YOUTH FORMATION RESOURCES
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for children ages 3 thru 12 here. Scroll down and click on 'For Families'.
Resources for Children 12-15
Resources for children 15+
CHILDREN AGES 3-12
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) was developed over sixty years ago by Sofia Cavalletti, a Hebrew and biblical scholar from Rome. The philosophy of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is that young children – even the very young - have a religious life.
We are still trying to focus in on how to best serve our children after they are confirmed and we are waiting for someone to be inspired by the Holy Spirit to help us develop a program.
For unbaptized children 7 years or older we recommend they first enroll in our Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) program in which parents and children gather with our specially trained catechists to prepare them to receive all of the sacraments. For more information please click here. The children are welcome to enroll in the CGS program as part of their journey but they do need to contact our RCIC catechists because, in the eyes of the church, they have reached the age of reason and therefore are eligible to be fully received into the church (by receiving the three Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation).