann
8:30am St Zepherin 
10:30am  St Ann 
5:00pm  St. Zepherin (Sept. - June)