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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

St. Irenaeus students in Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 1st Grade participate in “Catechesis of the Good Shepherd." Catechesis of the Good Shepherd originated in Rome in early 1954, inspired by the Montessori principles of education. Each week the children visit the “Atrium” which contains various stations with mini replicas of important Bible stories, as well as artifacts used in Mass. The children learn to encounter God through hands-on experiences at each station.