Adeo, formerly known as The Narnia Catechetical Clubs, was founded by Mrs. Mickie Teetor when she began to teach a few religious education classes at her own home. The program slowly began to grow to eight homes and in 1981 formally became The Narnia Catechetical Clubs.
Mrs. Teetor’s vision was to offer young people, whose schools did not offer Catholic education, the opportunity to learn about the faith after school. Her idea was to teach catechesis in a home setting provided by host families. The initiative took off immediately and soon there were numerous weekly student gatherings that would meet on different days of the week, at different times and locations over the city, to teach the Catholic faith to the young students and prepare them to receive the sacraments.
In 2019, the name was changed to the Adeo Manhattan Catholic Catechism Clubs. Today, Adeo enrolls more than 250 children, ages 3 through 17, in its various classes and programs every year. Classes are hosted in the homes of parents who share Mrs. Teetor’s original vision to give their children a strong sense of identity and responsibility, as well as love for their Catholic faith.
The image below is part of the stained glass window of the Good Shepherd at St. Thomas More Church in Manhattan.