Congratulations! You have a child to be baptized.
Follow these few steps to prepare for that special day:
FAQ: Do godparents need to be Catholic? One must be Catholic and this one Catholic godparent needs to be practicing their faith, (if Married) married in the Catholic Church, confirmed themselves and over the age of 16. The second godparent does not have to be Catholic provided that they are not married to a Catholic outside of the church.
To gain information about the baptismal class:
|Contact||Deacon Nicholas Moragues
To schedule a baptism, after attending the class:
In the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, the recommended age for First Eucharist is in second grade. Children may receive at other ages and adults are encouraged to attend RCIA classes. More information on the adult program may be found on the home page under Becoming Catholic.
1st Communion Parent Orientation occurs every fall immediately after the Parent Orientation for Religious Education and is available in both English and Spanish. Orientation for Good Shepherd School Families occurs in the fall immediately prior to Back to School Night.
Take home materials are given to parents at the Parent Orientation, a schedule of recommended chapters/subjects will be provided for particular weeks during the year.
Class attendance is expected on Wednesdays at either 4:30 pm or 6:15 pm. It is our expectation that your child attend as many as possible. A regular pattern of missed classes is a concern that will be resolved with Mary Mueller and Father Jim on an individual basis. If you know your child will miss a class, please call or email Mary Mueller.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on Saturdays from 3:30--4:30 PM.
Teens in both the parish school and religious education program celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation during their 8th grade year. This Sacrament completes the process of initiation into the Catholic faith tradition, and begins an exciting new phase in the lifelong faith journey of our young people.
Archdiocesan regulations require couples to contact the Pastor at least nine months prior to the proposed wedding date. After an initial interview with the Pastor, the couple will be involved in the pre-marriage process, which will be explained in the introductory session. An overview of the various fees will be discussed as well.
A Wedding Coordinator will be assigned to assist with the wedding environment and the couple will meet with the Music Director to select music according to Archdiocesan guidelines.
If you are discerning a call to the priesthood or religious life, there are many resources available to you.
This Sacrament is not only for those who are at the point of death but for anyone who is seriously ill, including mental or spiritual illness. It is a community-based sacrament although it can be privately administered as well. The Sacrament is administered here at Good Shepherd at all Masses twice a year or at your home or hospital upon your request. Please call the church office at 913-631-7116 to make arrangements.