WHAT IS CGS?
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is faith formation for children ages 3-12 based on the pillars of Scripture and Catholic Liturgy and the educational methods of Maria Montessori. Catechists must be certified through the United States Association of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, which collaborates with the International Council (Consiglio) in Rome.
Many parishes, schools, and homes around the world have an atrium, which is a space uniquely prepared to meet the spiritual and developmental needs of the child at each stage. Guided by the Holy Spirit, children deepen their relationship with God through their time in the atrium. There, they receive essential presentations from catechists and are introduced to materials that aid them in independently pondering the greatest mysteries of our faith.
For more information, please visit the links below regarding our atrium presentations for children and formation courses near you.