The St. Francis - St. Ambrose Parish School of Religion kicked of the 2017/2018 program on Wednesday, September 6th. It started with a 7:00 p. m. Family Mass for parents and students followed by ice cream served in the parish gardens. The formal class schedule begins Wednesday, September 13. Program details and class schedules are available in the bulletin and the back tables of the church.
Our Religious Education Program is made up of four components, one of which makes our local program unique among many parishes of the diocese:
*Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS).
Item #2, The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program, is somewhat unique to our local religious education program. We are among a small number of parishes in the Diocese of Wichita that offers it. Also resident parishioner, Frances Casey, is among a handful of degreed catechists in the diocese.
The CGS program embraces the Montessori theory of education — an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child's personal desire for development. Teaching is done in one of three "atrium" rooms in the PSR building where a team of five recognized Level One CGS catechists emphasize learning with hands-on materials. Many of the materials, which are sized for the hands of K-3 students, have been made by local artists and craftsmen.
For more information about the Catechesis of Good Shepherd Program, including our local as well as the global programs, follow THIS LINK. A copy of the September 2017 CGS newsletter is linked below.
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For more information about our joint-parishes Religious Education program, including current staff and schedule, follow THIS LINK and sub-links. Information about the historical banner photo is also included on that page.
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