Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level II (2nd grade)

"The desire for God is written in the human heart, because man is created by God and for God; and God never ceases to draw man to himself. Only in God will he find the truth and happiness he never stops searching for." (CCC, #27)

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a beautiful Montessori type program for our children preparing for First Holy Communion in 2nd grade.  Prior to 2nd grade, children ages 3-6 can also begin forming their minds and hearts in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I.

CGS Level II Schedule

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level II (First Communion Classes) are offered:

  • Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:30 PM Rooms #9 and #10 OR
  • Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30 PM Rooms #9 and #10

*NOTE: If you have a 3rd grade child in need of First Communion preparation, they are in this class.*

Family Sacraments Class (4th-8th Grade)

For children in 4th through 8th grade who have not been baptized, or who have been baptized but have not received First Holy Communion, we invite you to join our Family Sacraments class.  This is a family class, so parents attend with their children.

  • Sundays 8:30-9:45 AM (Rooms 6/7)




  • Family must be registered in the Parish
  • Register for Religious Education (and provide birth and baptismal certificates if the child was NOT baptized at St. Andrew's)
  • Be in regular Sunday Mass attendance, living a sacrament life
  • Attend Parent Meetings in January
  • Attend class regularly, excluding sickness
  • Attend the Sacrament Day Retreat in February
  • First Reconciliation (Confession) is in the Spring
  • First Holy Communion Mass is the first weekend in May

Please see the Parents Information Booklet and the Parents First Holy Communion Handbook for CGS Level II Students requirements and learning objectives.