Faith Formation registration through Realm will be open August 1-15 for Pre-K through grade 9. Faith Formation families should have received an email with the plan and registration link. Classes will begin Tuesday or Wednesday, Sept. 15 or 16. All children will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Homeschooling for faith formation is an option in the registration process. Read more details in the Registration Letter.
Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
CGS is open to preschool and kindergarten students.
What is Catechisis of the Good Shepherd all about? Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) provides an environment for our young children to encounter the beauty of God in a learning space prepared just for them. Each session is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and includes hands-on lessons on the Mass, scripture, and sacraments of the Catholic church. Each week, children will be provided with an environment in which to discover God through hands-on work, prayer and song. Each lesson is connected to a specific moment in scripture or Mass and is meant to bring them closer to the Good Shepherd. Check out this blog from St. Patrick Cedar Rapids and video from from St. John the Evangelist Parish in Indiana.
When are classes held and how do I sign up? Faith Formation classes are held from September through mid-May. Students must be 3 years old by September 15 of the fall in order to enroll for the school year. Registration is held each spring. When you log in to Realm to sign up, you will see the available choices for days and times. Read our notes for information on drop off, pick up, and more.
Explore the idea of becoming a catechist or assistant by reading more about the program here.
If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions or would like to help please let us know. Thank you for supporting your child by joining our Faith Formation Program. We are here to encourage and guide your child and your family.
Sarah Burke, CGS Coordinator
Want to do more at home? Consider setting up a prayer table for your child.