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Early and Elementary Formation



The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a Montessori-based religious formation program for children, beginning at the age of three. It seeks to create and facilitate a sacred, “hands-on” environment for children called an atrium, in which both the children and the catechists can hear, ponder, and celebrate the most essential mysteries of the Christian faith as revealed in the Scriptures and Liturgy. Originally developed in Rome by Dr. Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi 70 years ago, the Catechesis has since spread worldwide.

Contact Us! If you would like more information on how to bring this program to your parish please contact Liliana Soto-Cabrera, Faith Formation Coordinator, The Office of Marriage, Family Life, Faith Formation and Youth Ministry at 561-775-9549 or

Parishes listed below have active Atriums, please contact the parish office directly for more information and registration.

St Lucie - Port St Lucie

St. Jude - Tequesta

St. Clare - North Palm Beach

Holy Spirit - Lantana