2021-2022 Parent Workshops

Parents/guardians of children enrolled in sacrament preparation (First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation) are required to attend a total of 3 Parent Workshops during the 2021-2022 catechetical year. 

  • When applicable, use the Parent Tracking Sheets below to document your completion of in-person Parent Workshops throughout the year. 
  • The Parent Workshop requirement for 2021-2022 needs to be satisfied and documentation submitted to the Religious Education Office by March 31, 2022.

Printable (CFF) Parent Tracking Sheet

Printable (SEAS) Parent Tracking Sheet

This year we are offering a selection of online and in-person Parent Workshops. 

  • Only 1 Online Parent Workshop may be used towards the completion of this requirement. 
  • The other 2 Parent Workshops need to be completed from the In-Person options. 
  • Please read & follow the directions carefully in order to receive credit for completion of the Parent Workshops. 
  • Throughout the year, if they become available through the parish or diocese, we may add additional Parent Workshop opportunities to the list.  Please feel free to check back periodically.  


The Online Parent Workshops are pulled from FORMED.org. 

If you are NEW to FORMED.org, you will be prompted to set up a (FREE) account before you can view the video.  If setting up a NEW FORMED account, you will need to "Sign up as a parishioner" then type in "Good Shepherd 9539 Racquet Ct Elk Grove"

If you have already set up an account through FORMED.org, you will just need to sign in.  

  • Only 1 Online Parent Workshop may be used towards satisfying the Parent Workshop requirement for 2021-2022

Option #1:  Lection: Eucharist with Dr. Brant Pitre

Option #2:  A Time to Revive 

Option #3:  How to Talk About Marriage and Same-Sex Unions by Trent Horn



To receive credit for the Online Parent Workshops you need to complete this Google Form.  


Option #1:  Nov. 19, 2021 from 6:00 - 7:15 PM.  Healing Waters - Racial Healing & Listening Circles (Good Shepherd Church Narthex)

  • Before committing to the Listening Circles, you MUST review and reflect on the questions provided on the Parish website.  When you arrive on the Healing Waters - Prayer Service webpage, scroll down to the bottom of the page.  The questions for review and reflection are just above the Listening Circle R.S.V.P. button.  
  • Limited seats available.  You must PRE-REGISTER through SignUpGenius.

Option #2:  Dec. 1 - 6, 2021 in Elk Grove Theaters.  Christmas with The Chosen: The Messengers 

  • Attending this theatrical viewing will count as 2 In-Person Parent Workshops due to the 2 hour viewing time and cost. 
  • To receive 2 Parent Workshop credits for attending this theatrical viewing, you have to attach your ticket stub to the Parent Tracking Sheet as proof of attendance. 

Option #3:  Jan. date TBD, 2022 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM.  Theme TBD with Fr. Brian Atienza (Good Shepherd Church)

Option #4:  Feb. 24, 2022 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM.  "Forgive, Forget, Forever" - The Sacrament of Reconciliation with Fr. Leon Juchniewicz (Good Shepherd Church)



To receive credit for the In-Person Parent Workshops (other than the theatrical viewing of Christmas With the Chosen: The Messengers) you must bring your Parent Tracking Sheet to the Parent Workshops to be stamped (or signed by clergy/ministry lead) at the end of the session.