Children's Faith Formation
Registration and Volunteers, Contact:
Bette Scaringe, Director of Religious Education
The goal of Religious Education is faith formation -- to help to make a person's "faith become living, conscious, and active, through the light of instruction."
Visit the Catechist Corner web page for information about becoming a catechist as well as additional catechetical resources.
Visit the Parents' Corner web page for the Religious Education Handbook (General Policies & Information) as well as additional resources.
Classes are available for Preschool (3 & 4 year old), Kindergarten and grades 1-8. All classes are taught by teams of two.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)
Thank you volunteers - you are awesome! Stay tuned for news about VBS 2014.
Sacred Heart Home Educators
A Catholic homeschooling group in Tallahassee with co-op classes at Good Shepherd on Thursday afternoons and attendance at First Friday Masses. Act ivies are designed to provide spiritual support and educational enrichment. For information, contact Lori Sobieski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Available each Sunday during the 10:15 a.m. and 12:00 noon Masses, children age 5 through 5th grade are invited to the Parish Center to hear the weekly readings at their level.
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- Free Mass Leaflets - Pick up copies of the week's readings for children from the bookrack. Four versions available: Seeds for preschool, Explaining God's Word for grades 1-3, The Good News Weekly for grades 4-6, and Visions for grades 7-8.
Available for girls in grades 2-10 and boys in grades 1-5. For information, contact Diane Molitaris at email@example.com.
Middle School & High School Activities
Good Shepherd has an active and enthusiastic youth ministry to promote spiritual growth and socializing opportunities for students in grades 6-12.
- Middle School activities - Visit the Middle School web pages by clicking on the Youth link on the left side bar of all Good Shepherd web pages, or e-mail Jonathan Shea, Middle School Youth Minister at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- High School activities - Visit the new High School youth web site, or e-mail Diana Calabro, Interim High School Youth Minister, at email@example.com.
Infant - Classes are held the first Sunday of each month for registered parishioners. Call the Parish Office at 850-893-1837 for more information and to register.
Children - see Children's Initiation below.
First Communion/First Reconciliation
Both sacraments are celebrated in grade 2. There is a prerequisite of one year of religious education prior to receiving First Communion and First Reconciliation.
Confirmation classes are available for students in Grade 8, or above, and Trinity Catholic students. Visit the Confirmation Program web pages for detailed information.
Any child or youth in grades 2-8 who has not celebrated the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation) or
First Reconciliation will participate in the Children's Initiation Program.
High School Catechesis is available for those who need preparation for the celebration of Sacraments of Initiation and First Reconciliation.
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