Religious Education Gr K-5

Good Shepherd Parish Faith Formation

Kindergarten-Grade 5 Family Program

We are excited to build community with your families as we share faith with your children. The structure of our Faith Formation Programs reflects the goals of providing opportunities for classroom learning, parent education, home study, worship and Christian service. 

Our role as a parish is to support you in nurturing your children in their spiritual formation and understanding of our Catholic faith. It is with that in mind that our religious education is a family-based program. The family centered program has many wonderful aspects. One is that you as the parent share in the role of teaching your children helping them to learn about the Mass. 

Family Teams: Each family is assigned to a team for their class and speakers series. 

Team 1  meetings will be held on Sunday mornings at St. Zepherin Church with Mass at 8:30 followed class from 9:30-10:45.

Team 2  meetings will be held on Sunday mornings at St. Ann Church with class from 9:00-10:15 followed by Mass at 10:30

During this time of the pandemic we are open, having classes and so very grateful for our catechists and volunteers that make this program happen.  

Mass Attendance Mass participation is an integral part of faith formation. The Sunday morning schedule includes Mass participation.  Families are encouraged to attend Mass together. 

Personal Safety Workshops: Parents and children are invited to come together to learn and practice safety and assertiveness skills that will help them to identify unsafe situations and seek assistance from an appropriate adult. The workshop happens annually and is included on the family schedule for your Team.

Sacrament Preparation- Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist is a two-year program with the sacraments being received in the winter and spring of the second year.  The program is typically begun in grade 1 but can be started at a later age. During the pandemic we have been able to make many accomodations and if you are interested please contact Sue Muldoon at the office with any questions.  

We look forward to working with you and with your children. Feel free to be in touch with our staff if you have any questions or would like to share any ideas. 

 

 

 

 

We look forward to working with you and with your children.  Feel free to be in touch with our staff if you have any questions or would like to share any ideas. 

 

 

 

Sue Muldoon
Director of Religious Education
[email protected]

Kelly McPherson
Director of Communications & Registrar
[email protected]

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Weekend Masses
Sat at 4 pm St. Ann
Sunday
8:30am St. Zepherin
10:30am  St. Ann 
NO 6pm Mass until September