As our year winds down, please review activities for May and throughout the summer!
Have you registered for 2015 - 2016 Religious Education yet?
Classes are already filling up so if you still need to register for this fall, you can come by at the following times to register: During Religious Education class times through May 18th, and in the front office Monday, Wednesday and Friday ONLY from 10 - 5. The deadline to register is June 30th. Check the website for more information.
April 26th/27th and May 3rd/4th- Praying for Pretzels!
Critical Need for Volunteers! Please continue reading....
Praying for Pretzels is quickly approaching and that means we will hopefully have the smell of fresh baked pretzels in the RE hallways as we celebrate the kids learning their grade level required prayers. BUT, for this fun event to take place we need a parent at each session that is willing to be the PRETZEL PARENT and oversee each pretzel making session at the assigned class time. We hope to get everyone through in two weeks - April 26 and 27 (kinder, first, third and sixth) and May 3 and 4 (second, fourth and fifth). Pretzel Parents can team up with a friend or spouse and be CO- Pretzel Parents for a session. Please sign-up here via sign-up genius.
April 27th (5:00 - 6:15) and 28th (7:00 - 8:15) - First Communion Rehearsals
There is a mandatory rehearsal for all children receiving First Communion May 2nd. Pleasecheck here or check the RE hallway if you are unsure of your assigned time. Remember - due to the change in the Rehearsal time on Monday April 27th, the 2nd Grade RE for that date has been canceled- 2nd grade only is canceled April 27th.
May 2nd - First Communion
Critical need for volunteers! Please help us make this day go smoothly for our 2nd grade families. Please sign up to volunteer here.
May 10th - No RE Class - Happy Mother's Day!
No RE Sunday ONLY due to Mother's Day. Monday classes, May 11th, will meet as scheduled.
May 17th/18th -Last Day of Religious Education!
Congratulations on a great year!
Families in Action - Information Meeting Tuesday, May 12th 7:30 - 8:30pm
Jesus taught us the importance of serving others. But how do we do that in the midst of our busy lives? Combine family time with service by joining Families in Action, a new group of Good Shepherd parishioners forming to participate together in service projects appropriate for the entire family. Questions? Contact Pooja Krumenacker today!
July 20th - 24th - Vacation Bible School - Registration Open
It is official! VBS will be July 20 - 24 from 9:30 - 12:30pm. The theme this year isNazareth: When Jesus was a Kid. You may register to participate or volunteer on-line. Check the website for more details.
Busy making plans for your summer vacation? Don't forget to include Good Shepherd Catholic Church in your vacation plans! Sign up today for eGiving through Faith Direct to make sure you remember your gifts to Good Shepherd Catholic Church while you're off enjoying the summer breeze and sunshine. Enrolling is easy - just click here!
Catholic Scouting Badges
Have you ever wanted your child to pursue the various Catholic badges as a Cub/Boy Scout or Girl Scout and didn't know how too? If so, please contact Mike O'Neil. He is our coordinator for all things scouting, and he can help you navigate the process in order to help your child achieve the high distinction of not only Scout, but Catholic Scout. Please contact him for more information.
Got Faith? Pass it on, and be a Catechist or Assistant Catechist!
As this year winds down, and we begin registration for the Fall, I hope you will prayerfully consider sharing your talents as a Catechist. We support you along the way with practical training in class management, discipline strategies, and how to make a lesson plan. We also will start offering training through Catholic Distance University (cdu.edu) which will not only allow you to be prepared for class but also enrich your faith as well - all from the comfort of your home. More information is available through Joan on course offerings and cost, email@example.com.
Join this rewarding ministry now! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (K-6) or email@example.com (middle school/high school) if you are interested or looking for more information. If you have a passion for your faith and an eagerness to share it - you will be perfect!
Thank you for all your support and understanding this year! I have had a great time getting to know all of you. We have a special faith community here at Good Shepherd! I know Stacy is eager to come back as she watches baby Todd grow and get stronger every day albeit due to the tremendous support and prayers from all of you!
I wish you all a glorious summer and look forward to seeing you all back here in the RE hallway September 20th!