Children’s Ministries and Christian Education
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Children are invited to join us for Children’s Sunday School each week, between the services, at 10a.
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd offers Christian formation for children ages 3 through
12. Through this experience, children are helped to form an authentic, faithful relationship
with God. The Catechesis is grounded in scriptural and liturgical study framed by
Montessori’s principles of education. This gives children the opportunity to hear the Gospel
and absorb its message through the use of sensorially rich materials and the work of their
hands which is very appropriate to their developmental needs.
This method of catechesis began in Rome, Italy in 1954 by Sofia Cavalletti, a Hebrew and
Scripture scholar, and her colleague, Gianna Gobbi, a Montessori trained educator. Both
women were Roman Catholic. In their observation and engagement with children, they
sought to discover what face of God children most needed to see in order to grow in their
knowledge and love of God. Children need the sensitive guidance of the adult and the inner
guidance of the Holy Spirit to nurture this relationship. The adult prepares a sacred space,
called the atrium, which allows children a prayerful place to learn to listen to and respond to
a relationship with God through Jesus, the Good Shepherd.
The atrium is a place of community and worship – to be with God, enjoy Him, listen to His
Word, and to pray. It is designed to reflect the beauty of His creation and God’s abiding love.
It is also a place to begin to learn and recognize the signs and symbols that speak of Him
through the liturgies of Baptism and Eucharist.
Vacation Bible School
VBS is a fun event each June. Open to the entire Community.
Children’s Opportunities to Serve
Children are invited to join in Outreach Activities, Serve as Acolytes at Mass, and volunteer in other ways
Camp Crucis offers faith based Family Camp, Summer Camp, and Retreats for all ages.
And Much More
All Saints’ Anglican Church prides itself in being a Family Friendly environment.
For More Information speak to the Rector or Children’s Ministries Director.
Our Lord Jesus Christ said “suffer the littler children to come unto me for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” In keeping with Christ command, we welcome all of God’s Children as full participants in out worship and liturgy.