Family Faith Formation

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Beginning Fall 2017, our Faith Formation programs will adopt a family-based learning method. Please join us on one of our two informational sessions after  the 9:00, 11:30, 1:15 and 5:30 Masses on July 30th. You will be able to register at this time. Please call our Faith Formation Office if you have any questions, 678 689-2819.

Family Catechesis

Family Catechesis is Faith Formation for the whole family at the same time.   Pope Francis is encouraging that parents live out the promise they made at their child’s Baptism and accept the role as primary educator of faith with their children.

Family Catechesis is done by entire Families coming together the first Sunday of the month from 10:30-12:30 to share, pray and learn about the faith together.  Over the following three weeks families will have lessons at home that will enrich their families own spirituality.  (Children must be current on Sacraments to participate)  Family Catechesis will also have a family service component.

Family Special Sacraments

If you have a child in 3rd thru 11th grade that needs Baptism  –  Confession  – or First Communion,  then  Family Special Sacraments is for you.   Parents will attend class with their child so that families are learning about and sharing in their faith together.  Once families have completed one year of Faith Formation, Families will then be able to meet with the Faith Formation Office and discern readiness for the Sacraments.

Family Special Sacraments will be offered the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 11:45- 1:00pm  or on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 6:45-8:00pm.   Special Sacrament families must be actively attending Mass.

Sacraments

The sacraments of Baptism, Confession, Communion  and Confirmation will be offered in a free standing programs.  Children must attend a minimum of one year of Faith Formation or Catholic School in order to be accepted into Sacramental Preparation.  Acceptance will be based on readiness and Mass participation.

Baptism – Family Baptism class of 2 hours

Confession – Family Retreat on Reconciliation  (Saturday 9-3)

Communion – Family Retreat on Eucharist  (Saturday 9-3)

Confirmation – 4 classes of 2 hours and a retreat

Traditional (Catechist Led) Student Classes

Pre- K  thru  12th grade

We will be offering one session of Catechist led traditional classes on 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday morning of the month from 10:15-11:25am.  This option is only available to students who are current with their sacraments.

Youth Ministry High School Session

Faith Formation in traditional Youth Ministry format will be offered on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 6:30-8:00pm.  Students must be current on all sacraments except Confirmation.

Youth Group

All Middle School youth whether in public or private school are encouraged to get involved in Youth Group.  This is not a Faith Formation class, but a time to build community, do service projects, talk about current life issues and grow in one’s relationship with Jesus Christ.  (Faith Formation registration is not required)

Middle School meets the 2nd Sunday of the month from 6:30 -8:00pm

High School meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 6:30-8:00pm