Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Parish Religious Education programs for 2023-24 begin Sunday August 13th.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) for children PK3 thru 6th grade
Please use the link below to register. Even if your child/children attended last year, you will need to fill out updated registration forms again this year.
You must be an enrolled member of St. Richard Parish for your children to participate in the parish ministry of CGS.  Please go to St. Richard Parish website or follow the link on the CGS registration form to register if you are not already a registered member of the parish.
Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion
St. Richard Parish students who do not attend St. Richard School will receive sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion during Catechesis of the Good Shepherd on Sunday mornings beginning on August 13, 2023.  Please use the link below to register your child for Sacramental Preparation (you must also register for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd).
Scripture Study for Jr./Sr. High Students
Students and leaders will meet in the conference room in the Parish Office from 9:15 am-10:15 am.
Children’s Church during 10:30 am Mass for children age PK3 – 1st grade
Service hours are available for Jr./Sr. high students who would like to help with Children’s Church during the 10:30 Sunday mass.  Please email to volunteer.

Teaching Safety- Empowering God’s Children by Virtus is designed to teach children the skills they need to recognize boundary violations that precede abuse, to remove themselves from uncomfortable situations, and to tell a trusted adult when someone has crossed a boundary with them.

For information about this program, which is the Diocese’s response to comply with the Bishops’ charter for the Protection of Children, please follow the links below:

We will present lessons to the Level 1,  2, and 3 children in October.

Parents and guardians are also encouraged to participate in the introduction to the Diocesan Protection Programs.

The following will be offered on Thursday,
August 24th, at 6:00 pm in the Chatham Room:

* An informational session for all parents  to review the lessons that will be presented to the children in CGS in October;

* Training for the protection of children that parents and guardians are required to
complete to work with children and youth.

Parents can sign up with ahead of the training to begin the registration process. No one may work with minors if they are not registered and vetted through Virtus.