In this formation, the catechist learns how to observe and study the vital needs of the child and the manifestations of those needs according to the developmental stages of the child. In this process, the catechist shares religious experience with the child. The catechist attends to the conditions necessary for this life to be experienced and to flourish, and prepares an environment called the atrium, which aids the development of the religious life. The atrium is a community in which children and adults live together a religious experience which facilitates participation in the wider community of the family and the church. The atrium is a place of prayer, in which work and study spontaneously become meditation, contemplation and prayer. The atrium is a place in which the only Teacher is Christ; both children and adults place themselves in a listening stance before his Word and seek to penetrate the mystery of the liturgical celebration.
Level One Formation – (90 hours)
Location: Trinity Episcopal Church,
600 Saratoga St., Fillmore
Thursday mornings: 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
April 4, 11, 25
May 9, 30
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 7, 14, 21
January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 5, 12
If you are unable to pay for the full amount at once, please use the separate registration link to pay once a month.
Please call the Office for Worship for questions 213-637-7262