Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a Montessori-based faith formation program founded on two pillars: Sacred Scripture and Holy Liturgy. Through the use of Scripture and materials, which we call “work,” children are invited to enter into a deeper relationship with God.
“What if you could prepare an environment where the child is able to entrust themselves to the love of God for their entire lives? That would be religious formation for the whole of their life, even through adulthood.”
Access to the registration for all Elementary Faith Formation (English) programs including CGS will open on August 1st both here on this page and in person at the parish office.
Increasing the number of sessions we offer: The amount of children that we can offer CGS to is only limited by the number of volunteers willing to complete the catechist formation and volunteer their time in this beautiful ministry. We offer catechist formation during the summers and the nursery is offered free of charge during the formation and as well as during the CGS sessions. As a way of thanking you for your gift of time to this ministry, CGS Catechists and Atrium Aides receive registration preference for their children, so we invite you to join our ministry and help us to be able to increase the number of children to whom we can offer this beautiful formation. Please contact Kristin Atkinson in the parish office for more information on joining our ministry team!
Registration for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd opens every year on August 1st and is
currently offered for children three years of age through third grade, expanding to offer through 5th grade with in the next few years. Children also receive formation for receiving 1st Communion and Reconciliation with in this program as well.
“Though you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, you have revealed them to the childlike.” Matthew 11:25
Looking for another way to get involved? We are also in need of parishioners that can sew, paint or are handy with woodworking to help us in making some of the materials that will be needed in our Atrium.
(Thank you to www.youngsheep.org for allowing us to use their wonderful video!)