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!