Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Children’s RCIA


                        Holy Family Parish: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd   

Children from preschool through  not attending our parish school or are in need of Baptism, First Communion or Confirmation are offered classes throughout the week. School of Religion/ Rite of Initiation for Children is Wednesdays nights at 6:00pm. Please register using the registration form below and send to the Parish Office along with the registration fee. 

Contact & registration

SOR registration form
Circle of Grace letter to parents

Contact Fr. Justin for more information.

Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Our youngest students are ages Pre-K through 1st grade. Their teacher uses the “Catechesis of the Good Shepherd,” a Montessori program for teaching religion. This is a hands-on method of teaching that attends to the whole child, whatever their learning style.

Due to Covid-19 classes have been suspended until further notice. We are encouraging parents to bring the atrium home to their children and assisting them in studying their faith at home during this time. 

The Montessori style is great for at home learning as the parent is simply there to aid in the child’s exploration of Christ. The parent asks questions that aid the child in pondering the Lord and our Faith. Please call Gabrielle if you would like a brief training in the Montessori Method in our Atrium to aid in your at home Catechesis classes. 


Lesson Plans and Materials Needed

Each lesson plan has been checked and certified by a CGS Trainer: Mandie DeVrie

2nd Grade/ Any Child in need of their Initiation Sacraments

Second graders work to prepare for 1st Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist.  If there are children in 3rd or 4th grade who have not received the sacraments, they can also come to these classes to prepare for the sacraments.

6th-8th Grade

If you are in need of Confirmation Preparation please contact  Fr. Justin Hoye or check out the Youth Group web page for more information. 

Parental involvement

Parents are always welcome to attend the sessions. Materials are sent home after some sessions so parents can work with their children at home.
It is extremely important that parents make an effort to have their child present each week so that there is continuity in their religious preparation.

Our Mission is to provide a welcoming, inclusive and loving community by proclaiming and living God’s Word through worship, education, and social justice.