Shepherd and Sheep

The purpose of Shepherd and Sheep by Suzette is to provide a high quality, visually alluring, and easily assembled product.

These products are cut with a laser.  This allows us to cut each diorama and 2D figure with precision.  We have designed each one with box tail technology to allow even a novice to assemble them with complete confidence.  The added bonus is that we also engrave the figures and the buildings, when necessary, with added features to enhance the beauty.   Our products  are specifically designed to match our national associations specifications.  If you are a  supporting member of the CGS National Association you can use the assembling instructions on their website.  If you are not, I strongly encourage  you to support our National Association and sign up today!

The growth of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is also a high priority of Shepherd and Sheep by Suzette.   That is why we are here to provide the opportunity for all Parishes to have a beautiful and nurturing Atrium.

The work of the catechist is just beginning when they receive our materials.  They arrive unfinished, due in part to aide in the growth of the catechist and the community.  Please reach out to your fellow catechists and your parish for assistance.  Our goal is to encourage you to build a stronger community to help support CGS and the work of the child.

Shepherd and Sheep by Suzette is also offering a blog page, please check it out, post pictures of your finished materials and share any insights you discovered as you worked.

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Welcome to CGSUSA

We believe God and the child have a unique relationship with one another. Children need their own place to foster the growth of that relationship. The growth of this relationship is assisted by the adult, but is directed by the Spirit of God within the child.

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What is the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd? The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd was born from the joy of the children’s encounter with God. It has been observed that children of the same developmental stage, even those from widely varying cultural backgrounds, respond to elements of the Christian message in the same way.

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In Catechesis of the Good Shepherd adults are given the opportunity to embrace a method of catechesis (or religious education) that will deepen one’s relationship with God. Catechist formation in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is both instructive as well as experiential. It captivates both the head as well as the heart.

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We read in the Gospel of Mark that Jesus sent his disciples out in pairs, two by two; the journey was not meant to be a solitary one. It is essential for us as catechists to support one another as we prepare materials, work in the atrium, and observe the child. We come together in unity, as members of CGSUSA, to share the joy of this work.

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Through their joy, their wonder and awe, their capacity for love and prayer, and their radical simplicity, children offer us adults a glimpse of what it means to fall in love with God. This has been the work of CGSUSA for over 30 years: to advocate for the child’s joy.

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