Good Shepherd Religious Education News

For the Greater Glory of God      J.M.J.

CCD-Parish School of Religion
Our CCD program for the 2012-2013 school year will begin on Sunday, September 23 at 9:20 A.M. We will begin meeting in Church this year to begin with prayer and then dismiss to classes in the cafeteria. The class will last till 10:20 A. M. The cost this year is $35.00 for the entire year. It’s gone up this year because of the books and materials we use going up in cost. We will also be looking for anyone who is interested in teaching in our program so that we might begin to expand to more grade levels. Please contact Phillip Bellini for more details and to Register your child for next years classes. God bless you.

Confirmation Program
ATTENTION to all parents who have children in their junior year of Catholic high school. If you are a member of Good Shepherd Parish and have a child in their junior year of Catholic high, please contact Mr. Phillip Bellini for information about the Sacrament of Confirmation. Immediate Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation classes will begin in October. You child will have to attend ten classes, times (tba), plus do a service project and attend a retreat in order to be Confirmed besides attending Mass every Sunday. Our couple from last year, Barry and Katie, will again be teaching the Confirmation classes again this year. Please call during parish office hours and register your child so they can be Confirmed in the spring of 2013! For more information please give our Director of Religious Education a call.

Thanks and God bless you!

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

RCIA classes will begin on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:00 P.M. in the rectory. Classes will last till 8:30 P.M. but sometimes will dismiss earlier. Schedules for the year will be given out at the first class. RCIA is process by which non-baptized candidates are received into the Catholic Church. Baptized members of other Christian denominations who wish to join the Catholic Church are not baptized again, but are received into the Church through the Sacrament of Penance, Profession of Faith, Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist.

There is no fee to attend R.C.I.A. All the materials are provided. A class schedule will be given out at the first meeting. To register, please take a registration form from the rear of the Church and bring it by or mail it to the parish office. For more information please contact Mr. Phillip Bellini. The Catholic Church invites you to come and see! Why not join us in this journey of faith through the Church year? There is still time to join this year’s class!

Fall R.C.I.A. Schedule 2012-2013

Wednesday, September 5 7:00 – 8:30pm Intro to RCIA and Personal Witness
Wednesday, September 12 7:00 – 8:30pm Creation/Genesis/God the Father/Angels
Wednesday, September 19 7:00 – 8:30pm The Story of the People of God
Wednesday, September 26 7:00 – 8:30pm The Blessed Trinity

OCTOBER – 2012

Wednesday, October 3 7:00 – 8:30pm Divine Revelation/History of the Bible
Wednesday, October 10 7:00 – 8:30pm Salvation and Redemption
Wednesday, October 17 7:00 – 8:30pm Christ/One Person/Two Natures
Wednesday, October 24 7:00 – 8:30pm The Holy Spirit


Wednesday, November 7 7:00 – 8:30pm Our Lady and the Communion of Saints
Wednesday, November 14 7:00 – 8:30pm Temptation and Sin/Explain Welcome Rite
Wednesday, November 21 Thanksgiving Holidy/No ClassWednesday
Wednesday, November 28 7:00 – 8:30pm Intro to Prayer/Mental and Vocal


Wednesday, December 5 7:00 – 8:30pm The Incarnation & Mystical Body of Christ
Wednesday, December 12 7:00 – 8:30pm The Four Marks of the Church/Christmas
Wednesday, December 19 7:00 – 8:30pm True Meaning of Christmas/Fulton Sheen
December 26 and January 2 – No Class, Christmas and New Year holiday’s.

Adult Education
We just completed our Bible study on the Book of Revelation.  Please stay tuned for our course on Spirituality to be offered this coming September.  It will be announced in Church and in the Bulletin and on this website.  God bless you.

Contact Information
To register or to find out more information about any of these programs, please contact our Director of Religious Education, Mr. Phillip Bellini during normal parish office hours at 899-1378 or e-mail him at