Catechesis Of The Good Shepherd
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Atrium) at St. Williams is a Montessori-based, hands-on Catholic faith formation program for children 3-6 years old. It is held from 8:45-9:45 on Sunday mornings. The Atrium is a specially prepared room where children can come to know Jesus, the Good Shepherd. They can grow in their relationship with God through a deep engagement of Scripture through gospel stories, parables of the Kingdom and learning about the liturgy.
3-6 years old – “Hands On” Experience— Learn by playing, enacting the Gospel Stories, Preparing for “a Mass” Grounded in Montessori educational principles, topics emphasized: Gospel stories, Kingdom Parables, Elements of the Mass, Articles of the Altar, The Liturgical Year of the Church, Geography of the Holy Land. Parent Orientation is in September with the first session for children on the following Sunday.