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

starting Labor Day, 2023

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)

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)

2023-24 Faith Formation has begun! Registration is still available.
Online links below: one per family.

Fees are due before sessions begin, payable online or by check to Good Shepherd Parish, or cash.

Please also complete one student release form per child and if student is 7th grade or older, complete an electronic release form.

Please read all the requirements on the separate faith formation pages:
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (for children ages 3-12); 7th/8th grade formation; or Confirmation Prep.
Contact Sue at the parish office with any questions or concerns.

Financial Support for the Passionist Sisters of St. Paul of the Cross

Following their visit July 15-16, as these Sisters have been assigned 24/7 as caregivers to victims at The O’Connell House, a new, and first Catholic, Safe Home north of Boston for pregnant sex trafficked victims. They provide a loving, nurturing presence to help victims become survivors.

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.


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.