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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Ages 3-12)

Catechesis of The Good Shepherd Update

The Mission

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a distinct approach to catechesis through which children as young as age 3 cultivate deep, lifelong relationships with Christ and the Church

Originating in Rome in the 1950's, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd engages children in age-appropriate, hands-on materials based on Sacred Scripture and the Liturgy.

The Rationale

"Though you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, you have revealed them to the child-like." (Mt. 11:25)

While beginning to educate children's minds in the faith, at least as importantly, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd helps them cultivate a loving relationship with God in their most formative years.

The Approach

"Let the children come to me and do not prevent them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these."
(Lk. 18:16)

Young children learn best by actively engaging their bodies and all their senses. In the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, they work with beautiful, skillfully-crafted materials. Even the youngest children immerse themselves in this quiet retreat-like environment.

About Us

Cenacle Resources is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization tghat offers the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd to children up to age 12, and provides training and other assistance to parishes and schools in the Diocese of Sacramento that offer, or that want to offer, the Catechesis.

Contact Us

Contact us to learn how the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd can help your children, your parish, and you to grow in His Love.

Michelle Knox or Call: (530) 673-1573


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The Good Shepherd

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd meets or exceeds the catechetical requirements for children to first receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion...

Bishop Jaime Soto