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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Upcoming Formation Courses


  • Ottawa, ON: Level 1B – July 11 - 16th, 2016 – Click here to download your copy of the Ottawa brochure (PDF)
  • Winnipeg, MB: Level 1B – Planned for 2015/2016 – Contact Heather Skublics Lampman, heather.skublics@mail.mcgill.ca – 204-478-1915
    Click here to download your copy of the Winnipeg brochure (PDF) for this course
  • Vancouver, BC: Level 2A – August 10 - 14th, 2015
    Contact Murita Chua, Archdiocese of Vancouver ocregistration@rcav.org – 604-683-0281
    Click here to download your copy of the Vancouver brochure (PDF)
  • Guelph, ON: Level 3A – dates to be determined
    Contact Deb Zeni, drdzeni@gmail.com
    Click here to download your copy of the Guelph brochure (PDF)

Annual Gathering Notice

Save the Date - November 13th & 14th 2015

  • 2-day National Gathering and Silent Auction - Toronto, Ontario
  • Friday 6:45 - 9:30 PM, Saturday 9:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Keynote Speaker Rebekah Rojcewicz, renowned US Catechists and Formation Leader, member of CGSUSA staff and sits on the executive commitee of the CGS International Council.
More details to follow

Updated August 31, 2015