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Sundays

8:30 am Holy Eucharist 

Nursery and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd offered during the service through 3rd grade. Children will join their parents in the sanctuary for Communion. 

10:30 am Holy Eucharist

Nursery and Formation Classes offered through 12th grade. Lifebuilders and Centering Prayer offered for adults. Children and teens will join their parents in the sanctuary for Communion. 

12:30pm Sudanese Service

Please note: on January 28 we will hold one worship service at 9:30am with the annual meeting following at 11 am. 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

8:30 a.m. service 
3 1/2 yrs. - 3rd grade
Rms. 108 & 112

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori approach to the religious formation of children based on the conviction that God and the child are in relationship. The curriculum’s heart lies in the conviction of the religious potential of every child through loving relationship, Scripture and liturgy.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a method of religious formation “rooted in the Bible, the liturgy of the church, and the education principles of Maria Montessori.” Developed by Hebrew scholar Sophia Cavaletti and Montessori director, Gianna Gobbi in Rome, it has been offered in the United States for over 25 years.

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd method recognizes that a child, unable to read, needs other ways to ponder and express what they hear from Scripture or liturgy. During class, teachers give the children a lesson from a New Testament parable, a passage or lessons on our Eucharistic Prayer. Then the teachers give them time and materials to demonstrate what they believe the Lord is speaking to them.  Through art, sculpted New Testament figurines, maps, Eucharistic or liturgical furnishings or  quiet corner, a child can absorb and allow the truth of God’s Word to soak in. The work of the child becomes a prayer, a conversation with God.

Children will join their families in the church for communion during the Lord's Prayer. 

For more information on Catechesis, please email Deb Whiteside at