Online forum hosted on Zoom
Led by Catherine Maresca
24 person limit
August 11, 2021
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December 1, 2021
Are you a certified Level 1 catechist feeling the need to refresh, recharge & renew? Register for this 8-week forum to revisit key components of the 3-6 atrium experience. Update, rethink and refine your environment and practice in the company of other experienced Level 1 catechists. The forum meets from 7pm – 8:30pm EST on the dates below.
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 Atrium in 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. Participants must have access to a complete Level 1 atrium to practice with the materials introduced during the course.
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.
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This ten day online course will prepare catechists who have completed a CGS Level I course to adapt the methodology and content of the 3-6 atrium for toddlers and their parents. Course Leader Davette Himes has been offering a two-hour session for toddlers and parents at All Saints Episcopal Church in Alexandria VA for over ten years and offered the first US Parent Toddler course in July, 2016. Join her to discover how the Toddler Atrium and parent education can be a powerful ministry to families in parishes, as well as evangelization and outreach. The course will concentrate on the spiritual life of the young child, supporting their growth and development and fostering independence through purposeful work, helping parents and parish to live out the baptismal covenant, incorporating CGS in the home, living the church year, and creating a toddler atrium. The course will be presented from Davette’s beautiful toddler environment at All Saints.
To pay the full price now, add this course to your cart. To pay only the $200 registration fee, click REGISTRATION FEE ONLY and add to your cart. If you pay only the registration fee now, the balance of $225 is due July 1, 2021.
Are you a certified Level 2 catechist feeling the need to refresh, recharge & renew? Register for this 8-week forum to revisit key components of the Level 2 atrium experience. Update, rethink and refine your environment in the company of other experienced Level 2 catechists. The forum meets from 7pm – 8:30pm EST on the dates below.
Are you a certified Level 3 catechist feeling the need to refresh, recharge & renew? Register for this 10-week forum to revisit key components of the 9-12 atrium experience. Update, rethink and refine your environment and practice in the company of other experienced Level 3 catechists. Part one will focus on Sacred History, Liturgy, and moral themes. Part two will focus on Scripture study and typology. The forum meets from 7pm – 8:30pm EST on the dates below.