Faith Formation at St. Francis de Sales

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an integral component of our school’s faith formation programs. Over the last eight years we have presented this amazing approach to our students. For those of you who may not be familiar with this program, The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is based on the conviction that God and the Child are in relationship. Our role is to protect and nurture this bond through age-appropriate themes, from the Bible and our Liturgy, with manipulative materials the students use to internalize and explore the great mysteries of our faith. We are blessed to have the ability to teach our Catholic faith through active engagement, reflection, and experience. The addition of this program has strengthened our Catholic identity in a powerful way. Not only has it provided a completely new approach for our students, but for our teachers and parents as well.