Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Developed by Sofia Cavalletti, an Italian Hebrew scripture scholar, we are building on the work and methods of Maria Montessori, the Catechesis seeks to give children the guidance and vocabulary which enable them to become aware of their relationship with God and give expression to it. With the Catechesis we help each child to continue to fall in love with God while building community among peers.

  • We have an [atrium] a place where the child works and comes to know the great love of Jesus
  • realities of …life as a Christian but also and above all, a place where the child begins to live these realities in meditation and prayer. There is nothing of the academic classroom about the atrium; it is a place for working with the material provided.
  • religious instruction but religious life (Sofia Cavalletti, RPOC)
  • The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd takes its name from the parable and image of Jesus that seemed to appeal most to young children
Developmentally Structured

Each level of the child’s work explores the fundamental theme of covenant, God’s call and our response, as reflected in the Bible and as lived in liturgy. At Level 1 the 3-6 year-olds have the capacity to receive and enjoy the most essential elements of our faith: the mysteries of the Kingdom of God, the announcement of God’s love given for us in the person of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. At Level II the 6-9 year-olds focus on the image of the True Vine, deepening their relationship with God, family, friends and the larger community as they prepare for and celebrate communion, broadening their understanding of Mass.

In this way we insist children attend 2 years Catechism before they can receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confession and Holy Communion.

Catechism takes place on

Day

Time

Location

Formation

Monday

5:00pm-6:00pm

Melkbos

Faith Level 2- 4

Saturday

9:00am-10:15am

Table View

Faith Level 2a & 3
Grade R -1

Sunday

9:00am-10:00am

Table View

Faith Level 2b
Grade 2

Sunday

9:00am-10:00am

Table View

Faith Level 4
Preparing for First Holy Communion

Contact

Office

021 557 6780

Lorette John  

083 417 2409
(Table View)

Mashadi Moeketsi

082 574 1947
(Table View)

Melanie Pisanello

  067 037 4526
(Melkbos)

What is Edge?

Edge is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program. It provides a safe, fun place for youth to find a solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way. Edge resources speak to the physical, psychological, cognitive, relational, and spiritual maturation of middle school youth. Edge resources make it easier for youth ministers to plan out their semesters of Edge Night, retreats, and to train a team of young adults, the Core Team, to assist them in the ministry. The resources present Catholic teaching in a way that young people can understand.

When do we meet

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the Month from 6-8pm during school term.

Interested?

Would you like to join our team? Edge Catechism has taught us ALL so much about our Faith, so this is a wonderful way to grow in your own faith journey while working with the youth – a fabulous Ministry !!!

We run a small tuckshop and would love to have moms and dads come and help out every second Friday.

Contact

Office

021 557 6780

Lorette John  

083 417 2409

Life Teen

What is Life Teen?

Life Teen is our parishes High School Grades 8 – 10 Catechism program. As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and guide, Life Teen seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church.

Life Teen is run by Youth and Young Adults for youth, these young adults are called Core Members and they strive to live out there Baptismal Call, build Holy and healthy relationships with teenagers, willingness to live as an authentic witness of Christ and are open to learn and be trained in youth ministry

Life Teen assists in the following

Building Holy and healthy relationships with teenagers through an evangelistic outreach by adults

Inviting teenagers to the Church to grow in their faith and celebrate the Eucharist

Sharing the teachings of Christ and the Church through an authentic witness

Creating an experience of being loved and accepted within the community

Encouraging and empower teenagers to be disciples of Christ and to be His missionaries in their world

Life Teen focuses on 3 types of nights in a term

Life Nights (Catechetical and Educational Evenings)

Issue Nights (Informational evenings focuses on real life issues that our teens are facing)

Social Nights (Evening to just build community with each other and to have fun)

When and Who to contact

If you are new and would like to register to join us at Life Teen, then please contact the parish office via email or phone call

Life Teen happens (Table View only) every Sunday Evening starting with Mass at 17:30 followed Life Teen from 18:30 till 20:30

Office

021 557 6780

Leo Sforza

082 493 4582

Confirmation

About

If you, or your child who is 16 turning 17 or is in Grade 11 and has completed 3 years of Life Teen, they your teen will be invited to join our Confirmation Chosen Journey

Confirmation takes young people on a journey through the entire Catholic faith in all its richness and vitality. Confirmundi will be captivated by the story, from Creation all the way through salvation history, and they will come to see how the sacraments, prayer, and discipleship are the keys to a happy life.

The goal of this 24-lesson program is nothing short of winning over the hearts of teens and making them Disciples of Christ.

To find out more about Confirmation classes and the Chosen program, please contact the parish office via email or phone call

When and Who to contact

Confirmation Classes happens (Table View only) every Thursday Evening starting with Mass at 18:00 followed Confirmation Class from 18:30 till 20:00

Office

021 557 6780

Leo Sforza

082 493 4582

About

Throughout the history of Christianity, people of all faiths have found their way to the Catholic Church. While each person’s journey is as unique as the individual themselves, all are drawn to the one God and for the same purpose – to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults offers a program of faith formation for adults 18 years and older that will prepare them for full initiation/communion into the Catholic Church at Easter.

If you are interested in becoming Catholic and be prepared to be initiated into the Church, then please contact the parish office via email or phone call

When and Who to contact

R.C.I.A happens (Table View only) every Tuesday Evening from 19:00 till 20:00

Office

021 557 6780

067 037 4526

Alpha

About

Do you want to learn about Jesus? Then Alpha is the right place for you

When and Who to contact

Office

021 557 6780

Helene Gaweda

083 599 7067

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