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 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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The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association of Canada
invites you to a conference on
Listening to God with Children: Preparing Ourselves, Our Spaces and Our Communities
... a conference for catechists, teachers, parents, priests, and anyone else who listens to children! It is being offered by the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association of Canada and has the endorsement of the Archdioceses of Winnipeg and St. Boniface, as well as the Anglican Diocese of Rupert's Land.

Location: St. Charles Catholic Parish - 320 St. Charles St., Winnipeg MB R3K 1V2
Save the Date: October 17 & 18, 2014 (Friday evening and Saturday all day)
Keynote Speaker: Sandra Girlato, Director of Training, the Foundation for Montessori Education, Toronto ON

Register Now: Click here to open a registration form to fill in, print and mail with your cheque

Your Poster: Click here to download a poster you can print for your bulletin board

For more information contact Heather Lampman, 204-478-1915, Catechesis.Canada@gmail.com

“Our children are on a physical, mental and spiritual quest to become independent individuals within an interdependent world. As adults we are privileged to work with
Sandra Girlato
children, for our children are at the beginning of life: a period which provides an opportunity to see the wonders of human development. As educators and parents we have an immense responsibility to be the best that we can be, to act with intelligence, integrity and benevolence and to provide thoughtful prepared environments conducive to wholesome development. Our work is to prepare children for life and not simply to provide education. This talk will highlight all that it entails to be in the children’s world, including our role, the environment and the needs of the child.”

Upcoming Formation Courses

Updated August 24, 2014