What is Catechesis of the Good Shepherd?

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, 2021 and who are toilet trained are welcome to join us for this amazing opportunity.

Level II: Children entering First Grade in the fall of 2021 are invited to the next level Atrium experience.


CGS will be offered at the following dates/times at the Education Center:

  • Level I only will be offered Tuesday mornings at 7:45 to 8:45am from Sept 21, 2021 to May 3, 2022
  • Level I & II will be offered Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:30pm from Sept 22, 2021 to May 4, 2022
    • Must have at least 5 children registered to hold atrium session

Note: Children attending All day Pre-school, Kindergarten and First 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

2021-2022 Registration now open!


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

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