catechesis of the good shepherd


What is the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd?

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a religious education program for children ages 3-12 based on the methods of Maria Montessori.  Since 1954, Dr. Sofia Cavaletti and her co-worker, Gianna Gobbie have designed teachings and materials by working with and observing children in the catechesis setting.  The teachings are based on the conviction that God and the child are in a relationship.  The child has a deep need to experience and a special capacity to enjoy the presence of God. Central to the catechesis is the atrium, a room containing beautiful materials that focus the child's attention on key scripture passages or liturgical moments.  

The Catechesis program meets Sunday mornings from
9:15 to 10:15.

More information about the Catechesis program is available from The National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.