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CGS Level II Part A Training

  • Dates: July 15-20, 2024
  • Location: Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church
  • Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tuition: $235 (includes $35 fee for CGSUSA)
  • Level II Part B Training, July 14-19, 2025; More information to come later, will require a separate tuition and registration.

Course Description

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based religious formation program for children, beginning at the of age of three. The second cycle of the Catechesis is designed to meet the developmental needs of the 6-9 year old child. The fundamentals of our faith, presented in Level 1 are built upon and deepened.

Course Objectives

  • To explore the most vital religious needs and the general developmental characteristics of the 6-9 year old child.
  • To meditate on the Biblical and liturgical themes presented to the 6-9 year old.
  • To further the catechist’s ability to observe and learn from the elementary age child.
  • To offer guidance and assistance in preparing the atrium, making the catechist’s album, and materials for the Level II Atrium.

Formation Leader

Carolyn received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology and Religious Education from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and her AMI Primary and Elementary Level Certification from the Montessori Training Center of Minnesota. Carolyn has a Master of Education degree as well as a Master of Arts in Theology. She has worked with children in Atriums in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis since 2006 and with adults in formation courses across the US since 2009. She can be contacted at More information can be found at

For more further information about CGS please contact Olivia Salonek (DRE) at Sts. Anne & Joachim or visit The United States Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.