Atrium Assistants Orientation · October 2023


This session is full. Registration is closed. 

This online course will cover the key points for an atrium assistant serving children 3-12 years old, including:

— Introduction to the spirituality of Children

— Orientation to the space

— Orientation to the Montessori approach

— Orientation to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)

— Helping children through transitions.

We invite assistants preparing to work in the atrium, curious parents who want to know more about CGS, and catechists who will be preparing their assistants to work with them.

Name and email of catechist you will be affiliated with required. An overview will be shared with your lead catechist (if applicable) to help you align with each other.

Three Thursday evening sessions · October 5, 12 and 19, 2023

Course material: 7:30pm-9pm ET · Q & A to follow 9pm-9:30pm

Group discounts available. ($75 each for 2 or more from the same atrium. Enter code ASSISTANTSGROUP at checkout for the group discount)

This orientation will take place with a minimum of 14 participants and a maximum of 23. Register now to reserve your spot.

Led by Annette Witte with Holly Champoux.

Annette Witte is a CGS Catechist and Formation Leader. She received a Master’s of Pastoral Studies from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO. She is based in Arizona, where she assists children in Level 2 at St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Holly Champoux is Faith Formation Director and Levels 1 and 2 CGS catechist at Prince of Peace Parish in Muskegon, MI.

Please contact if fees or payment schedule adjustments are needed.

If you are registering someone else for this class, please email with the name and email of the person who will be participating. Thank you!

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