Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” (Matthew 19:14)
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to religious formation of children ages 3-12. Using Montessori principles of education, children experience a “hands on” approach to Scripture and Liturgy with dioramas and beautifully crafted materials. They also explore practical life (activities relating to daily life) teaching them love and care for themselves and the world around them.
Each week during the school year, children are invited into the “atrium” – a specially prepared environment that offers a sensorial rich experience. Through the work of their hands and a contemplative approach to exploring their faith, children have an opportunity to grow in the love and knowledge of God and begin to establish their own relationship with Jesus, our Good Shepherd.
If you have any questions about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, would like to register your child or have an interest in joining our team of volunteers serving God’s youngest children, please contact Kathy Menzies at the parish office on 9808 1006.
Many thanks for your support and continuing prayers for this very special ministry.