CGS Level 3: Corpus Christi ParishJuly 2019 - July 2021
CGS Level 1: Holy Cross Parish in Georgetown September 2019 - May 2021
Please register and submit payment through either the Archdiocese of Toronto or the Diocese of Hamilton.
Offered jointly by Office of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Archdiocese of Toronto and Continuing Education, University of St. Michael's College.
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd certificate programs are 90 or 120 hour formation courses, which immerse you in the atrium experience. During these courses, the majority of your time will be spent participating in presentations as the children would and engaging in conversations about the biblical and liturgical themes that undergird our approach.
The program includes:
on the religious capacity and needs of children
on the ways that parents, teachers and catechists can nurture a child's relationship with God and begin sacramental preparation
on the themes from the Bible and liturgy which children which respond to most readily at various stages of development
on key catechetical texts by Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi
demonstrating how each of the handmade catechetical materials assist children's prayer and mediation
through an introduction to the "atrium" environment, which is designed to foster a child's relationship with God (the course will take place at one of the parish-based atriums in Toronto).
through the creation of an individual handbook of biblical and liturgical presentations for children
through hands-on experience with these catechetical materials
Enrollment for courses is limited. For more information about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Certificate Program please contact
Anna Boyagoda or call 416-934-3400, ext. 511.