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The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Journal 2018

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Journal 2018

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2018 Journal – Individual Edition

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In the Plan of God, we see a network of invisible bridges, growing ever more connected through history. What bridges to children should we help build? Bridges between age groups (with the multiage structure of the atrium but also between atria levels), bridges between Bible “stories” and our stories. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) has built bridges between adults of different denominations and, for those of us who work in atria with children of different faiths, we see ecumenical and interfaith bridges. In this annual journal that provides ongoing formation in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, this issue focuses on the theme of Building Invisible Bridges.

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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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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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