Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. on August 4.

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based method of spiritual formation built on the two pillars of scripture and liturgy.  It began in Rome 64 years ago, and now exists in 37 countries and every continent except Antartica.  The “atrium” is a place of prayer, a room specially prepared for children to grow in their relationship with Jesus and their knowledge of the faith.

The atrium program is supported by St. Benedict Catholic School, which provides the atrium space for 3-6 year olds, and Benedictine College, where the atrium for children ages 6-15 is located.  The catechist in each session has received between 90 and 285 hours of formation in theology, pedagogy, and child development.  Last year, the CGS program served just under 100 children in our parish community. 

All are welcome to visit the atrium at SBCS during back-to-school night, or during the first morning of atrium registration.  We are also happy to arrange individual tours of either atrium space.  Are you interested in enrolling your children or grandchildren in the atrium program?  Forms can be downloaded from the parish website or picked up at the back of any of the parish churches beginning July 21, 2018.  Registration will begin at 9 am on August 4—please note that some sessions fill up very quickly.  We hope to see you then!

To register for CGS: Complete registration packet (one per child) and attach the fee. You can drop it off between 9 and 11 am on August 4, in the SBCS lobby. Enrollment is first come, first served. After 11 am, you can drop off your form at the parish office during the following week. Forms may also be mailed to the parish office.  If you have questions, please contact Catherine Sienkiewicz at 913-370-4454.  Please click here to download  the registration papers. CGS Registration Form