"All our knowledge has its origin in the senses" St. Thomas Aquinas
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is offered in 3 Levels...
Level I is offered to children ages 3-6 years old.
The children attend a two hour session once a week, and are given individual presentations with sensorial materials. They are then free to work independently in the environment. We come together as a group at the prayer table for prayer and song at the end of class.
Presently, there are four level one classes in the Atrium.
Level II is offered to children ages 6-9 years old.
The children attend a two hour session once a week. Their presentations are given either individually or in small groups. The materials are available to work with individually or in small groups to explore each lesson on a deeper level. Each week, two or three children work together to plan and lead a prayer service for the group.
Presently, there are three level two classes in the Atrium.
Level III is for children ages 9-12 years old.
Level III children meet on Saturday along with the level II class. They continue working with level III presentations and work.