Education and Sacramental Preparation Ministries
CFF Program - Catholic Faith Formation
Good Shepherd Church Catholic Faith Formation program welcomes all baptized children/youth to participate in the CFF Program. Our program is staffed completely by volunteers – Catechists - who donate their time and talents. All classes are taught on site. For more information about becoming a Catechist contact Menchie Cabrera at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 916.683.2963.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults process is a series of carefully planned stages, marked by liturgical rites in the presence of the Good Shepherd community, in which new Catholics embark on and join us in a continuing and deepening conversion of faith and discipleship. The RCIA takes the distinctive history and spiritual needs of each person into account. Volunteers are needed in many areas to provide support to the RCIA catechumens. For more information contact Valerie Ramos at RCIA@gscceg.org.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Process:
Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)
Children’s Liturgy of the Word is a ministry designed to accommodate children in first through fourth grades at the 9am, 11am and 5pm Masses. The children are dismissed from Mass before the first reading so that they can hear the Word of God in age appropriate language. They then participate in discussions about what they are reading and return to Mass after the Homily. For more information contact Chris Kusuma at email@example.com.
Kinderchurch is a parent participation religious education program for children between the ages of 18 months to Kindergarten. Our ministry takes place during the 9am Sunday Mass from September to May of each year. The children involved learn about our Catholic Faith through age-appropriate stories, songs, activities and lessons. Teachers, assistants and youth volunteers are always appreciated and welcome! We would love to have you join the ministry if you have a desire to share God's word with the children. No experience is necessary and all curriculum and materials are provided for the classes. Please contact the Kinderchurch team for more information on joining our program at firstname.lastname@example.org.