Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

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Program Overview

  • Children 3-12 years of age attend one of three different atria as they spiritually mature
  • Weekly sessions are held in the Education Wing on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday
  • Catechetical materials are interactive, follow the liturgical seasons of our Catholic church and comply with the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Students encounter the teachings of Christ through Scripture, liturgy (mass), sacraments and contemplative prayer
  • Catechists are certified by the National Association of Cathechesis of the Good Shepherd, USA. Atrium Assistants receive a specialized training as well

Good Shepherd Sessions for 2018-2019 


9:00-10:15 am    Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3


10:00-11:30 am    Level 1

4:30-6:00 pm      Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3


6:00-7:30 pm     Level 2 and Level 3

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Sessions

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) sessions are based on the availability of certified catechists to teach and family preferences. CGS students meet in the Education Wing, at Prince of Peace. Children are assigned an atrium based on age and spiritual development. All CGS sessions have a student-size limit.

Level One (3-6 years old)       10 students per session

Level Two (6-9 years old)        15 students per session

Level Three (9-12 years old)     15 students per session

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd meets October – May

Our CGS program meets weekly and continues through May. Students end the year with a Pentecost celebration. Our CGS calendar lists special events, sacramental events and CGS sessions for the school year. See Documents below for registration information, forms and our CGS annual calendar. 


Registration Fees


The Faith Formation registration fee is $25.00 per student or $75.00 per family. Please make your check payable to: Prince of Peace Parish. All CGS sessions are filled on a first come, first serve bases. Return a completed registration form and media release form, along with payment, to the parish office, to secure the placement of your children. Scholarships are available by request.


Program & Event Cancellations


All cancellations will be broadcasted on WZZM 13, Wood TV 8 and Fox 17.

Winter weather conditions can create hazardous road travel. The cancellation of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd or a special event is based on inclement weather conditions, not school closings.

The safety of your family is important so please check our local TV stations whenever inclement weather occurs. Thank you!




Contact Information


Donna Phillips
Children’s Faith Formation Coordinator

(231) 744-3321 ext. 128


Becky Ostoin
Children’s Faith Formation Assistant

(231) 286-2974