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Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap is a program for Catholic young adults and their friends (married and single) to meet together at local bars, cafes and restaurants to listen to a speaker, share conversation and gain new insights into the faith. No reservation is ever needed. A new series begins March 2017.

For further information, please contact Elizabeth Trexler, pastoral associate for young, youth adults and mission outreach at Mount St. Peter Parish, New Kensington or Ariel Schroeder, coordinator of parish ministries and director of marketing at St. Margaret Mary Parish, Lower Burrell. 

 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

St. Mary of Czestochowa Parish houses Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for children three to 12 years of age.

  • Level I: Ages 3 to 6
  • Level II: Ages 6 to 9
  • Level III: Ages 9 to 12

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a faith formation program approved by the Vatican and the Diocese of Greensburg.  It originated in 1954 in Rome inspired by the Montessori principles of education and developed by Sofia Cavalletti. This doctrinal method prepares the child to respond and participate in a personal relationship that already exists between God and the child.

The key focus of this catechesis is Scripture and Liturgy. The specially prepared environment, we call the atrium, is Mass-centered. Work in the atrium focuses on the relationship with Jesus, which finds it's most concrete and intense moment of life in the Eucharist. The children handle materials and experience ritual celebrations like those seen and experienced in church. The atrium can be compared to a retreat house facilitating recollection and silence.  It is a place for religious life, for community and worship—not a classroom for instruction.

Sessions are held Tuesdays at 10:30 AM or 5:00 PM. Sessions are two hours in duration.

Download registration form here: REGISTRATION FORM.pdf. Please don't hesitate to contact the parish office for more information.