New for 2018/19:
St Mary is starting Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) for our children ages 3-10 in the 2018/19 school year! In the CGS method of faith formation, children learn in a specially prepared room called the Atrium, a sacred, “hands on” space where catechists and children hear, ponder and celebrate the most essential mysteries of our faith as revealed in Sacred Scripture and Liturgy.
Adults who go through catechist training receive formation consisting of learning how to proclaim God’s Word and aspects of the Mass to children and how to make materials children can use to think and reflect on the stories and teachings that are proclaimed. The training leads adults into a deeper, more joyful, more complete relationship with God and understanding of their Catholic faith.
Please prayerfully ask if you are being called to be part of this program. A successful CGS catechist can be male or female, young or older, and a background as a teacher or parent is not required! Training typically takes 80 hours, but is broken up into manageable pieces. St Mary covers training costs, mileage, and lodging. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Michelle 319-352-2493 X15 for more information on creating materials or becoming a catechist.
Will be similar to last year's program. Please check back in a couple weeks for registration and details!
We will have 2 multi-generational events in 2018/19. We encourage all ages, those with or without children, parents & grandparents, single persons & families to participate! More information will be posted soon.