From the Peaceful Place Atrium
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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 activity 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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It is time to renew your membership in the CGSAC for 2016!
  • Here is your renewal package for DOWNLOAD Click here (PDF)
    • Please print the appeal letter and pass it along to family, friends and folks in your Parish.
  • ... and we welcome new members as well ... Here is your membership form for DOWNLOAD Click here (PDF)

Upcoming Formation Courses


  • Saskatoon, SK: Level 1A – January 25 - 30th, 2016 - Contact Linda Funk, lfunk@shaw.ca
    Click here to download your copy of the Saskatoon brochure (PDF)
  • Calgary, AB: Level 1A – February 10 - 15th, 2016 - Contact Paula Sabatini, polypodium410@gmail.com
    Click here to download your copy of the Calgary brochure (PDF)
  • Ottawa, ON: Level 1B – July 11 - 16th, 2016 – Click here to download your copy of the Ottawa brochure (PDF)
  • Vancouver, BC: Level 1A – August 8 - 12th, 2016 – further details to follow
  • Peterborough, ON: Level 1A – dates to be determined and further details to follow
  • Vancouver, BC: Level 2B – April 29 - May 3rd, 2016 - to be held at the Archdiocese of Vancouver
    St. John Paul II Pastoral Centre, further details to follow.

Updated January 18, 2016