Remarks from the Atrium


“Jesus, you’re an awesome guy.” ~ stated with sincerity as his prayer response by a 5-year-old boy in pre-kindergarten, while gathered with his friends at the prayer table

“Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is taught in a way that engages the child’s depth and sense of wonder.  It works to enkindle a warmth of knowing God’s love that will foster a life-long love for His Word and the Sacraments.” ~ shared by Tami Raciti, volunteer catechist in the Atrium

“If I saw Jesus on the road [to Calvary] I would hug him so tight!” ~ declared solemnly by an 8-year-old girl in second grade, in response to a presentation of the City of Jerusalem that highlights Jesus’s last days

“He’s such a good man … and a good shepherd!” ~ spoken with love by a 5-year-old girl in pre-kindergarten student as she admired an image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd that a fellow student had placed on the prayer table

“I have been very grateful for the blessing of having Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at our school.  The coordinator and all the volunteers seem to be doing an exceptional job with this, and my child has enjoyed his time in the Atrium a great deal.” ~ shared by Alison Glenn, active school parent and volunteer

“We are one, like Him.” ~ concluded by an 8-year-old boy in second grade, while reflecting on the gift of Jesus in the Eucharist to all peoples of the world

“It doesn’t matter what we see other people doing.  We can still do the right thing.” ~ asserted by an 8-year-old girl in second grade as the thing Jesus wants us to know through the Parable of the Good Samaritan, after she received that presentation in the Atrium

“I want to get a job here when I grow up so I can keep learning about Jesus.” ~ offered spontaneously by a 5-year-old boy in pre-kindergarten, after he received a catechetical presentation in the Atrium