Baptism cleanses us from original sin, makes us beloved children of the Heavenly Father, and makes us members of the Body of Christ. The Church encourages infants to be baptized within the first several weeks after birth. To begin the process for having your child baptized, please contact the parish office.
First Reconciliation and First Communion
First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are for children enrolled in our school or religious education program. Those preparing for these sacraments must be 1) members of Good Shepherd, 2) in second grade or above, and 3) enrolled in our school or religious education program.
Confirmation conforms us more closely with Jesus and prepares us to serve as his witnesses in the world. Students preparing for Confirmation must be 1) registered parishioners and 2) in 8th grade or above.
Holy Orders and Consecrated Life
Men and women interested in pursuing a vocation to priesthood, diaconate, or consecrated life should contact Father Marquard by e-mail or at ext. 812 to receive more information.
Those interested in becoming Catholic as well as originally baptized Catholics interested in completing religious formation for entering or returning to active participation in the Sacramental Life of the Church are welcomed through the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults). Adults interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, or even about becoming Catholic, should contact the parish office.
The Sacrament of Marriage is meant to foster a spousal love that manifests and reflects the great love that God has for his people. Those desiring to be married at Good Shepherd should contact the parish office to begin the preparation process at least six months before their desired wedding date. Click here to visit our wedding information page.
Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is the proper sacrament for those whose health is seriously impaired by illness, injury, or old age. The sacrament may be repeated. If you or somebody you know needs to receive this sacrament, please call the parish office. In the event of a sacramental emergency (danger of death), please call 612.567.0535.
Mass Intentions may be for the living and the departed. There is a suggested stipend of $7.00 per Mass Intention. Please contact the Parish Office, ext. 810 if you would like to schedule a Mass Intention.
Watch the bulletin for opportunities for special blessings throughout the year, or if in need of a special blessing, contact the Parish Office, 763.544.0416.