Who We Are

Who We Are

The SonFlower Region of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a nonprofit association of catechists who serve the religious potential of the child in the State of Kansas and the Kansas City, Mo., metropolitan area.

CGS is faith formation for youngsters ages 3-12 based on the pillars of Scripture and Catholic Liturgy and the educational methods of Maria Montessori. Catechists must be certified through the National Association of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, which collaborates with the international Consiglio in Rome.

Many parishes, schools, and homes throughout the world have an atrium, or prepared environment, for children to deepen their relationship with God through presentations offered by the catechists. The children are in three levels, with those in Level I ages 3 to 6; in Level II, 6 to 9; and in Level III, 9 to 12. Weekly atrium time ideally is two hours long.


Level I Subjects

            • Prayer
            • Nomenclature for Life in the Church
            • Mystery of the Incarnation: Biblical Geography
            • Mystery of the Incarnation: Messianic Prophecies
            • Mystery of the Incarnation: Infancy Narratives
            • Mystery of the Kingdom of God
            • The Good Shepherd
            • The Paschal Mystery
            • Eucharist
            • Baptism
            • Celebrations
            • Practical Life: Movement and Care of the Environment

Level II Subjects

            • Prayer
            • Nomenclature for Life in the Church
            • History of the Kingdom of God
            • Mystery of the Kingdom of God: Parables
            • The Holy Bible
            • Mystery of the Incarnation: Biblical Geography
            • Mystery of the Incarnation: Messianic and Moral Prophecies
            • Mystery of the Incarnation: Infancy Narratives
            • Moral Life: Parables and Maxims
            • The Good Shepherd
            • The Paschal Mystery
            • Eucharist
            • Baptism
            • Sacramental Preparation
            • Celebrations

Level III Subjects

            • History of the Kingdom of God
            • Plan of God
            • History of the Jewish People
            • Prophets
            • Miracles of Jesus
            • Prayer
            • Sacraments: Baptism, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick
            • The Mass
            • Moral Formation: Maxims, Kingdom Parables, Moral Parables, Virtues
            • Typology Studies: Creation, Sin, The Flood, Abraham, Moses
            • Celebrations