St. Augustine’s Church

56 Franklin Street, Vineyard Haven

St. Elizabeth’s Church

86 Main Street, Edgartown

Our Lady Star of the Sea Church

22 Massasoit Avenue, Oak Bluffs

Holy Mass Schedule

St. Augustine’s Church
Saturday 4:00 pm
7:00 pm (in Portuguese)
Sunday 9:00 am

St. Elizabeth’s Church
Sunday 11:00 am

Our Lady Star of the Sea Church
closed for season

Daily Mass
Monday – Friday
8:00 am St. Elizabeth’s Church, EDG

First Fridays/Saturdays
8:00 am Masses St. Augustine’s Church, VH; followed by the Rosary and Confession 8:30-9:00 am
After First Friday Mass, 24 Hour Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, in the Chapel 9:00 am – 9:00 am 

First Fridays: 7:00 pm Mass (Portuguese)

Stations of the Cross during Lent at St. Augustine’s Church
Tuesdays* at 6 pm – Fr. Paul Fedak
followed by Confession
Fridays** at 6 pm – Fr. Edivar DaSilva
followed by Confession
*please note Tuesday, March 26th there will not be Stations due to the Chrism Mass held in Fall River.
**Good Friday, March 29th Stations will be at 3 pm.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Mon-Fri 8:30-9:00 am (St. Elizabeth Church);  Saturday 3:00 pm (St. Augustine Church); First Fridays/Saturdays 8:30-9:00 am (St. Augustine’s)

Volunteers needed

We would like to get as many people trained in the use of this device in case of emergency. Please let the office know if you did this training and are willing to help, and at which Mass. Thank You!

This 5-minute online training video is for anyone interested in learning how to operate the portable defibrillators located in our Churches’ main entrances in a life-saving situation should someone suffer sudden cardiac arrest. The HeartSine 450P provides visual and verbal feedback on the rate of CPR. The technology helps the rescuer perform higher quality CPR, a critical link in the chain of survival.

https://www.aedbrands.com/videos/heartsine/heartsine-samaritan-pad-450p-demo-video/

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Financial Support for the Passionist Sisters of St. Paul of the Cross and the O’Connell House

Checks can be made out to Collegia Catholic Boston and mailed to:

Collegia–The O’Connell House PO Box 9568 Lowell MA 01853

Please keep them and all victims of human trafficking in your daily prayers!

Prayer for Priests – St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Join us every Thursday in praying for priests.

Jesus, I pray for your faithful and fervent priests;

for your unfaithful and tepid priests;

for your priests laboring at home or abroad in distant mission fields;

for your tempted priests;

for your lonely and desolate priests;

for your young priests;

for your dying priests;

for the souls of your priests in Purgatory.

But above all, I recommend to you the priests dearest to me:

the priest who baptized me;

the priests who’ve absolved me from my sins;

the priests at whose Masses I’ve assisted and who’ve given me Your Body and Blood in Holy Communion;

the priests who’ve taught and instructed me;

all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way, especially our pastor Fr. Paul, Fr. Edivar, & all priests who have served on Martha’s Vineyard.

O Jesus, keep them all close to your heart, and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity.

Amen.

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.

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.

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.