Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will begin on August 14 for the 22-23 school year. Level 1 (PreK3, PreK4, and K) , Level 2 (1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade), and Level 3 (4th, 5th and 6th grade) will meet Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15.
Link to the registration form is below. Children must by 3 years old by September 1, 2022.
If your child is in second grade and needs sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion, please click on link below and complete the requested information form.
SECOND GRADE SACRAMENTS
All children who plan to receive the sacraments this year and do not attend St. Richard School are invited to attend Parish Religious Education classes on Sunday Mornings.
Initial Sacramental Prep Parent Meeting is Thursday, September 8th at 6:00 p.m. in the Foley Hall. Fr. Joe Tonos will be the speaker. This is a general meeting and is required for all parents who plan to have their child receive these sacraments here at Saint Richard. Nursery will be provided.
First Reconciliation Parent Meeting is Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the Church. Mary Louise Jones will be the speaker. (If you attended this class in the last 5 years you do not have to attend but are certainly welcome. You must send a note stating when you attended the class.) Nursery will be provided.
First Reconciliation is Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 5:30-6:00 p.m. in the church. Students will be the first to be reconciled, followed by parents. At 6:00, Reconciliation is opened up to all parishioners for the Lenten Reconciliation Service. Nursery will be provided.
First Holy Communion will be on SATURDAY, April 29, 2023 at the 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass in the Church.
Parent Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the Church. Mary Louise Jones will again be the speaker. Again, if you attended this class in the last 5 years you do not have to attend but are certainly welcome. Please send a note stating when you attended the class.
The 1st Holy Communion Class is encouraged to participate in the Holy Thursday Service on April 6, 2023 since that service focuses on the Eucharist. They are invited to wear their 1st Communion outfit and sit together in reserved pews in the front of church. They will lead the procession from the church to the Altar of Repose at the end of the service.
A 1st Communion Retreat will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023 from
8 a.m. until 3 p.m. All are invited to attend.
Practice and pictures for 1st Communion will be on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. in the church.
1st Holy Communion Mass will be on SATURDAY, April 29, 2023 at the 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass in the Church. First Communicant families will have reserved pews. Nursery will be provided.
For a copy of this information concerning Sacramental Prep, click below.
What is Catechesis of the Good Shepherd?
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is Montessori-based and is a method of helping children develop a close relationship with God, where the adult catechist serves as a guide for them. The Atrium is a specially prepared environment for children to listen to the proclamation of the Good News and meditate on it through hand-crafted materials that correspond to their age and needs.
These materials, called “works,” focus on key parables such as the Good Shepherd (John 10:3-5, 10b-11, 14-16) and the True Vine (John 15:1-11), as well as the Mass, sacraments, prayer, and much more. The experience is profound for the children and for the adults witnessing the Holy Spirit’s work in the Atrium.
Learn more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at https://www.cgsusa.org/.
Interested in volunteering or learning more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd? Contact Susan O’Connor at email@example.com or 601-366-2335 for more information.
Children must by 3 years old by September 1, 2022.
Level I (3-6 years old)
Level II (6-9 years old)
Level III (9-12 years old)
Teaching Safety- Empowering God’s Children by Virtus is designed to teach children the skills they need to recognize boundary violations that precede abuse, to remove themselves from uncomfortable situations, and to tell a trusted adult when someone has crossed a boundary with them.
For information about this program, which is the Diocese’s response to comply with the Bishops’ charter for the Protection of Children, please follow the links below:
We will present lessons to the Level 1, 2, and 3 children on October 2, 2022.