Year of Mercy Youth Events

Our youth are joining in the excitement of the Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis.

Grade 6 students are doing a year-long project.  Each student has a cross.  They are asked to do Works of Mercy, helping people over and above what they would normally do.  Each week they do, they can glue a penny (or any item) on their crosses, front and back.

image of grade 6 with crosses of good works

Grade 5 students received Year of Mercy t-shirts from their catechist.  Wearing these shirts is a witness to their faith.

image of 5th graders in year of mercy t-shirts

image of back of tshirt

Grade 4 students took on a church project when they noticed that some people had put wads of gum under the pews.  With plastics gloves, they took the time to clean it all off.  “We hope people will know how yucky this was.  Please help keep our church clean and beautiful.”

image of kids cleaning under church pews

First Communions at Good Shepherd

dante, ryan and father otto image

Welcome to the Lord’s table!  Dante Axon (left) and Ryan Buehler (right) have completed the RCIC program!  They have made their first Reconciliation December 2, and received their first Holy Communion December 12, 2015 at Good Shepherd.  They are both currently enrolled in Grade 5 classes in Faith Formation.

May every step you take into the future, be a journey with the Lord!  God bless you.




Eucharist, Holy Communion, Faith Formation