Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

What is Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)?

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (or CGS) Level I and Level II is at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. CGS is a Montessori-based faith formation program for children. CGS helps children learn the fundamentals of the Catholic Faith and offers an opportunity for religious experience that assists them in deepening their love for Jesus Christ and his Church. Children will meet once per week during the school year in a specific space dedicated to CGS, this space is referred to as the atrium. In the CGS sessions children will enter into the story of the Scriptures and the life of the Church through hands-on learning as they prayerfully reflect on the voice of the Good Shepherd speaking to them in the quiet and prayerful atmosphere of the atrium.

Level I: Children ages 3 ½ to 6 yrs old by Sept 1, 2023 and who are toilet trained are welcome to join us for this amazing opportunity.

CGS will be offered weekly at the Education Center:

  • Level I will be offered
    • Wednesday afternoons at 12:00pm to 1:00pm from Sept 20, 2023 to May 22, 2024
    • Wednesday evenings at 6:30 to 7:30pm from Sept 20, 2023 to May 1, 2024
  • Orientation for parents and children will be on Sept 20, 2023 at 6:30-7:30pm for the evening program
  • Schedule Coming soon
  • Must have at least 5 children registered to hold atrium session

Note: Children attending all-day Pre-school, Kindergarten, First or Second Grade at St. Francis School will have CGS as a part of the curriculum and do not need to register. All others can register at the link below (Children attending STFX half day Pre-School program will not have CGS as part of their curriculum.)

Click here to go to Registration page

For more information about CGS please go to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Official Website

Click on the links to learn more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Video 1 and Video 2