GS and Child Podcast | Season 2

Episode 60 – Pioneers of CGS with Betty Hissong

“I will take you from the nations and gather you from all the countries and bring you into your own land.” Ezekiel 36:24

Betty Hissong has been a Montessori teacher, having started the second Montessori school in the United States in the mid-1960s, a Montessori teacher-trainer, a Good Shepherd catechist, and a formation leader for more than 40 years. She is in Cleveland, Ohio. Now, at almost 95 years old she may be the oldest CGS catechist and formation leader. She shares some of her stories about her early years in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

Spring Catechist Study Day

Gather with fellow catechists to explore the presentation of the Empty Tomb, the Resurrection Narratives, and the Pentecost Celebration.  We will also discuss some practical end of the year procedures. Join us on Zoom on Tuesday, April 19th, from 8-9 ET as we enter into the joy of the resurrection.  This formation day is designed for those members of CGSUSA who have completed a CGSUSA sponsored Catechists Formation (at least Level One Formation) or are currently participating in a CGSUSA sponsored formation course.  Space in limited so register online

Our Vendor Organization Members are organizations, companies, or individuals who create and sell goods that support catechists in preparing Atrium materials for children.  They go through an approval process and are formally recognized as vendors our members can trust.

Materials offered for sale by Vendor Members must follow the guidelines for materials identified by the International Council (Consiglio) in the “Characteristics of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and must sell products that are safe under the regulations of the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission. Vendor Members of CGSUSA are an important part of our CGSUSA members’ ministry with children.  CGSUSA strives to build connections between our catechist members and our vendor members.

We are grateful to Catechist Husband, a Benefactor Vendor member, for all the help and support that have shared with us over the years.  

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