St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral




The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a faith formation experience for children ages 3 - 12 years old.  It is bases upon the belief that young children can and do experience God. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd's work is done in an "Atrium", an environment created to nurture children's spirituality.  this is done by proclaiming the Gospel through the parable method, prayer, singing, silence, and exploring liturgical events.  Hands-on materials are used to help children and adults reflect together upon the great mysteries of the Christian faith.  

Level I: Atrium: The Good Shepherd Atrium

New this year: Our 3 year old (first year in atrium) will have there own room across the hall in room 108 our 4-5 years-old will still be in room 107.  

K3 – Kindergarten:  Report to the Atrium anytime between 9:30 and the Peace.  3 years old by September 30th.   

CGS starts at 9:30 am in the Atrium (Ministry Center Room 108 & 107 by the elevator) and continues until the peace.    

Level II Atrium: Coming in Fall of 2017

1st - 3rd grade students will come to Level II Atrium in the Fall of 2017


Please contact Ashley Jackson at 318-226-4031 or

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd—Atrium Level 1

3 years (K3) - Kindergarten (K5)


Our Catechists:

The Catechists have completed 90 hours of training for Level 1 Atrium.  The goal is to build our catechesis program so that we will be able to open Level 2 and Level 3 Atrium within the next few years.

 Beth Reeks, Ashley Jackson, Leslie Caraway, Liza Johnson, 

Rowena White, Lauren Lea, Kathryn Smitherman, Katie Aranda