Updated January 23, 2023

Become a Catechist …helping children draw nearer to God.

Adult formation in the method of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

immerses you in scripture and liturgy, as well as the child's religious needs and developmental capacities, through discussion and use of Montessori-style catechetical materials. A course is planned for adults who are interested in or already involved in caring for the spiritual needs of children in a home, parish, or school setting.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Formation Course, Level 1 Part A

Where: Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, 1125 Saskatchewan Ave. E. Portage La Prairie, MB., R1N 3Y8
When: Part A - March 10-12, 2023 & March 17-19, 2023. Part B – July 7-13, 2023
Please register by February 10th

For Details and to Register: Please visit or see the flyer on the bulletin board.

The Office of Catechetics and Faith Development of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg assists the Archbishop in his primary responsibility of the teaching of the Catholic Faith (ref. GDC 265), to develop all dimensions of faith: knowing, celebrating, living and praying, leading to community life and mission. 

Our Objectives:

  • To support the vision of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg for catechesis.
  • To promote strong, effective catechetical ministry throughout the Archdiocese for all ages.
  • To facilitate faith formation for those involved in catechesis.
  • To foster adult catechesis in all parishes.
  • To offer spiritual retreats to those in catechetical ministry.
  • To organize and coordinate workshops and sessions related to catechetics.
  • To assist parishes and families in the spiritual development of children and youth.
  • To offer assistance to those preparing children for sacraments.
  • To provide information, resources, and counsel on catechesis.

please visit the pages below

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Formation, Retreats, and Rallies


Criteria for Catechesis


Contact us

 Judith Vasquez
Director of Catechetics and Faith Development

(204) 452 - 2227 ext. 243  


Marycia Kruk
Associate Director of Catechetics and Faith Development - Parkland and Westman Deaneries

(204) 452-2227 ext. 276