Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)


CGS is the process of religious education used at the Cathedral for our children toddlers through 6th grade.  CGS was founded in Rome in 1955 by theologian Sofia Cavalletti, and Montessorian Gianna Gobbi.  Employing both the Montessori method and the two sources of Scripture and Liturgy, CGS presents the fundamental elements of faith to children in a way that invites them to fall in love with Jesus, the Good Shepherd.  CGS is present in 37 countries throughout the world.

The CGS classroom is called an Atrium, a term referring to the space where catechumens were catechized in the first few centuries of the Church.  It is a sacred space for children, along with their catechists, to study and pray. 



There are three levels of CGS:

Level 1:  3 year-olds through Kindergarten

Level 2:  1st through 3rd grades

Level 3:  4th through 6th grades




9am to 10:45am:  Levels 1 & 2 

12:45pm to 2:30pm:  Level 1, 2 & 3





To register, contact Bridget in the office of religious education !



To learn more about CGS visit the website for the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: