Saturday - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday - 7:30 a.m. - 9 - 11 & 5:30 p.m.
Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m.
Tuesday: 6 p.m.
Monday - Saturday: 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 3 p.m.
Sunday: 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Child/teens registered after September 10 will be placed as space permits.
The following classes are full and on a wait list:
Tuesday 9am CGS Level 1, 11, 111
Wednesday 6:30pm CGS Level 1 (Grades 1-2)
Wednesday, 6:30pm Confirmation (Grades 7-8)
Print out the form and return to the parish office along with your check.
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to the religious formation of children rooted in the Bible, the Liturgy of the Church, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori. Children gather in an “atrium”, a room prepared for them, which contains simple yet beautiful materials that they use to ponder the mysteries of our faith. We will be meeting weekly on Wednesdays as part of Family Faith for Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade children. There will also be a Level 1, (ages 3-5) Level 2, (grades 1-3) and Level 3, (grades 4-6) offered on Tuesday mornings. During the Tuesday morning session there is opportunity for small group studies.
Our elementary offerings reflect a transition to weekly sessions, with the younger grades (ages 3 years through grade 1) utilizing Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and older grades (grades 2-6) continuing with the Family Formation curriculum. Recognizing parents as the primary educators of their children in faith, parents will join their children on-site for one Wednesday per month for Catholic parenting education, catechesis, liturgical experiences and parent-child activities. Families can register for session times 4:30-6pm or 6:30-8pm. On the parent Wednesdays, free childcare is provided for younger siblings of students ages 6 months to 2 years. An optional Family Meal is offered (and a free-will donation will be accepted) to nourish the stomachs and the social needs of our busy families.
Children in grade 2 are prepared for the Sacraments of Reconciliation (in February) and Eucharist (in May) during Family Faith. Parents are directly involved in helping their children prepare for these sacraments by teaching at home materials, attending parent informational sessions, retreats, practices, and celebrations.
New this year! Confirmation is now open to students in grade 8 – 12. Faith Formation youth in grades 7 & 8 will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:00 pm. 8th grade youth will be Confirmed in the Spring, while 7th grade youth will continue their prep into the next year. Grades 9-12 will have the option to meet weekly on Sunday evenings from 6:45-8:15 pm or Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm (as space allows). Confirmation preparation is focused on forming candidates into passionate and knowledgeable Disciples of Christ. This is done through large group speakers, small group discussions, prayerful worship, and a number of required experiences that allow the youth to be fully immersed in their faith. Components of the program include a youth ministry retreat, service experiences, parent and sponsor nights, and homily reflections.
Little Lambs is for children 3 yrs – K. The program takes place during the first half of the Mass. With catechists, the children experience the weekly Gospel through storytelling, hands on activities, and music. The goal is for the young children to grow in God’s love and participate more fully in the beauty of the Mass. Children join their families after the Homily.