101 Watson Street, Camp Hill, Brisbane QLD 4152

Good Shepherd Children's Ministry



The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Christian formation process for children aged 3 to 12 years.  It is not a dogmatic approach to faith; rather it is about kindling the flame of the Spirit within each child - so they may know the living God.

The Catechesis respects children's freedom and spontaneity; it encourages their questioning.

Kids learn about Jesus, the Good Shepherd, in a sacred space called an 'atrium' - the heart of which is a children's altar.  It is a place of community and worship; it is a place to be with and enjoy God, to hear sacred tradition, and to pray.


“If we want to help the child
draw nearer to God,
we should
with patience and courage
seek to go always closer
to the vital nucleus of things.

This requires study and prayer.
The children will be our teachers
if we know how to observe them.”

Sofia Cavallatti


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Australia



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