Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Children (K-5)

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Grades K–5) 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 most Sundays from 9:30am-10:45am for K-3rd Grade in our two atria. This allows for families to participate in the 8:30am or 11:00am Mass.


Class Schedule and Important Dates

September 11
September 18
September 25

October 2
October 9
October 16
October 23
*No Class on October 30

November 6
November 13
November 20
*No Class on November 27

December 4
December 11
December 18
*No Class on December 25

January 8
January 15
January 22
January 29
*No Class on January 1

February 5
February 12
February 19
February 26

March 5
March 12
March 19
March 26

April 2
April 16
April 23
April 30
*No Class on April 9

September 26 | 6:00pm | Parent/Student Meeting

Confession Demonstration

November 17 | 6:00pm | FIRST RECONCILIATION

February 6 | 6:00pm | Parent/Student Meeting

April 22 | 1:30pm | First Communion Retreat | Parents and Students




Ideas and examples for an at-home prayer space.


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.*

First Reconciliation & First Communion Registration Form


Middle School years present their own set of challenges and opportunities for growth in the faith. Purpose, our faith formation program for students in grades 6, 7 & 8, provides an engaging and meaningful way for young people to encounter Christ. Purpose is for all registered Little Flower students. Confirmation takes place in the spring of the student’s eighth grade year. Students meet on the second and fourth 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