Hosting Catechist Formation

Hosting CGS Adult Formation

Should you have already started Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in your parish or school with an atrium environment and perhaps you have one or two trained catechists as well and now you would like to train more catechists. You may be ready to host a course in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

What you need to host a course:

Step 1: What kind of space is needed for such a course?

  • An adult meeting room
  • An atrium: it is very beneficial to help participants capture the vision of this approach to have an atrium – the sacred prepared environment for the children with most if not all the materials needed for the presentations.

Step 2: Contact our Office of Formation

Please contact our Director of Formation, Karen Maxwell

She will provide additional information about what is needed for a course and can provide recommendations for formation leaders.

Step 3: Download and review either the Hosting Information Packet and Checklist  – OR – the Checklist for Catechist Formation Registration and Agreement. 

Please download and review Checklist for Catechist (Course) Formation Registration before completing Course Registration and Agreement Form (next step).

If you have not hosted a course before or have not hosted in several years, you may wish to review all the information detailed in the the Hosting Information Packet and Checklist.  If you are a Formation Leader who also serves as the Course Coordinator or if you serve as a Hosting Site Coordinator regularly, you may wish to review only the checklist before moving on to the Registration and Agreement Form.

Hosting Informant Packet and Checklist

Checklist Only

Step 4: Download, complete, and submit Course Registration and Agreement Form to CGSUSA Office of Formation

Please download, complete, and submit Course Registration and Agreement Form.
  • The form is a PDF document. You may complete (fill out the fields) using your computer.
  • Please be sure to save the document upon completion and have signed by both the formation leader and hosting coordinator.
  • You may scan and send by email to debbiedobson@cgsusa.org or print and mail to CGSUSA Office of Formation, 4771 Old Timber Ridge Road, Marietta, GA 30068.
Course Registration and Agreement Form