Sunday School Sunday school classes are held September through May. Classes are held from 9:40 AM to 10:40 AM in the church basement. There is an annual registration fee of $10 per child and $20 per family (tuition can be waived in special cases of financial hardship). Contact Gail Fischer to register.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) CGS offers three separate atriums: ages 3-6, 6-9, and 9-12. Currently, we are in our fifth year for Atrium I, and have recently begun Atrium II (first and second grades only). Classes are Mass-centered and follow the liturgical calendar, with special emphasis on Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost. CGS is based on the Montessori philosophy of allowing children to interpret material for themselves. Catechists make presentations that "call forth" a response rather than "pour in" information. Activities tend towards experiential repetition and are developmentally and scripturally appropriate for children.
Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) CLOW is held 2 or 3 times per month during the 11:00 AM Mass. Following the opening prayer, children are invited to leave with CLOW instructors for special instruction and activities based on the scripture readings of the week. Children rejoin their families after the homily.
Other Catechetical Events The parish sponsors additional catechetical programs throughout the year, such as the Christmas Pageant, Mardi Gras, the Lenten Seder Meal, and the Passion Play on Good Friday. Please consult the religious education calendar, as new events are added periodically.