Good Shepherd Religious Education Schedule for 2020-2021

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

Parish School of Religion/C.C.D.

C.C.D. begins on Sunday, September 27th at 9:20 A.M.   Classes last from 9:20 A.M. to 10:20 A.M.

Please register your child earlyThere will be no registration the first day of class.  The fee for the year is $45.00.  Due to the C-Virus pandemic, if you wish you child to attend physical classes instead of virtual classes, they you will have to sign a C-Virus Waiver form for your child to come to class. Virtual learning will be offered as well.  If you choose virtual learning there is no fee. We will be using and there is a fee to use that. Please contact Mr. Phillip Bellini, our Director of Religious Education for more info! 504-227-3795 or E-mail him at  Let me know what you plan on doing with the religious education of your child this year!


Our immediate preparation for Confirmation program will begin in late October, 2020. If you have a teenager who is in their junior year of high school, Catholic or private, please contact me early to enroll your child for Confirmation classes. The cost will be only $20.00, to cover the cost of the book. We have a dynamic, new program this year. Our Confirmation will be held in May of 2021, and our Confirming Prelate is Bishop Fernand Cheri. Contact me as soon as possible to enroll your child. God bless you. We pray we will be able to have an actual class by that time. Please register your teen for Confirmation as early as possible

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

RCIA will begin on Wednesday, September 30th at 7:00 P.M and lasts till 8:15 P.M.  Classes are held in the parish rectory. The subject for each session will be advertised in the bulletin and announced from the pulpit. Classes will last till 8:15 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! If you are Catholic and would like to renew or deepen your understanding of the Catholic Faith, feel free to join us.  We cover the Creed, the Sacraments, Morality and Prayer during the year.  We’d love to have you there!

Adult Bible Study/Religious Education

Our new adult bible/religious education study will begin on Wednesday, October 7th at 6:45 P.M.  There will be ten-one hour classes. The fee for these five weeks will be $20.00. Our class will be “Jesus, THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE (click to see class flyer). The Instructors on the videos will be Dr. Jeff Cavins and Marcellino D’Ambrosio.  Our Director of Religious Education, Mr. Phillip Bellini, will be the instructor in the class. Please email ( him or give him a call to register for the course so we know how many are coming.  We will practice safe distancing for the class. This is the definitive study of Jesus Christ. The marvelous treasures of the Catholic Faith –the Eucharist, Mary, the saints and the Creed—are all centered on a single figure: Jesus Christ.  Jesus is more than a historical or theological figure, He is our Savior, our Redeemer and Lord, and our God.  While many of us may know a lot about Him already, how well can we say that we really know Him! This is a fresh look at Jesus—who He is, what He is really like, what he taught, and what he did for our salvation. This encounter with Christ will inspire and empower you to center your entire life around Him as you come to know and love Him in an ever-deeper and more intimate way. It was filmed on location in the Holy Land. Come and join us. The $20.00 is for the workbook that comes with it.