Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Elementary Education

Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 19, 2023

  • First Reading: 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a
  • Responsorial Psalm: Pslams 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6
  • Second Reading: Ephesians 5:8-14
  • Gospel: John 9:1-41








Religious Education 2022-2023

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd classes for the 2022/2023 school year are full. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please submit an enrollment form for your student(s). If spots open, slots will be given to students in the order in which packets were received.

We may be able to offer more sections of CGS with your help. We need parent volunteers to assist in the classes as well as learning how to lead classes. This will set up our ministry for long-term success and, more importantly, allow CGS to continue to serve the young children of St. Philip the Apostle. God bless you all. 

Religious Education Enrollment Packet 2022-2023

If you have any questions please contact Jacob Zamarron at




“If we want to help the child grow near to God, we should, with patience and courage... This requires study and prayer. The child himself will be our teacher if we know how to observe him.” 
Sofia Cavalletti


What is Catechesis of the Good Shepherd?  (From CGS USA Website)


The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd was born from the joy of the children in their encounter with God and lives in being nourished by this joy. It has also been observed that children of the same developmental stage even though belonging to different cultural backgrounds, respond to certain elements of the Christian message in the same way. Over time through being with children in a specially prepared environment called an atrium, observing and listening to their responses, scriptural and liturgical themes developed that most resonated with children’s religious needs according to their age levels. Thus the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd divests itself of any strictly scholastic character, so as to become an experience of life, an education in faith, and a celebration of the encounter with the Father, in listening to Jesus, the one Teacher, and in obedience to the Holy Spirit.