What is Catechesis of the Good Shepherd?

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an interactive form of catechesis where children explore with hands-on materials to understand the Bible and the Mass. This religious experience fosters the growth of the relationship between God and the child in a place specially prepared for the religious life of children called the Atrium.

Feel free to click here to view an introduction video for a better understanding of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

Registration Opens April 1. There is limited space, and spaces fill quickly. A registration link for all Faith Formation Options will be on the main Children’s Faith Formation page starting April 1. Parental Assistance is required a minimum of 4 times per year.

Multi-aged classes grouped by age:

  • Level 1 atrium room 120 = 4 years old (by 9/1) through 1st grade
  • Level 2 atrium St. Agnes room in Catacombs = 2nd and 3rd grade ( 7-9 years old) actively preparing to receive sacraments
  • Level 3 atrium St. Callistus room in Catacombs = 4th through 6th grade

More Information
  • Classes are held on Sundays 9:45am–11:15am or Tuesdays 4:30pm–6:00pm.
  • Parental assistance is required a minimum of 4 classes a year.
  • 2nd grade students will automatically be registered for First Reconciliation classes.
  • 3rd grade students will automatically be registered for Restored Order classes.

Registration Open: April 1–August 18

The Top 5 Reasons to become a trained catechist are:

  1. To build social relationships with like-minded people.
  2. Catechist Formation is a retreat in which you will come to know more about, understand, and love our Catholic faith.
  3. To help Saint Thomas More be able to provide CGS to our children.
  4. To directly help grow the Kingdom of God through evangelization.
  5. So your own children or grandchildren can learn about their faith and the Bible through CGS!

To register, please contact Donna Engel at

For program information, please contact Yvette Ramos at or 303.221.9176. 

Two Boys praying - Catechism of the Good Shepherd classes

“That is the most beautiful homily I have ever witnessed.”
–Saint John Paul the Great, while visiting a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium