Events

Jul
2
Thu
2020 National Gathering on Christian Initiation™:The RCIA Adapted for Children
Jul 2 – Jul 3 all-day
Mary Mirrione, CGSUSA National Director to speak at the National Gathering on Christian Initiation

CGSUSA National Director has been invited to speak at the National Gathering on Christian Initiation on July 2-3, 2020 in Chicago, IL.

This event has been postponed until further notice. 

About the National Gathering on Christian Initiation™

The National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ invites parish leaders, initiation ministers, and regional or diocesan trainers to come together to explore the theoretical and practical aspects of initiation ministry. In addition to interactive and engaging sessions led by the NGCI team members, participants will learn from each other and share best practices through group discussion and hands-on training sessions.

NGCI offers two tracks. Parish and Diocesan Leadersand Initiation Catechists, offered in English and Spanish, will gain practical skills, discuss common challenges, and share best practices to enrich their work. An optional pre-gathering forum will be available on July 1, 2020 and will explore “Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Insights for RCIA Adapted for Chil-dren.” This forum is free for participants but has a limited number of seats—register today!

The 2020 gathering will take place at the Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus, located in the Rogers Park neighborhood, seven miles north of downtown and within steps of public transportation.

2020 Theme: The RCIA Adapted for Children

Children of varying ages and a wide range of faith development come to us seeking Christian initiation. How do we minister to these children and their families? What is the best way to offer each child appropriate catechesis and formation in Christian life? How do we receive children who have been baptized in other Christian traditions into the full communion of the Catholic Church? Join us at the 2020 National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ to find the answers to these and many other questions and to discover parish-tested practices for dealing with diverse pastoral situations.

Registration

Registration for National Gathering on Christian Initiation™ is now open. If you have any questions, please contact us at 800-933-1800. For more information, click here to download an informational brochure.

Early Bird Registration, by February 26, 2020        $200
General Registration, by May 8, 2020            $250

Group Rate: Parishes or Dioceses that register 4+ people $25 discount each registration
Includes lunch for July 2nd & 3rd.

July 1st Opening Reception        $35
Optional. Includes an open bar. Limited registration.

Jul
3
Fri
CGS Level I Study Group for Formation Leaders
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Level I Study Group will begin June 26 and continue weekly until August 14.

Each week the Formation Leaders will take a closer look at one of the themes comprising Level I content.
This course is being offered to all CGSUSA Formation Leaders as an update and to better prepare them for Level I courses.
Rebekah Rojcewicz shares with the formation leaders who will  participate in the Level I Study Group, “The call of our role as CGS Formation Leaders is to understand the reality that our work is not set in stone, it was given freely, and the call in passing along the gift of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd as formation leaders and catechists is to be progressively more essential.” 

Please pray for all of our CGSUSA Formation Leaders!

Jul
10
Fri
CGS Level I Study Group for Formation Leaders
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Level I Study Group will begin June 26 and continue weekly until August 14.

Each week the Formation Leaders will take a closer look at one of the themes comprising Level I content.
This course is being offered to all CGSUSA Formation Leaders as an update and to better prepare them for Level I courses.
Rebekah Rojcewicz shares with the formation leaders who will  participate in the Level I Study Group, “The call of our role as CGS Formation Leaders is to understand the reality that our work is not set in stone, it was given freely, and the call in passing along the gift of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd as formation leaders and catechists is to be progressively more essential.” 

Please pray for all of our CGSUSA Formation Leaders!

Jul
17
Fri
CGS Level I Study Group for Formation Leaders
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Level I Study Group will begin June 26 and continue weekly until August 14.

Each week the Formation Leaders will take a closer look at one of the themes comprising Level I content.
This course is being offered to all CGSUSA Formation Leaders as an update and to better prepare them for Level I courses.
Rebekah Rojcewicz shares with the formation leaders who will  participate in the Level I Study Group, “The call of our role as CGS Formation Leaders is to understand the reality that our work is not set in stone, it was given freely, and the call in passing along the gift of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd as formation leaders and catechists is to be progressively more essential.” 

Please pray for all of our CGSUSA Formation Leaders!

Jul
24
Fri
CGS Level I Study Group for Formation Leaders
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Level I Study Group will begin June 26 and continue weekly until August 14.

Each week the Formation Leaders will take a closer look at one of the themes comprising Level I content.
This course is being offered to all CGSUSA Formation Leaders as an update and to better prepare them for Level I courses.
Rebekah Rojcewicz shares with the formation leaders who will  participate in the Level I Study Group, “The call of our role as CGS Formation Leaders is to understand the reality that our work is not set in stone, it was given freely, and the call in passing along the gift of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd as formation leaders and catechists is to be progressively more essential.” 

Please pray for all of our CGSUSA Formation Leaders!

Jul
31
Fri
CGS Level I Study Group for Formation Leaders
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Level I Study Group will begin June 26 and continue weekly until August 14.

Each week the Formation Leaders will take a closer look at one of the themes comprising Level I content.
This course is being offered to all CGSUSA Formation Leaders as an update and to better prepare them for Level I courses.
Rebekah Rojcewicz shares with the formation leaders who will  participate in the Level I Study Group, “The call of our role as CGS Formation Leaders is to understand the reality that our work is not set in stone, it was given freely, and the call in passing along the gift of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd as formation leaders and catechists is to be progressively more essential.” 

Please pray for all of our CGSUSA Formation Leaders!

Aug
7
Fri
CGS Level I Study Group for Formation Leaders
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Level I Study Group will begin June 26 and continue weekly until August 14.

Each week the Formation Leaders will take a closer look at one of the themes comprising Level I content.
This course is being offered to all CGSUSA Formation Leaders as an update and to better prepare them for Level I courses.
Rebekah Rojcewicz shares with the formation leaders who will  participate in the Level I Study Group, “The call of our role as CGS Formation Leaders is to understand the reality that our work is not set in stone, it was given freely, and the call in passing along the gift of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd as formation leaders and catechists is to be progressively more essential.” 

Please pray for all of our CGSUSA Formation Leaders!

Aug
14
Fri
CGS Level I Study Group for Formation Leaders
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Level I Study Group will begin June 26 and continue weekly until August 14.

Each week the Formation Leaders will take a closer look at one of the themes comprising Level I content.
This course is being offered to all CGSUSA Formation Leaders as an update and to better prepare them for Level I courses.
Rebekah Rojcewicz shares with the formation leaders who will  participate in the Level I Study Group, “The call of our role as CGS Formation Leaders is to understand the reality that our work is not set in stone, it was given freely, and the call in passing along the gift of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd as formation leaders and catechists is to be progressively more essential.” 

Please pray for all of our CGSUSA Formation Leaders!

Apr
18
Sun
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.

More information, including registration, will be coming soon.