From the Peaceful Place Atrium
Photo: Judith Gustafsson
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Christian Ministry for children aged 3-12 years that is based on the Bible and liturgy of the church; it is inspired by the principles of Montessori education. This Ministry provides:
  • An opportunity for children to fall in love with Jesus, the Good Shepherd, in a child-friendly space called an atrium – located in a church or school.

  • Guided play to aid meditation on Bible scripture and the mysteries of the Christian faith once a week - in small groups, facilitated by trained adults (catechists).

  • That each child's unique spiritual needs and abilities are respected and nurtured.

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is recognized as a ministry offering religious formation for children by the Anglican and Catholic Churches of Canada.

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CGSAC Annual Gathering & AGM

  • Save the Date: Winnipeg, MB October 17 & 18 2014
    Keynote speaker Sandra Girlato, Director of Training, the Foundation for Montessori Education, Toronto ON

Upcoming Formation Courses

  • Vancouver, BC: Level I, Part 2B – Final session May 3-4, 2014
    Contact Murita Chua, Archdiocese of Vancouver – 604-683-0281
  • Guelph, ON: Level III, Part 2 – 2014 Dates to be announced
    Contact Deb Zeni drdzeni@gmail.com
  • Winnipeg, MB: Level I, Part 1 – November 2014
    Heather Lampman heather.skublics@mail.mcgill.ca – 204-478-1915
  • Alaska, USA: At the request of Ann Garrido we are listing the following:
    Level II Course to be held in Alaska USA June 25th through July 3rd
    Contact Shelley Finkler shelleyfinkler@gmail.com
    Click here to review details at http://akcgs2014.blogspot.ca/
  • Toronto, ON: Information is on the Archdiocese of Toronto website at

Updated April 12, 2014