Our Lady Star of the Sea
Holy Week Schedule at Good Shepherd Parish, live-streamed only. With Fr. Nagle presiding or Fr. DaSilva (Portuguese):
Blessed palms are still available to parishioners inside the door to St. A’s Chapel all week M-F 8:45 am-5 pm; please practice social distancing.
Holy Thursday 4/9:
St. Augustine Church, VH–5:00 pm Mass (in Portuguese)
St. Elizabeth Church, EDG–7:00 pm Mass
Good Friday 4/10:
St. Elizabeth Church, EDG–3:00 pm Veneration of the Cross
St. Augustine Church, VH–7:00 pm Veneration of the Cross (in Portuguese)
Friday Lenten Stations of the Cross at St. A’s are via webcam only at 6:00 pm.
Easter Sunday 4/12:
St. Elizabeth Church, EDG–9:00 am Mass
St. Augustine Church, VH–11:00 am Mass (in Portuguese)
Updated Daily Mass Schedule, starting Friday 4/3–4/16: Live-streamed from St. Elizabeth Church at 8:00 am. No daily Mass Holy Thurs through Holy Sat.
St. Augustine’s chapel will be open Mon-Sat 8:45 am – 5:00 pm and Sun 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Closed Holy Saturday, reopens Easter Sunday at noon.
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Effective Tues., March 17, 2020: All public Masses and liturgical services are suspended per Bishop da Cunha. He has issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass during this time to all Catholics of the diocese. Please use our webcams for St. Augustine Church or St. Elizabeth Church (above) to view Daily Mass: M-F at 8:00 am, (in English). Sunday Mass can be viewed Saturdays at 7:00 pm (in Portuguese) or Sundays at 9:00 am (in English).
View the bishop’s entire statement at https://www.fallriverdiocese.org/statement-of-bishop-da-cunha-suspending-celebration-of-masses/
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Also, for those who are concerned about tithing to our parish while Mass is suspended, you can sign-up for “online giving” on our website https://giving.parishsoft.com/dl/?uid=good55s274 or mail your donations to PO Box 1058 Vineyard Haven MA 02568. Thank you for your support and generosity! Any questions, call Beth, 508-693-0342.
Due to continued precautions, effective noon 3/24/20 the Parish Office is closed. Staff is working remotely to assist you.
Winter Mass Schedule
St. Augustine’s Church – Vineyard Haven
Saturday 4pm (SUSPENDED)
7pm (Portuguese) (SUSPENDED)
Sunday 9am & 5pm (SUSPENDED)
Reconciliation: St. Augustine’s Church – Saturdays at 3pm (SUSPENDED)
or by appointment with Fr. Nagle (508-878-0331)
DAILY MASS (Monday – Thursday & First Fridays)
Parish Center Chapel, OB–8am (SUSPENDED)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament/First Friday (SUSPENDED)
8:30-5pm Parish Center Chapel, OB
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.
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,
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.
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.