The foundation course is in the Level I formation course as it is in this course that a catechist becomes attuned to the religious life of the child. Each formation course includes preparations in giving the presentations (the lessons) to children, provides a solid background in the theological and pedagogical underpinnings of this work, assists the catechist in preparing his/her album, introduces the prepared environment, the atrium, and guides catechists in making the handmade materials used for the children’s work. 

Parents who may want to use this approach at home will find useful resources on the US website .

 

COURSES IN 2019

Level 1 part 1 in Scotland (families welcome!)
Dates : 7th - 12 April 2018 (part 1)
Venue : Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer, Dalmally, Scotland
Trainers: Sister Theresa Ann O.P. and Sister Anna Christi, O.P.

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English speaking COURSES IN 2018 IN EUROPE

Level 1 part 1 & part 2 in Brussels (Belgium)
Dates : 15th - 20th Octobre 2018 (part 1),
28th Jan - 5th Feb 2019 (part 2)
Venue : Couvent Saint Antoine, Brussels
Trainers: Sister Theresa Ann O.P. + French Translator
Please email us to get in touch with the Course host

Level 2 in Leiden (Netherlands)
Dates : 10th-15th September 2018 (part 1), June 2019 (part 2 dates to be confirmed)
Location : Leiden, Netherlands
Trainers: Linda Kaiel and Sister Theresa Ann O.P.
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Level 1 in Malta
Dates : September 3-8  (part 1)
Venue : Malta
Trainer: Linda Kaiel
Please email us to get in touch with the Course host

Level 1 part 2 in London, UK
Dates : 18 - 23rd July 2018
Venue : St Elizabeth of Portugal
The Vineyard
Richmond
Trainers: Christine Byrne, Claudia Neves and Valérie Valentin

Course full, please email us for last minute opportunity to register

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Level 2 part 2 in Poland

Dates : 17 - 23rd July 2018
Venue : The University Collegiate Church of St. Anne in Cracow
Formation Leaders: Celine Mitchell (St. Fidelis Parish, Butler PA, USA), Assistant Formation Leader: Jo Culhane (Dublin, Ireland) + Polish Translator

Cost: 800 polish zlotych

Registration:  https://goo.gl/forms/Qn5YBF1RiHr9Nr2B2

Contact and more information: Polskie Stowarzyszenie Katechezy Dobrego Pasterza (Polish Association Catechesis of the Good Shepherd) pskdp.pl@gmail.com 

Level 3 part 1 in the UK
Dates : June 29th - July 4th
Venue : Convent of the Assumption
20 Kensington Square
London W8 5HH
Trainer: Linda Kaiel
Please note that this training is only suitable for catechists who have done level 1 and 2 trainings beforehand.

Registration closed. Email us for inquiry

List of local accommodation here

Level 1 part 1 in France
Dates : 24th-29th April 2018
Venue : Roanne- France
Trainers: Sister Theresa Ann O.P. + Sister Anna Christi O.P. and French Translator
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Completed

Courses in 2017

Level 1 part 1
Dates : 17-22th July 2017
Venue : St Elizabeth of Portugal
The Vineyard
Richmond
TW10 6AQ

Completed

Level 2 part 2
Dates :  7-12 March 2017
Venue : Convent of the Assumption
20 Kensington Square
London W8 5HH

Completed

Level 3 part 1
Dates :  February 24th pm till March 1st 2017
Venue : Bergen (Norway)

Completed

COURSES IN 2016

Level 2 part 1
Dates : 15-20 July 2016
Venue : Holy Trinity Brook Green LONDON W6
Completed

Level 0 (0-3 years) NEW
Dates : June 25th-July 1st
Venue : St. Philomena’s Retreat House, Island of Caldey, Wales
First ever training for this age group globally!
Completed

Level 1 Part 2
Dates : 11-16 April 2016
Venue : Catholic Church of St Joseph, New Malden
Completed

 

Formation Courses in 2015

Level 1 Part 1
Dates : 11-16 May 2015
Venue : St Patrick 's church, Soho Square, LONDON

Level 1 Part 1
Dates : 18-13 May 2015
Venue : St Patrick 's church, Soho Square, LONDON

Level 1 Part 2
Dates : 6-11 July 2015
Venue : St Patrick 's church, Soho Square, LONDON

Level 1 Part 2
Dates : 12-17 October 2015
Venue : St Patrick 's church, Soho Square, LONDON

Level 1 Part 1
Dates : 12-17 October 2015
Venue : Catholic Church of St Joseph, New Malden

Dates, courses and venues may be changed at any time. Hosts shall not be responsible for any costs that may be incurred by participants as a result of changes to course dates and/or venues.

If you would like to be updated on our next training programs or would like to organise one please contact us.

Parents, catechists, religious educators, clergy, and other interested adults are drawn to the very rich, retreat-like courses in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
Through the courses adults have the opportunity to see all age appropriate presentations and materials given to children from the Bible and liturgy. Each formation course focuses on a specific developmental age group of the child.

Level I Formation Course prepares participants working with children 3-6 years.
Level II Formation Course prepares participants working with children 6-9 years.
Level III Formation Course prepares participants working with children 9-12 years.

 For trainings in Germany or Austria (in German, and in German and Italian for level 3) please click  here

For trainings in Germany or Austria (in German, and in German and Italian for level 3) please click here