Catechist Formation Training

All trainings continue to be contingent based on on-going developments in contagion protocols in the Diocese of Sacramento.

 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Greater Sacramento is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes CGS in the Diocese of Sacramento. Some formation trainings are offered directly by CGS Greater Sacramento, while others are offered by individual parishes or schools. Each course involves at least 100 hours of training, usually spread over about a year. After the first six days of training, catechists have enough formation to begin working with children in an Atrium. Catechists must be certified in Level 1 (catechesis for 3-6 year olds) before training in Level 2 (6-9 year olds). Note that all trainings are contingent upon a sufficient number of enrollees.

 

 Formation Courses Offered by CGS Greater Sacramento

Level Schedule Location
Level 1 Spring 2022 - Spring 2023 Sacramento (Elverta)
     

 

"In catechesis . . . it is Christ alone Who teaches.

Anyone else teaches to the extent that he is Christ's spokesman."

Catechism of the Catholic Church # 427

 

INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP

On January 29 we will host an introductory workshop for prospective catechists and others who want to learn more about CGS. For details click here.

TRAIN AS A CATECHIST

Subject to diocesan Covid policy, we normally begin training new CGS catechists in the spring. For details, click here.

PARTICIPANT RESOURCES

Participants in the Greater Sacramento Atrium can click here for documents.