CGS Essentials - Registration Fee Only


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd  Essentials for the 3-6 Atrium is designed to attune participants to the religious life of the 3-6-year-old child and to provide the  specific methods and materials to foster that life. Online sessions include prayer, presentations of materials, background information, discussion of album pages. Practicum will be provided locally (for Washington DC area catechists) when safe, and catechists from around the country will be encouraged to work and practice in accessible atriums near them. Read more about CGS courses at CCTheo, and the goal of these courses.

We have decided  to offer CGS Essentials for the 3-6  Atriumin a hybrid format for  those of you  who need to continue to  prepare a  new atrium,  bring new catechists into your program, review course material, complete unfinished training  courses, or familiarize  pastors, DREs and parents with CGS. When safe, we will provide DC area catechists opportunities to practice  with materials in the atrium, and encourage those of you further away to do so with  an experienced catechist or formation leader near your home.

While a Level I course that is not meeting in an atrium will not be certified by  CGSUSA, you will receive a letter acknowledging your attendance and the content of CGS Essentials; and we encourage you to complete  CGSUSA certificate requirements when possible. Local participants and those able to come to Alexandria, VA will be welcome to attend future course sessions in the atrium at no additional cost.

All CCTheo course sessions are permanently available to participants to make up or review course content and course leaders provide ongoing support and clarification via email. 


Courses meet online one Saturday/ month, from September to June.  Each time they meet, course will gather on Zoom for a 2-3 hour morning session and a 2-3 hour afternoon session.

Dates: September 26, 2020, October 24, November 21, December 19, January 30, 2021, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 12.

Location: This course will be held online. When safe, we will provide DC area catechists opportunities to practice  with materials in the atrium.

Course Facilitator: Davette Himes

Tuition: $700 (discounts and 2 payment option available).  If the course is cancelled, all fees will be refunded in full. Withdrawals from the course will be refunded, minus a $50 adminstration fee, up to two week before the course begins.


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