Faith Formation

Sunday School

Good Shepherd welcomes all children ages three or four (must be the age by September 1st) to our Sunday School program. Each week your child will hear a Bible story, sing songs, make a craft to help them remember the story and have a snack. Classes begin on September 24, 2017 during the 10:30 Mass. Questions, please contact Casey Jackson at 612-965-6163 or

Sunday School Letter/Registration 2018


Religious Education Program

Religious Education goes by many names: CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine), Faith Formation, or even Wednesday night classes. Whatever name is used, we are very proud of our program.

We employ professional teachers who are committed to offering the best possible learning experience for each child. The experience includes the use of a textbook, handouts, lectures, discussions, written journal, homework, individual and group prayer as well as other religious learning experiences.

Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 PM for students in 1st through 7th grade who attend public school. Classes begin Wednesday, September 19, 2018 and go through April 17, 2019. Students are required to register each year.


Please fill out the following information to enroll for Religious Education Classes for 2018-2019. Please contact the Parish Office with any questions at 763-544-0416, ext. 810.

The fee for Religious Education Classes is $100.00 per child for Parishioners, $200.00 per child for Non-Parishioners.

Religious Education Registration Form/Schedule 2018-2019

Children's Liturgy of the Word

During the 10:30 Sunday mass, children in Kindergarten through First Communion are invited to leave for a short time for the Liturgy of the Word. 


VBS • Vacation Bible School

During the summer the Good Shepherd campus is transformed for 5 days, Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to Noon, into a themed faith camp for children entering Kindergarten through those who have completed 3rd grade. Each day campers take part in fun Scripture-themed activities, including Bible stories, crafts, games, lively songs and dancing, tasty treats, and more! Incoming 5th grade students, teens, and adults attend the week as station leaders/assistants, crew leaders/assistants, and jr. crew leaders.

This year's Vacation Bible School theme is Shipwrecked and will take place June 24-28, 2019. Participants will go on an island adventure where they will explore and learn about how Jesus rescues us in life's storms.

To register click here. Registration fees are $50 per child if registered by May 23rd and $60 per child if registered after May 23rd. Volunteers available for all 5 days of VBS are entitled to a $10 discount per child. For more information or questions, please contact the 2019 VBS coordinators (Alex Schindler, Kristina Barten and Bridget Donnay) at or call 763-544-0416, ext. 857.