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COURSE FORMAT This course will meet in an intensive weekend format. Each intensive weekend will have the following schedule: Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm  

 COURSE LOCATION This course will meet at St. Joseph Parish, 226 Hill St., South Bend, IN 46617 and Holy Cross Parish, 920 Wilber St., South Bend, IN 46628. The first intensive weekend will meet entirely at St. Joseph parish. At that time, a schedule of meeting locations will be distributed.   

 TUITION   Tuition for this course is $600.   

 FINANCIAL AID Financial aid is available from the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.   For more information, contact: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd National Office (708) 524-1210 E-mail: Website:

Course Objectives
  • To explore the religious nature and most vital religious needs of the child 3-6 years of age.
  • To present methodology and guiding principles of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
  • To meditate on the scriptural and liturgical themes presented to the 3-6 year old child. 
  • To broaden the participant’s ability to and learn from the child, to listen with the child to Scripture, and to assist the child’s prayer. 
  •  To deepen the participant’s own enjoyment of God’s presence. 
  • To offer guidelines and assistance in preparing the “atrium” environment, in making the catechetical material, and in writing the catechist’s “album”. Formation in Level 1 is the foundation for subsequent formation in Levels II and III in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
Religious Education Registration
Contact Katie Ball-Boruff at St. Joseph Parish at 574-234-3234 x22 / or Kristen Hempstead McGann at

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