Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Age 3 - 12


Registration is open for 2023/2024. 


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) classes are offered for elementary children aged 3-12. Classes begin the week after Labor Day and run until the week before Mother’s Day. CGS is the curriculum used to prepare students for First Holy Communion (FHC). FHC preparation is a two year process.

If a student begins prep in Fall 2023, they will receive FHC in Spring 2025.


For more information or questions, please contact Jacob Zamarron (


What is Catechesis of the Good Shepherd?

"We believe that God and the child have a unique relationship with one another...that growth of this relationship should be assisted by the adult, but is directed by the Spirit of God; that children need their own place to foster the growth of that relationship..." (From

This program is meant to develop the intimate relationship between Jesus and the elementary age child. Children work in our classrooms (called atriums) at their own pace with the materials that they desire. Adults (called catechists) are available for assistance, but the children are meant to contemplate their work and draw closer to the Heart of God in their own unique way.