Catechesis of the Good Shepherd 

Catechist Formation Course

“Formation in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd has given me a new lens to view children and the way God speaks to them, as well as a new way to listen to how God is speaking to me.” – CGS Catechist, Annie Anderson

Notre Dame Parish is thrilled to host a Level 1 Catechist Formation Course starting Summer of 2024. To have formation offered so close to home is a rare and wonderful opportunity! 

July 25-28 AND August 1-3, 2024  (Level 1: Part 1)
TBD Summer 2025 (Level 1: Part 2)
Course hosted by and held at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Clarendon Hills
Thursday – Saturday 9:30-4:30 (Sunday, July 28, 11:00-5:00)

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd blesses children by . . . 

  • Allowing for quiet time to listen to God
  • Providing a prepared environment specifically designed for their development
  • Giving time to choose work and prayer
  • Walking with a trained catechist to develop knowledge of God, His Word, and Liturgy
  • Developing the whole child: body, mind and spirit

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd blesses adults who become catechists by . . .

  • Providing high-level formation on theology and child development
  • Giving prayer and retreat time during formation and in the atrium
  • Aiding in deepening knowledge of God and relationship with Him
  • Helping in a fuller understanding of the truths of the Faith
  • Teaching adults how to make materials and proclaim the Truth to children

“I highly recommend the course, even if you don’t plan to become a CGS catechist. I learned so much about children and their spiritual development from this course. It is like professional development for parenthood.”
– CGS Parent

Send questions or set up a time to come visit our Atrium by contacting Annie Anderson

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Want to know more? More course information can be found below.

Information for Fall registration for 3-6 year olds coming soon! Level 1 CGS