2345 Bassett Road
, Westlake, Ohio
Reverend Donald Snyder, Pastor



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Commitment: Good Shepherd participants are assigned an Atrium class weekly. The length of the class is 1 1/2 hours. Days and times are decided by the Catechists and the director.


Contact Person:
Sr. Johnica D’Amico, SND
(Parish Office - 835-2300)


For more information, visit: 

The National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd





Purpose: This is a religious formation for children that is different from traditional programs. It is a Montessori based and a Liturgically based catechesis that takes place in a prepared environment known as the Atrium. 

Each object in the Atrium is intended to help children grow in their relationship with God. The spiritual needs of the children guide the catechesis. Good Shepherd begins at age three and progresses as the child matures in his or her knowledge of the faith until they are twelve years of age.


Preparation:  Catechesis of the Good Shepherd requires specialized training in the methodology and process of the catechesis. The training sessions are held at the Good Shepherd Training Center at Holy Rosary Parish. The International Trainer is Laura Parran Bastulli. Days and times of the classes are determined on a yearly basis. They are usually once a month over a period of two years (not including summers).  If you are interested in being trained as a Catechist, please contact Sr. Johnica.