Religious Education News

These are exciting times at Good Shepherd Parish for religious education. Fliers on the table in the back of church will give you all of the details about our new programs, but here are some highlights:

CCD – Parish School of Religion
CCD will commence in mid-September for children in grades 1-4 who are not in Catholic school. Classes will take place on Sundays right after the 8am Mass and last until 10:20am. We need volunteer teachers who know their faith! There is no fee for instruction and a generous patron has supplied the books!

Confirmation Program
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation will begin in October for all students who are juniors in high school (and not taking part in their high school program). Students will have to attend ten classes, do a service project and attend a retreat. Students are expected to attend Mass every Sunday.

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
Classes for RCIA are beginning on Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 P.M. in the meeting room at the rectory. 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.

Youth Ministry – Dead Theologian’s Society
We are pleased to announce the reinstitution of youth ministry at our parish. The “Dead Theologian’s Society” is a Catholic apostolate for high school age teens. Through the Saints of yesterday, the Dead Theologian’s Society inspires the youth of today to become the saints of tomorrow. Society members meet to learn the lives of the Saints and make use of traditional Catholic prayers, devotions and sacramentals such as Eucharistic Adoration, the Rosary, the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, and more! Dates and times announced soon. For more information on DTS visit their website at:

For information contact Phillip Bellini at 899-1378 or