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Level 2 Formation Course

For Catechists working with children ages 6-9 

Part 1: July 16-22, 2023

Part 2: June 8-14, 2024


Hosting site: 

St. Martha Catholic Church

3331 Bell Street

Ashland City, TN 37015


Course Description

Level II catechist formation is for adults seeking to serve children who are six to nine years old (or first through third grade). This training is at least 96 hours and continues the themes first introduced in Level I catechist formation. It expands upon those themes according to the developmental needs and capacities of this age child. New themes are also introduced at this level especially around the History of the Kingdom of God, Moral Parables, and the sacrament of Holy Eucharist. Sacramental preparation is also a key component of this catechist formation.


About the Formation Leader

Christina Klyce has been a catechist in the atrium since 1999 and recognized as a formation leader since 2010. She is trained in Levels 1, 2, 3 and Infant-Toddler. She serves as the Director of Religious Education at St. Peter Catholic Church in Memphis, Tennessee, where she works with children of all ages and adults, in the atrium and more. Christina and her husband Bob are parents of three young adult sons.



Books for the Course
Required Reading:
The Religious Potential of the Child, Six to Twelve Years, 2nd edition 

History of the Kingdom of God, Part 2: Liturgy and the Building of the Kingdom 

Life in the Vine: The Joyful Journey Continues 

Books from the Level One Course: 

The Religious Potential of the Child, 3rd edition 

The Good Shepherd and the Child: A Joyful Journey, 2nd edition 

Helpful, but not required: 

The History of the Kingdom of God, Part 1: From Creation to Parousia 

Listening to God with Children (currently out of print) 


More detailed schedule:


  • 9:00-12:00 class/presentations 

  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch

  • 1:00-3:00 class/presentations

  • 3:00-4:30 material making/work on album pages 

Sunday: 1:30-5:30


  • 9:00-11:30 class time/presentations

  • 11:30 Mass

  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch

  • 1:00-3:00 class/presentations 

  • 3:00-4:30 material making/work on album pages
    (you may leave at this point and choose to work
    on this elsewhere)

For More Information:

Please contact Lauren Delius at 615-681-3935 or with any questions or to register for the course.

Child Care Provided

  • Child care will be available on Monday-Friday for infants thru kindergarten age.  

  • Older children may register for Totus Tuus, which will be at St. Martha the same week as the CGS level 2 formation course.

  • Totus Tuus is a Catholic summer camp for rising 1st graders thru 6th grade.  

  • The 1st-6th graders meet during the day from 9:00-3:00.  

  • If you have teens, there is also an evening program for 7th-12th graders.

Course Hours

Saturday, Jun 8th, 9:00-4:30

Sunday, June 9th, 1:30-5:30 

Monday-Friday, June 10th-14th, 9:00-4:30


$250;  $50 for auditors.

*Tuition does not include books or access to the level 2 online materials manual.


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