Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Children (K-6)

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Grades K–6) helps to lay a foundation for youth to live as disciples of Jesus in our world today. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a hands-on, Montessori-based approach to teaching the Catholic Faith. Youth are encouraged to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church through times of prayer, work, and presentations that teach the fundamental truths of our Catholic faith. Sessions include lessons on the Gospel and the Liturgy, especially focusing on the parables of Jesus and the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, and the Eucharist.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd runs September through May on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month for K-6th Grade. Our program will be both virtual and in-person for the 2020-2021 school year. Lessons will be offered in-person for Levels I and II and virtually for Levels I, II, and III. For an archive of this year’s recorded lessons please see below. CGS Reopening Protocol

SPRING 2021 1ST COMMUNION

Please read this letter from Fr. Dave for an important update for Spring 2021 1st Communion

Video Links and Parent Guides

Ideas and examples for an at-home prayer space.

Baptism

First-time parents seeking to present their child(ren) for baptism prepare for the momentous occasion of God’s design by participating in a helpful session designed to help them grow in confidence as Christian parents and to familiarize them with the many offerings that are available to parents through the parish.

In accordance with the teaching of Sacred Scripture, we joyfully celebrate baptisms of infants and children. In this time of pandemic, baptisms are celebrated for members of our parish family by appointment only, usually scheduled on Saturday or Sunday afternoon. With special permission, non-members may also be baptized.

First Reconciliation
& First Eucharist

Preparation for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist takes place in second grade for all registered Little Flower students.*

Confirmation

Middle School years present their own set of challenges and opportunities for growth in the faith. Purpose 2.0, our faith formation program for students in grades 7 & 8, provides an engaging and meaningful way for young people to encounter Christ. Modified for current pandemic needs, Purpose 2.0 now takes place primarily online through with the Damascus ALIVE program videos, with monthly in-person events on the second Sunday of every month, beginning in September and ending in April. Session includes Sunday Mass (5:30), light snacks and Faith Formation (6:30-7:30), with departure at 7:30pm. Purpose is our middle school faith formation for students in 7th and 8th grade for all registered Little Flower students. Confirmation takes place in the spring of the student’s eighth grade year. Students meet on the second Sunday of each month This includes students who attend a Catholic School including St. Benedict.*

*Attendance in our Youth Faith Formation offerings from Kindergarten through high school is a requirement to be considered for enrollment into Sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation.

For more information, please contact:

phone1Parish Office:  419-537-6655