Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a hands-on, experiential method of learning that offers the essentials of our Catholic faith in a way that engages and delights children through presentations rooted in liturgy and scripture. Each room has at least one adult who has received extensive catechist training in this method. Materials on the life of Christ and his teachings help make the mystery of God concrete for the child. Selected parables serve as keys to discover the mystery of the kingdom of God and help nurture the child’s natural sense of wonder.
Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion takes place within the context of our Children’s Faith Formation program with additional workshops and activities.
Sessions are available (September through May) for children ages three through Kindergarten at the following times:
- Sunday: 9:30 a.m.
- Wednesday 4:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Sessions are available (September through May) for children in grades 1-4 at the following times:
- Sunday 9:30 a.m.
- Wednesday 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Children in grades 1-5 are invited to their own Liturgy of the Word during the 8:30 am and 11:00am Sunday masses from Advent to Lent. Adult leaders guide the children to the chapel to hear and reflect on the scriptures for that Sunday. Children return to the main church during the offertory.