Catechesis of The Good Shepherd Update

Catechist Formation

 Formation for Level One will be approximately 100 hours.  We will present, discuss, and construct an "album" for the presentations and themes that the children receive in the atrium.  Formation courses can be a beautiful time of learning about our faith and personal reflection and growth. Our next Level One formation will take place in the summers of 2019 and 2020.

Summer 2019: June 24&25, July 11&12, July 29&30  All days will be from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Summer 2020: Dates TBD



The Mission

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a distinct approach to catechesis through which children as young as age 3 cultivate deep, lifelong relationships with Christ and the Church

Originating in Rome in the 1950's, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd engages children in age-appropriate, hands-on materials based on Sacred Scripture and the Liturgy.

The Rationale

"Though you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, you have revealed them to the child-like." (Mt. 11:25)

While beginning to educate children's minds in the faith, at least as importantly, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd helps them cultivate a loving relationship with God in their most formative years.

The Approach

"Let the children come to me and do not prevent them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these."
(Lk. 18:16)

Young children learn best by actively engaging their bodies and all their senses. In the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, they work with beautiful, skillfully-crafted materials. Even the youngest children immerse themselves in this quiet retreat-like environment.

Contact Us

Contact us to learn how the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd can help your children, your parish, and you to grow in His Love.

Michelle Knox or Call: (530) 673-1573


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The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd meets or exceeds the catechetical requirements for children to first receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion...

Bishop Jaime Soto