Our Lady Star of the Sea
Oak Bluffs

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St. Augustine
Vineyard Haven

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St. Elizabeth
Edgartown

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Come meet the Sisters of Life!

Father Mike Nagle has once again generously invited the Sisters of Life back to the island to speak with us at St. Elizabeth’s Church, Edgartown!! This summer, the Sisters will be here the weekend of July 21st and 22nd —speaking at all the Masses – and hoping to chat with many parishioners over Espresso Love coffee, tea and pastries on the lawn following the Masses! Bishop da Cunha will be celebrating the Sat. 5:30 pm Mass in Edgartown.

If you haven’t met the Sisters yet, you’re in for a real treat! They are described as “the most joyous women you will ever meet!” Founded in 1991 in New York, they are a young, vibrant, joyful group of women from the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and Spain! Come learn why they are one of the few religious orders growing today and attracting so many young women, along with the incredible work they do. All are invited to meet and have “Coffee with the Sisters!”

NOW REGISTERING for Catholic Youth Day!

When: Tuesday, August 7, 2018  from 11 am – 7 pm

Where: St. Augustine Church, Vineyard Haven

This event with Bishop da Cunha is free of charge. All students will receive a t-shirt that day. For incoming freshman through outgoing high school seniors, for Islanders and summer visitors. Contact Sue Pagliccia in the office 508-693-0342 or register after Mass. Volunteers are needed too. http://www.fallriverdiocese.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Youth-Day-flyer-with-logo.pdf

Summer Mass Schedule June 23/24 thru Sept. 1/2, 2018:

St. Augustine’s, Vineyard Haven– Sat. 4pm, 7pm (in Portuguese); Sun. 8am, 5pm

St. Elizabeth’s, Edgartown–Sat. 5:30pm; Sun. 8 am, 9:30am, 11am

Our Lady Star of the Sea, Oak Bluffs–Sun. 9:30 am

 Reconciliation: St. Augustine’s Church – Saturdays at 3pm

or by appointment with Fr. Nagle (508-878-0331)

DAILY MASS (MON.-FRI.)

St. Augustine’s Chapel, VH–8am

St. Elizabeth’s, EDG–9am

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament/First Fridays of Month

8:30-5pm     St. Augustine’s Chapel, VH

Mission Statement

Knowing that all things in this world are gifts of God, presented to us so that we can know God more easily and make a return of love more readily; recognizing God as the Origin of Life, the giver of freedom and the source of all that we have and are and will be; knowing ourselves to be recipients and caretakers of God’s many gifts; grateful for all that we have received; eager to cultivate our gifts out of love for God and one another. The Mission of the Good Shepherd Parish is to give witness and to celebrate the Risen Christ’s Presence in the life of each person.

Vision Statement

We have a fruitful past,
a challenging present
and a hopeful future.
We invite all our island parishioners,
year round and summer,
to recommit themselves
to being disciples of Jesus Christ.
We see our future as offering
a stronger community presence,
closer unity,
and greater strength and
dynamic growth in a living faith.

Our Presence will be in vibrant lay participation joining with the service of our pastor and support staff.

Our Unity will be celebrated in our communal gatherings in settings appropriate to our diverse liturgical, educational and social needs.

Our Strength will come from the sharing of time, talent and treasure of parishioners of varied age, residence and background.

Our Growth will come through embracing change and through participation in our challenging ministries.

As a Parish, we will prayerfully and joyously
serve our island community,
following the example and command of Jesus,
The Good Shepherd.

Parish Prayer

God, our Father, bless our Parish of the Good Shepherd. Help us to welcome all who come to worship, adore and praise You, the One true God and Father of us all.

Jesus, be with us, as we celebrate your life, death and resurrection in Word and Sacrament. Holy Spirit, fill our parish family with your love. Help us to love one another in our parish and in our family. Guide us in your holy will for the present and the future of our Parish of the Good Shepherd. AMEN.