What is it all about? The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a religious formation program for children ages 3-12, inspired by Maria Montessori, using her principles of education. Catechists who are leading the sessions have taken a year-long training on content and have mentored/observed techniques of other catechists.
How does the program run? The atrium is a room which is specially prepared for children and contains materials that can help to teach them about the faith. There are child-sized pieces of furniture in the room and it is filled with child-sized items used to help children learn more about their Catholic faith. For example, you can find small chalices and patens, priestly vestments, a lectern, a Baptismal font, and a Paschal candle, to name a few. The idea behind the atrium is to give children a quiet space and special time in which they can foster their friendship with God and grow in knowledge of their faith – undistracted from the noise of the world.
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- The Atrium of the True Vine
Level I (3-6 years) unavailable at this time
Level II– (6-9 years) unavailable at this time
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Where is the program held? St. Agnes Parish Hall
Cost: 1 child $50, 2 siblings $75
For more information email email@example.com or call the parish office