Welcome! Religious Education and Youth Ministry
We welcome you to the Religious Education and Youth Ministy Programs of Good Shepherd Parish. Our programs are here to assist you, parents and guardians, with your special role and responsibility in forming your children in their faith journey, including the reception of the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation). We also prepare adults in the process of Christian initiation. We do so by enlightening the richness of our Catholic faith through Scripture and Tradition, through the power, grace and inspiration of the Holy Spirit; in order to lead them to a life of prayer and communion in service to others centered in Christ. We gather weekly to foster a living faith in the Lord through study and application of God’s word to their lives.
The reception of a sacrament is an important step in the process of Christian initiation, which begins at Baptism. A sacrament is a physical way of receiving God's grace. This is why careful study and preparation are important. It is part of our Catholic Church to celebrate the initiation sacraments. The sacraments were instituted and given to the Church by Christ. In the sacraments we meet Christ, and He gives us sanctifying grace.
The preparation to celebrate the sacrament of First Communion and Confirmation is a minimum of two school cycles for 2nd grade-HS students according to their age and sacrament needed. Students/families must show active involvement, show knowledge of the faith, show a life of faith, and manifest a desire to receive the sacrament when ready.
Jesus calls us to be part of His mission and shows us how to serve. “The greatest among you will be your servant.” Mt. 23:11. Good Shepherd Parish invites you to embrace Jesus’ call and be a part of that mission.
Registration Periods: June through August
Classes Start: Sep 14, 2022
(School cycle, September to May)
Schedule of Classes:
Baptism: Children under 7 years of age
Call Gary Wiley at 608-268-9930
Religious Education/Communion: 1 Grade to 7 grade
Wednesday from: 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm
Youth Ministry: 8 grades to 12 grade
Sundays from: 5:30pm-7:00pm
For more information please contact:
Maria Sibri, RE Coordinator
at 608-268-9934 (English/Spanish)
RCIA: Baptism, Communion and/or Confirmation preparation for Adults
Contact Gary Wiley form more information and enrollment at 608-268-9930
ARPA: Sacramental preparation for adults in Spanish
Contact Fr. Manuel for more info at 608-268-9933