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

 

SCHEDULE A VISIT

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.

APPLY FOR YOUR CHILDREN

Click here to apply for 2023-24 catechesis at the Greater Sacramento Atrium in Elverta. Families not enrolled in 2022-23 click here to RSVP for a pre-enrollment meeting.

PARTICIPANT RESOURCES

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