Religious Education

We believe that children a vital part of our Catholic Community.  It is imperative to help them experience this world in a Catholic Christian community, where the values of love, peace, and social justice are lived daily and where respect and dignity are afforded to all.

The Church teaches that families are the primary teachers of children.  The home is the first place that faith is witnessed.  Parents may share this responsibility with others, but they do not relinquish it.  The goal of  Religious Education is to assist families in passing on the Catholic faith to their children.

CURRENT upcoming event for 9-12th grades. ONFire September 15, 2018 (Six Flags Vallejo) Youth Release Form MUST be filled out and returned  for  Youth and Young Adult. If you don’t remember turning this in please fill out and bring to event to be safe.  Youth Release Form

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OVERVIEW:   

Families should be pre-registered before attending any classes.

 YOUTH SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION: Students from grades 1-12 receive First Holy Communion after attending classes for 2 consecutive years.

 Youth Formation: for children and youth from 1st – 5th grades who are not attending a Catholic school. Grades 1-8 Calendar

EDGE Middle school youth ministry, for students who are in the 6th – 8th grades. Through a variety of teachings & activities, we assist children in forming a lasting relation with Jesus and learning about our Catholic Faith.  Weekly classes are led by volunteer catechists (teachers) of different ages, cultures and life experiences.  Classes begin in August 15th, 2018 7:30 PM. Please Pre Register before attending. There is a $100.00 registration fee.  Grades 1-8 Calendar

Life Teen: The first steps to being confirmed for public & catholic school teens. Classes are every Sunday after the 10:00 mass, from 11:30-1:00PM  Life Teen 2018-2019 calendar

Confirmation:  A 3 year process starting in the 9th grade. Students attend 2 years of Life Teen before advancing to the 3rd year Confirmation class then receiving the sacrament at the end of their 11th grade year.  Confirmation 2018 calendar

RCIC: (Rite of Christian Initiation for Child)  prepares children, 7 years old and up, for Baptism and First Holy Communion. On Sundays, after the 10:00 AM mass from 11:30-1:00PM  RCIC 2018-2019 calendar

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for AdultsPreparing adults who are thinking about or know they want to become Catholic. Classes for 2018 -19  will begin in August, more information will be posted soon. Classes are every Monday from 7:00-8:30PM

CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS:  All children are entitled to come to know Jesus and participate in the life of the church to whatever degree they are able.  If you have a child with a special need, we can work with you to set up a plan for your child. 925-439-1092

 

Youth REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  

RETURNING FAMILIES Registration –  To enroll for your a returning year please email Dina@goodshepherdpittsburg.org with any changes to address or phone numbers and make your payment by clicking the link below.

Returning Information 

NEW FAMILIES Registration–  To Register online Please fill out and attach the registration forms, attach Birth Certificate and Baptism Certificate. Make your payment below by clicking the Make Payment link.

To register in person, our office hours are Mon-Thurs 9:00AM-4:00PM (closed from 12-1 for lunch)

New family registration information 

Bilingual REGISTRATION FORM- 2018  

To register for the 2018/2019 school year please read through all information.

Fill out the registration form above and email or  return them to the Religious Education office. Please make your payment online before coming into the office.

 

 

Requests:

  • Diana Longoria says:

    I need information on adult confirmation classes the lady at the office said she’d email me and I have her my email but I haven’t heard anything

  • Maria Vazquez says:

    Buen dia
    A quien corresponda:
    Quisiera una cita para pasar a pagar el registro de mi hijo e incluir otro niño.
    Y pedir que me cambien a mi hijo Miguel Vázquez con la catequista Lorena Rodriguez.

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