October 10: Confirmation Masses, 10am & 2pm
October 11 & 15: NO CLASS
October 18: High School Rally, 10am – 10pm
October 29: Bishop Ireton High School Admissions Presentation, 6:45 – 7:45pm
October 31: K-6 All Saint’s Day Party, 9am – 12pm
-Service Saturday, 12–4pm
-Homeless Awareness Campout, 2pm-next morning
FIRST YEAR STUDENTS
Bible Study: Students need a Bible at home to do their homework. If you don’t already have a Bible, the Catholic Youth Bible from St. Mary’s Press is a great choice (available on Amazon), or download a free Bible app from Lighthouse Catholic Media HERE.
Works of Mercy Service Project: Students will be introduced to their required service project in December when we kick off the Jubilee Year of Mercy, but if you want to get a head start, check it out HERE. Questions? Contact Rosie.
SECOND YEAR STUDENTS
Chosen Parent Guide: If you missed the Parent Meeting and your child has not brought home your Parent Guide to the Chosen Confirmation Program,please contact Rosie.
Confirmation Packet: This month in class students will receive a packet that includes a Confirmation checklist, required paper work, and the Pentecost Service Project. Please review this packet with your child and mark all deadlines on your calendar. The material in the packet is also available on the website under Confirmation Requirements.
Pentecost Service Project: Included in the Confirmation Packet is the Pentecost Project assignment, wgich is the service requirement for Confirmation. If you want to get a head start on developing your project proposal and start serving, check it out HERE. Questions? Contact Rosie.
Bishop Ireton High School Admissions Presentation at Good Shepherd
Thursday, October 29, 6:45 – 7:45pm
Representatives from Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria will be at Good Shepherd to give a presentation about their school. Mr. Peter Hamer, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, and Bishop Ireton students will present information about the school's spiritual, academic and co-curricular programs, as well as the admissions and financial aid process. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation. Please RSVP to Rosie by October 26.
Load the Truck for Sharing Sunday: 1st and 3rd Sundays of the Month
Teens are needed to load the UCM truck with Good Shepherd's Sharing Sunday food donations. Contact Miguel
Coffee and Donuts: 1st Sunday of the Month
Teens are needed for set-up and serving coffee and donuts after Sunday Masses on the 1st Sunday of the month. A few parent volunteers are also needed. Contact Miguel
K-6 All Saint’s Day Party: October 31, 9am – 12pm
Teen volunteers are invited to serve at this fun event for K – 6 children and their families here at Good Shepherd. Contact Stacy or Christina, RE@gs-cc.org.
Service Saturday: November 14, 12 – 4pm
A day of service for families at Good Shepherd! Teen volunteers are invited to run the service stations and more. Contact Susan Grunder.
Homeless Awareness Campout: Saturday, November 14 – Sunday, November 15
2pm CAMPOUT opens with the cardboard shelter-building competition; 5pm Mass; 7:30pm Dinner; 8:30pm presentation on homelessness (open to all whether participating in the overnight or not); 10pm participants head out to sleep in their shelters for the night. Contact Miguel.
NOTE: This awareness-raising event awareness can form part of the 2nd Year Pentecost Project for students who choose Homelessness as their area of service. Contact Rosie to discuss.
FELLOWSHIP: Youth Ministry at Good Shepherd
Contact: Director of Youth Ministry, Miguel de Angel.
Good Shepherd Youth Groups
Middle School Youth Group: Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30pm (when MSHS classes meet)
High School Youth Group: Sundays 7:30 – 9:00pm
High School Rally: Sunday, October 18 at Marymount University, 10am – 10pm
Check out the promo video HERE. Register HERE by Sunday, October 11