FORMATION COURSES

For adults working with the 9-12 year-old child 

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The Level 3 course builds on the foundation laid by the Level 1 & 2 courses.  This 120+ hour course will continue to ground participants in CGS theory and themes while preparing adults to develop an atrium community for 9-12 year old children.


 
In Level 3, the covenant is considered with respect to God's revelation and relationship with us through time: the ‘History of the Plan of God’. This theme is explored through: typological studies of Hebrew Scripture; the History of the Jewish People; a deeper look at the sacraments (including Confirmation and the Sacrament of the Sick); and the miracles of Jesus. Moral formation continues through an expansion of the Level 2 work on the maxims and includes an introduction to biblical virtues. Participants discuss organizing “going out” events with the Level 3 children.
 
The course is presented in the Roman Catholic tradition but includes awareness of material adaptations to the Anglican, Lutheran and Orthodox traditions.

Come and Learn...


...to nurture the spiritual needs and capacities of the 9-12 year old child. ...to engage the child in the work of Level 3 by listening together to the Word of God and proclaiming the Good News. ...to meditate on biblical and liturgical themes presented to the child with a focus on sacred history, sacraments, moral formation and the typology studies. ...to prepare a Level 3 atrium and make some Level 3 materials.




Formation Requirements


Certificates in Level 1 and Level 2. It is recommended that all parts of the course be completed in sequence. Please consult with the Formation Team if you have questions.




Expectations


  • 100% attendance and engagement in group discussions, prayer and in simulated presentations using the materials.
  • 10 hours minimum observation in a level 3 atrium and/or elementary 9-12 Montessori classroom.
  • Completion of personal album through hands-on work with materials, individual writing, group discussion and collaboration.
  • Completion of all assigned reading.





Questions?

 COURSE READINGS 

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REQUIRED

The Religious Potential of the Child 6-12 Years Old, 2nd edition

Sofia Cavalletti

Liturgical Training Publications, Chicago 2002. ISBN: 9781616714413

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REQUIRED

The History of the Kingdom of God, Part 2, Liturgy and the Building of the Kingdom. 

Sofia Cavalletti

Liturgical Training Publications, Chicago 2013. ISBN 978-1-61-671-090-3

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RECOMMENDED

Drinking from the Sources

Sofia Cavalletti & Patricia Coulter

Liturgy Training Publications, Chicago 2015. ISBN: 978-1-61671-247-1

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REQUIRED

The History of the Kingdom of God, Part 1, From Creation to Parousia.

Gianna Gobbi & Sofia Cavalletti

Liturgical Training Publications, Chicago 2012. ISBN 978-1-61-671-048-4

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RECOMMENDED

Mustard Seed Preaching

Ann M. Garrido

Liturgy Training Publications, Chicago. 

ISBN 1-56854-555-X

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RECOMMENDED

Ways to Nurture the Relationship with God

Sofia Cavalletti & Patricia Coulter

Liturgical Training Publications,  Chicago 2010. ISBN:978-I-56854-920-0

 UPCOMING COURSES 

  • July 2021
    Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church
    July 2021
    Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, 17 1st Ave, Russell, ON K4R 1E1, Canada
    Formation Team: Carolyne-Marie Petch and Deb Zeni