CChTheo has three main sources of income:
Events and Courses: $23438
CCTheo uses its funds in three general ways:
Courses and Events ($18648):
- We conducted CGS courses at each Level led by Davette Himes and Catherine Maresca.
- We sponsored a Round Tables for local catechists on the topic of serving toddlers and their parents, led by Davette Himes
- Catherine Maresca spoke at the American Montessori Conference, and the International Celebration of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in Phoenix
In 2015 we will
- host Weaving Our Gifts, a Conference for Catechists, with keynote speaker Bruce Birch
- continue the Level III course and start a Level II course
- Catherine Maresca will speak at the AMS conference in Philadelphia in 2015 on “The Spiritual Preparation of the Teacher - an Interfaith Approach”, and the Eccesiological Investigations Conference at Georgetown University on Interfaith education
- exhibit at FaithForward (Chicago)
- Offer Round Tables in the Spring
- Offer a Collaborative on the subject of Sacramental Preparation
Publications and Materials:
In 2014 ($24946)
- we published editions of ECHOES on Parent Education in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Grandparents (Please Pass the Faith)
- published Grace and Courtesy: a picture book for adults and children, a Timeline on the HIstory of Christianity, Hands on Islam, and a new edition of Scripture Booklets Set 1.
- provided books and materials and other atrium resources to catechists around the country through our website www.cctheo.org
In 2015 we will
- publish issues of ECHOES on Jesus, Saints and Heroes, and Prophetic Children
- prepare the new edition of Scripture Booklets Set 2
- being a new monthly email, "CCT in Context", to highlight the connections between CGS and current developments in society, theology, and pedagogy.
Research and Development ($9958)
Events, Publications and Research are all interrelated. Your questions and concerns generate areas of study of a topic related to ministry to children in the church. These are explored at our conferences, collaboratives and Round Tables, and often generate further study that leads to the publications or materials offered in our catalog.
While the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, in which our work is rooted, is built on the constants of Bible, liturgy and the unique spirituality of children, the situations in which we work, influences on our children, pastoral needs of children, catechists and other adults are shifting. As we learn to serve children in many denominations, incorporate a growing body of knowledge (science, anthropology, Biblical archeology, etc.), work in an increasingly multi-cultural and interfaith environment, and minister to children with a variety of special needs, ongoing study, new or updated materials, and a healthy sharing of our experiences “on the ground” is needed.
CCTheo invites you to participate in this process through our events and publications, financial support, and the questions, expertise and experience you bring to the CCTheo endeavors.