"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."
—St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Reflecting our parishes’ womb-to-tomb approach, two central Religious Education programs are offered for children at SMTC: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Parish Religious Education Program, known as PREP. Program. Overviews and further information can be found below.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
AGES: under 6 years old
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program (CGS) is a common religious experience involving children and adults in which the religious values of childhood, primarily those values of contemplation and enjoyment of God, are predominant. CGS is offered by the Missionary Sisters of Charity, who continue the legacy of St. Mother Teresa.
For more information on CGS, please contact the Parish Office either by email or by calling 312-842-6777 (STWS) or 312-842-7979 (SBWS).
Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)
AGES: 6 years old and up
PREP is blessed with certified catechists, who are not only prepared to teach the faith, but also be excellent role models for your child. Pilgrimages, altar serving, community service, lent and advent projects, Christmas pageant, retreats, parish celebrations and RE led liturgies are also part of PREP.
For more information on PREP, please contact Dr. Thomas Howard at Parish Office either by email or by calling 312-842-6777 (STWS) or 312-842-7979 (SBWS).