Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

 

 

About the program

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is an approach to the religious education of children with presentations based on the Bible and liturgy.  This approach to nurturing the faith life of children evolved from children themselves.  It is based on the conviction that God and the child are already in a relationship; the task before us is to help the child deepen that relationship. 

An atrium is a carefully prepared environment where great truths about our faith are placed before the children to satisfy their spiritual needs in age-appropriate ways.

CGS Catechists receive 90+ hours of training before leading a CGS class. Catechists find their own spiritual life is fed as well as the spiritual lives of the children they serve. If you are interested in becoming a catechist, please contact our Director of Faith Formation, Cassi FitzGerald, in the parish office. Volunteers willing to assist the lead Catechists are also welcome, as this is a nice way to begin learning about and getting involved with this unique program.

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2018-2019 Schedule

 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd sessions at St. John the Evangelist are held once a week in the Good Shepherd Atrium in the Parish Center, September - April.

Level 1 (3-6 years of age)- Mondays 4:00-5:30 pm.                                                                                        This class will meet the following dates: September 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 26; December 3, 10; January 7, 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 15, 29.

Level 1 (3-6 years of age)- Tuesdays 9:00-10:30 am.                                                                                   This class will meet the following dates: September 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 27; December 4, 11; January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 30.

Level 2 (6-9 years of age)- Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 pm.                                                                                   This class will meet the following dates: September 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 28; December 5, 12; January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6, 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17; May 1.

 

 

  

 
 

Contacts

 

 Cassi FitzGerald

 Director of Faith Formation

 620-545-7171

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Vonnie Oberley

 Lead Catechist