Catechist Formation Training


Cenacle Resources is a nonprofit organization that promotes the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in the Diocese of Sacramento. Cenacle typically offers at least one catechist formation course beginning each Spring. Each course involves over 100 hours of training, usually spread over twelve months. Catechists must be certified in Level 1 (catechesis for 3-6 year olds) before training in Level 2 (6-9 year olds), and must be certified in Level 2 before training in Level 3 (9-12 year olds). Click a link below for details on a particular training. Note that all trainings are contingent upon a sufficient number of enrollees.


"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



Click here to apply for 2018-19 catechesis at the Greater Sacramento Atrium in Elverta. Families not enrolled in 2017-18, click here to RSVP for a pre-enrollment meeting.


Parents, parish staff and others say they didn't understand CGS until they saw it in person. To schedule a visit, click here to contact us.


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