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 29, 2019 during the 10:30 Mass. Questions, please contact Casey Jackson at 612-965-6163 or [email protected]
Religious Education 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 during the academic year from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Our Religious Education program is intended for students in 1st through 7th grade who do not attend Catholic school. Students are required to register each year.
Please fill out the following information to enroll for Religious Education Classes for 2019-2020. Please contact the Parish Office with any questions at 763-544-0416, ext. 810.
The fee for Religious Education Classes is $100 per child for Parishioners, $200 per child for Non-Parishioners.
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
This year's VBS set to take place June 22-26, 2020 has been CANCELLED.
Each year 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.
We will be postponing the Rocky Railway VBS program until next summer (2021) and are in the process of developing an alternative option for later this summer that meets MDH and CDC guidelines for gathering safely and being mindful of ensuring the health and well-being of our community members.
To register and/or sign up to volunteer please visit our registration page www.vbspro.events/p/goodshepherdvbs2020. Also visit our donation page http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0444acae23aof94-vacation1 to see what we are in need of to make the Rocky Railroad come to life!
Volunteers available for all 5 days of VBS are entitled to a $10 discount per child. For more information or questions, please contact the 2020 VBS coordinators (Alex Schindler, Kristina Barten and Bridget Donnay) at [email protected] or call 763-544-0416, ext. 857.
Family Faith Morning -REGISTER HERE
Earlier this summer we had to cancel our 2020 Vacation Bible School (VBS) program, in response to that the Good Shepherd VBS directors wanted to offer something for families to have fun and learn a bit about the faith at the same time. On August 1, 2020 we will be offering a FREE Family Faith Morning at Good Shepherd which will include several stations similar to what would take place during a day at VBS.
In order to follow Archdiocesan, State and Federal directives and rules, Family Faith Morning will be an outdoor family event and as such parents will need to attend with their children. In the event of poor weather the event will be cancelled as we are unable to hold this event indoors at this time.
When you sign up please fill out your name and the number of participants (adults and children) that will be coming to allow us to easily coordinate the morning and have enough supplies for the various stations. This event will be geared toward incoming Kindergarten through 4th grade students but children outside of that age range are invited to participate as well with their families.
For questions or concerns please contact Alex Schindler, Coordinator of Discipleship and Evangelization at [email protected]
Adult Faith Formation
Good Shepherd also provide for the faith formation needs of our adults. This happens in a variety of ways, including multiple-week programs (bible and catechism studies, prayer workshops), one-time programs (funeral planning session, end-of-life topics, music and liturgy conversations), seasonal mornings of reflection, and even the opportunity to discuss matters of faith over coffee or beer.