St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish is required to follow the “Catholic Comeback Guide” set by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. We will not be able to have classes in person until Phase 2 (we are now in Phase 1). The phases are set by the archdiocese and posted on their webside. We hope to meet in person, but will have an online version of class if needed.
Our preschool and Kindergarten program meets in the Parish Center on alternating Sundays from 10:15 to 11:30 am (or at the conclusion of the 9 am Mass). The children will take part in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd which is child centered with activities that use many of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd materials. Classes may be online based on the “Catholic Comeback Guide” set by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Unfortunately this curriculum cannot be used online. If classes are on line, the preschool program will have a program based on Liturgy of the Word.
The child, particularly the religious life of the child, is central to the interest and commitment of the Good Shepherd catechist. With this focus, the catechist embraces Maria Montessori’s vision of the human being and thus the attitude of the adult regarding the child. An integral part of the experience is an environment called the atrium, which aids in the development of the religious life.
The atrium is a community in which children and adults live together a religious experience which facilitates participation in the wider community of the family, the church and other social spheres. The atrium is a place of prayer, in which work and study spontaneously become meditation, contemplation and prayer.
Liturgy of the Word
Please note, that due to COVID, the Liturgy of the Word dates listed below may be online since we cannot meet in person until Phase 2 (we are still in Phase 1). The phases are set by the archdiocese and are posted on their website. We hope to meet in person, but will have an online version as needed.
- Twice a month (based on the Religious Education calendar), children ages 3 through grade 3 are invited to participate during Mass in Liturgy of the Word. The children will go with you to Mass, then Father or Deacon Allen will invite the children up near the altar where they will gather as a group and then process to the Gathering Space to hear the liturgy at their level. The children will return to their families during collection.
Schedule for Liturgy of the Word Gatherings (during 9 am Mass)
September 13 & 20
October 4 & 18
November 8 & 15
December 6 & 20
January 10 & 24
February 7 & 21
March 7 & 21
April 11 & 25