Friday Sep 25
Formation / Training
St. Pius X Church will be hosting a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) level 1 formation course. The course will take place over 6 weekends: Sept. 25 – 26, Oct. 16 – 18, Nov. 13 – 15, Jan., 22 -24, Feb., 19-21., and March 26-28. The course times are: Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday 9-5 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m. Participants will receive certification for Level 1 from the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd upon completion.
CGS is a practice of religious formation based on the educational method of Maria Montessori. CGS was originally developed in Rome by Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi, over 60 years ago. CGS begins at the age of three and seeks to prepare a sacred, “hands on” space for children called the atrium. It is in the atrium where both the children and their catechist gather to hear, ponder, and celebrate the most essential mysteries of our faith as revealed in the Scriptures and the Liturgy.