A Message to Families of St. Mary’s Parish Lindsay
Registration forms and brochures with details will be available soon.
In the meantime please complete this Parent Interest Form after reading the information below.
St. Mary’s Parish would like to introduce you and your family to a wonderful new ministry of faith formation for the youngest members of our faith community, children ages 3 to 6. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is an approach to the religious formation of children that originated in 1954 in Rome and was inspired by the Montessori principles of education. In a specially prepared environment called the Atrium, a sacred space for the youngest members of the parish, children explore the Bible and liturgy with catechists who present and ponder with children the fundamental themes of covenant, and the mysteries of the Kingdom of God.
Children as young as 3 already have a relationship with God. In the Atrium, a place of worship rather than a more traditional classroom, the child is helped to fall in love with God.
The parish plans to offer the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I this Fall, approx. 1 ½ hours, once a week, October to April. With your input we will decide upon a suitable day and time for your child(ren) to attend.
Please consider this unique opportunity to nurture the spiritual growth of your child as was promised at their Baptism. At this time, let us know of your interest by submitting an Interest Form attached with date and time preferences listed, so that we can determine the most convenient time to offer this new ministry. In the fall of 2017 we will provide you with a more detailed registration form. Our dates, times and location will be available by then.
In the fall, we will also offer an information evening to introduce you to the program and answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, as you prayerfully consider this opportunity, please fill in the attached Interest Form, and return it to the parish office, attention: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Lindsay, or email it to CGSLindsay@gmail.com.
Contact us by email with your questions: CGSLindsay@gmail.com or phone contact person Tiiu Kubjas at 705-878-8904.
If you would like to learn more about CGS we have listed below some informative videos available on You Tube:
Yours in Christ,
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Ministry
St. Mary’s Parish