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National Gathering Registration

CGSAC (virtual*) National Gathering

October 24, 2020

(all times are in Pacific Daylight Time)

8:45 AM:

9:00 AM:

11:00 AM:

11:30 AM:

12:30 PM:

12:45 PM:

1:30 PM:

Welcome, Introductions, Opening Prayer

Keynote Speaker: Ann Garrido


Breakout Sessions

Gathering Conclusion and Transition to AGM

AGM (Free! All members encouraged to attend)

Silent Auction Winners and Closing

*There is a limited amount of space to attend this gathering in person in Vancouver, BC. For details, please contact Murita Chua at

Registration for the Gathering includes Keynote Address and small group discussion led by Ann Garrido,

as well as your choice of one of three breakout sessions.


Ann Garrido has been a catechist of the Good Shepherd since 1995. She is a formation leader at all three levels and serves on the U.S. association's formation committee. She is the founder of the Masters of Pastoral Studies in CGS at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO and is the author of several books, including A Year with Sofia Cavalletti (Ave Maria Press, 2017).

Description of Ann's Talk

Many of us find CGS formation courses to be life changing experiences. We hear the voice of the Good Shepherd call our name and we want to follow! Moving from formation to practice in an atrium, however, can be a difficult transition. How do we manage the many challenges--both external and internal--that keep us from actually living atrium life with children? How do we move from the initial invitation to "follow" Christ toward the atrium to "dwelling" with Christ in the atrium?

Breakout Sessions