Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

What is the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd?

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to the religious formation of the child.  It is rooted in Sacred Scripture, Liturgy, and the educational philosophy and methods of Maria Montessori and Sophia Cavaletti.

Each week the children gather in a room prepared for them called an “atrium.”  This specially prepared space contains many materials that the children can work with and use.


Catechesisi of the Good Shepherd ImageSpirituality of the Child

First and foremost, children have a profound capacity for relationship.  They give and receive love.  They need love.  In the atrium, we nurture their relationship with God through the Parable of the Good Shepherd.  In the Good Shepherd, the child meets One Who protects and cares for them, knows them and calls them by name, and loves them completely.

Our young children are full of energy and love to and have to move!  In the atrium, the child prays with his/her whole body.



For more information or to enroll your student, please contact Kristi Gosser, Director of Religious Education at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 272-4727.


 Classes are held:

      Wednesday Evenings: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

      Sunday Mornings: 10:50 -11:50 am

      Registration fee: $40

Contact Information

Name Heather Wahlmeier
Phone 785-272-3203
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