Weaving the Promises of the Good Shepherd
Little children, let us love . . ." 1 John 3:1
Parish Advent Night
The cathedral will host a Parish Advent Night on Friday, December 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening will include dinner and crafts. The Brazee school of glass will bring their supplies to the cathedral and we will be creating kiln fired glass pieces (the glass is safe for all ages) as a reminder to prepare ourselves for Christ's birth. Every participant will have the opportunity to create their own fused glass ornament (these can be hung on the tree or placed on a shelf or even in a window as a sun catcher).
Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by crafts at 6:30. Because we are working with glass, no food will be served in the room after 6:30 p.m. There is no charge and no age limit. For more information, contact Beth Mendez.
Children's Christmas Pageant
As has become the tradition at the cathedral in recent years, the children's Christmas pageant will be incorporated into the early Christmas Eve service at 4 p.m. Children of all ages are needed to fill a variety of roles. Adult are also needed. For adults and children age six and older, rehearsals will be on Sundays, December 15 and 22, following the 10 a.m. services. Children under the age of six only need to come to the rehearsal on Sunday, December 22. For more information, contact Beth Mendez
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.