If we want to help the child grow near to God, we should, with patience and courage... This requires study and prayer. The child himself will be our teacher if we know how to observe him.”

Sofia Cavalletti

We believe that God and the child have a unique relationship with one another particularly before the age of six and that the growth of this relationship should be assisted by the adult, but is directed by the Spirit of God within the child. Children need their own place to foster the growth of that relationship. We believe that the child’s spiritual growth is best served through tangible but indirect means.

We Long for Joy!

CGSUSA- Serving the Children of the Kingdom of God

CGSUSA was formed in 1984 in North America with its main aim being that of “involving adults and children in a common religious experience in which the religious values of childhood (contemplation and enjoyment of God) are predominant.” Other aims include building community among catechists in supporting their work with children in aiding the growth of the spirit of this method of catechesis, establishing rapport with the wider ecclesial community, and encouraging, documenting, and spreading the research related to the religious life of the child through the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.


Your Gifts and Talents can be

Can you offer a bit of your time and talent for a short project?
Thank you to our LEAVEN volunteers for accepting the following projects:
Mapping CGSUSA Project Manager: 
Mary Obermeier
The Found Coin Newsletter Publisher:
Catherine Powell
Sofia's Centenary Celebration Chairperson: 
Kathleen Tong
Publications Business Plan Consultant: 
Betsy Brown
Friends of CGS Project Consultant:
Amy Franz
HeART of the Child Touring Project Consultant:
Bobbi Brandenburg