​Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is available each day to the students of SMA in the Byzantine Catholic tradition. We are also able to visit Holy Protection of the Mother of God regularly for prayer, learning, and Divine Liturgy. 

Note: We are in the process of being recognized by a bishop as a Catholic entity. We are under the spiritual guidance of a priest who is in good standing with the Catholic Church. 

“My dad carries me just like the Good Shepherd carries the sheep.”

Children are deeply spiritual and their relationship with God comes to them easily. To foster this relationship we learn about the great love God has for us. We do this using the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Through hands on materials and presentations the children learn the vocabulary of the Church, ponder the question “Who are you Jesus?”, and learn to pray. Our faith is part of every day through prayers, stories, songs, learning about virtues, Divine Liturgy and the Mass, and community.

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The Benefits of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

  • Invites the children into the life of the Church by using materials on the life of Christ, the parables, and the articles of Divine Liturgy

  • Invites the child to meditate and listen to God 

  • Fosters a deep relationship between the child and the Good Shepherd

  • Reflecting upon the parables and scripture

  • Learning about the geography of Israel, the liturgical year, the nomenclature of the Church, and more

  • Nurturing the child's natural connection to God

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