Sunday School

Catechesis

Wanted for the Atria: Knitting needles, sizes 7-11, left over yarn, ribbons, and all occasion wrapping paper. Thank you very much.

Level 1 Course: The dates are November 18th and December 16th (a change from the original of December 9th).

Trinity is hosting a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 1 Formation course for adults. 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants from four states are currently attending, including two representatives from Trinity Church.

Please contact Carol Godfrey at cgodfrey67@comcast.net if you are interested.    More information and registration form is attached here:  Good Shepherd Training

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What We Offer:
A Loving Christian Community. Children will find positive role models in their teachers and good friends in their classmates.
Stories and Symbols to Spark the Imagination. Children encounter the Scriptures, traditions and liturgies of the Church in fun and engaging ways.
A Safe Place to Grow. Our lead teachers have completed the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts’ Safe Church training program, and we carefully follow Safe Church guidelines to protect every child.
Freedom to Ask Questions. At every age level, children are encouraged to make the faith their own.

Our Classrooms

Welcome to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Here at Trinity Episcopal Church in Randolph we are pleased to be opening three atria this year for each of the three levels in CGS. The Atrium of the Good Shepherd will welcome children from age 3 to 6, the Atrium of the True Vine will continue to host children from ages 6 to 9, and the Atrium of the Covenant will provide a dedicated space for children 9 to 12 for the first time. We welcome all children and all adults who wish to visit or become a part of this experience. Please come see our newly renovated spaces and contact Father Phil or Carol Godfrey.

“The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is an approach to the religious formation of children for ages 3-12. It is rooted in scripture, liturgy, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori. God is already present to children in their deepest being. With guidance and vocabulary, children become aware of their relationship with God and give expression to it.

Adults prepare an environment called an “atrium” which contains simple yet beautiful materials for the child to use. The Holy Spirit is the true teacher. The catechist assists in the child’s own discovery. Catechists participate in Formation classes, create materials for presentations, and humbly listen to God with children. They observe the responses of the children and incorporate their learnings into shared questions and meditation with the children.”   Taken from cgsma.org

For more information about our Sunday School program, or to enroll your child or adolescent in our Sunday School program, please use the contact form below.