One of the nice things about this visit home has been having a bit of extra time to spend with people and groups in the diocese that might not normally be possible.

Today I had the chance (a visit which had been in the pipeline since 2007 or earlier, I might add!) to spend the day at the Corinda Graceville Parish Atrium of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

According to the Atrium’s brochure,

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd seeks to provide an opportunity for children aged 3 – 12 years to draw close to God, to meet with Him through the use of sensorially rich materials in a peaceful and meditative environment.

Materials in the Atrium include meditations on the words of the Scriptures and the Prayers of the Liturgy.

It was great to see several different groups of children enter into this unique experience of catechesis, and of coming to know and experience God’s love for them.  The commitment of the catechists at the Atrium, and their love of sharing the faith with the children,  is very impressive.

For more information contact Anne Delsorte at the Atrium on 3379 8635.

Some more photos from my visit today can be found here.