Pentecost and Catechesis
The Feast of Pentecost is Sunday, May 24th. It’s one of seven Principle Feasts of the Church and it brings to a close the Great Fifty Days of Easter. It’s a day when baptisms and confirmations are most appropriate. This Jewish feast for centuries celebrated the Jew’s birth as God’s Chosen People and the giving of […]
The Feast of the Ascension
The Feast of the Ascension of our Lord into Heaven was May 14, 2015. It comes during the 6th week of the “Great 50 Days,” being 40 days after Easter Morning. We find this historical event recorded in Mark 16:19, Luke 24:50-53 and Acts of the Apostles 1:6-11. On this day Jesus’ bodily entry into […]
It’s Him! It’s Him!
Maria Montessori, in her book “Spontaneous Activity in Education” tells of an account of Vladimir Ghidionescu, PhD that he shared at the International Congress of Pedagogy in Brussels in 1911. He told the story of a young child who had not received the benefit of any religious formation. One day he broke into tears. He cried, […]
Christian Formation for Children
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is the Christian formation program that is used at St. John’s for our children ages 3-12. It follows the educational principles of Maria Montessori. The children gather in an “atrium”, which is a special room prepared for them, which has beautiful handmade materials and items to teach our faith. This […]