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Level I Good Shepherd Thursday 3:30-4:45 p.m. Sunday 9:45-11:00 a.m. Sunday 11:15a.m.-12:30p.m.

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
Ages 3-6 · Co-Ed
Assumption Ministry Center 70 Macculloch Ave. MorristownNJ  07960
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
Ages 3-6 · Co-Ed
Assumption Ministry Center 70 Macculloch Ave. MorristownNJ  07960

Level I Good Shepherd Thursday 3:30-4:45 p.m. Sunday 9:45-11:00 a.m. Sunday 11:15a.m.-12:30p.m.

Sep 18 - Apr 30

Ages 3-6

Assumption Ministry Center

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The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based religious formation program for children, beginning at the age of three. It seeks to create and facilitate a sacred, "hands-on" space for children called an atrium, in which both the children and the catechists can hear, ponder, and celebrate the most essential mysteries of the Christian faith as revealed in both Scripture and Liturgy. Originally developed in Rome by Dr. Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi over 60 years ago, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd continues to spread world wide. Children are welcomed into the atrium at or around the age of three. The Level I atrium is a special space designed to provide the 3-6 year old child with a three year journey. Children may join Level I at age 3, 4, 5 or Kindergarten. In this space, the children from the earliest age have the experience of "falling in love" with God. Such an experience lays the foundation for moral development that is based on a joyful, loving relationship. Children who have spent at least one year in Level I and who display readiness for Level II generally move to Level II the summer before first grade. Parents are encouraged to respect, share, nurture, facilitate and support their child's desire for God and His infinite,unfailing, global love. "The initiation of a child into Christian life is not a work that can be fulfilled by the catechist alone, nor by the parents alone. It is the whole Christian community that proclaims Christ, and the child must enter into contact with the entire Christian community. The catechist's work, valuable as it is, must be sustained and confirmed by a community that lives what the catechist proclaims." The Religious Potential of the Child by Sofia Cavaletti p. 60

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