Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

We are very excited to announce that Gesu will be offering The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) for the three to six-year-old children of our parish beginning in January 2023!

CGS will be offered weekly on Tuesday afternoons (1:00-2:45 pm) starting January 10 and ending on May 9. The sessions will take place in a specially prepared room called the atrium.

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based approach to the religious formation of children, rooted in Sacred Scripture, Liturgy and respect for the child’s rich relationship with God. The children work with beautiful child-sized materials that aid in meditation and absorption of the themes presented. This work in the small atrium community leads them to prayer and a fuller participation in the greater church community at Mass.

We are in need of some materials to begin this ministry, such as low shelving units, low tables/benches, and child sized chairs. For more about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at Gesu and specific items please contact Keri Cupp at [email protected] Find more information about CGS at cgsusa.org. Please pray for those called to this ministry.