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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (COGS) is an approach to religious formation designed to meet the developmental needs of the child ages 3 through 12 years old. It is rooted in sacred scripture and liturgy. Children gather in an "atrium," a room specially prepared for them, which contains beautiful materials that are used to ponder the mysteries of the faith. CGS classes offer children a hands-on approach to learning more about their faith while inviting them into a deeper relationship with God.

Registration Schedule for 2022-23 School Year:

  • Catechists and ministers at St. Matthew Cathedral: Thursday, August 11th at 7:00am
  • Parishioners who have previously enrolled in CGS at St. Matthew: Monday, August 15th at 7:00am
  • Parishioners who are new to CGS at St. Matthew: Thursday, August 18th at 7:00am
  • Non-parishioners who have previously enrolled in CGS at St. Matthew: Monday, August 22nd at 7:00am
  • Open registration: Thursday, August 25th at 7:00am
Our online registration form can be found here.

*Classes will meet on Monday afternoons from 3:30-5:00pm, beginning on September 12th.
*Catechists will contact families with more details once class lists are finalized.
*A child must be 3 years old by September 1.
For questions, contact Marie Harrer at 574-302-2998 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.