When the Church was first growing, the Atrium (the Sacred Place) was an area where the catechumens gathered to be formed in the faith before they entered the church to participate in the full liturgy. Likewise, the Atrium provided at Holy Name is a place for children to draw near to God and enjoy being in His presence. This environment is located in its own dedicated building.
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Christian formation program for children between the ages of 3 and 12 years. The principal goal of this program is to facilitate the child’s relationship with God through community and worship rather than academic study. Framed by the Montessori principles of education, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program utilises rich sensory materials and various activities to encourage children to encounter Christ and His love in a personal way. The adult supervisor’s role is to prepare the space for the children so that they can respond to this relationship, which was first proclaimed to them through Jesus the Good Shepherd.
during School Terms only
WHERE: The Catholic Church of the Holy Name. Please walk into the gated area at the back of the car park and proceed to the playground. Atrium is located in the building next to the cubby house.
COST: $10 per session per child (or $80 per term) and $5 per session for any additional siblings.
WHAT TO BRING: A bottle of water for your child/children. Please do not send your children with snacks as eating is not permitted in Atrium.