Good Shepherd Religious Education News

For the Greater Glory of God J.M.J.

CCD-Parish School of Religion
C.C.D. begins on Sunday, September 18th at 9:20 A.M. Classes last from 9:20 A.M. to 10:20 A.M. Please register your child early.  There will be no registration the first day of class.  The fee for the year is $45.00. A class schedule for the first half of the year will be given on the first day.  How many grades we have will depend on how many volunteer teachers we have this year.  To register your child please contact our Director of Religious Education, Mr. Phillip Bellini, at 504-227-3795 or email him at God bless you.

Confirmation Program
Our immediate preparation for Confirmation program will begin in late October, 2016. If you have a teenager who is in their Junior year of high school, Catholic or private, please contact me early to enroll your child for Confirmation classes. The cost will be only $20.00, to cover the cost of the book. We have a dynamic, new program this year. Our Confirmation will be held in April of 2017, and our Confirming Prelate is the Most Rev. Alfred Hughes, our former Archbishop. Contact me as soon as possible to enroll your child. God bless you.

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) for the 2016-2017

RCIA will begin on Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00 P.M and lasts till 8:15 P.M. Classes are held in the parish rectory. The subject for each session will be advertised in the bulletin and announced from the pulpit. Classes will last till 8:30 P.M. but sometimes will dismiss earlier. Schedules for the year will be given out at the first class. RCIA is process by which non-baptized candidates are received into the Catholic Church. Baptized members of other Christian denominations who wish to join the Catholic Church are not baptized again, but are received into the Church through the Sacrament of Penance, Profession of Faith, Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist.

There is no fee to attend R.C.I.A. All the materials are provided. A class schedule will be given out at the first meeting. To register, please take a registration form from the rear of the Church and bring it by or mail it to the parish office. For more information please contact Mr. Phillip Bellini. The Catholic Church invites you to come and see! Why not join us in this journey of faith through the Church year? There is still time to join this year’s class! If you are Catholic and would like to renew or deepen your understanding of the Catholic Faith, feel free to join us. We cover the Creed, the Sacraments, Morality and Prayer during the year. We’d love to have you there!

Adult Bible Study/Religious Education

Our first session begins on Wednesday, June 7th at 7:00 P.M.

Where? Good Shepherd Parish Rectory, 1025 Napoleon Ave.
The class will meet every Wednesday for Six Weeks.
The cost is only $15.00 to cover the cost of the Study Guide.
Call our D.R.E., Mr. Phillip Bellini at 227-3795 to enroll.

Sin, guilt, failure, disappointment…these are all an unpleasant but universal reality of the human experience. We all have to deal with them, but we can’t do it alone. The remedy is immediately available and miraculously effective—the Sacrament of Penance/Reconciliation. 

Confession isn’t a rule, a formality, or an old-fashioned ritual. It’s an intimate and life-changing experience of God’s mercy.

Forgiven explores the grace and healing offered in Confession and shows how this sacrament of mercy reveals the depth and bounty of God’s love. By looking at God’s revelation of His mercy in Scripture and making a step-by-step examination of the Rite itself, Forgiven communicates God’s invitation to each one of us to come experience His indescribable love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation!

Some of the lesson titles are:

  • Strategies on How To Promote Confession
  • Revealing Mercy in a Merciless World
  • Preparing Your Child for First Confession
  • Biblical Foundations: Answering Common Questions about Confession
  • The Rite Explained/How to Make a Good Confession
  • Where are You? An Encounter with Mercy

For more information contact:
Mr. Phillip Bellini

Cost is $40