Level III Formation Course

Children ages 9 - 12

The structure of the Level III atrium is intended to particularly address the 9-12 year old child’s growing desire and capacity to wrestle with the mystery of time and their own role in history. This level of catechesis helps the child to grasp the “big picture” of God at work in the universe, while at the same time honoring the 9-12 year old’s desire and capacity to work with details of the “whole” that grab their attention and to study these in depth.

Key elements of Level III Atria include:

  • Confirmation

  • The Eucharist

The course includes presentations, adult reflections, practice time, material making, and Montessori theory.

Completion of Level I is a prerequisite for other Level III Formation Courses.



Level III: Catechist Formation for working with children ages 9-12

CCMA Center
12625 Fitzwater Dr
Nokesville, VA 20181

Formation Leaders
Donna Turner and Rebekah Rojcewicz

Rebekah Rojcewicz has been a catechist serving all ages of children for thirty-seven years having received her formation from Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi in Rome, Italy. Rebekah also serves Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in several capacities. In addition to being a catechist in her parish, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, and at the Missionaries of Charity atrium in Memphis, Rebekah is a formation leader, a consultant to CGSUSA, and serves on the Board for the International Consiglio.

Donna Turner has been involved in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd since 1994, and has worked with children in Levels I-III. Donna has been a CGSUSA Formation Leader since 2001. She serves the National Association as a member of the Formation Committee, Episcopal Committee, and Level III Materials Manual Team. A Level III catechist for nineteen years, Donna serves in the atrium at St. Philip Episcopal Church in Memphis, TN and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Dyersburg, TN. She and Rebekah Rojcewicz are Co-Directors of the Good Shepherd Center in Memphis. 

Part I - August 1 - 8, 2019
Part II - July 30 - August 6, 2020

The course will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day; 1:00-4:30 on Sunday.

Cost - $1200
Non-refundable deposit of $200 is required upon registration. The balance of $1000 is payable in one, three, or ten payments. Click HERE for more information on payments.

Discount of 40% for religious and 30% for students aged 21 and under.

Some financial aid may be available. Please contact for information on applying for assistance.

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