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Baptism

If possible, please contact the Parish before the birth of your child for initial preparation and to schedule a Baptism date. For baptism of an older child or adult, please contact Deacon Dennis to discuss options.

Contact: Deacon Dennis Bennin, 920-849-9363

 

First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

The Diocese of Green Bay requires preparation for the celebration of First Reconciliation before First Holy Communion; at Good Shepherd parish we celebrate both of these sacraments in second grade. Contact the Religious Education Coordinator, Angeline Heiberger for more information. First Reconciliation is celebrated during the season of Lent and First Holy Communion during the Easter season. See our Religious Education Calendar for more specific date information on the 2016-2017 Schedule.

Sacrament Retreats are held before each Sacrament. They are typically on the Saturday before the Sacrament takes place. At least 1 parent and the sacrament child need to attend the 2 hour retreat in order for the child to receive the sacrament. Both the Catholic School 2nd graders and Religious Education 2nd Graders celebrate the sacrament on the same day and attend the same retreat. Contact Angeline Heiberger 920-849-9363 or goodshepherd.reprogram@gmail.com, for more information.

Reconciliation

Saturdays, 3:00 to 3:45 pm in the church confessional.
Sundays, 7:00 to 7:45 am & 9:00 to 9:45 am in the church confessional.
Or by appointment with Father Ryan Krueger, 920-849-9363
A Reconciliation Service is held during Lent – please watch the website or bulletin for day/time.

If you are wanting your 2nd grade or older child to receive First Reconciliation, contact Angeline Heiberger, 920-849-9363 or goodshepherd.reprogram@gmail.com for more information about how to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation.

The Holy Eucharist

All baptized Catholic persons who are eligible to receive Communion are encouraged to do so up to once per day at any of the Masses celebrated at Good Shepherd Parish. For more information about eligibility to receive Communion, please click here. If you are not eligible to receive communion you are still invited to come forward to receive a blessing (indicate this by crossing your arms and bowing your head as you stand before the Communion Minister).

Communion for Homebound and Nursing Home Residents

Parishioners who are unable to attend Mass due to illness or incapacity may request a Minister of Care to visit and bring Communion.

Contact: Deacon Dennis Bennin, 920-849-9363

Confirmation

Confirmation is one of the Sacraments of Christian Initiation – intimately connected with Baptism and Eucharist, the Sacrament of the Holy Spirit which binds one more closely with the Church, the Sacrament of Christian Witness, a process of conversion for all active members of a faith community.

High school students participating in the Religious Education Program may request the Sacrament of Confirmation as early as the first semester of their junior year. Go to the Religious Education page for more information about the calendar and specific dates. Confirmation candidates will use The Didache Series, The Chosen Series, and attend parish devotions such as the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Stations of the Cross. Preparation also includes attendance of Religious Education classes, mandatory retreat experiences such as the Green Bay Youth Conference, completion of service projects, required IFG ACRE testing, prayer memorization, a letter requesting the sacrament to Bishop David Ricken, and an exit interview with Father Ryan and Angeline Heiberger.

Confirmation will take place Fall of 2017, date is yet to be determined. Contact: Angeline Heiberger, Religious Education Coordinator, 920-849-9363 or goodshepherd.reprogram@gmail.com for more information.

– REQUIREMENTS & ASSIGNMENTS

Adults who wish to become Catholic are prepared for Baptism (if needed) and for Confirmation through the RCIA Program – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
Contact: Deacon Dennis Bennin, 920-849-9363

Marriage

Please contact the Parish office at least six months prior to your wedding date if possible, to discuss preparation and scheduling.

Contact: Sandy Winkel, 920-849-9363

 

Anointing of the Sick

Parishioners who are seriously impaired by illness or advanced age may request the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.

Special Anointing Masses are celebrated in the spring and fall – please watch the website or bulletin for days/times.

Contact: Deacon Dennis Bennin, 920-849-9363

 

Hospitalization

Please request that the admitting personnel inform the Parish whenever you or a loved one is hospitalized. If at all possible a priest or deacon will visit to provide pastoral care. Privacy laws do not permit the hospital to initiate the contact.

Contact: Deacon Dennis Bennin, 920-849-9363

 

Pastoral Care

If a family member or friend becomes homebound, moves to a nursing home or assisted living facility, or begins receiving hospice care, please communicate this to the Parish if the affected person and/or primary caregiver approves so that pastoral care can be provided.

Contact: Deacon Dennis Bennin, 920-849-9363

Christian Burial

Contact: Father Ryan Krueger, 920-849-9363