Good Shepherd Religious Education Schedule for 2021-2022

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

Parish School of Religion/C.C.D.

C.C.D. begins on Sunday, September 26th 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, 2021. 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, to cover the cost of the book. We have a dynamic, new program this year. Our Confirmation will be Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 7 pm, and our Confirming Prelate is Archbishop Gregory Aymond. 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, October 6th at 6:45 PM. 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 Thursday, September 9th at 6:30 PM. the-case-for-jesysThere will be ten-one hour classes. The fee for these five weeks will be $25. Our class will be “The Case for Jesus, the Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ (click to see class flyer). Dr. Brant Pitre will be the video presenter. Dr. Pitre is an extremely enthusiastic and engaging speaker who lectures regularly across the United States. 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. The $25 is for the workbook that comes with it.