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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd – Adult Formation – Weekend 1 Repeated

18 March 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 20 March 2022 @ 5:00 PM


The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a faith formation process for children between the ages of 3 and 12 years old. The central aim of this faith formation program is to enable the child to experience and form an authentic relationship with God. The CGS is grounded in Scripture and the Liturgy of the Church, then framed by Montessori principles of education. This allows the children to hear the Gospel through the use of sensorial rich materials.

The children are free to work with these materials that represent essential proclamations of the Christian message. The adult’s task is to prepare the sacred space for the children, called the atrium, so that they can respond to this relationship. The atrium is a place of community, worship, and prayer.

Although designed for training catechists, this course is an opportunity for personal faith formation and enrichment, and an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the religious needs and development of children in this age group.

This is a personal retreat as well as providing participants with the necessary background to set up a prepared environment and begin working with 3–6-year-old children in the CGS. The course covers pedagogy, history, philosophy, theology, liturgy, and practical working with and making materials for the CGS.

Level 1 Part 1.

DATES: First Weekend Intensive  (Repeated due to high demand): Friday 18th March 7-830pm, Sat 19th March 9-5pm, Sun 2oth 9-5pm.  Weekend 2 of course will be  April 1,2,3 2022; Remaining weekend 3 TBA 2022.)

REGISTRATION: Click here to register and find out more information. Registrations close Friday 11th March

COST: $400* (6.5 days)

*PLEASE NOTE: Payment options are available.

  • First weekend: $240
  • Remaining payment $160


18 March 2022 @ 7:00 PM
20 March 2022 @ 5:00 PM


Camille Corson


The Atrium at St John Vianneys Primary School
91 Namatjira Drive Waramanga
Canberra, ACT 2611, ACT 2611 Australia
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0402 201 251


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