Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is unique faith formation for children ages 3-12 that seeks to create a very sacred space for children to fall deeply in love with God. It is in their work in the atrium that the children move deeply into reflection, seeking the face of God with great joy and love.




We currently offer Level 1 atrium to the children ages 3-6, Level 2 atrium to the children ages 6-9 and Level 3 atrium to the children 9-12 during the school day. We offer atrium to children ages 3-5 in the Religious Education program. 

Catechist with children


Children who are enrolled in St. Paul's School or Preschool attend Catechesis of the Good Shepherd as a part of their school day. No registration is necessary.

If your child is age 3-5 and not currently enrolled at St. Paul, you may enroll her or him in our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd through Religious Education »

Catechist with children


As our parish grows, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will also grow to serve the children. This program is made possible by volunteer catechists and assistants.

We need your one talent! Do you do carpentry or calligraphy? Can you paint or work with clay? Can you spend an hour a week with the children?  

Catechist with children


We are especially in need of catechists and assistants. Parents, grandparents, young adults, the retired; anyone interested in working with children are invited to attend the very rich, retreat like courses of CGS. You will learn the most simple and essential truths of our faith. Learn more about formation courses >

Catechist with children


Let the Good Shepherd call you by name! To learn more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, please contact:

Veronica Donegan
[email protected]


"The atrium is a place of prayer, in which work and study spontaneously become meditation, contemplation and prayer.."

Characteristics of the Catechesis
of the Good Shepherd, #3