Family Faith Formation

Religious Education is intended for all Good Shepherd parish youth in First Grade through Seventh Grade who do not attend Catholic schools.  We began a new formation model of Family Faith Formation in 2020 and will continue the same format this year.  We believe this model to be fruitful and beneficial in many ways. 

In the family formation model, parents attend a monthly formation session that will equip them to teach the faith to their children through home lessons. Children will join their parents at Good Shepherd a few times throughout the year. This approach works to form the faithful of all ages, to build up the domestic church, to assist parents in their role as the primary educators of their children in the faith, and to help families experience the faith together. Our new curriculum will walk families through the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Each year families will receive a parent guide and a student workbook for each enrolled child. During the first year in our program, families will also receive a Catechism of the Catholic Church, and a Bible (New American St. Joseph Edition). 

We are delighted to have the opportunity to continue to incorporate this model into our life at Good Shepherd. We look forward to being able to offer the fullness of a family formation program, which in non-pandemic times would include regular shared meals, social time with other families, and on-site catechesis for our children. 

While Religious Education is intended for families who do not attend a Catholic school, we are hopeful that Good Shepherd School families will also utilize the Family Faith Formation Nights.

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION SCHEDULE (PDF of Schedule)

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Location:  Church and Social Hall

Time:  6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 3, 2021
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021
  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022
  • Wednesday, February 2, 2022
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2022
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2022

New This Year! Family Nights for All Ages

  • Advent: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
  • Lent: Wednesday, February 16, 2022

To register for childcare, please contact Katie Schaitberger at [email protected] or 763-544-0416 ext. 856 at least one week before the session. Thank you!