Launching in Fall 2021 for Ages 3 through Kindergarten
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) will launch in fall 2021 for children ages 3 through kindergarten, and we invite you to register your little ones! (See Registration section below.). Three years old is the best time for your child to fall in love with Jesus, so it is the perfect time to enroll them in Christian Formation. St. Francis Borgia school children are welcomed and encouraged to attend as well!
What is Catechesis of the Good Shepherd?
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a beautiful approach to the faith formation of children which has been used for over 60 years across several continents with many demographics … including Mother Teresa’s sisters in their personal formation and work with the poor children they serve across the world! The catechists are highly trained and often have fallen in love anew with Jesus Christ and the Church through the training. There are three Levels in CGS: Level I (ages 3-6), Level II (ages 6-9), and Level III (ages 9-12). St. Francis Borgia will offer Level I in in fall 2021.
What is an Atrium?
The atrium is the sacred prepared environment (room) that helps the relationship between God and the child flourish. It is a place for religious life, for community and worship – not a classroom for instruction. It can be compared to a retreat house which facilitates recollection and silence. “The atrium is a place of meaningful work through which the child can have a conversation with God.” (www.cgsusa.org)
St. Francis Borgia is preparing its first Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium, where sessions will be held. The atrium is in the former classroom D in the North Church hall. Everything in the atrium nourishes the religious potential of the child – from “practical life” work to Scripture materials and materials on the Holy Eucharist and baptism.
2021-2022 registration for this beautiful approach to the religious formation of our children age 3 through kindergarten opens on May 31 for parishioners and June 20 for non-parishioners. Children should be three years old by September 2021 and potty trained in order to enroll.
Go to the Registration page for the following:
- Online Christian Formation registration form for grades K3 – 11
- Costs (tuition/fees and payment options)
For more information about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, see the brochure.
For questions, please contact either: