Fr. Steve’s column 3-26-23

You may know that our pre-K through second grade school children enjoy attending Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) weekly.  In the prepared environment of the Atrium, they hear and meditate on Scripture, the Liturgy, and Salvation History in small (but rich!) portions, often guided by three-dimensional materials.  Trained catechists use a Montessori approach to help the children deepen their personal relationship with God, providing tangible resources with which the children can pray, study, and practice their Catholic faith now and for the remainder of their lives.


The Atrium is always in need of adults to train to serve as catechists.  If you are interested in getting involved with CGS in any capacity, I encourage you to contact Joanie Rymsza at or

574-485-7462.  You need not have school-aged children to join this ministry, which is spiritually enriching for all ages.


I also want to congratulate Emily Joines, Jenny O’Donnell, and Julie Strasser on receiving their CGS Catechist Level I Certificates just a few weeks ago, which equip them to work with our Pre-K and Kindergarten children in the Atrium.  Thank you to all of our volunteers who have devoted their time and talent over the past many years to Catechesis of the Good Shepherd here at Christ the King!


❖ Mass Schedule ❖

8:00 am | 5:00 pm (Vigil)

7:00 am | 8:45 am | 10:30 am | 12:15 pm

Monday – Friday
8:30 am
5:30pm (Lent Only)

❖ Sacrament of Reconciliation❖

9:00 am or by Appointment

❖ Eucharistic Adoration ❖

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

❖ Contact Us ❖

Parish: (574) 272-3113 | Fax: (574) 273-6702

School: (574) 272-3922 | Fax (574) 273-6707

After hours, please use our sacramental emergency line (574) 272-3113 ext 250 and leave a message so that a priest can call you back.

52473 State Road 933
South Bend, IN 46637-3853