Young preschool child with hands-on Montessori Catechesis of the Good Shepherd materials

"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, November 2, 2011


A solid intellectual understanding of the Faith enables the mature Christian to resist the assault of false philosophies, and to enlighten others' minds to the Truth. However, a deep, loving relationship with God best ensures that the young Christian will ever grow into that mature Christian.


While beginning to educate children's minds in the Faith, at least as importantly The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd helps them cultivate that loving relationship with God in their most formative years. To learn more about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, click on "The Approach." To read testimonials from parents, click on "Testimonials." To view a short video, click here.


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



Parents, parish staff and others say they didn't understand CGS until they saw it in person. To schedule a visit, click here to contact us.


We normally begin training new CGS catechists in the spring / summer. For details, click here.


Participants in the Greater Sacramento Atrium can click here for documents.