Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Elementary Education

Welcome!!

 

With the Christmas season approaching, we invite you to celebrate the Birth of Our Lord!!! This year we will be hosting our Christmas Pageant before the 5:00 PM Mass on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24). We would love as many students from age 3 to 6th grade to participate in this event as possible. For more information, please contact me at dre@stphilipcc.com. Peace and blessings to all of you during this season!!

 

Jacob Zamarron, Director of Religious Education 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Religious Education 2021-2022

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is closed for in-person sections. 

If you have any questions please contact me at dre@stphilipcc.com.

 

 

 

“If we want to help the child grow near to God, we should, with patience and courage... This requires study and prayer. The child himself will be our teacher if we know how to observe him.” 
Sofia Cavalletti

 

What is Catechesis of the Good Shepherd?  (From CGS USA Website)

 

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd was born from the joy of the children in their encounter with God and lives in being nourished by this joy. It has also been observed that children of the same developmental stage even though belonging to different cultural backgrounds, respond to certain elements of the Christian message in the same way. Over time through being with children in a specially prepared environment called an atrium, observing and listening to their responses, scriptural and liturgical themes developed that most resonated with children’s religious needs according to their age levels. Thus the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd divests itself of any strictly scholastic character, so as to become an experience of life, an education in faith, and a celebration of the encounter with the Father, in listening to Jesus, the one Teacher, and in obedience to the Holy Spirit.