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The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Christian Ministry for children aged 3-12 years that is based on the Bible and liturgy of the church; it is inspired by the principles of Montessori education. This Ministry provides:
  • An opportunity for children to fall in love with Jesus, the Good Shepherd, in a child-friendly space called an atrium – located in a church or school.

  • Guided activity to aid meditation on Bible scripture and the mysteries of the Christian faith once a week - in small groups, facilitated by trained adults (catechists).

  • That each child's unique spiritual needs and abilities are respected and nurtured.

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is recognized as a ministry offering religious formation for children by the Anglican and Catholic Churches of Canada.

From the Peaceful Place Atrium
Photo: Judith Gustafsson

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Special Notice:

CGSAC National Gathering 2019

Friday, November 1st & Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Heritage Centre, St. Mary’s University, 14500 Bannister Road, Calgary SE T2X 1Z4

  • Click here to download your 2019 Gathering Information Package (PDF) and
  • Click here to supply registration information and complete payment on-line. You will be taken to a service web site.


It is time to renew your membership in the CGSAC for 2019!
  • Here is your renewal form for DOWNLOAD Click here (PDF) OR
  • Click here to complete membership information and complete payment on-line. You will be taken to a service web site.
  • ... and we welcome new members as well, so please click here to join us ...


We have received some wonderful endorsements of your Association from church leaders ...

and have been given permission to publish them here on our web site for our members and visitors to download and read. A new Endorsements page has now been created as a permanent feature. You can view our new Endorsements of the CGSAC and Its Work by clicking here or following the new permanent menu links.



Upcoming Formation Courses

LEVEL 1

  • Vancouver, BC: Level 1B – November 9-11, 15, 16-17 – at St. Anthony of Padua School, 1370 W 73rd Avenue, Vancouver
    • Click here to download your copy of the Vancouver Level 1B brochure (PDF)
    • and Click here to download the registration form (PDF) to do registration by mail
    • contact Murita Chua by phone at 604-683-0281 ext: 50210 or e-mail mchua@rcav.org for more information
  • Saskatoon, SK: Level 1A – January 17-22, 2020, Level 1B October 30-November 4 –
    at St. Vincent of Lerins Orthodox Church, 821 Avenue E North –
    • Click here to download your copy of the Saskatoon brochure (PDF) and optionally print and do registration by mail OR
    • Click here to complete registration information on-line and use PayPal for payment. You will be taken to a service web site and will have to supply your PayPal password.
    • on-line registration coming soon
    • Contact Lisette Fontaine lisettemarc@hotmail.com or Linda Funk lfunk@shaw.ca by e-mail for more information
  • Winnipeg, MB: Level 1A – January 10-16, 2020, Level 1B May 12-17 –
    • information brochure and registration details coming soon
    • contact Sister Bibiana Ikwun by e-mail akpanaik@yahoo.com for more information
  • Montreal, PQ: Level 1B1 – February, 2020 (Level 1B2 May, 2020)
  • Ottawa, ON: Level 1 coming Summer 2020/21 at the Good Shepherd Parish, 3092 Innes Road – 
    • Further details coming soon
    • Contact Sarah MacDonald-McLean by phone at 613-424-2133 or e-mail smacdo03@gmail.com for more information
LEVEL 2
  • Winnipeg, MB: Level 2A and 2B – February 11-17, 2020 and February 20-26, 2021 – at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish
    • Click here to download your copy of the Winnipeg brochure (PDF) and optionally print and do registration by mail OR
    • Click here to complete registration information and make payment on-line. You will be taken to a service web site.
    • Contact Maureen Foster-Fernandes 204-832-4336 or e-mail religioused@olphwinnipeg.ca
LEVEL 3
  • Ottawa ON: Level 3A & 3B – August 12-20, 2019 and August 10-18, 2020 – at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish, Russell –
    • Click here to download your copy of the Ottawa / Russell brochure (PDF) and optionally print and do registration by mail OR
    • Click here to complete registration information and make payment on-line. You will be taken to a service web site.
    • for more information contact Meghann Baker by phone at 613-370-6371 or e-mail meghann.baker@yahoo.ca
For more information about courses in your area contact Therese Wright at formation@cgsac.ca

Updated September 8 2019