St Mary just began our 2nd year of offering Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for children ages 3-6. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS), is a Montessori-based method of faith formation rooted in Sacred Scripture, Liturgy, & respect for the child's rich relationship with God. We would like to continue to grow this program, but we need your HELP!
Please prayerfully consider becoming a CGS catechist, & please pray for all those currently involved with the program. If you are interested in learning more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, or would like to become a trained catechist, please contact the parish office or fill out the form below:
Opportunities for CGS Catechists Training:
Level One: In Elkhart, IA, on Jan 16-18, Feb 13-15, Mar 19-21, 2020 for part 1. Part 2: Jan 21-23, Feb. 18-20, Mar 18-20, 2021.
Level One and Level Two: This summer in Cedar Rapids at St. Patricks July 16-20th for part 1.
Completion of level one (PK-K) is required before beginning level two (1st-2nd grade) training.