Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to the religious formation of children that is based on the conviction that God and the Child are in relationship. In the Catechesis we present age-appropriate themes from the Bible and our liturgy with manipulative materials the children use to internalize and ponder the great mysteries of our faith.
Children need their own place to work with key elements of our faith. We call this place an atrium. Each atrium is specially designed with child-sized furniture including a prayer table for gathering, a model altar, as well as materials to deepen their familiarity with more parables and the Mass itself. After being presented with new material in a small group, children are free to choose work that particularly speaks to them to foster the growth of their own relationship.
With the Catechesis we help each child to continue to fall in love with God while building community among peers.