Family Faith Formation
At Good Shepherd, forming our youth is an
important value. We have established a program to aid families in developing the Catholic Formation of our adolescent members. Our
Pastoral Associate for Family Faith Formation is Sr. Donna Lombardi, NFCM. Students and families share a vision of working together to grow in faith and sacramental preparation. Monthly gatherings are enthusiastically nurtured. Preparation for the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation is provided as well.
Contemporary Catholics are often searching for a non-judgmental, sacramental experience different from that offered by the institutional church. You may want to have a Catholic wedding but may not be permitted, for various reasons, by the Roman church. The American National Catholic Church offers you an alternative.
Those entering into second marriages, those experiencing religious and other differences with the church, will find openness and acceptance here. We provide marriage services in a joyful and loving manner.
Perhaps you have concerns about perceived barriers? We treat you with the same care Christ gave to all who came to him. The choice of location for your wedding is yours. Depending on weather and other factors, ceremonies may be held out-of-doors. You may hold your wedding at one of our chapels, or arrange to use another interdenominational church or chapel. Hotels, banquet halls, private homes, museums and other locales are other options.
Jesus told us, his followers, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of the American National Catholic Church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads to every nation. ANCC members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as visiting the sick or imprisoned, feeding the hungry or attending to the dying.
to the world. Good Shepherd ANCC provides spiritual classes, retreats, counseling and sacramental preparation for adult members of our church.
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Good Shepherd's mission to help adults consists of inviting them to enable ongoing conversion to Jesus; promoting and supporting a living Christian faith and preparing adults to be disciples in mission