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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd


In addition to the classroom at MLH, there is the atrium of Our Lady of Schoenstatt. This sacred space allows the children to use simple but beautiful materials which invites them to prayer and gives them the opportunity to the learn scripture and Liturgy. The founders of CGS stated that the child has the capacity to connect to God but in a different way than an adult. Through the “work of the hand”, the materials become the child’s prayer.   To learn more visit 

In addition to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program, the following monthly themes are also made available:

September-CGS-Orientation to the Atrium, Introduction to the Prayer Table and the Bible

                  Feasts: Birth of Mary, Triumph of the Cross, the Archangels

                  Prayers:  Angel of God

October- CGS-Liturgical Colors, Sign of the Cross, Genuflection, Liturgical Calendar

                Feasts: St. Therese, Guardian Angels, St. Francis of Assisi,

                            Our Lady of the Rosary

                 Prayers: Hail Mary, Glory Be, Intro to the Rosary

November-CGS-Altar I, Altar II, Altar III

                   Feasts: All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day, Thanksgiving

                   Prayer: Intro to the Our Father

December- CGS-Annunciation, Visitation, Birth of Jesus and Adoration of the Shepherds

                   Advent, Prophecies of Light, Names, Place, Mother

                   Feasts: St. Nicholas, Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Guadalupe

                   Service Project: Care packages prepared for a shelter

                   Activity: Birthday cake for Jesus

January- CGS-Presentation of Jesus, Adoration of the Magi, Christmas/Epiphany

               Celebration, Mustard Seed, Precious Pearl, the Leaven, the Hidden Treasure

February- CGS- The Growing Seed, Mystery of Life and Death

                 Feast: Ash Wednesday, Lent

                 Lenten Activities

March- CGS- The Good Shepherd, The Found Sheep, Ps. 23

              Feasts: St. Patrick, St. Joseph, Annunciation

               Prayer:  The Way of the Cross

April- CGS- City of Jerusalem, the Cenacle, Empty Tomb, Liturgy of the Light

           Feasts: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday

            Prayer: Divine Mercy Chaplet

May- CGS-Baptism, Eucharistic Presence, Pentecost Celebration

                     Feasts: St. Joseph, Month of Mary

                      Prayers: Rosary, Crowning of Mary

Summer-Prep of Chalice, Epiclesis, Offering, Sign of Peace, Lavabo