Youth Religious Education
After the service and during the fellowship time, children will be dismissed for a short lesson regarding the liturgical calendar or about the core stories from the Old and New Testaments. We hope to begin a new program this coming fall entitled Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, which takes a hand on approach to religious education.
We welcome children to celebrate the Mass during our service, and children are invited to come forward for a blessing during the eucharistic procession.
If you are interested in having your child join our youth education please click the link below.
Rights of Christian Initiation of Adults
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops describes the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults as a process in which participants "undergo…conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments…The RCIA process follows the ancient practice of the Church and was restored by the Second Vatican Council as the normal way adults prepare for baptism."
All are Welcome!
RCIA is a process of study, exploration, faith-sharing, and faith formation with specific liturgical rites for seekers and inquirers. Seekers and inquirers are non-baptized adults who desire to be fully initiated into the Roman Catholic Church and/or baptized adult Christians who desire full communion in the Roman Catholic Church.
If you are interested in becoming Catholic, please fill out the online enquiry form below and a member of the parish clergy or staff will be in contact.
Alter Servers Needed
Our parish is looking for those willing to become an Alter Server.
As an altar server, you are involved in the holiest and most sacred events of Catholic worship. As you assist the priest, so you make worship more reverent, efficient, and beautiful. Your service is very important!
At the altar, your service is directed firstly to God, secondly to help the clergy, and thirdly as assistance to the people who are gathered by God for worship. Your actions are visible and public, but you are never a performer. A good server is not only skilled in craft or duty at the altar, but also a humble and sincere person. The good server is a member of a team working together in harmony with others, serving for the glory of God. The good server is careful and reverent.
Altar serving developed out of the temple servers of the Old Testament and as the church evolved, developed from the order of the acolyte. When there were not enough deacons to assist the bishop or priest in the Mass, their role was deputed to acolytes. Altar serving is part of a noble tradition that has developed in the Church and is a serious responsibility.
Alter servers can be any male of any age so if you are interested and willing to join this ministry please complete the form below.
We are currently looking for volunteers who are willing to educate our parish youth. As we move forward with Catechesis of the Good Shepherd we will be needing members of our community to become trained in the method and become an educator.
If you are interested in becoming an educator, please fill out the online enquiry from below.