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The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

An approach to the religious formation of children. It is rooted in the Bible, the liturgy of the Church, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori. Children gather in an "Atrium," a room prepared for them, which contains simple yet beautiful materials that they use.


Learn about the rich history of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

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Contact & Registration

The Church of St. Patrick is always accepting new 3, 4, 5, & 6 year old children. Preschool Children are welcome to start any time of the year as this program is a hands-on 1:1 teaching model & not classroom style.

We currently offer 3 weekly Atrium sessions: Mondays, 4:00-5:30 PM for children entering Kindergarten (age 5), Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 PM for children who are in 1st grade & Thursdays

10:00-11:30 AM for children who are 3, 4, or 5 years old (not yet in kindergarten).


If you have a 1st grader and you wish for him/her to receive the Sacraments of First Eucharist and First Reconciliation, we need to get them started this year so he/she will be ready to prepare for the Sacraments in our Level II Atrium 2024-2025


Contact Cinthia Biros, CGS Level I Certified Catechist at or

952-767-0948 with questions.

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Church of St. Patrick's Atrium

5 Year Old Children in the CGS Atrium

5 Year Old Children in the CGS Atrium

Christmas Picture with 3 and 4 Year Old Children in the CGS Atrium

3 & 4 Year Old Children in the CGS Atrium

St. Patrick's Prayer Corner

St. Patrick's Model Altar & Liturgical Shelf

St. Patrick's Practical Life Shelves

St. Patrick's Land of Israel & Art Supplies

St. Patrick's Kingdom of God & Gestures Altar

St Patrick's Good Shepherd

St. Patrick's Infancy Narratives & Geography

St Patrick's Baptism Corner

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