Formation in Christian Chastity (MS First Year) and Called to Protect (all HS) for Thursday classes
Formation in Christian Chastity (MS First Year) and Called to Protect (all HS) for Sunday classes
"Homeless for a Night" Campout
Formation in Christian Chastity (MS 2nd Year) for Sunday classes
Formation in Christian Chastity (MS 2nd Year) for Thursday classes
Formation in Christian Chastity (Middle School) and Called to Protect (High School)
The Arlington Diocese requires all students to take an annual Safe Environment class. The class is designed to educate youth about specific dangers in our world and how to respond to them. This required class will take place during our students' regular class times on the following dates:
- Middle School 1st Year: Thursday, November 9 or Sunday, November 12
- Middle School 2nd Year: Sunday, December 3 or Thursday, December 7
- High School 1st and 2nd Year: Thursday, November 9 or Sunday, November 12
Parents who choose to have their child opt out of the class and instead teach the material at home must submit an OPT-OUT FORM directly to Rosie in the parish office or in the labeled basket in the RE hallway. Please do not give Opt-Out Forms to your child's catechist.
Attendance Policy and Drop-Off/Pick-Up Policies
If you have not already done so, please review Good Shepherd's policies for MSHS class attendance and drop-off and pick-up HERE. Thank you in advance for your cooperation both with class attendance and with drop-off and pick-up from classes.
All students are required to complete a service project in order to learn what it means to follow Jesus.
Middle School Bash - Save the Date!
Saturday, April 21, 3:30 - 9:00pm at Bishop O'Connell High School
As part of their journey to Confirmation, First Year Middle School students will attend the Diocesan Middle School Bash together with their classmates. We will meet at Good Shepherd and transportation will be provided. Please mark your calendars now to avoid any conflicts.
Note - We will need Safe Environment compliant parents to chaperone this fun event.
Confirmation Candidate Packet
Parents received their child's Confirmation Packet at the 2nd Year Parent Meeting in December. The Confirmation Packet details the requirements Candidates must complete and their due dates. Please be sure to review the Packet carefully with your child and contact Rosie with any questions.
The Confirmation Packet is also available HERE.
Parent Access to CHOSEN Confirmation videos
We now have the ability to share with parents the video segments that your child is watching in class each week as part of their CHOSEN Confirmation preparation curriculum. This is a wonderful opportunity to enable you to engage your child in conversation about the topics s/he is exploring in class. Stay tuned for an email the first week of November from Rosie with instructions on how to access the video segments.
Confirmation Retreat - Save the Date!
High School: Saturday, March 10, 12:30 - 7:30pm at Good Shepherd
Middle School: Saturday, March 17, 11:00am - 6:00pm at Good Shepherd
The Confirmation Retreat is one of the requirements to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Students who do not attend the Good Shepherd retreat are responsible for finding an alternative retreat at another parish.
YOUTH MINISTRY EVENTS
Visit the Youth Ministry Pages for details on upcoming events for Middle and High Schoolers!
Upcoming highlights include:
Middle School Youth Group
Thursdays 6:15-7:15pm (when MSHS classes meet)
High School Youth Group
Sundays 7:30 - 9:00pm
"Homeless For a Night" Campout
Saturday, November 18 - Sunday, November 19
Decorate the Basilica for Christmas
Monday, December 18