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Faith Formation/Religious Education classes are available
for children ages 4 through 17.
We encourage and welcome children to attend yearly classes throughout their elementary, middle school and high school years. Doing so provides our young people with a better foundation in the Catholic faith and more opportunties to encounter Jesus Christ and form a deeper personal relationship with Our Lord and Savior.
Children/Teens who have been Baptized
All Sacramental preparation programs require two years of instruction.
Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist
Preparation usually occurs in the 1st and 2nd Grade. Children should be 6 years old to enter 1st grade. Preparations for the Sacraments of First Eucharist and First Reconciliation require guiding your child in the practice of the faith. This includes Sunday Mass attendance as well as enrollment and attendance in our Faith Formation and Sacramental preparation sessions.
Per the Archdiocese of Atlanta, children should receive one year of instruction prior to entering the year of instruction for the Sacraments. Generally, children are prepared for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in the second grade, as long as they completed the first grade in Faith Formation. If the child is in 2nd grade and has not received First Communion, they will be placed in our 1st grade and then the following year in the 2nd grade.
Children, 3rd through 8th grade, who have been Baptized but who have not received formal instruction in the Catholic faith and have a desire to receive the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Reconciliation, please contact the Religious Education office to discuss your family faith formation options. Sacramental preparation programs require two years of instruction. Generally you will enroll your child in their current grade level for their first year with us, and then the following year they will attend the special Sacramental Prep Year 2 class. Please conact the Religious Education office for clarification and more information.
Preparation usually occurs in the 9th and 10th grades. Teens should be at least 14 years old to register for Year of Confirmation Prep. Two years of preparation, usually 9th and 10th grade, are required in order to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Usually the Sacrament is received in the 10th grade, as long as they participated in Faith Formation the previous year. All students must register for each year. If your teen is in the 10th grade please register them for Confirmation prep Year 1 and then Year 2 the following year. For more information please contact the Religious Education office.
Catholic School or Home School: First Holy Communion and Confirmation: If your student is in a Catholic school or is home schooled, their requirement is participation in events and retreats outside the classroom during both years. All students must register for each year. Parents need to attend the parent sessions both years. CLICK HERE for registration.
Please call our office for further information, 770-516-9699.
RCIA/C: (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children)
Children, 8 years old through 8th grade, who have not been Baptized and have a desire to be initiated into the Catholic faith, please contact the Religious Education office to discuss your family faith formation options. These situations are discussed and evaluated on an individual basis.
RCIA/T: (Rite of Christian Initiation for Teens)
Teens 17 and older who have not received any Sacraments; or have been Baptized but have not received First Eucharist and/or Confirmation, please contact the Religious Education office to discuss your family faith formation options. These situations are discussed and evaluated on an individual basis.
Contact Elizabeth Bonutti in the Religious Education Office at 770-516-9699 x233
or firstname.lastname@example.org .
CLICK HERE for information about Adult RCIA