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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Upcoming Formation Courses


  • Ottawa, ON: Level 1A – July 13 - 18th, 2015 – this course is now confirmed – registrations will continue to be accepted until June 15 or until the course is filled – 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)

Updated May 26, 2015