Calling parish woodworkers!

Please consider using your talents for the youngest children of our parish as we build St. Francis Borgia’s very first Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium.

Q: What kind of materials need to be built?

A: Some examples:

  • Existing shelves that need to be resized for 3- to 6-year-old children
  • Wooden cubbies and a bench
  • Wooden materials the children will work with to meditate on Scripture and Liturgy (specific instructions provided), such as a small altar, tabernacle and sacristy cabinet or a diorama of Mary’s house in Nazareth.

Q: What exactly is a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium?

A: Each week children will come to this sacred space which is more chapel than classroom and the meeting ground of two beautiful mysteries – the mystery of the young child and the mystery of God. The atrium is a place of prayer, in which work and study spontaneously become meditation, contemplation and prayer. The atrium is a place where the only teacher is Christ. Both children and adults place themselves in a listening stance before his Word and seek to penetrate the mystery of the liturgical celebration.

Thanks in advance for this work for our children!

Learn more about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium.

Please contact the Director of Child and Family Formation or the Christian Formation Administrative Assistant for more information.