Religious Formation - General Information

Registration

Registration forms are in PDF. You may fill the forms in electronically by clicking in the blanks and typing. After you have filled in a registration form, click the "Submit" button on the form. This will open an email dialog. Your form will be attached to the email.

Pre Registration Information
Standard Registration
First Reconciliation or Communion Enrollment
Confirmation Enrollment

Hours

Monday (Closed for Lunch 12:30pm - 1:30 pm)08:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday08:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday08:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact Information

Phone:313 382-1818
Fax:313 928-1326
Email:dre@christgoodshepherd.org

Religious Formation

It is our belief that children as well as adults need to have opportunities to practice their faith. The Religious Formation programs are in place to supplement what is already happening in the home. It is without question that our expectations would be that parents/guardians would provide children with the opportunity of weekly participation in the Mass and other parish activities. While in the care of Religion Teachers or Catechists the children, in addition, will have several opportunities throughout the year; to participate in prayer in the classroom, Mass, Communion Services, Prayer Services, Sacramental celebrations of Reconciliation, outreach to others by service in the school parish or beyond (nursing homes, soup kitchens, etc.)

Religious Formation Curriculum

Within the past few years Religious Formation texts and curriculum have been reviewed by the school teachers and after-school catechists. Up-to-date texts have been chosen and found very helpful in the overall program of formation. Both are in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and approved by the Archdiocese of Detroit.

After school Religious Formation Program for public school children uses:

Be My Disciple: (Publisher: RCL copyright 2013) in grades 1-8

The series of books have very comprehensive programs which include knowledge about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Sacraments, the Mass, Church, Morality/Conscience Formation, Christian Commitment to Peace and Justice, Christian Service, the Bible, Scripture Stories, Special Feast Days, Saints, People and Prayers.

New Registrations

If your child is new to the program, we will need a full listing of any sacraments received and where they were received, along with any records of previous instruction.

Payments / Fees

If registered by May 16th and paid in full by Sept 18th, there is a $20 credit.

No child will be refused Religious Formation due to the inability to pay full costs. If there is a problem, this needs to be discussed with the Director of Religious Formation or the Pastor. 

 

Fees

Program Description Fee
ConfirmationPer Child$30.00
First Eucharist/ReconciliationPer Child$30.00
Monday Programs1 child$80.00
Monday Programs2 children$110.00
Monday Programs3 or more children (cap is $130)$130.00

Religious Formation Calendar

Religious Formation Calendar 2012-2013

John Paul II C.Y.O. Sports Programs

Sports programs are open to all children of the parish - both from the school and the Religious Formation Program. However, children must meet strict requirements determined by the diocese and further interpreted by local boosters, athletic director, School and Religious Formation administrators and coaches. Ask for policy guidelines from coaches or the respective offices.

Visit the School's Sports Page for More Info

Altar Servers

All children in the parish (grades 5 and older) may sign up for altar serving. This is a wonderful way of teaching children love for the Mass as well as develop a sense of responsibility