Leaders Training Overview

We believe that parents are the first educators of their children. We believe there are incredible opportunities for parents to up-skill in this role. There are specialists in the field of children and faith formation providing in depth training. These methods can be adapted to any setting, most importantly in the family home, the domestic church. Along with this we hope to host a range of training opportunities that tap into important areas of the family life like MISSION, DISCIPLESHIP, PARENTING and LEADERSHIP. 

2019 Leaders Training Opportunity with Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

This course will assist.....

• Parents and grandparents of children at the atrium who want to journey more deeply with their children, who are in 3-6 age level.

• Anyone who would like to join our catechist team and serve children aged 3-12. This is the foundation for all age levels.

• Those seeking a personal retreat, wanting to explore more deeply the Scriptures and the Liturgy at their most essential level so that they lead us and the child into a deep authentic relationship with God.

• Teachers seeking personal renewal and inspiration.

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Mother Effect


Leader Training

Fri 25th October

Fri 8th November

Fri 22nd November


with Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Formation Leaders

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori based faith education process that enables children to encounter God in a retreat like atmosphere filled with sensorially rich hands on materials based on the Scriptures and the Liturgy.

Level 1 formation aims include....

• To explore the general characteristics, religious nature and religious needs of the 3-6 year old child

•To receive the central presentations for the first year in the atrium not only to help serve the child but also as an opportunity for one’s own personal growth, to encounter the Good Shepherd anew in both the Scriptures and the Liturgy and have time to reflect on and respond to His invitation of Love.

•To meditate together as adults on the key themes of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd that undergird this method developed over the last sixty years by Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi and their fellow catechists.

•To offer guidelines and assistance to catechists setting up a new atrium in their area, including advice on materials making and how to begin.

•To respond to the cry of the child “Help me come close to God by myself ”

This process enables children to encounter God in a retreat like atmosphere filled with sensorially rich hands on materials based on the Scriptures and the Liturgy.

Venue : Graceville Atrium 19 Randolph St. Brisbane 4075

Phone 33798635 To register and receive payment details please email Anne Delsorte at delsorte@bigpond.net.au

A certificate of attendance will be given on completion of the course

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“This parent formation course allowed me as a parent to see the wonders of the Gospel message through a child’s eyes. It introduced the novel concept that we as parents are called to provide suitable environments for children so that they can encounter Christ for themselves and draw nearer to Him.”

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“This parent formation has shown me how to be intentional with my mothering. The course opened my eyes to the wonders and gift that the child is, helping me to better understand my child, and gave me knowledge on how to best prepare the home environment for my child to flourish.”



"I loved this training, the best part was getting together with other like minded mothers to share in the struggle of motherhood. As well as this it was great to hear other peoples journey of becoming mothers and learning ways to best nurture the child in our homes."