Level 2.5 Forum

Are you a certified Level 2 catechist who is feeling the need to refresh or renew your work? This 8-week forum will revisit key themes of the Level 2 atrium experience. We'll reflect, share insights, and update our basic knowledge. This is a great chance to review your album pages, refine your environment, improve your […]


Using 3-6 materials in the 6-9 Atrium


Online workshop, hosted on Zoom Led by Catherine Maresca, formation leader, catechist and director of the Center for Children and Theology Most of the essential themes and materials offered in the 3-6 atrium are also present in the 6-9 atrium, but are offered to older children with some additional points of discussion and new ways […]


CCTheo Conversations · Building the Beloved Atrium Community


Join us for a reflection on ending bias and racism in our CGS environments. Led by Anita Vincent, a catechist and theologian in Bethlehem PA, and Jodi-beth McCain, Director of Religious Education at Christian Family Montessori School in Washington DC. Hosted on Zoom. Email cct@cctheo.org to register. 

CCTheo Forums

In the winter of 2021 Catherine Maresca offered a Level 2.5 Forum online for catechists who had completed Level 2. This forum reviewed the child, the atrium and themes for work with 6-9 children, looked at updates and some key presentation, and addressed questions of participants. During the 2021-22 course cycle we are again offering […]

CCTheo Conversations · Saints Alive!


Let's talk about saints both official and unofficial and how and when we introduce any saints in the course of our years in the atrium. Bring the best books you've found about one or a collection of saints, and your best ideas for celebrating all in the communion of saints. Led by Catherine Maresca. This […]

Weaving Our Gifts: A Conference of Catechists


Keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams will offer "Rooted in Praise: Psalms in Formation, Parts I and II" on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. This year, for the first time ever, Weaving Our Gifts will be held online. Join us in community to deepen our understanding of the Psalms, share our own studies and work in peer presentations, […]


CCTheo Conversations · Best Books in the Atrium Environment


Join formation leader Davette Himes to discuss how to use a curated list of books to aid the child and stir wonder in the atrium environment. We will also cover how books can leverage the material on the shelves and how books for the youngest children assist parents to nurture catechesis in the home. This […]

CCTheo Conversations · The Blessings of Neurodivergent Children in the Atrium


How do we enlarge the Kingdom of God inside our atria when we encounter a child who is neurodivergent (autistic, ADHD, dyspraxic, or dyslexic)?  Not only will we affirm that the children are a gift and a blessing contributing to the diverse body of Christ, but we will look at how to overcome barriers for […]