Families Forming Disciples
The mission of St. Catherine of Siena Parish School of Religion is to assist our families in fulfilling their baptismal promises and to lead them into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. We strive to carry out this mission by providing spiritual formation, catechesis, and fellowship.
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Families Forming Disciples is our family faith formation program for children in Pre K-Grade 12 that will involve the whole family coming together to meet three times per month on a Sunday or Wednesday evening from 6:00-6:45pm to cover a specific topic or teaching of the Church. Two of the meetings each month will be virtual small group meetings with 8-10 other families and will be led by one of our catechists, while the third meeting will be the family alone completing a particular activity or project by themselves. For a tentative nine-month schedule and description of how the program works, click here.
All families with children of any age are invited to participate, and please note that this program will serve to satisfy the requirements for the foundational preparation for reception of the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion and/or Confirmation (the Archdiocese of Atlanta requires two years of foundational preparation immediately leading up to reception of the sacraments which can be fulfilled by participation in a Parish School of Religion, Catholic school, or an accredited Catholic home school program).
This program is not meant to be an intense catechetical course and will not burden families with additional "school work." Rather, it is intended to help families encounter Christ together by gathering for prayer and conversation about the faith at least once per week, and celebrating the rich liturgical and sacramental life of the Church more fruitfully as a family. Additionally, the capability of implementing this model virtually allows us to provide faith formation this year as safely as possible during the pandemic.