The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Sunday, October 4, is Family Sunday. That is when we encourage you to participate in the 10:00 a.m. service as a family unit. Family Sundays are simply opportunities for families to sit together during worship. Doing so can help families connect without all of the distractions that families some time face during the work week. Sitting together also can help families grow in their faith along side one another, and provide an opportunity to talk about what they learned or experienced in worship. Family Sundays will continue quarterly every year, and we invite you all to participate!
Overview of the Children's Program
We are pleased to offer a Christian Formation program for children, ages three to 12, which adapts to their needs as they grow. We utilize the Montessori-based The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Classes run on Sundays, beginning at 9:45 a.m., September through May, and ending around 10:30 a.m. when the children join their parents and grandparents worshipping at the 10 a.m. liturgy for the distribution of Holy Communion.
Children learn about events in the Bible and the geography of the Holy Land. They learn about the liturgy and the meaning of Holy Communion. They learn about compassionate and loving service.
By accommodating various learning styles, we are able to support the spiritual development of all children. We build on the belief that children have a special capacity to experience the presence of God. The classrooms are warm, attractive and safe, while the lessons foster a sense of wonder and love for God. Children meet in one of three classrooms, divided by level pre-kindergarten to kindergarten, first through third grade and fourth through sixth grade.
For more information, or to register your child, contact Beth Mendez.