TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Catechist Formation - Level 1 (ages 3-6)

Sacramento

 

Description

This 96-hour course provides the training required to achieve certification by the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for catechesis of 3-6 year-olds. After the first 48 hours (6 days) of the course through June, participants will have enough training to begin working with children in their first year of catechesis.

 

Schedule

Sat, April 27, 2019, 8AM to 5PM

Sun, April 28, 2019, 10AM to 5PM

Sat, June 1, 2019, 8AM to 5PM

Sun, June 2, 2019, 10AM to 5PM

Sat, June 29, 2019, 8AM to 5PM

Sun, June 30, 2019, 10AM to 5PM

Sat, August 3, 2019, 8AM to 5PM

Sun, August 4, 2019, 10AM to 5PM

Sat, September 7, 2019, 8AM to Noon

Sat, October 5, 2019, 8AM to Noon

Sat, November 2, 2019, 8AM to Noon

Sat, December 7, 2019, 8AM to Noon

Sat, January 4, 2020, 8AM to Noon

Sat, February 1, 2020, 8AM to Noon

Sat, March 7, 2020, 8AM to Noon

Sat, April 4, 2020, 8AM to Noon

 

Leader

Janette Vincent, Head Catechist for the Greater Sacramento Atrium, guides a team of seven lead catechists and ten assistant catechists, serving children from almost 30 different parishes. She is certified by the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and has led over 3,000 hours of catechesis with 3-12 year olds since 2004. Janette is married with two homeschooled children and one daughter in college. She is a board certified family physician, and continues to practice medicine part-time.

 

Location

Depending on the number of enrollees, the training will take place either at the Greater Sacramento Atrium in Elverta, located just north of Natomas, near Sacramento International Airport, or at another location within the City of Sacramento. Address, map and directions will be provided to enrollees.

 

Tuition

The following tuition amounts are for catechists from parishes within the Diocese of Sacramento. Applicants who are not from parishes in the Diocese of Sacramento, please contact us for tuition amounts.

  • Payment 1: $200 if received in full by April 12, 2019 at 4:00PM; $300 if received by April 23, 2019 at 4:00PM.
  • Payment 2: $200 if received in full by July 26, 2019 at 4:00PM; $300 if received by August 1, 2019 at 4:00 PM (Participants making their second payment after this date are welcome to resume their training after we receive their second payment.)

Simple lunches included during all-day sessions. Because Cenacle is a 501(c)(3) exempt nonprofit organization, your tuition may be tax deductible. 

 

In addition to the tuition costs, we recommend that trainees expect to pay a total of up to about $50 for books. Click here for the titles. These are available new from the National Association for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, or used through other online sellers. Trainees can either:

1) purchase the books themselves to begin reading before the training begins, or

2) wait to participate in a group order after the training begins, in order to save on shipping costs and possibly share copies with other trainees

 

Financial Assistance

Limited financial assistance is available for applicants from parishes in the Diocese of Sacramento. Financial assistance applications are due March 29, 2019 at 4PM. In fairness to all, please do not ask us to make special individual exceptions to this firm deadline. To apply for financial assistance, click here. If you apply for financial assistance, wait for our response to your financial assistance application before you apply for the training itself.

 

Apply for the Training

By credit/debit cardClick here 

By checkClick here

Training space is limited. We will promptly return/refund payments to applicants who we cannot enroll.

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.

TRAIN AS A CATECHIST

In April we begin training new CGS catechists. For details, click here.

PARTICIPANT RESOURCES

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