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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepard is a religious education program for children. It was started in Italy and has been heavily influenced by the Montessori method. This is a hands-on, low-keyed approach, but is highly structured.

Part I centers on The Good Shepard Story and is for three- to six-year-olds.

Part II centers on the True Vine and is for six- to eight-year-olds. It builds on what was covered in Part I.

Part III centers on God’s Plan and builds on the previous two programs. It is designed for nine- to twelve-year-olds. Saint Philip’s Church has been offering the program long enough to have had children come all the way through all three levels of the program.

Beginning on the third Sunday of September, all three levels of Catechesis of the Good Shepard are offered. This coincides with the 10:00 am service for adults, which includes music and hymns. A nursery is also provided at the time of this service. Coffee Hour follows the 10:00 am service.