CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Level I (Age 3 to Grade K)
Level I Atrium (Room 201), 2nd Floor, Parish House
9:00 to 11:00 am
Children join together for prayer and song circle, experience small-group lessons grounded in the Bible or liturgy, independently work with beautiful hand-made materials, and participate in seasonal celebrations, all of which serve to enliven and strengthen the bond that exists between each child and God. Youngsters of this age are capable of great wonder and joy, and they respond positively to the order, security, ritual, and movement they find in the Montessori-based environment. This provides the foundation for all Christian formation. Here children can experience God’s transforming work through the Holy Spirit. (Parents, consistent attendance enhances a child’s comfort level. Please bring your children as often as possible, and if you want to assist, there are many easy ways you can lend a hand.)
Catechists: Nadia Jannetta, Phil Jodz and Monica Lind
Assistants: Lainey Bouselli, Stacey Helmers and Chuck Norris
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Level II (Grades 1-3)
Level II Atrium (Room 209), 2nd Floor, Parish House
10:15 to 11:00 am
Expanding on Catechesis I, Level II offers presentations based on themes from the Holy Bible and the liturgy, prayers, songs, and opportunities for reflection through art, crafts, peer interaction and meditative work. Imagination and agility with the concept of time allow this age group to appreciate the history of the kingdom of God through large-scale presentations. The year is punctuated with seasonal celebrations. The Atrium environment offers freedom, delight and refreshment through the transforming presence of the Holy Spirit. Children begin to assume leadership responsibilities and develop meaningful relationships within the Christian community. Adults, if you would like to help, we would welcome your presence on Sunday mornings.
Catechists: Barbara Billings and Karen Nagel
Assistants: Kathy Fox, Hilarie Johnston, Karen Wallingford and Lizzie Helminska
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