Summer Bible School 2021
We will be offering Summer Bible School for children ages 3 1/2–6 years old (incoming Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade). Our Bible School will be held from 9:30 – Noon, Monday through Friday, June 7th through 11th in the Cross and Crown Atrium. Using Montessori methods and lessons from the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, the children will engage in religious experiences and have the opportunity to learn about our faith and its rich traditions through story telling and the recreation of those stories with simple, yet beautiful, materials. To volunteer to assist with Bible School, contact Natalie Gunawan at nataliegunawan.us@gmail.com.  *Space fills quickly – register soon!  
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Thank you for visiting our webpage to learn more about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program at Our Lord Christ the King Church. The CGS program is also referred to as Sunday Preschool. The chart below outlines the different programs that fall under the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

Overview

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Christian faith-formation approach, inspired by Maria Montessori’s principles of education. It was created in 1954 in Rome by Dr. Sofia Cavalletti, a Hebrew and Scripture scholar, and Professor Gianna Gobbi, a Montessori-trained educator.  It responds to the child’s plea to “Help me come closer to God by myself.” The goal is to help children develop a profoundly personal relationship with God, where the Scripture and Liturgy are at the center of the Catechesis. Learn more by viewing this VIDEO.

The Good Shepherd Room

With specially designed materials and inspiring presentations, children explore different topics appropriate to their developmental age, such as:

      The Life of Christ
      The Kingdom of God
      Sacraments and Liturgical Season
      Moral Formation through Parables and Maxims

The Atrium is a prepared environment where “the Mystery of the Child meets the Mystery of God”.  Young children have natural ability to enjoy relationship with God in a deep way.  In the Atrium, the children work, pray, sing, contemplate, marvel and celebrate the Mystery of God.

For more information about CGS, please visit www.cgsusa.org

Programs

Here at Christ the King, we offer the CGS to two age groups: Level 1 is for preschoolers, ages 4-6 and Level 2 is for CCD first and second graders. The chart below explains the levels in greater detail.
*Calendar for 2020-2021 Sunday Pre-School*
*Calendar for 2020-2021 CCD*

LevelOfferingAgesMeeting TimeLocationVideo
1
Sunday Preschool
4-6Sundays during the 10:30 am MassGood Shepherd Atriumlink
2
CCD

Register Here
Grades
1 – 4
Monday 6:15-7:45 pm
OR
Thursday 5 – 6:30 pm
Good Shepherd Atriumlink
1
Summer Bible School
4-6One week in
early June,
9:30 am-noon
Good Shepherd Atriumlink

Staff

Natalie Gunawan, who is a Montessori teacher, CGS-trained catechist and parishioner, leads the program. She is assisted by three CGS-trained catechists and parisioners: Emily Daley (Director of Religious Education), Theresa Bruemmer, and Julie Katz.

(Left to right) Theresa Bruemmer, Emily Daley, Natalie Gunawan, and Julie Katz.



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