Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Young children are particularly capable of receiving and enjoying the most essential elements of our faith: the announcement of God’s love, in the person of the Good Shepherd.

The Good Shepherd Catechesis is a method developed by the late Dr. Sophia Cavaletti who was a Hebrew and scripture scholar. It is based on Montessori principles and the realization that young children not only develop a personal, loving relationship with God but actually have a hunger for God.It is scripturally and liturgically based. An additional component is the para-liturgical celebrations at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.

Children gather in an area called the Atrium. This is a term used by the early church for the gathering area where one prepared for membership in the
church community. For the child too, the Atrium is a place or preparation for involvement in the larger worshiping community, a place that fosters the child’s relationship with God.

Good Shepherd Catechesis is offered Sunday mornings from 8:45-10:15 for children ages 3-6 (not yet completed kindergarten.)

Due to pandemic concerns, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will not be offered in person until further notice.

For more information on this program, please contact Michele Baetzold (440-946-1128 x121 OR [email protected].









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