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iGiveCatholic

On Giving Tuesday, November 28th, please Support the Scholarship Fund at Immaculate Conception Cathedral School to help provide a quality Catholic education to students with financial need.  You can participate in the Early Giving Campaign beginning November 10, and your gift will count toward our Giving Tuesday total. Click on the flyer below to be directed to the #iGiveCatholic website.  Click on Arch/Diocese at the top of the homepage, find Diocese of Memphis and choose our school.  For questions about #iGiveCatholic or if you would like more information about giving to ICCS, please contact June LaPorta, director of advancement, at (901) 435-5345.

Posted by Aileen Palmer at Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | 0 comments
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Book of Remembrance

Beginning November 1st, the Book of Remembrance will be displayed in the Cathedral, with names of those for whom we'll be praying during the month of November - a month when the church especially remembers those who have died.  You may fill out an envelope and place it in the offertory basket.  You may also send names for the Book of Remembrance to Ronnie Vinson.

Posted by Aileen Palmer at Monday, October 23, 2017 | 0 comments
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Cambio de Horario de la Misa en EspaƱol / Spanish Mass Time Change

Please note, our Spanish Mass on Sundays will chage to 2 pm beginning Sunday, October 8.

Empezando el 8 de octubre, la Misa en Español los domingos, sera a las 2 pm de la tarde.

Posted by Aileen Palmer at Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 0 comments
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Are you a young person ages 16 to 29? Pope Francis wants to hear from you!

Are you a young person ages 16 to 29? Pope Francis wants to hear from you!  Click here to fill out our survey.

Posted by Aileen Palmer at Thursday, August 31, 2017 | 0 comments
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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Coming Soon

Introducing Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at the Cathedral! 

The classes will begin after Labor Day during PRE time, Sundays from 11:30 am—12:30 pm under the direction of our Certified Catechist, Susan Ross. 

What is Catechesis of the Good Shepherd?

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to the spiritual formation for children ages 3-12, based on the Montessori educational philosophy. To implement this approach, a sacred and experiential learning environment, called the "atrium", is created. In the atrium children along with their catechists hear, ponder and celebrate the most essential mysteries of the Christian Faith, revealed to us in Scripture and the Liturgy.

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, an international movement begun over 50 years ago in Rome, recognizes each child’s innate unique relationship with God. Children and catechists come together weekly in a room called the atrium which is a place of prayer, in which work and study spontaneously become meditation, contemplation and prayer. The atrium is a place in which the only Teacher is Christ; both children and adults place themselves in a listening stance before his Word and seek to penetrate the mystery of the liturgical celebration.

The themes presented in the atrium are those to which the children have responded with depth and joy. These themes are taken from the Bible and the liturgy (prayers and sacraments) as the fundamental sources for creating and sustaining Christian life at every developmental stage and, in particular, for illuminating and nourishing the child in his/her most vital religious needs. Catechists join the parents in living with the children a shared religious experience according to the teaching of the gospel: “Except you become as little children, you cannot enter the kingdom of God” (Matthew 18:3).

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I at the Cathedral...

We are excited to share that we are beginning our Atrium with Level I; ages 4-6 (must be potty trained).  With time, as the children adapt, they will learn about this special space called the atrium, how to walk, talk and treat the materials and each other while are in the Atrium.  Materials focusing on ‘practical life’ skills, e.g. pouring water or sweeping, are initially presented to the children.  These works are of great interest to them, and as they repeat this work the children gain control of their bodies.  Eventually, this self-control translates into the ability to sit in silence and to pray!

In the Level I Atrium, presentations follow the liturgical year: infancy narratives are presented in Advent, the Last Supper in Lent, the Empty Tomb in the Easter season.  Other materials include articles of the Mass, geography works exploring the land of Israel at the time of Jesus, gestures of the Mass and of Baptism.  The parable that resonates most deeply with children at this age is the parable of the Good Shepherd.  This image is lifted up often and the children take time to enjoy the great love the Good Shepherd has for each one of them.

Children must be registered in advance to attend, please register here.  Questions?  Please contact Aileen Palmer or 435-5281.  To learn more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, visit the website of the National Association.

 

Posted by Aileen Palmer at Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | 0 comments
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