Children’s Faith Formation 2022-23:
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a common religious experience involving children, in which the religious values of childhood, primarily those values of contemplation and enjoyment of God, are predominant. This experience is shared in a place particularly prepared for the religious life of children called the Atrium. CGS is currently planning to meet on site. If restrictions change, we'll adapt accordingly. We'll be gathering with children for 90 minute sessions, as our Good Shepherd Catechists guide them through presentations and prayer each week.
Weekly sessions are available September through May
Sundays 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Wednesdays 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesdays 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Level I | Age 3 - Kindergarten
The young child is particularly capable of receiving and enjoying the most essential elements of our faith—the announcement of God’s love especially experienced through Jesus, the Good Shepherd, who died and is risen. Materials on the life of Jesus Christ and his teachings help to make the mystery of God concrete for the child.
Level II | Grades 1 - 3
The elementary-age child is captured by the image of the True Vine. “I am the vine, you are the branches, whoever remains in me, and I in him, will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.” The proclamation responds to the deep need of these children to better know his or her relationship with God, family, friends, and the larger community.
Level III | Grades 4 & 5
The history of salvation focusing on the plan of God as a plan of communion, a plan which links all people together through God’s love delight the older child. The emphasis is on our response to this unfolding generosity of God and recognition of the responsibilities that come with receiving God’s great gifts and seeing oneself as a collaborator with God.
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