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Level I (ages 3-6)
Format: Weekly
Start Date: October 4, 2023
All Course Dates: October 4, 18, November 8, 5, 29, December 6, 13, 20, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 28, March 6, 13, 20, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. With one additional weekend in March.
Regina Coeli Parish-St. John Neumann Church
2230 Rochester Rd Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237-1518 United States
Formation Leader: Barbara Matera
Level I (ages 3-6)
Format: Weekly Intensive
Start Date: October 2, 2023
All Course Dates: Part 1 Dates: October 2-7, 2023 Part 2 Dates: July 24-30, 2024
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church
5260 28th Ave SW Naples, Florida 34116 United States
Formation Leader: Claudia Margarita Schmitt
Level I (ages 3-6)
Format: Long weekend
Start Date: June 5, 2023
All Course Dates: Jun 5-10, 2023; Mar 15-17, Apr 12-14, 2024
St Louis Bertrand Catholic Church
1104 S 6th St Louisville, Kentucky 40203 United States
Formation Leader: Dan Teller
In Progress
Level III (ages 9-12)
Format: Weekly Intensive
Start Date: July 8, 2024
All Course Dates: Part 1 Dates: July 8-16, 2024 for part 1 Part 2 Dates: July 7 - 15, 2025 for Part 2
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Apostolate Center
827 2nd Street Verona, Pennsylvania 15147 United States
Formation Leader: Donna Turner
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We believe God and the child have a unique relationship with one another. Children need their own place to foster the growth of that relationship. The growth of this relationship is assisted by the adult, but is directed by the Spirit of God within the child.

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What is the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd? The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd was born from the joy of the children’s encounter with God. It has been observed that children of the same developmental stage, even those from widely varying cultural backgrounds, respond to elements of the Christian message in the same way.

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In Catechesis of the Good Shepherd adults are given the opportunity to embrace a method of catechesis (or religious education) that will deepen one’s relationship with God. Catechist formation in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is both instructive as well as experiential. It captivates both the head as well as the heart.

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We read in the Gospel of Mark that Jesus sent his disciples out in pairs, two by two; the journey was not meant to be a solitary one. It is essential for us as catechists to support one another as we prepare materials, work in the atrium, and observe the child. We come together in unity, as members of CGSUSA, to share the joy of this work.

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Through their joy, their wonder and awe, their capacity for love and prayer, and their radical simplicity, children offer us adults a glimpse of what it means to fall in love with God. This has been the work of CGSUSA for over 30 years: to advocate for the child’s joy.

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