A growing number of parishes and schools in the Diocese of Sacramento offer, or are preparing to offer, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. For contact information and other details on the various CGS Atria in the diocese, zoom in on the map below to click the icons.

Each parish or school administers its own catechesis programs. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Greater Sacramento is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers catechist training and support, and administers the Greater Sacramento Atrium in Elverta as a ministry of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Parish.

"Almost all (religious education textbooks) seem to have been written . . . for the express purpose of boring people away from the Faith . . . the only way really to learn an answer is to ask a question. There is nothing more dead and irrelevant than an answer to a question that has never been asked."

Peter Kreeft, Yes or No? Straight Answers to Tough Questions About Christianity

Ignatius Press, 1991


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.


We normally begin training new CGS catechists in the spring / summer. For details, click here.


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