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Types of Memberships

 "She [Sofia Cavalletti] noted that when we come together, we feel we have already met, and even that we have been friends forever. She continued by saying that this deep friendship applies not only to those of us who were in the room; it includes those who are far from us,with who we are deeply linked. Distance doesn't affect this friendship."

- Tina Lillig, "Life of the Catechist: The Necessity of Friendship for the Catechist" Journals of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd:1998-2002, p 93.   

We encourage individuals, churches, schools and other organizations to join the National Association of the  Catechesis of the Good Shepherd so that we can continue  to build the network of those who support this work of Christian spiritual formation for children. 

We offer two types of membership: INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP   and ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP.


An Individual Member is any/all individual persons (catechist, formation leader, aide, director/coordinator, clergy/religious, passionate parent/grandparent)

Read more about the Individual Membership. You are welcome to share this flyer with other catechists in your community.


Levels of support:

Contributing Member: Annual Membership of $50 or more

Connects catechists and others, who appreciate the gift that CGS offers the child, to those throughout the country who also wish to nurture the child’s relationship with God. Anyone serving the child through this work is encouraged to join CGSUSA at this entry-level.


Supporting Member: Annual Membership of $150 or more Strengthens the network that connects catechists to one another and supports the continued development of catechist resources. Gifts at this level support the full cost of membership.


Visionary Member: Annual Membership of $500 or more

Ensures the vision and work of CGSUSA can be shared with others who are committed to this method of spiritual formation of the child. If you have the heart for and capacity to give more, we ask your prayerful consideration of membership at this level.


Organization Members are any entity (church/parish, school, regional group, diocese, etc.) that either offers CGS and/or supports those who serve the children as catechists, aides, or formation leaders)

Share the CGSUSA Organization Membership Flyer with your church or school community.


Levels of support:

Sponsor: Annual membership of $150 or more

Supports the full cost of membership and affirms in a visible way, to families and communities, that the spiritual life of the child is important. Any churches, schools, or regional groups are encouraged to join at this entry level.


Partner: Annual membership of $500 or more

Answers the call to accompany the workers in the vineyard – the catechists, formation leaders, and others who serve in CGS – by helping to reduce the financial burden on individual catechists.


Collaborator: Annual Membership of $1000

Works with CGSUSA to offer formation, ongoing education, and to deepen others' understanding of the spiritual life of the child. Collaborative members are signs to the Church and beyond that the religious values of childhood, especially contemplation and joy, are worth cultivating.

Share the CGSUSA Organization Membership Flyer with your church or school community.        


NOTICE regarding clarification to Organization Membership

It is important to clarify that an Organization Membership is not a “group” membership. Historically, groups of catechists have maintained membership through an organization (typically a church or school) and have relied on a primary contact for access to CGSUSA resources, especially the online Materials Manual.

Because the online Materials Manual is a resource for those formed catechists – individuals who have participated in a CGSUSA catechist formation course, and that the materials manual is an extension of their album page – this feature is simply for Individual Membership.  An Organization Membership will continue to be an avenue for those churches, schools and regions to show their support of CGSUSA.