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More schools and parishes are adopting the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Everything in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium is made of real materials that are child-sized. Here, St. Philomena kindergarten teacher Debbie Salander works with Claire King, who is learning more about the Mass at an altar with a real chalice, ciborium and candles. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

As children around the Diocese of Peoria returned to school this week, they were greeted by their principals, teachers, and the best friend they will ever have: Jesus, the Good Shepherd. While he is the primary teacher in every Catholic school, Jesus is the only teacher for a religion program known as the Catechesis of […]

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St. Mary, Pontiac, to open Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium this fall

Kindergarten students from St. Mary School in Pontiac take part in a ceremonial groundbreaking on April 6 for a renovation project to create a learning space for the parish’s Catechesis of the Good Shepherd faith formation process. Leading the blessing ceremony are Father David Sabel, pastor, and Father Adam Cesarek, parochial vicar. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

PONTIAC — Wearing hard hats and holding shovels and hammers that had been painted gold, the kindergarten students at St. Mary School “broke ground” for the new Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium that will open this fall. The ceremonial event, held in the school gym on April 6, left the floor intact but allowed […]

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