Catechesis of the Good Shepard (CGS)

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)—is a Montessori-based religious program for children ages 3-9 years of age. The atrium, or sacred space for spiritual growth, allows opportunities for children to interact directly and intensely with materials specially prepared by the Catechists and religious community. The atrium is not a classroom, but rather a place prepared for the child to fully receive God’s love and feel His presence.

  • Level I serves children ages 3-6 yrs. who receive presentations on the Kingdom of God Parables, Altar and parts of Mass, Geography of Israel, Infancy Narratives, Paschal Mystery, Baptism and Jesus as the Good Shepherd. The eventual aim of the atrium is to prepare children to develop and nurture their faith and to participate more fully in Mass.
  • Level II serves children ages 6-9 years and expands on Level I work as well as Sacramental Preparation and Moral Formation.

Pre-registration for the after school Level I atrium session is required. CGS also serves the preschool as well as grades K-3. Sessions take place weekly from September to May.  Contact Ann Eilermann at 314-537-2078 or Kara Lydon at 314-909-4110.

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