The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to the religious formation of children. It highlights essential aspects of the Christian message that nurture the child’s need to love and be loved and the child’s capacity to enjoy God’s presence in her/his life. It is rooted in the Bible, the liturgy of the Church, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori. One of the key features of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is the use of catechetical materials specially designed for children. Another feature is the use of a prepared environment, called the Atrium, to foster children’s religious growth. We are in need of volunteers who enjoy children and who want to help them to know and love God more deeply.
This ministry presents the Liturgy of the Word adapted to the lives and experiences of young children from kindergarten to grade 5 preparing them for the full participation in the liturgy. Adults and school teachers are needed for all our Sunday Eucharist masses and are scheduled for one mass a month.
Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed family setting. The Alpha course meets once a week for 10 weeks and concludes in an amazing one-day or weekend getaway. In each session people enjoy learning in an open and friendly atmosphere where no questions about life or God is seen as too simple or hostile. Alpha is for anyone who thinks there is more to life than meets the eye.