Children & Youth Formation Registration Open
REGISTRATION FOR 2022-2023 DISCIPLESHIP FORMATION IS NOW OPEN!
All formation registration for children and youth ages 3 through 12th Grade is open. This includes preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation. We strongly recommend that you sign up early because space may be limited for the younger children in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (3K-5th Grade) AND we offer a $25 per person discount for registrations completed before July 15.
Included below is the button you can click on for all registration, including medical release form and payment. For questions, please contact the appropriate staff member indicated below or call the Parish Office at 262-367-0800.
Below is a brief description of the Discipleship Formation for 3K-12th Grade!
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)
(Grades 3K – 5th Grade, including First Reconciliation and First Communion)
CGS is based on the work of Maria Montessori. Montessori is known by many as an educational innovator, but most are not aware that she was also a devout Catholic and a scientist. Montessori especially desired that her work be applied to the religious education of children. Gianna Gobbi, one of her co-workers, and an amazing scripture scholar named Sofia Cavalletti together developed the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. They used Montessori’s scientific method of observation of children to experiment with presentations on different stories from the Bible and components of the Mass and gradually discovered which ones resonated with children in each age group.
We have found CGS to be an engaging and effective method for sharing the faith on the levels of both heart and mind with children of all ages.
Please contact Alicia Van Hecke by email.
EDGE (Grades 6-8)
LIFETEEN (Grades 9-12, included Confirmation)
In 1985, Life Teen was launched as a parish-based youth ministry in Mesa, AZ focused on the Mass and gathering teens together at a youth night. Life Teen and Edge continue to be focused on bringing teens to Christ in the Eucharist and gathering them to be formed in the Roman Catholic faith. Research has shown that teens who have a deep faith life maintain it by having healthy relationships. We seek to meet the needs of our teens by engaging them on multiple relational fronts: the need to be UNDERSTOOD, the need to BELONG, the need to be TRANSPARENT, the need to ENGAGE in critical thinking about faith and life, and the need for GUIDANCE.