The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program provides an environment, an atrium, where the children can explore their relationship with God using hands-on materials and is rooted in the Bible, the Liturgy of the Church.
In an atrium, the child can ponder a biblical passage or a prayer from the liturgy by taking the material for that text and working with it - placing wood figures of sheep in a sheepfold of the Good Shepherd, setting sculpted apostles around a Last Supper table, or preparing a small altar with the furnishings used for the Eucharist. Older children who read can copy parables from the Bible, lay in order written prayers from the rite of baptism, or label a long time line showing the history of the kingdom of God.
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program is provided for the kindergarten and first grade students at St. Mary on the Hill School and CCD Program.
Volunteers: Teachers - Registered adults of St. Mary on the Hill and certified for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program.
Other help, which does not required certification, is needed such as catechist aide, preparing materials, woodworking, and cutting out pasting materials.
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