Current Program Offerings:
ST. MARY MAGDALENE LIFE LONG ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Atlanta Catechist Conference August 18, 2018 at the Atlanta Renaissance Waverly Hotel and Convention Center — see THIS LINK for more information.
Tuesday evenings, 7 pm Bible Study – Gospel of Mark
April 17 – May 15 , 2018
Beginning with this past Advent we entered Cycle B of the three-year scripture cycle we have for Sunday Readings. That means for much of the year the Gospel proclamation on Sundays will come from the Gospel of Mark. This five-week course will examine St. Mark’s Gospel in more detail. Scholars believe that Mark was the first of the Gospels to be written and that Matthew and Luke expound on the foundation put in place by Mark. There is no fee for this course and the only book that you will need is your Bible. Presented by Deacon Steve Swope. Please RSVP to KKHuey@smmcatholic.org
Thursday mornings, How To Talk to Atheists and
9:30 am – 11:30 am New Agers
April 12 – May 24, 2018
Traces the roots of atheism and the New Age movement. Refutes their beliefs using sound philosophy and common sense. Cost $6.50 per book. Please RSVP to KKHuey@smmcatholic.org
Sundays, February 4, 11, 25, Adult Confirmation Formation – Adults age 19 and older.
March 4, 18, April 8, 16 Preparation for catechized adults who have never been confirmed.
Registration forms can be found in the narthex in the welcome center.
Please register for sessions you are interested in attending.
Contact Kathy Kelly-Huey, Director of Religious Education/Life Long Faith Formation
770.253.5668 or email@example.com
SMALL FAITH BROCHURE…BIG FAITH REWARDS
Small communities come together in homes, clubhouses and church to learn and grow in relationship and faith. If you are new to the parish or really don’t know anyone, this is a great way to have the small home church experience within the larger parish. Offering a variety of studies, some on spirituality, others “refresher”, as well as apologetics. Gathering 6 days a week at various times and locations. You may join a group at any time. Please click this link for date, time and subjects
Reading more about our faith is a great way to increase your faith. Here are resources to purchase books, DVD’s and other material to enhance your knowledge of the faith and inform your spirituality.
Year round, Life long, Adult Faith Formation Sessions
Lifelong faith formation strives to develop and enliven disciples of Jesus Christ and to continue our individual lifelong conversion.
14 “This is crucial: we must be converted—and we must continue to be converted! We must let the Holy Spirit change our lives! We must respond to Jesus Christ. And we must be open to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit who will continue to convert us as we follow Christ. If our faith is alive, it will be aroused again and again as we mature as disciples. 15. We can only share what we have received; we can hold on to our faith only if it continues to grow. “But if salt loses its taste,” Jesus asked, “with what can it be seasoned?” Go and Make Disciples, USCCB.
St. Mary Magdalene strives to offer a variety of formation opportunities for example, understanding and communicating the faith, skills needed for personal growth, the experience of family life, relationships, public service, and concern for the common good.
VIRTUAL ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Virtual faith formation is a great way to evangelize others and learn more about our vibrant Catholic Faith.
https://formed.org/ Access Code 2Z8MZQ . Join FORMED.ORG by using the parish code. A wonderful library of movies for youth and adults, books, audio and adult faith formation studies are at your finger tips. All smart devices can be used. Traveling and can’t attend a small faith group? You can access the study your group is doing and participate from your hotel room. Watch, share and talk from 1000 miles away!
See what’s on FORMED for May and June 2018 HERE
Enjoy your journey through these websites for vibrant and current information about our faith.
Official Vatican homepage. http://w2.vatican.va/content/vatican/en.html
Presents news services, information on the history of the Catholic Church and departments of the Roman Curia, as well as Church Teachings.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops www.usccb.org.
Official U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops website. Presents information on Evangelization and Catechesis and Catholic education geared to a variety of age groups, including elementary, secondary and college students, youth and young adults, adult members of the Church and those who are seek to become Catholics.
Archdiocese of Atlanta – www.archatl.com.
Official website of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Current and topical information affecting the Church of Atlanta.
Resource Page from Office of Faith Formation – Archdiocese of Atlanta http://www.archatl.com/offices/ofd2012/resources/index.html
A plethora of webinars videos on topics ranging from the Documents of Vatican II, the Liturgy to Prayer and Sacraments to parenting and moms support groups.
Catholic News Service http://www.catholicnews.com/
The mission of Catholic News Service is the mission of the Church itself — to spread the Gospel through contemporary means of communication.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) www.crs.org
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States.
Busted Halo http://bustedhalo.com/
A real time blog spot with current events and topics relating the world at large in light of our Catholic Traditions