CGS: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for 2023-2024

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a special Montessori approach to religious education.
CGS is offered in three levels: preschool through kindergarten, first through third grade, and fourth through sixth grade.
Please click here to read the parish announcement for CGS, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
Please click here for the 2023-2024 calendar of CGS classes.

GGS Benefits:

✔  Montessori experiential approach
✔  Small in-person atrium classes
✔  Thematic presentation of the faith
✔  Hands-on learning method
✔  Child-centered catechesis
✔  Emphasizes relationship with God

CGS Notes:

✔  First Communion preparation is a separate parish program
✔  There is no additional cost for taking sacramental preparation
✔  CGS concludes with the classes held for sixth grade students
✔  There is a separate parish program for seventh-eighth grade
✔  Confirmation preparation is also a separate parish program
✔  CGS students may take DRE lessons at no additional cost

Registration Information for CGS Students. Please go to the learning page of our parish website to sign up for CGS classes for preschool through sixth grade at our parish. Tuition is $250 per family, and $50 per student, for this Montessori-based religious education program.  Please click here for information about our DRE religious education program for sacramental preparation classes and for religion lessons in seventh and eighth grade. CGS students may concurrently take the DRE lessons for grades three through six at no additional tuition cost. There is no tuition for sacramental preparation in grades one and two. Please go to for more information about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. Welcome to CGS at our parish!

Saint Dennis Church is looking upward in faith, moving forward in hope, and leading onward in love to new life in Christ. As a faith community of prayer, learning, and service, we invite you to join us as intentional disciples of Christ. For more information, please check out the spiritual resources provided at the website. Together, let us embrace faithful Catholic Christian lifestyles for the new apostolic age of church history.

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