Cultural Offerings

Building a culture requires more than formal catechetical training, which is why CCMA is dedicated to offering people from all walks of life (families, catechists, young adults, priests, and religious) opportunities to grow in the Faith and fold the Catechesis into their lives. Whether through handwork or liturgical arts, parent information classes, retreats, or specialized material-making classes, our “Ora et Labora”™ offerings are designed to strengthen community and preserve a rich and bountiful culture, based on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.


Ora et Labora: Map-Making for Your Atrium

Need a City of Jerusalem or the Land of Israel Topographical Map for your Atrium environments? Receive detailed, hands-on instruction. Participants will walk out with an almost completed map, and all the knowledge needed to complete it. Supplies included.

  • Dates: Friday, February 15, 6:30-9:00 PM; Saturday, February 16, 9:00 AM-4:30 PM; and Sunday, February 17, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM

  • Max Number of Participants: 15

  • Not limited to catechists, open to all

  • Materials: Bring an apron, but other materials will be provided (includes base tables, building pieces, etc.). Registration by deadline of January 18th is necessary to ensure materials are ready.

  • Price: $300 for City of Jerusalem; $150 for Land of Israel Topographical Map

Montessori Mondays

Come join Jennifer Ashton for twice monthly, Monday morning workshops for parents and caregivers of young children ages 0-6. She will share with participants the truths about childhood development discovered by Dr. Montessori and how they relate both to the school and home environments. Sessions will combine theory with lots of practical topics. Bring your curiosity, your questions and your friends!

  • Dates: 1st and 3rd Mondays of Each Month

  • Time: 8:30 - 9:30 am

  • Location: CCMA Learning Center

  • Cost: $25

  • Full Year Membership

  • Attend any or all sessions during the year

  • Babes in arms are welcome. Otherwise this event is for adults only, please.