There is no Sunday 5PM Mass May 28th through September 3rd ***St. Ann Church will not be accessible on Friday's during the summer. Daily Mass is celebrated at St. Zepherin on Friday at 9AM!

Religious Education

Kindergarten-Grade 5

The structure of our K-5 Faith Formation Program reflects the goals of providing opportunities for classroom learning, parent education, home study, worship and Christian service. One monthly meeting is a Parent/Child Day with students participating in grade level classes with a catechist, while parents participate in an adult education session featuring a speaker reflecting  on topics relevant to family faith formation. In the other monthly meeting only the children attend and participate in classes with their catechist. The weeks in between meetings, parents cover selected materials at home with their children. Mass participation remains an integral part of faith formation, and we will offer Liturgy of Word with Children at both the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses. The entire community also comes together for special events such as Family Service Sundays, Epiphany Celebration, and Catechetical (Teacher Recognition) Sunday.

Liturgy of the Word for Children

Good Shepherd Parish provides the opportunity for children ages 4 to 10 to participate in the Liturgy of the Word for Children at the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses during the academic year.  The children are sent by the community to hear the readings proclaimed and explained by a liturgical minister in a way that is designed to be engaging and understandable on their levelAll students are also encouraged to attend Children's Liturgy of the Word weekely at mass.

Religious Education Grades 6-8

6th, 7th & 8th grade class meetings are held on Tuesday & Wednesday nights from 6:45pm – 8pm.  Classes are normally held  twice a month. The year begins with a parent meeting at the time of the first class and two parent workshops are scheduled. Additional special events for middle school students and families will be offered throughout the year.

 

Confirmation Preparation (Grades 9 & 10)

Our preparation program for the Sacrament of Confirmation runs on a two-year cycle with two groups. The groups are generally divided between 9th grade and 10th grade students and normally meet once a month for two hours following the Sunday 5 pm Mass (6:15-8:15 pm).  Each meeting includes dinner together; it is our hope that each family will be willing to provide part of a meal at least once during the year (families sign up electronically to help provide the meals). The gatherings are a combination of small group discussions, speakers and activities focused on the faith formation as the Candidates prepare to be recognized as full adult participants in the life of the Church. Part of this preparation includes building a relationship with a Confirmation Sponsor, and very occasional home work. The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in the Spring with the date determined by the schedule of the Bishop.

 

 

For more information or to register for Religious Education classes or groups contact the following appropriate staff member or


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES


Religious Education K-8
Director of Religious Education,
Sue Muldoon
smuldoon@goodshepherdwayland.org

Grades 6-8
Coordinator of Religious Education,
Kelly McPherson 

kmcpherson@goodshepherdwayland.org

Youth Ministry & Confirmation
Director of Youth Ministry and Confirmation,
Tom Jackson  
tjackson@goodshepherdwayland.org

 

 


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Weekend Masses
Sat at 4 pm St Ann
Sunday
8:30am St Zepherin 
10:30am  St Ann