Our preschool and Kindergarten program meets Sunday from 8:45-10 a.m. (or the conclusion of the 9 a.m. Mass) in the Parish Center. The children will take part in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd which is child centered or activities that use many of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd materials.

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.