The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Parents' Luncheon: Sunday, March 29, 11:30 a.m.

Our children are our greatest treasures with their boundless energy, their curiosity, their pure joy, their smiles, their freckles, their laughter. But what about those times when they drive you crazy? When you just aren't sure what you are supposed to do? You know those moments when parenting seems like the most isolating and difficult of all things. When you are just positive that you are the only family possibly experiencing a child's tantrum, refusal to follow directions, lack of organization, picky eating and more.

That's just when a community of parents, just like yourself, comes in handy. It's nice to know that you are not alone. Better yet, it's nice to know you are not alone and have a toolbox of parenting tricks for just such occasions.

During this luncheon (room 301), parents will gather to discuss this crazy thing called parenting and to support one another. Anne Jaroszewicz, a gifted Child in Bloom parenting coach (and long time cathedral member), will lead the conversation and offer sound parenting advice.

Child care with crafts will be provided with the lunch. 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.

For more information, contact Beth Mendez.

Note: There will be no Catechesis classes on Easter Sunday, April 5.

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