"Thomas said to him, 'Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?' Jesus said to him,“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, then you will also know my Father."
John 14: 5-7
CGS is an approach to religious formation that serves children from birth to age 12 and is deeply rooted in Scripture and Liturgy as well as the educational philosophy of Maria Montessori. Special catechetical materials aid the child's contemplation of the mystery of God, and the prepared environment, called an Atrium, nurtures the religious life of the child.
Together, the catechist and the child listen to the voice of the Good Shepherd and reflect on the essential themes of our faith which nurture the child's:
Need to love and to be loved
Capacity to enjoy the presence of God in his/her life
Need to celebrate this relationship
Important Role Of The Family Growing Together
As A Family In God's Love
Parents and family are the primary religious influences on their children. A child’s attitude toward Mass, the sacraments, prayer, service to others and a Catholic Christian lifestyle grows out of a parent’s example and attitude. The following are ways to nurture your child’s faith formation:
Actively participate with your child/ren in weekly worship at Mass and practice your faith at hom
Participate with your child/ren in parish events, the holiday Masses, Ash Wednesday Mass and the Advent and Lent reconciliation services
Make prayer important in your house. Thank God for your blessings and for your struggles. Eat meals regularly with your family; this is a great time to catch up on each other’s lives
Show family members that you love them. Cultivate an attitude of forgiveness
May God bless you and your family. Please know that you are always in our prayers.
Students who have not yet received these sacraments, and who fall outside these age groups, are encouraged to enroll in RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) or RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children). There are active RCIA/RCIC programs at both St. Anthony and St. Mary parishes. Those interested should contact St. Anthony or St. Mary parish office for more information.
St. Anthony Parish Office (262) 251-5910
St. Mary Parish Office (262) 251-0220