-Family Name, name of child, age(3or4), parish, if they where baptized (yes or no), contact info (email & phone #), address, emergency contact, session choice
-The cost will be $50.00 per family
-Its only for ages 3 & 4
-they need to be potty trained
-starting date is October 1
-the end date is May 1
(the first few week will be an hour long session and then move forward to an hour and half)
-Sunday's will be from 10:00 to 11:30
-Sunday's will be from 1:30-3:00
-Monday from 10:00-11:30am & 5:45-7:15
-Tuesday from 5:00-6:30
-registration can be open for 1month
What is an Atrium? Why is it not called a classroom?
-The Good Shepherd environment is called an atrium because in ancient church tradition the catechumenate would meet in the atrium of the church.
-The Atrium is a special room prepared with beautiful, hand-crafted, child size materials.
-The room is specially prepared for level 1, only for ages 3&4 this year
What do children do in the Atrium?
-The children fall in love with Jesus the Good Shepherd in the atrium. The experience in the atrium is the foundation of a life long relationship with Jesus our Good Shepherd. For this is to spread and widen our community within the church. Children live the central mysteries of our faith by working with and reflecting upon materials that revolve around the life of Christ, the altar, the Eucharist, geography, liturgical colors, the Gospels of the birth, passion and resurrection of Jesus, Advent prophecies, the parable of the Good Shepherd, the Kingdom parables, and Baptism. The core elements of the faith are presented to the children, which will be built upon in upcoming years. The time spent with the child sized materials allows the child to mediate and pray on the concepts present.