Sacraments

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 Father Jon to discuss options.

 

Contact:

Email Michelle Blatz or call 920-849-9363 for infant baptism.

Email Father Jon or call 920-849-9363 for older child or adult.

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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, Carrie Aimers for more information. First Reconciliation is celebrated during the season of Lent and First Holy Communion during the Easter season.

Please see our Religious Education Calendar for more specific date information on the 2018-2019 Schedule.

 

Contact: Email Mrs. Carrie Aimers or call 920-849-9363 ext. 117.

Sacrament Preparation at Good Shepherd

Sacrament Retreats are held before each Sacrament. They are typically on the Saturday before the Sacrament takes place. At least one parent and the sacrament child need to attend the two 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.

Reconciliation (Confession)

Saturday 3:00 - 3:45 pm
Sunday 7:00 - 7:45 am & 9:15 - 9:45 am

Special Lenten Reconciliation Service: please watch the website or bulletin for day/time.

Confession is also available by appointment. To schedule a time, please email Father Jon or call him at 920-849-9363.

If you would like your 2nd grade or older child to receive First Reconciliation, please contact the Religious Education Coordinator. Email Mrs. Carrie Aimers or call 920-849-9363 ext. 117.

Receiving 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. Here is an article about who is eligibile to receive Communion. Please email Father Jon or call 920-849-9363 with questions. 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: email Michelle Blatz or call 920-849-9363 to schedule Communion for you or a loved one.

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 Jon and Mrs. Carrie Aimers.

Requirements, Assignments & Special Circumstances

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Matrimony

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

 

Contact: Parish Office, 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.

Hospital Visits & Care

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

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: Michelle Blatz, 920-849-9363

Christian Burial

In the event of the death of a parishioner the Funeral Home will contact Michelle Blatz. Michelle will meet with the family to arrange the date/time of services and provide materials for planning the Funeral Liturgy. The Church offers the following types of services:

 

  • Vigil Service at the close of visitation at the Funeral Home
  • Mass of Christian Burial the following day
  • Committal service at the time of burial
  • Funeral Liturgy Outside of Mass at the Funeral Home
  • Committal service at the time of burial

 

Contact: Michelle Blatz, 920-849-9363

 

If you have questions regarding Christian Burial or are in need of spiritual comfort after experiencing the loss of a loved one please contact Father Jon, 920-849-9363.

Marriage Annulment

An annulment is a declaration by the Catholic Church that after careful investigation, flaws were discovered in the relationship that prevented it from becoming a marriage, as the Church understands marriage. According to Catholic teaching, marriage is a permanent partnership of a man and a woman. Because a marriage lasts “until death do us part,” no one can enter into a second permanent partnership while his or her first spouse is living unless an annulment has been granted. Pamphlets explaining the Annulment process are available at the parish, free of charge.

 

If you are seeking an annulment please contact the Parish office. A trained member of the Parish staff can assist anyone who wishes to petition for an annulment. All contacts are confidential.

 

Contact: Parish Office, 920-849-9363