Adult Education

GS Bible Study Programs - Fall 2016

  • "The Great Adventure"
    Tuesdays at 1:00 PM - GS Conference Room
    Led by Nancy DeCastra & Gretchen Miller - dndecastra@gmail.com, mgmiller404@insightbb.com
  • "Gospel of John"
    Wednesdays at 7:00 PM - St. Theresa School
    Led by Bill Noll - nbpknoll@aol.com
  • "Psalms"
    Monday Nights - Cindy's Home
    Led by Cindy Block - cblock3601@yahoo.com
  • "TBA" (Ruth Circle Bible Study Program - study led by Bill Noll)
    3rd Thursday of the Month at 9:00 to 10:30 AM - GS Conference Room
    Led by Bill Noll - nbpknoll@aol.com and Jean Dollison - jdollison55@gmail.com
  • "Beautiful Mercy"
    Once a month (See bulletin for details) - GSCS Cafeteria
    Led by Bill Blanke - nfpdocbb@gmail.com

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy is offered on Saturdays during the 4:30 PM Mass and Sundays during the 10:30 AM Mass throughout the year. Children entering K through 2nd grade are invited to participate. After opening prayer, the priest/deacon will dismiss the children to the conference room where leaders will reflect on the day’s readings on a child’s level. Children will return to Mass after the homily. No registration is required.

If you are willing to volunteer as a teacher or helper, please contact the parish office at (812) 477-5405.  High School age volunteers are welcome to assist the Adult leaders.

Volunteer Schedule:

Children's Liturgy Schedule (September 2016)


Confirmation Preparation

Rite of Elect

[Picture]  Rite of Enrollment during 10:30 AM Mass - Sunday, 08/21/2016

This program is designed to prepare tenth grade students for the Sacrament of Confirmation. A series of meetings and activities help students reflect upon their own personal faith and relationship with God and deepen that faith through prayer, service, and the building of relationships with other Catholics. Confirmation preparation generally begins in May with the Sacrament bestowed in November. Requirements and dates are available on the parish website. Contact Cindy Shoulders for more information, call 477-5405, ext 235 or email cshoulders@evdio.org


IU Hoosier Catholic Vocation's Page

Father Zach Etienne is one of several IU Alumni to discern a call to ordained priesthood.  Here is a link to the page: http://www.hoosiercatholic.org/hoosier-catholic-vocations.html


Men's Rosary

All are invited to join in the weekly Men's Rosary at Good Shepherd Catholic Church every Saturday starting at 6:00 AM.


R.C.I.A.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

This formal process of joining the Catholic faith is designed to receive adults into the fullness of the sacramental, communal, and mission life of our faith community. Anyone interested in learning more about joining the Catholic Church is encouraged to become a candidate and participate in preparation which generally occurs from October to Easter.  Contact Sue Kroupa for more information, email skroupa@evdio.org


Religious Education

The Religious Education Ministry, in partnership with parents (the first teachers of their children in the ways of faith), will provide opportunities for all parish youth to grow in knowledge, understanding and practice of the Catholic faith. The ministry aims to serve children entering K-8th grades with enrollment each August and Sunday classes continuing through April. More information is available in the Good Shepherd Religious Education Handbook.  Contact Dan DeCastra for more information, email ddecastra@evdio.org


Vacation Bible School

Each summer, Good Shepherd hosts a week-long Vacation Bible School for toilet-trained children who are four by August first through grade five. Lively Bible lessons, crafts, music, snacks, and daily celebrations make for an exciting week at church. Registration forms and more detailed information will appear in the church bulletin and June newsletter (The Voice).  Contact Cindy Shoulders for more information, call 477-5405, ext 235 or email cshoulders@evdio.org


Vocation Awareness

This ministry addresses the Holy Father regarding the meaning of vocations and how a person should respond to God’s calling. This calling embraces God’s mission for each of us and how we should strive to carry out God’s mission through education, prayer and counseling. All are called by God to serve the church; each person by a specific vocation -  Single/Ordained/Religious/Married

Good Shepherd Catholic Parish and School looks forward to another year dedicated to praying for and supporting our seminarians and permanent diaconate candidates discerning future service in our Diocese of Evansville

2016-2017 Diocese of Evansville Seminarians:

sems

Front Row - Left to Right:
 
Nick Sellers_
Ben Dahlquist
Philip Rogier
Homero Rodriguez
Tyler Underhill
Eric Gehlhausen
Andrew Thomas
 
 
Back Row - Left to Right:
 
Adam Berendes
Jerry Pratt
Luke Hassler
John Pfister
Garrett Braun
Joe Paul Hayden

Permanent Diaconate Candidates

Permanent Diaconate candidates who are in their final year of discernment before ordination to our Diocese of Evansville:

Front Row - Left to Right:

Jay VanHoosier
Paul Vonderwell
Chris Sartore
Charles Johnson

Back Row - Left to Right:

Tom Cervone
Rocky Mattingly
Albert Fraubutt
Rey Carandang


Women's Rosary

All are invited to join in the weekly Women's Rosary at Good Shepherd Catholic Church every Sunday starting at 9:15 AM.


Youth Ministry

This ministry focuses on the spiritual development of our young people (Grades 3-12) in a manner that is interesting, fun and practical. A variety of activities are held on a monthly basis.

http://gsparish.org/youth-ministry/