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Children's Program: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)

Sunday School at SJB

By Julia Wight

Welcome to our Sunday School program Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS). We meet on Sundays from 10-11 AM. After that the children join their families for Holy Eucharist.

Children start at around aged 3 in a family grouping ages 3-6. They enter a dedicated space called the Atrium. This name was given to the space between the street and the church designated for those awaiting baptism during the days of the early church.

This dedicated space is a prepared environment set up to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the young. The observer will be struck by its beauty, order and simplicity. Low furniture and shelving is an essential element with carefully prepared activities of practical life like pouring, sorting and folding which builds co-ordination of movement, confidence and dignity.

The little ones set up a prayer table with a prayer cloth corresponding to the seasonal Liturgical color, the Bible, a candle and perhaps a cross and some flowers. There, they gather for prayer and singing. Then the catechist usually gives a presentation on scripture using simple handmade materials from the lnfancy narratives, parables about the Kingdom of God and the Liturgy. They then choose their own activities. This includes not only the activities of practical life and handmade materials but also art work and tracing packets.

If you have any questions or would like a tour of our program, please contact the Parish Office.

Youth Formation​

Youth are encouraged to be full participants in regular worship and parish life, and are welcome to particpate in any and all parish programs including formation programs nominally aimed at adults.

St. John’s takes a flexible approach to youth programs. This allows us to accommodate the busy schedules of modern youth. Our youth group is small numerically but has a high level of interest and a desire to learn deeply and well, so we move at a pace driven by the interests of our young adults instead of marching along to a prescribed program.

  • Acolyting: Youth in 6th-12th grade serve as acolytes on a weekly basis, assisting the clergy and eucharistic ministers at the altar. This introduces the idea of service beyond faithful attendance.
  • Confirmation preparation: We are presently using Jennifer Gamber’s My Faith My Life as our guide to confirmation preparation. This preparation happens on an as needed basis to respond to the needs of youth in our program and to correspond with the bishop's scheduled visitation. 
  • Taking advantage of diocesan opportunities: St. John’s youth participate with youth around the diocese in activities such as Camp Huston, weekend retreats, and serving as youth pages and representatives at Diocesan Convention. 

Events for Children, Youth & Families

10
AUG

Happy Hour for Parents

Date: 
Monday, August 10, 2020 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

16
AUG

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, August 16, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

16
AUG

All-ages Sunday school online

Date: 
Sunday, August 16, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Facebook Live

23
AUG

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, August 23, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

23
AUG

All-ages Sunday school online

Date: 
Sunday, August 23, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Facebook Live

30
AUG

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, August 30, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

30
AUG

All-ages Sunday school online

Date: 
Sunday, August 30, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Facebook Live

06
SEP

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, September 6, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

06
SEP

All-ages Sunday school online

Date: 
Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Facebook Live

13
SEP

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, September 13, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

13
SEP

All-ages Sunday school online

Date: 
Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Facebook Live

20
SEP

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

20
SEP

All-ages Sunday school online

Date: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Facebook Live

27
SEP

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, September 27, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

27
SEP

All-ages Sunday school online

Date: 
Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Facebook Live

04
OCT

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, October 4, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

04
OCT

All-ages Sunday school online

Date: 
Sunday, October 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Facebook Live

11
OCT

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

11
OCT

All-ages Sunday school online

Date: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Facebook Live

18
OCT

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

18
OCT

All-ages Sunday school online

Date: 
Sunday, October 18, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Facebook Live

25
OCT

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

25
OCT

All-ages Sunday school online

Date: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Facebook Live

01
NOV

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

01
NOV

All-ages Sunday school online

Date: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Facebook Live

08
NOV

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, November 8, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

08
NOV

All-ages Sunday school online

Date: 
Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Facebook Live

15
NOV

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

15
NOV

All-ages Sunday school online

Date: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Facebook Live

22
NOV

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

22
NOV

All-ages Sunday school online

Date: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Facebook Live

29
NOV

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, November 29, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

29
NOV

All-ages Sunday school online

Date: 
Sunday, November 29, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Facebook Live

06
DEC

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, December 6, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

06
DEC

All-ages Sunday school online

Date: 
Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Facebook Live

13
DEC

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, December 13, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

13
DEC

All-ages Sunday school online

Date: 
Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Facebook Live

20
DEC

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, December 20, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

20
DEC

All-ages Sunday school online

Date: 
Sunday, December 20, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Facebook Live

27
DEC

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, December 27, 2020 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

27
DEC

All-ages Sunday school online

Date: 
Sunday, December 27, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Facebook Live

03
JAN

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, January 3, 2021 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

10
JAN

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

17
JAN

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

24
JAN

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, January 24, 2021 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

31
JAN

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

07
FEB

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, February 7, 2021 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

14
FEB

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, February 14, 2021 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom

21
FEB

Kids Club

Date: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021 9:15 AM - 9:35 AM
Zoom
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