Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Tuesdays | 10am-11:15am | begin September 19th | Lower Level Atrium

The philosophy of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program is that even very young children have a religious life. God is present to them in their deepest being and they are capable of developing both a conscious and intimate relationship with God. We provide materials based on age-appropriate Scripture passages and liturgical signs that nurture their relationship with God. The program balances exposure to our liturgy and the richness of our communal sacramental life with reading the Bible. Our program begins with presenting the New Testament to the children.  The youngest learn about Jesus and the beauty and wonder of the Kingdom of God through carefully chosen Bible verses that foster a deep love for Jesus. Classes are structured to offer a time of prayer and song, a time for the “presentation” and a time for individual work by the child.

Dede Winterrowd will be leading the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I class for children 3 thru 6 years old. She can be reached at

“Hello!  My formation as a catechist included 90 hours of training in Level I and one year of leading first graders in an Atrium.  I’m excited to assist the children in a spirit of unity to discover a relationship with God and the Church!”  -message from Dede