Infant Toddler Formation Course
Apr 18 @ 8:30 am – Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm
We are delighted to announce that a new seminal InfantToddler Catechesis Formation Course sponsored by the United States Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will begin April 18-25, 2021 (Part One) at the CGSUSA Scottsdale Office at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Scottsdale, Arizona.
We are happy to offer you a place to attend this exploration into the very youngest child’s spirituality.  This exploration is based upon the discovery of the child’s nature and religious potential as revealed by the Holy Spirit and the children to Maria Montessori,  Sofia Cavalletti, Gianna Gobbi,  Silvana Montanaro and those who continue to listen and observe the child in God’s light.
Part One of this course is scheduled for April 18-25, 2021. Part Two will be held April 25-May 1, 2022.

Click here for more information and to register for the Seminal Infant-Toddler Formation.


MAPS-Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Virtual Information Session
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Congratulations! Your discernment process has led you to this exciting point where you want to know more about whether a MAPS-CGS degree might be the next right thing for you and for your ministry. We imagine you have many questions as you begin this journey. From “How will I pay for this?” to “Is it really possible to balance work and life AND graduate school?”.

We have assembled a panel of faculty and staff from Aquinas and alumni from the MAPS-CGS program for this 90-minute virtual session where you will get answers to questions like these (and any others that are on your mind!)

– What is the admissions process like? What is required for the application? If I apply, when will I find out if I am admitted?

– What are the opportunities for financial aid?

– What kinds of courses will I be taking? How long does it take to finish the degree? What’s special about this program compared to all the others out there?

– What is it actually like to be a student in the program? What will I gain from this experience?

We hope that you will join us for what is sure to be an enlightening and enlivening conversation! See you soon!


Carolyn Wright, Assistant Professor and Director of the MAPS-CGS Program, Aquinas Institute of Theology

Mary Mirrione, National Director, United States Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Jessica Adams, Coordinator of Enrollment Management, Aquinas Institute of Theology

Clare Behrmann, Assistant Coordinator of Enrollment Management, Aquinas Institute of Theology


Friday Apr 23, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Saturday Jun 05, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Tuesday Aug 10, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM