Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is the Faith Formation program for children 3-12 years old that is grounded in Scripture, Tradition, and Liturgy. CGS uses Maria Montessori's educational principles to provide a prayerful age-appropriate environment, in which the child can explore the Gospel through hands-on materials representing essential proclamations of the Christian message. Catechists prepare the space for Catechesis, called the Atrium, and assist the child as he or she works to learn, discover, and respond with joy to the growing knowledge of their relationship with God, first proclaimed to them through Jesus, the Good Shepherd.
CGS meets for 1-1/2 hours each week from September to May.:
Joel Musser 919-281-0720
Martha Ellis 919-281-0719
Mayra Ramirez 919-281-0718
For more information about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd see the National Association website.
Baptism Preparation for Households with Small Children
A series of classes for families with children from infant to 6 years old interested in preparing a child for the Sacrament of Baptism. Parent(s) must be registered members of the parish. To learn more about the class, contact the Director of Faith Formation, Joel Musser, at 919-281-0719.
Children 7 years old and older seeking baptism must be enrolled in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) adapted for children, a 2-year process culminating in the celebration of baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH | 810 W CHAPEL HILL STREET, DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA 27701 | 919-682-3449