Catechesis /Good Shepherd
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
The promise behind the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is that children desire to draw near to God, but they need the sensitive guidance of the adult as well as the inner guidance of the Holy Spirit to nuture this relationship.
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is not a "Sunday School" curriculum for children toward God. It seeks to involve adults and children from ages 3 to 12 in a common religious experience through which all can form an authentic faith relationship with God.
The Catechesis is grounded in Scripture and liturgy and is framed by Maria Montessori"s educational principles. This allows children to hear the Gospel through the free use of sensory rich materials that represent essential elements of the Christian message.
The adult's task is to prepare the space for the children, called the Atrium. This is the place in which children can respond to their relationship with God, first proclaimed to them through Jesus, the Good Shepherd.
ST MATTHEW'S ATRIUM BRIDGEWATER:
6-12 year olds every Monday from 4pm to 5 pm
3-6 year olds every Tuesday from 10.00am to 11.30am