PreK – 12
Parents are the first formers of their children’s faith, and the family is where that faith is lived out daily. Good Shepherd is here to provide guidance and support to parents as you fulfill your promise, made at your child’s baptism, to bring them up in the fullness of the Catholic faith.
Good Shepherd’s Faith Formation program has a three-pronged approach:
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.
Weekly At-Home Program
Utilizing the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies materials. Bring the Mass alive for your family with this liturgically based program focusing on the Sunday gospels. Support materials include The Gospel at Home weekly resource with discussion starters and activity ideas related to the week’s theme, videos for the entire family, and on-line assessments and reviews.
Contact Paige Johnson with any questions about the Weekly Program.
Families needing to pay tuition may do so by clicking on the Tuition Payment button below.
- 1-2 children: $75 per family
- 3+ children: $100 per family
Watch this 15 minute intro video for parents
Good Shepherd will host monthly gatherings for a particular event (Christmas), a special date on the liturgical calendar (All Saints Day or Mardi Gras), or a particular feast day – such as Saint Lucy or Saint Nicholas. We encourage all families to attend as many of these events as possible so that your children experience their membership in the Good Shepherd community of faith.
All Saints Celebration
October 31, after the 9am, 10:30am, and 2pm Mass
Halloween is actually All Hallow’s Eve, as we celebrate All Saints Day (or All Hallows Day) on November 1. Join us in celebrating the saints on October 31 with saint themed games and activities in the hall and on the festival field after the 9am, 10:30am, and 2pm Masses. Children are encouraged to come to Mass dressed as a saint and have the family stay and enjoy the fun!
Volunteers are needed to assist with set up, games and activities, and clean up.
Grades 2 – 6
Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist is a two-year process that typically begins in 1st grade and the children receive these sacraments in May of their 2nd year.
In addition to attending Mass and participating in the Weekly At-Home Program and Family Events, children who are preparing for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist will have additional requirements.
Contact Stacy Austin with any questions about grades 2 – 6 sacramental preparation.
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.
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 Paige Johnson with any questions about grades 7 – 12 sacramental preparation.