Catechesis of the Good Shepherd


This is an exciting new ministry for our youngest children. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to the spiritual formation of children that is rooted in the Bible, the Liturgy of the Church and the educational methods of Maria Montessori. Children gather in an atrium, a room prepared especially for them, which contains simple yet beautiful child-size materials that help the child to absorb the most essential proclamations of the Christian faith.

In September 2018 we launched this program for children ages 3 to 6. For more information, or to inquire about enrolling your child, please contact one of the coordinators, Matushka Connie Shank or Matushka Molly Shaw. (If you do not have their contact information, you may send a message via the church office.)

During the week of June 25-June 30, 2018, our parish hosted a Level One Formation Course, to prepare adult Catechists to work with children in the 3 to 6 age bracket using this method. In future years, we will host additional training courses to help our Catechists to further develop their skills.


Eastern Orthodox Church of The Annunciation
13515 SE Rusk Road, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222