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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is an approach to religious formation for children from infant to 12 years of age. CGS embraces Dr. Maria Montessori’s vision of developmental stages of the child by offering different prepared environments for the 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, and 9-12 year old to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Within the prepared environment (the atrium), the CGS catechist offers presentations rooted in Scripture and the Liturgy that introduce the child to some of the main tenets of our faith, including Christ as the Good Shepherd, the true presence of Jesus in the bread and wine, Parables of the Kingdom of God, and the Holy Sacraments. The child’s personal work, using materials provided, enables further meditation on the mysteries addressed by the presentation, inviting the child to hear and follow Jesus’ voice, remain in Jesus, and build the Kingdom of God.

Currently, Queen of the Holy Rosary is offering Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for 3 to 6 year olds. Kindergarteners are encouraged to join.”

The 3 - 6 year old children of QHR parishioners will meet every Wednesday at 4:45pm from October – April in the former convent. You can find more information at cgsusa.org or email the catechists at [email protected]