Catechist Formation Training
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Greater Sacramento is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes CGS in the Diocese of Sacramento. Some of the formation trainings listed below 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). Click a link below for details on a particular training. Note that all trainings are contingent upon a sufficient number of enrollees.
Formation Courses Offered by CGS Greater Sacramento
|Level 1||April 2019 - April 2020||Sacramento (Elverta)|
|Level 1||April 2020 - April 2021||Sacramento (Elverta)|
Formation Courses Offered by Other Parishes / Schools / Organizations
|Level 1||June 2019 - July 2020||St Isidore, Yuba City|
|Level 1||June 2019 - July 2020 (SPANISH)||St Mary, Vacaville|
|Level 1||July 2019 - August 2020||Antioch (CA) Atrium|
"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