Vox Pastoris

following the Shepherd's voice

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Our Mission
The mission of Vox Pastoris ("Voice of the Shepherd") is to provide religious formation for children aged 3 to 12 years through the model of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. In Jesus Christ our Good Shepherd we find our identity, and as we follow His voice we invite children to hear and know Him in turn. Our vision is to raise well-formed members of the Body of Christ by facilitating the encounter between the child and the Good Shepherd.
Who we are
We are parents, teachers, and parishioners from many backgrounds, loyal to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and committed to the religious formation of children in the Catholic tradition. Most of us participate in the liturgical life of the Church at St. Peter Chanel parish in Hawaiian Gardens, California, and St. Irenaeus parish in Cypress, California. We also count members and serve families from other parishes.

Vox Pastoris is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity and is incorporated in California as a Nonprofit Religious Corporation.

About Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to the religious formation of children aged 3 to 12 years that is
grounded in Scripture and the Liturgy and is based on Montessori methodology. It began in Rome in 1954 with the collaboration of Sofia Cavalletti, a scripture scholar, and Gianna Gobbi, a Montessori educator.

Religious formation is conducted in an "atrium" and involves proclamation of the Word of God, prayer, presentation of aspects of the Liturgy, meditation of the child through work with materials, and celebrations throughout the liturgical year. For more information, please visit www.cgsusa.org.