Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Elementary Education



A note from Jacob Zamarron, DRE: 

Greetings everyone! My name is Jacob Zamarron and I will be taking over as the Director of Religious Education (DRE) here at St. Philip's. I have been a part of this parish since I was 7 years old and I am so grateful for the opportunity to give back in this capacity. I look forward to meeting many of you and to praying for each of you. 

UPDATE (10/11/2021):

In-Person CGS classes have reached max. capacity for the 2021-2022 school year. If you would like your child to be placed on a waitlist, please e-mail me at 

We are offering at-home Catechesis through programs developed by St. Mary's Press. If you would like more information on these programs, please e-mail me at







Religious Education 2021-2022

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is closed for in-person sections. 

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“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.