Location: St Vincent de Paul parish hall
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program was founded 60 years ago in Rome and offers to the youngest children the most essential aspects of our faith, knowing that these truthswill nurture their need to love and be loved and their capacity to enjoy God’s presence intheir life. From the time of its founding, the program reminds us to look to the child for that sign of a deeply religious life: Joy.
The Gospels teach us how to embrace that sign:
Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do nothinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program responds to Christ’s instruction by creating aMontessori-style environment, called the Atrium, where children are able to come to God in their own way and at their own speed. In the Atrium, children from the age of three onward are introduced to the essential truths of the faith through handmade materials that encourage meditation. The program normally runs in a small group setting, once a week, in a dedicated space.
If you are interested in finding out more about the program for your children, about the process of becoming a CGS catechist, or if you would be interested in helping us establish an Atrium with the Ordinariate parish of St. Thomas More and the Church of St. Vincent de Paul, please join us in the parish hall for a presentation after the 11:00 am Mass or after the 12:30 pm Mass on Sunday June 23 to see some of our materials, and to learn more about the program.
This CGS formation session is for all who are interested or already involved in caring for the spiritual lives of children; in the home, parish or school. If you would like to RSVP, please contact Leslea Verver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are in need of so many different talents: wood working, painting, sewing, crafting, secretarial skills, and of course, being with the children either as a Catechist or as an assistant.