Good Shepherd


Contact Angela Spino for more information.


At St. Peter the Apostle, we offer three levels of the Catechesis. Children work in a specially prepared environment, called an “atrium” with materials that are based on the Montessori method of discovery. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd was developed in Rome in 1954 by Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi, apprentices to Dr. Maria Montessori. Two basic principles offer the foundation for this program: a strong theological focus with an emphasis on God’s Word and our Mass, and a deep and awe-inspiring respect for the child.

Our atrium provides the child a place for reflection and quiet, away from the hustle and hurry of our modern day life. Catechists who work with the children in the atrium are extensively trained in the Catechesis and fill the capacity of the “willing servant,” offering support and help while allowing the child to develop his or her own relationship with God.


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Level I

3 Year Olds – Kindergarten

To be eligible, children need to be at least three years old by September 1st and must be completely potty trained. Sessions are weekly; parents can choose from one of the following:

Sunday (10:15 -11:45 a.m .) 

Monday, 9:30‐11:00am
Tuesday (9:30 - 11:00 a.m.)   
Tuesday (4:00 – 5:30 p.m.)   
Wednesday (4:00 – 5:30 p.m.)  
Thursday (4:00 – 5:30 p.m. )

There is limited space available.

Level II

Level II is for children in Grades 1 - 3.  During the 2nd grade year the children participate in 5 separate Sacrament meditations and a retreat in order to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.

Sunday (10:15 – 11:45 a.m.)  *SESSION FULL*
Tuesday (9:30 – 11:00 a.m.)
Tuesday (4:00 - 5:30 p.m.)     
Wednesday (4:00 - 5:30 p.m.) 
Thursday (4:00 – 5:30 p.m.)   

There is limited space available.

Level III

Level III is for children in grades 4 - 6

Sunday (10:15 – 11:45 a.m.)     
Tuesday (9:30 – 11:00 a.m.)     
Tuesday (4:00 – 5:30 p.m.)      
Wednesday (4:00 - 5:30 p.m.)  

There is limited space available.

Families can print out the Registration Form, mail or drop off the registration form at the parish office, and pay by cash, check, or credit card. You may also come by the parish office for a paper version of the registration form.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email Angela Spino.