Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori- inspired approach to religious education of the child, rooted in Sacred Scripture and Liturgy. We are pleased to offer Catechesis of the Good Shepherd to children ages 3–9. Level 1 serves the 3-6 (K) children and Level 2 serves the 6-9 (Grades 1-3) children.

These specially prepared age appropriate spaces contain materials for the children to work with and enter into prayer. Handcrafted wooden dioramas depict the key events in the life of Jesus: The Annunciation, the Visitation, the Nativity, and the Presentation in the Temple, as well as many Parables. Children also work with materials to learn about the Land of Israel and the City of Jerusalem.

Children gather with the trained catechists on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm – 8 pm. The program fills quickly. (Children must be potty-trained, please.) To register your child or for more information, please contact Parish Catechetical Leader Colleen Houk at 216-226-5116, or