Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Registration is FULL for the 2020/21 school year.
Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 
Matthew 19: 14


Behold, children are a gift from the Lord
Psalm 127:3

We are looking forward to year two of our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) program at St. Monica Catholic School for the 2020/21 school year.

CGS is a Roman Catholic religious formation for children ages 3 to 12.  CGS is based on the Bible and the liturgy of the Catholic Church; it is inspired by the principles of Montessori education. It is available to St. Monica PreK and Kindergarten during the school day. Children ages 3-6 not enrolled at St. Monica may participate in our Wednesday session this Fall.

The atrium is a room prepared for the children in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.  It is a place of prayer, work, and community.  In the atrium, Jesus is the teacher.  The role of the catechist is to listen to God with the children. Our Atrium is located next to the school library at our main school entrance.

​During an atrium session, the catechist and the child engage in biblical and liturgical presentations.  The child then works with carefully produced materials. This “hands-on” experience invites the child to contemplate and enjoy God’s presence, and to respond to his love.