Mark your calendar
Registrations for Religious Education, 1st Reconciliation and lst Communion, Youth Ministry and Confirmation will be start on August 1st and go through September 2nd
Religious Education: Kindergarten through 8th grade
First Communion Students 2nd and higher
Youth Ministry: Students from 9th and higher
Confirmation: Students from 9th-12th
Note: Please help your children by praying with them daily and motivating them to memorize the prayers. This will facilitate their preparation and they will be more active in class and at Mass. They must memorize the sign of the cross, the Our Father, the Hail Mary, Glory be, the Penitential Act (I confess) and the Nicene Creed.
Registrations will be online at our web site at www.goodshepherdmadison.org or at the office if you don’t have access to a computer. The Baptism information will be required for the First Communion students. Please make sure you have the baptism information on hand at the time of registration.
Religious Education Teachers Needed
We are in need of volunteers to help teach our religious education classes. If you are interested, please call Denice at 268-9932. Also, if you were a teacher last year and would like to continue, please call Denice and let her know. This is a great way to pass on your faith to the young members of our parish. Many people find in a very rewarding and faith filled experience.
Baptism of Addison Irene Vanderbloemen on Sunday, July 31
Addison Irene Vanderbloemen was baptized on Sunday, July 31, at our St. Joseph Church. Addison’s proud parents are Lindsey Freye and Paul Vanderbloemen. Our Happy Congratulations to this beautiful family.
Special Announcement for Scholarship in the name Of Sr. Kathleen Loughrin, O.P.
St. James Catholic School and Good Shepherd Parish are proud to announce the
Sr. Kathleen Loughrin Scholarship Fund award. This award will be based on need and merit of the applicant. It will be given to students of Good Shepherd Parish parishioners to continue their education at St. James School. Gifts can be given to the fund in honor of Sr. Kathleen Loughrin and / or Mrs. Bonnie Moschkau, interim principal during the 2015-16 school year.
A Scholarship Committee has been formed and is comprised of parishioners and school personnel. After applications are received, the committee will convene to review and evaluate them and then award available funds to families in need. More information will be released as the committee puts together the application packet.
To make a donation
Make check payable to Sr. Kathleen Loughrin Scholarship Fund
Sr. Kathleen Loughrin Scholarship Fund
St. James School
1204 St. James Ct.
Madison WI 53715.
For more information:
Sr. Zita Simon, 608-268-9934,
Michael McCabe, St. James School Principal, 608-268-9935
On August 1, a $2,000 check was given to the parish from earnings of our SCRIP Program. We have begun the new fiscal year. This check is the first check for the July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017 Fiscal year. For the month of July with 5 weekends, we sold a total value in Scrip cards of $23,595. This has earned us $1118.79 in the month of July. Even with the holiday weekend of the 4th of July, we averaged more than $200 a week. This is good news. Hopefully, we can keep up this pace and even add more.
CONSIDER TRYING SCRIP IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY. IT’S EASY, ESPECIALLY, FOR GROCERY AND GAS. CARDS AVAILABLE FOR SALE EVERY WEEKEND BEFORE AND AFTER MASSES.
Sunday, June 5, at 10:45was a day of great celebration for Msgr. Tom, his family and our parish.
Click on the link below to see many pictures of Msgr. Tom as we celebrate with him.
I wanted to take a moment and let you know how grateful I am to serve as the next principal of St. JamesSchool. I want to thank you for such a warm welcome. I have met parents at school, and have had many people reach out via LinkedIn. I truly appreciate the enthusiasm and parent dedication towards St. James School. When I toured St. James School, I was greeted by students while they were engaged in their daily activities. It was great to see hands-on centers happening in the lower grades, intense discussions occurring in middle school social studies, and students using the public park located behind the school. It was exciting to see how “happy” the students appeared in their day-to-day school routine.
For the past nine years, I have been teaching and coaching in the K12 school setting. Most recently, I have been working to implement personalized learning school-wide at Walworth Elementary & Middle School.
In this role, I work with every student in the school. I am passionate about building leaders and
incorporating social justice into the curriculum, both of these aspects are already in place at St. James
School. My teaching experience includes: project-based learning, STEM, increasing literacy achievement,
and integrating technology as a learning tool. My leadership experiences include working in district-run
charter schools, where enrollment management was an ongoing task. I believe in showcasing the great
learning and vibrant community of St. James School. Until just a few days ago, I was the head boys’
basketball coach at Edgerton High School. I love basketball, and coaching is integrated into my leadership
My wife and I live in Edgerton. My wife Emmy is a high school art teacher. We have three daughters: Josie
is a seven-year-old, Margaret is a three-year-old, and Eliza is five months. My family is a big part of my
life and we belong to St. Joseph Parish in Edgerton, Wisconsin.