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
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 25, 2019 and go through April 15, 2020. 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 $100.00 per child for Parishioners, $200.00 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
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.
Next year's Vacation Bible School theme is hop aboard the Rocky Railroad and will take place June 22-26, 2020.
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.