Children and Youth Formation
Weekly at 9 a.m., children ages 3–third grade will gather for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in the Children’s Chapel room in the Parish Hall. Those in grades 4–8 will gather in the front parlor of Marston LaRue for a new adventure. Join us each week as we explore faith, honor questions, celebrate, and notice the ways God is at work in our lives.
About Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Who is the Good Shepherd? Why do priests wear those funny clothes? What are people doing when they go up to the altar?
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for children ages 3 through third grade explores these kinds of questions by interacting with specific materials designed for young minds. Activities include singing songs, retelling parables using models, creating an altar, building a model of Jerusalem, and other presentations that engage young children in the exploration of liturgy, history, scripture, etc. The program encourages children to respond joyfully to God in their own personal way, at their own pace. CGS is used in 37 different countries around the world and is taught by trained catechists.
Our Christian Formation Buildings
Marston-LaRue is the house east of the church building that also holds the church offices upstairs. Sunday School rooms are on the first floor. Please use the front door (and not the back door which enters directly into a classroom).
Ledford House is the brick house down the hill. Follow the path from Marston-LaRue and use the sliding glass door on the back patio.