Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Coming to St. Monica Catholic School September 2019!
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 this Fall in our preschool program and for interested families.

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 list of items we are looking to have donated: 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.

Registration for students not enrolled at St. Monica School for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will be open in August 2019.