Sustainable Giving

What is Sustainable Giving?

CGUSUA offers automatic, flexible giving plans so you can support the mission all year long. You may create an automatically recurring donation to the CGSUSA Annual Appeal and/or and automatic renewal of your CGSUSA Membership.

Sustainable giving options are convenient for CGSUSA donors and members while permitting CGSUSA to plan and budget for the coming months with more insight. Automatic charges will be made on the anniversary date of the initial gift.

For instance, if a donor created a monthly gift on January 10, each subsequent January 10th the automatic monthly payment would be charged to the donors card. Annual gifts are charged similarly. If an annual donation was created on March 14th, 2023, the next payment would be March 14th, 2022.

CGSUSA Staff can assist donors in ending a recurring payment at anytime!

Please note: If the credit card used to create the sustainable/recurring gift or membership will expire (or is reported lost or stolen) before the date of the next automatic charge, no charge will be made. Neither CGSUSA Staff nor staff-accessible tools retain any donor or member credit card data; only the card processing system retains such data in an encrypted format.

Join a loyal group of monthly and annual donors committed to the religious life of children.

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There are many ways to help support the ongoing mission of The United States Association of The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. 
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Welcome to CGSUSA

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.

The CGS Approach

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CGS in the Home
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CGS in the School

Discover CGS

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.

CGS in the World
CGS and Ecumenism
Roman Catholic Tradition
Episcopal Tradition
Orthodox Tradition
32 Points of Reflection
CBP en Espanol
Children with Disabilities
Justice and Solidarity

Learn with CGS

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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Good Shepherd and the Child Podcast

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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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