Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Coming to St. Ignatius for 3-6 year olds in Fall 2021!

What is Catechesis of the Good Shepherd?

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a reflective-based program of religious formation that helps a child to further develop his/her relationship with God in a developmentally appropriate way. The program is rooted in Sacred Scripture, the Liturgy and Prayer. Children meet in small groups along with a catechist within a prepared environment known as an atrium. Within the atrium, the 3-6 year olds are filled with wonder and awe as they joyfully encounter the Good Shepherd and discover his unconditional love and care. The atrium provides a space, based upon the educational philosophy of Maria Montessori, for children to pray, work, and contemplate the presence of God in their lives.

Registration for the fall Program will begin in May 2021. We are also looking for volunteers to assist in creating materials for the program. If you would like to find out more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, please visit https://www.cgsusa.org/ or contact Madalyn Hardig at mhardig@sainti.org or 513-661-6565, ext. 2740.

The following video provides a great short introduction to the CGS program.

Help to create a sacred space for the children of our Parish

Woodworkers, Seamstresses, and Artists Needed!

St. Ignatius’ Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program is in need of volunteer woodworkers, seamstresses, and artists to help build furniture and materials in the atrium which is the prepared environment for the children. 

The atrium is kind of like the “classroom” for this program but it is more of a kind of retreat space for them. The space is designed to promote their spiritual growth and development as well as their religious formation. It is a space that also prepares them for involvement in the larger worship community.

Right now, we are especially in need of woodworker volunteers to help build furniture and materials for the atrium. There will be a meeting for interested woodworker volunteers MondayApril 19, in the Fr. Bolte meeting room which will be our permanent atrium. If you are interested in helping or want to learn more about the program please contact Madalyn Hardig at mhardig@sainti.org or

513-661-6565, ext. 2740.

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