Children’s Faith Formation

Welcome to Mary Our Queen a growing community with a big heart.

Formation for children begins with our toddler community which represents children ages 1 year to 3 years old. This group meets in the Trinity Building in room 101 from 10:45 am drop off to 12:15pm pick up.  The toddler program at Mary Our Queen takes the place of a nursery for these children.

As the children grow and develop the faith formation at MOQ grows and develops.  The children in pre-Kindergarten age 3 to 5th Grade are in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program.  This program is a hands on approach to faith formation where the catechist is a co listener to the word with the child.  The child makes their own choice as to the presentations they receive discovering their faith at their pace. They are guided in this process by the adult or teen catechist.  Each Level meets the developmental needs of the Child.

Registration

To register your child for Children’s Faith Formation, click here.
Please remember to mention sacramental preparation if your child will be preparing for First Eucharist this year.

To make a tuition payment, click here.

Have Questions?

With any questions about our children’s programs please contact:

Deacon Bill Boyd
Children, Youth, and Catechist

Bboyd@maryourqueen.com
Phone: 770-373-7847

“The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an amazing approach to a contemplative catechesis for children, as developed through the work of Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi. “CGS” is more than a catechesis for children. I believe that it is one of the new renewal movements for the Church, given to us by theLord… allowing us a new way to receive and experience the gifts of the Lord through a contemplative listening of the Word and an active participation in the Sacraments of His Presence. I was introduced to this work while pastor at Saint John Neumann and it has affected my own spirituality in a powerful way. Please allow me this personal request… to come and see how the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd may be a blessing in the lives of your people… the children and the teens and the adults of your parish community.” 

Bishop Talley completed CGS training Levels I and II
The Most Reverend David P. Talley, M.S.W., J.C.D.
Bishop of Alexandria, LA

What is Catechesis of the Good Shepherd?

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a Catholic formation program grounded in scriptural and liturgical study using tangible, self-teaching materials based on study by Maria Montessori in 1915 then developed into what we know now as CGS by Gianna Gobbi and Sophia Cavalletti. The catechesis is based on the principle that the child desires to draw near to God. The Relationship is assisted by the Catechist but is directed by the Spirit of God within the child. Themes are offered in such a way as to develop the religious potential present in every child: “the capacity to love and be loved”.

What is the curriculum?

The curriculum of the CGS is rooted in the Bible and the liturgy of the church. It is developmentally aged appropriate and specific in the method in which is presented, followed by the liturgical calendar of the church. It is divided into three levels, Level I for 3-6, Level II for 6 to 9, and Level III for 9 to 12-year-olds. Each level explores the fundamental theme of the covenant as lived in the liturgy and reflected in the Bible.

Their presentations in each level that is first presented to the child by the catechists then are chosen. Each level builds on the knowledge gained from the previous one. All classes are organized around a similar time frame: twenty to thirty minutes for lesson presentation, work time and a prayer service designed by the children to end the Atrium. Once the children experience a particular lesson, they can choose the presentation materials during work time or choose other lesson materials in the classroom according to their own interests

Registration

To register your child for Children’s Faith Formation, click here.

To make a tuition payment, click here.

Have Questions?

With any questions about our children’s programs please contact:

Elizabeth Piper
Children, Youth, and Catechist

Epiper@maryourqueen.com
Phone: 770-373-7847

Schedule for 2018 – 2019 School year:

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Faith Formation Groups will be held on Sunday morning from 9:30 to 11:00 am and on Monday afternoon from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Groups will meet from September 9, 2018 to May 5, 2019.  Please check the online calendar for updates. Registration requests are based on first come first serve. Registration Opens May 15, 2018

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Welcome to Mary Our Queen, a growing parish with a big heart

Catechist Formation here at Mary Our Queen is based on the Archdioceses of Atlanta Parish Catechist Certification Path which you can find at this link: https://archatl.com/ministries-services/religious-education/catechist-formation/

This certification process provides our catechist the support that they need to better address the questions of faith when presenting to their groups.  We offer many forms of catechist formation from adult Bible studies, online formation and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd formation training. Each of these formations develops the catechists in spirituality, Biblical and Liturgical understanding, Faith and Moral development and effective catechesis and session management.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Catechist Formation

The most up to date information on CGS Catechist Formation can be found on the Archdioceses website.  Link to Archdioceses Website: https://archatl.com/ministries-services/religious-education/catechesis-of-the-good-shepherd/

Here at MOQ we are hosting a Level 1 Catechist Formation to work with children in the Level 1 Atrium ages 3 to 6 years old.  There is registration required for this course.

Link to registration: http://tiny.cc/CGSTRAINING

Have Questions?

With any questions about our children’s programs please contact:

Elizabeth Piper
Children, Youth, and Catechist

Epiper@maryourqueen.com
Phone: 770-373-7847