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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. Beginning in September 2019, we continued the group for this age, and added a group for ages 6 to 9 (1st to 4th grade). For more information, please contact the coordinator, Matushka Connie Shank. (If you do not have her contact information, you may send a message via the church office.)

In March, 2020, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd classes were discontinued for the time being, because of the COVID pandemic.



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