Faith Formation for Grades 1 – 12

Faith Formation Registration is now Open

Before registering, please read the Policies and Procedures for the 2024 – 2025 Faith Formation year. We are in need of many volunteers to make this year a success. Please consider volunteering! Fill out the interest form below.

The Good Shepherd Faith Formation program consists of several elements working together for lifelong Family Faith Formation and the support of parents as the first formers of your children’s faith:

Mass

The first and most critical element is the family’s weekly attendance at Mass. All other aspects of the program, and of our faith, stem from the Eucharist, the Source and Summit of our faith. The Mass teaches and reinforces so many aspects of our faith. Completing weekly assignments without attending Mass gives children and teens a disjointed and incomplete experience.  

Classes at Good Shepherd for Grades 1 -12

Our classroom curriculum for grades 1 – 8 will follow Our Sunday Visitor’s Alive in Christ. This program invites children to hear God’s invitation to a personal relationship through His Word, helps them discover and learn the Church’s teaching in precise theological language, and teaches them how to live as Catholic disciples.

The grade-level class sessions will meet weekly. Classes will be assigned by preference and availability.

Sunday, grades 1 – 12

  • 10:30 – 11:45am
  • 5 – 6:15pm

Monday, grades 1 – 12

  • 6 – 7:15pm

Clases en español, grados 1 – 12

  • domingo, 3:30 – 4:45pm
  • domingo, 5 – 6:15pm
  • martes, 6 – 7:15pm

For any questions about grades 1 – 12 classes or sacramental preparation, please contact Seferina Del Valle.

Other Requirements

September 9: Meeting with Parents of 7th and 8th graders at 6 – 7pm

September 9: Meeting with parents of First Communion students at 7:30 – 8:30pm

September 10: Meeting with parents of First Communion students at 6 – 7pm

September 10: Meeting with Parents of 7th and 8th graders at 7:30 – 8:30pm

Other expectations: activities such as advent and Lenten confessions, and more, may be added as the catechetical year advances and participation may be required.

Family Events

Family Events will be offered at Good Shepherd throughout the year. These fun events will offer a variety of activities to support and reinforce the classes as well as celebrate key moments throughout the year – Mardi Gras, Journey to the Manger, Signs and Symbols of Lent, and more. Click below to learn more!

Sacramental Preparation

First Reconciliation and First Communion

Grades 1 – 6

Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion is a two-year process that typically begins in 1st grade and the children receive these sacraments in May of their 2nd year.

Students preparing for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist have additional requirements. Click below to learn more.

Contact Seferina Del Valle with any questions about grades 1 – 6 sacramental preparation.

Confirmation

Grades 7 – 12

At Good Shepherd, preparation for Confirmation is a two-year process which typically occurs during 7th and 8th grades with Confirmation taking place in Fall of the 9th grade year.

Students preparing for Confirmation have additional requirements. Click below to learn more.

If your Middle or High Schooler has not yet received First Reconciliation or First Eucharist, preparation for those sacraments will have additional requirements. First Reconciliation and First Eucharist will take place in the Spring of their second year of preparation.

Contact Seferina Del Valle with any questions about Confirmation for grades 7 – 8.

Contact Miguel DeAngel with any questions about grades 9 – 12 sacramental preparation.

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