Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

 

CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD: 

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a religious formation program whose method is based on the educational principles of Maria Montessori. In the early 1950s, two women in Rome, Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi, established their first learning center called an “atrium.”  Cavalletti and Gobbi recognized how the children’s own relationship with God can be opened up through the use of their own senses and material tools, as promoted by the methods of Montessori.  They judged such sensory learning as a natural pathway to pass on the Catholic faith to children between the ages of 3-12.  By way of these methods, children live their religious experience at its deepest, most essential elements without any “childish” overtones, as their hearts are able to be opened to a true encounter with Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd.

 (Cf.  “The Good Shepherd and the Child:  A Joyful Journey,” pages 89-91.  Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Press, 1994.)

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT "CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD," YOU CAN GO TO THE WEBSITE OF THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION, BY CLICKING HERE.

Click Here for the Monday/Tuesday Atrium Schedule

Click Here for Saturday Atrium Schedule (coming soon)

Click Here for a PDF registration form or fill out the on-line form below.

 

2016-2017 Catechesis of The Good Shepherd - REGISTRATION

PLEASE NOTE: The Diocese of Duluth has granted exclusive permission to St. Rose Parish in Proctor to offer the pilot program for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in the diocese. Any parents who have children who participate in the program are having them do so with the understanding that this program does not substitute for parish religious education program. PARTICIPANTS IN THIS PROGRAM ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO BE ENROLLED IN REGULAR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION.

Level I & II Atrium for ages 3-9: please select one of the following sessions:





The volunteer opportunities below involving working with the children in the atrium.

Annual Tuition for 2014-2015 (Due in full by first atrium session)

For Registered St. Rose/St. Philip Neri Families - $35.00/family.
For those of other parishes - $35.00/child

Please make check payable to "St. Rose Church." We accept applications on a "first come, first served" basis. Priority is given to St. Rose and St. Philip parishioners. In the first three weeks of the Atrium, we assess if the child is ready. If the child in not deemed ready (i.e., not potty trained, not able to follow instructions, etc.) we will ask them to wait six months. In these cases, please contact us within the first three weeks to receive a refund (tuition is non-refundable after third week.)

BY COMPLETING THE ON-LINE FORM, WE STILL NEED AN OFFICIAL SIGNATURE. PLEASE BE READY TO PROVIDE THAT ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE ATRIUM.

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