A formation experience for adults working with the 3-6 year-old child in a parish or school setting.

The Level I course lays the foundation of the theory and practices of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for all three levels of CGS.
This 90+ hour course concretely prepares the adult to work, to listen to the Word of God, and to learn with and from children.​

Come and Learn...

...to nurture the spiritual needs and capacities of the 3-6 year old child. ...to engage the child in the work of Level 1 by listening together to the Word of God and proclaiming the Good News. ...to guide 3-6 year old children into the mystery of the Kingdom of God through the words of scripture and the prayers of the church. ...to prepare a Level 1 atrium and make some Level 1 materials.


  • 100% attendance and engagement in group discussions, prayer, and simulated presentations using the materials.
  • 10 hours minimum observation in a level 1 atrium and / or Montessori casa.
  • Submission of a minimum of 10 completed personal album pages from 5 different subjects.
  • Completion of all assigned reading.


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The Religious Potential of the Child, 3-6 Years Old (3rd Edition)

Sofia Cavalletti

Liturgy Training Publications, Chicago 2020. ISBN 9781616715182

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Listening to God With Children

Gianna Gobbi

Treehaus Communications 1998.
ISBN 1-886510-14-8

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Mustard Seed Preaching

Ann M. Garrido

Liturgy Training Publications, Chicago. 

ISBN 1-56854-555-X

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The Good Shepherd and the Child, A Joyful Journey, 2nd Edition.

Sofia Cavalletti, Patricia Coulter, Gianna Gobbi, Silvano Quattrocchi Montanaro M.D., Rebekah Rojcewicz

Liturgy Training Publications, Chicago 2013. ISBN 978-1-61671-178-8

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The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in a Parish Setting

Tina Lillig

Liturgy Training Publications, Chicago 1998. 
ISBN: 9781616714239


Saskatoon Level 1B


821 Avenue E North,Saskatoon, SK., S7L 1S7

St. Vincent of Lerins Orthodox Church

Montreal: Level 1B, Final Weekend


4455 West Broadway, Montreal, QC., H4B 2A7

St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish

Calgary Level 1, Part A


120-17 Ave. S.W., Calgary AB. T2S 2T2

Catholic Pastoral Centre, Diocese of Calgary

Kamloops Level 1, Part A


2797 Sunset Drive, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 4K7

Holy Family Parish

Winnipeg Level 1, Part B


151 de la Cathedrale, Baudoux Room, Lower Level, Winnipeg, MB. R2H 0H6

Archdiocese of St. Boniface

North Bay Level 1, Part A


480 McIntyre West, North Bay, ON., P1B 2Z4

Good Shepherd Regional Atrium, Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption

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