Children's Christian Formation
The Children's Moment
Our nursery and playroom are back! On Sunday mornings, our nursery (Infant - 3 year olds) an our playroom (3 year olds - Kindergarten) are available during our worship services at 8:30a.m. and 10:30a.m. The nursery and playroom are located just off of the Chapel. Please see an usher or clergy person for assistance.
During this time, we are not meeting for in-person formation. However, each Sunday morning, we offer a video for our children as a tool to keep them connected and growing in the Gospel. Along with these videos, we hope the following formation materials and activities will help enrich your family's faith journey.
Cathechesis of the Good Shepherd
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a creative and innovative approach to the religious formation of children. It is rooted in the Bible, the liturgy of the church, and the best practice teaching methods. When we are able to gather in person, children gather in the Atria, rooms that contain simple yet beautiful materials and resources that they use.
An Experiential Way to Learn the Gospel and Biblical Principles
In an atria, children can explore a biblical passage or a prayer from the liturgy by taking the material for that text and working with it - placing wood figures of sheep in a sheepfold of the Good Shepherd, setting sculpted apostles around a Last Supper table, or preparing a small altar with the furnishings used for the Eucharist. There are many other learning resources and lessons to be explored at this stage of your child's spiritual development.