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The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Catholic faith formation process for children ages 3 through 12 in which they experience and form an authentic, faithful relationship with God.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is based on liturgy, sacraments, scripture and prayer. Emphasis is on the relationship the child has with God. Although Christ centric the process is rich in doctrine. CGS is about conversion and evangelization providing the child with a strong faith foundation. It is a developmentally appropriate process that is in keeping with the Archdiocese’s Graded Course of Study for Early Childhood and Elementary Catechetical Programs.

Training is required for this process. Training provides not only an introduction to the work of CGS but provides for the theology and theological background to prepare the catechist. The training is recognized by the Office of Evangelization and Discipleship for Catechist Certification.

Please use this form to obtain approval to present a workshop for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. The Instructor is to be approved by the Catechetical Leader of Good Shepherd Montessori School in Cincinnati prior to the submission of this form.

Vocare - Pre-Approval Form Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Approval form to receive credit within Vocare
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  • Please indicate what theological and/or catechetical concepts will be presented, how they will be presented, the prayer planned, and any activities/handouts involved. If there is more than one day, please indicate what will be covered on each day.