Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a religious formation method for children based on the
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
educational philosophies of Maria Montessori. It was developed in Rome, Italy in 1954 by
Sofia Cavaletti (a Hebrew Scripture scholar) and Gianna Gobbi (a former assistant to Maria Montessori).
Children experience Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in an atrium, a sacred space where work and
study spontaneously become contemplation and prayer. In the atrium, children are exposed to hands-on
catechetical learning materials. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd has spread worldwide and was adopted
in 2009 by the Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa's order.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd consists of three levels:
Level I (grades PK-K)
Level II (grades 1-3)
Level III (grades 4-6)
We are pleased to announce that Epiphany Catholic School has adopted Catechesis of the Good
Shepherd beginning in the 2015-16 school year. Construction for our new atria begins in Spring of 2015.
We will be implementing Level I initially, with Levels II and III to follow. We look forward to helping our
school children fall in love with Jesus and fostering their relationships with God. What a blessing!
Please contact Jennifer Havens firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
December 2016 Newsletter for KMAELC & Epiphany Kindergarten and 1st Grade Parents /modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/500505/File/CGSNewsletter_December2016.pdf
Spring 2016 Newsletter for KMAELC & Epiphany Kindergarten Parents /modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/500505/File/CGSNewsletter-Spring2016.pdf
For more information about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd:
The National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd http://www.cgsusa.org/
Characteristics of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd http://www.cgsusa.org/about/
Epiphany Catholic Church Bulletin 1-25-2015 Information about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
The Faith of a Child http://americamagazine.org/issue/667/article/faith-child
Parent Newsletter from the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd March 2015 April 2015 Summer 2015
Epiphany Catholic Church Bulletin 4-5-2015 /modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/500505/File/1039Easter%20Renewal%20Update%20Color.pdf
Epiphany Catholic Church Bulletin 7-12-2015 /modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/500505/File/20150712B(1).pdf
Epiphany Catholic Church Bulletin 7-26-2015 /modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/500505/File/20150726B.pdf
All About Silence in the Atrium /modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/500505/File/All%20About%20the%20Atrium%20-%20Silence(1).pdf
The Paschal Mystery and the Child /modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/500505/File/The%20Paschal%20Mystery%20and%20Child.pdf
NEW! Epiphany Catholic Church Bulletin 10-16-2016 /modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/500505/File/20161016B(1).pdf
Epiphany Catholic School Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Folder (You must have access to the Google Drive folder to access this material.)