PreK/Kindergarten Religious Education

OLV is offering a NEW PROGRAM this year for children ages 3-6 (Pre-K & K levels - Students MUST be potty trained.)

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based approach to faith formation for children ages 3 to 12. Level I (ages 3-6) is offered through OLV CCD. It is theologically sound, systematic, and rich in scripture, liturgy, and sacred history. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd takes place in an atrium, a sacred, hands-on space in which both children and catechists can hear, ponder, and celebrate the essential mysteries of the Catholic faith as revealed in scripture and the liturgy. The catechesis was developed in Rome by two faithful Catholic women over a fifty-year period. Dr. Sofia Cavalletti, a biblical scholar, and Gianna Gobbi, a highly trained Montessori instructor joined forces to help children learn about the richness of our Catholic faith utilizing hands-on methodology. It has spread throughout the world and been visited by St. Pope John Paul II.

Students must be at least 3 yrs by 09/11/22 to participate this year.

Those turning three during the year may begin Fall 2023.

Two of our CGS teachers: Meredith Freeman & Janine Surovec

Our teachers have received hours of specialized training to be able to deliver a quality program that will engage your child/children in a very hands-on manner. Please contact this program's co-leaders:

Meredith Yonushonis; OR Meredith Freeman; for more information.

Read more about the history of CGS here: