Family & children's ministries

Keeping connected

Our St. Richard's families with young children are connected via Remind, and email.  Click here to get a brief reminder each week about goings on.

She also maintains a private Facebook group for our church and school families.  You just need to answer three easy questions to join.

Our geographical small groups are building.  Let Mother Kelly ( know your address, and she can add you to a small group, even if it's just so you know what other St. Richard's families are close to you. 

Children's Formation

Good Shepherd Chapel, Sundays - 9am on youtube

Mother Kelly posts a 15 min. video on our church youtube site at 9:00am each Sunday morning.  It's designed for the 4-12 year old child, and also models for parents how to help their child come close to our Lord, through the Holy Bible and liturgy.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

For whom and when?

We hope to open the Atrium in the new year.  Keep in touch!

Where is it? 

The Level II and III atrium (6-12 year olds) is located in the building furthest back on the campus. 

What is CGS? 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based, Christian spiritual formation program for children aged 3-12.  We start each class with scripture and liturgy, making the Word accessible to children. We then move into a child-directed art and play time, allowing children to explore the lessons learned and reinforcing the love of God.


What do they learn?

We instead like to ask, "Whom do they get to know?" Over the course of their time in the Atriums, from age 3 to 12, your child will grow to know deeply the love of the ​Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, and how the Bible and our worship of God reveal this great love for them and all His creation. With learning that extends directly from our liturgy and scripture (beginning with Parables, Prophecies, and narratives, and expanding further into the Old Testament and more as they grow), your child will come to realize that God has always had a plan to bring all of us into His Kingdom, and that they too have a role in this great Plan.

Who came up with it?

Sofia Cavaletti, a Hebrew and Scripture scholar, and Gianna Gobbi, an educator and collaborator with Maria Montessori, initiated this method of Catechesis in the 1950s. Often called a living work, the Catechesis, as it is known, is the product of the careful observation of children for over 60 years. 

Please contact Mother Kelly for an orientation or questions.