Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Overview

  • Children 3-12 years of age can attend three different atria
  • Placement of a child is determined by age and spiritually development
  • Sessions are held weekly at Prince of Peace, in the Education Wing, on Monday and Wednesday
  • Catechetical materials are interactive, follow the liturgical seasons of the Church and are presented over a three-year cycle 
  • Atrium materials comply with Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Children 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

CGS Sessions for 2019-2020 


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 1, Level 2 and Level 3

CGS Levels and Size Limits

Children are assigned to an atrium based on age and spiritual development. All CGS sessions have a size limit.

Level One (3-6 years old) / Limit is 10 children per session

Level Two (6-9 years old) / Limit is 15 children per session

Level Three (9-12 years old) / Limit is 15 children per session

CGS Calendar for 2019-2020

Our CGS calendar lets parents know when atrium sessions are held, sacrament events and scheduled breaks. See Documents below for registration information, forms and our 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. All CGS sessions are filled on a first come, first serve bases. Completed registration and media release forms, along with payment, can be dropped off at the parish office. This secures the placement of your children. Tuition scholarships are available.


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 are based on inclement weather conditions and Reeth-Puffer school cancellations. 

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