Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd classes are full for the 2019-20 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 excited to bring the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) to St. Monica Catholic School for the 2019-20 school year. Registration for 2020-21 will be open in the spring of 2020.

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 will be available to St. Monica PreK and parish children ages 3-6 this Fall and expand to older grades as we grow the program.

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 will be located next to the school library inside our main school entrance. See our UPDATED list of items we are looking to have donated: Updated Donation Request for Atrium

​During an atrium session, the catechist and the child engage 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.