About the program
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is an approach to the religious education of children with presentations based on the Bible and liturgy. This approach to nurturing the faith life of children evolved from children themselves. It is based on the conviction that God and the child are already in a relationship; the task before us is to help the child deepen that relationship.
About the rooms
An atrium is a carefully prepared environment where great truths about our faith are placed before the children to satisfy their spiritual needs in age-appropriate ways. Parents are welcome to sit in on their child’s class at any time. To view an excellent video showing an atrium, please see the video below.
About the catechists
CGS catechists receive 90+ hours of training before leading a CGS class. If you are interested in becoming a catechist, please see the link at left entitled "Catechist Formation." Catechists find their own spiritual life is fed as well as the spiritual lives of the children they serve. Volunteers willing to assist the Lead Catechists are also welcome; this is a nice way to begin learning about this unique program.
Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be available in May, 2017. At that time we will post a registration form on this web page for you to submit.
(To register your child or children for the CGS program, please download a copy or copies of the registration form and return it along with accompanying fees to Parish Office personally or by mail at 9150 Pflumm, Lenenxa, KS 66215. Form may be downloaded from "DOCUMENTS" link at left.)
To listen to "The Shepherd's Voice," the Archbishop's weekly radio program which featured Program Director Diane Olsen discussing Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, please CLICK HERE