Elementary

 

 

 

Welcome to Elementary Faith Formation!
Our Faith Formation Team is dedicated to walking with you and your child discovering the truth and beauty of Catholic Faith and God’s amazing love for each of us. Our focus is supporting families learning to be disciples together.

Elementary sessions gather with children in K – 6th year of formation.

  • Kindergarten is available with Families Forming Disciples and homeschool formation.
  • 1st – 6th year is available with Families Forming Disciples, Hybrid Loyola, Traditional Loyola and Homeschool formation.

We have four different options for Faith Formation

Sunday

#1      Families Forming Disciples 10:15 – 11:30 am for the entire family.

  • 10% catechist led/ 90% family led (meets in person once per month with one virtual session per month)

#2      Hybrid Loyola 10:15 – 11:30am 1st – 8th (7th and 8th are considered Middle Years)

  • 50% catechist lead/50% family led. Sessions gather in person almost every other Sunday. Parents work with children at home during the “off” with material designed to support the catechist led sessions.

 Wednesday

#3      Traditional Loyola 5:45 – 6:45 pm 1st – 8th  (7th and 8th are considered Middle Years)

  • 90% catechist led/10% family led. Sessions gather in person almost every Wednesday.  Catechists deliver  the lesson, parents are encouraged t

#4        Homeschool Formation for families desiring at home Formation on a schedule independent of the Sunday &Wednesday sessions.

  • 5 % catechist led/95 % family led.

SACRAMENTAL FORMATION RECONCILIATION AND EUCHARIST

First Reconciliation is celebrated in the fall.  First Eucharist is celebrated in the Spring.

This is an amazing experience for the children and their families. Our sacramental formation Teams do an incredible job of preparing our young disciples for this step in their faith walk.

Sacramental formation sessions are in addition to the regular formation sessions. Each child and family situation is unique. Some children are ready to receive sacraments in year two, while others not until year four or five. Focusing on family formation, at least one parent attends the session with their child. Session will gather once a month after the noon mass. There are three sessions for Reconciliation and five sessions for Eucharist.

Each child must have one year of formation prior to receiving these Sacraments within the Archdiocese of Atlanta. This year can begin with any of the models listed above. Please reach out to me with an email or phone call!

We hope that you join us at Elementary Faith Formation! It is always such a joy to watch each child grow in their faith, and it is a privilege to partner with you to help your child increase their love for the Lord and begin lifelong faith formation.

RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Formation for all persons who are NOT baptized but older than seven years of age. Focusing on the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, all persons over seven are immersed in the ancient Rites of the Church leading to a discovery of and desire for a personal and intimate relationship with the Risen Christ.

God’s Peace to you and your family!

Maureen Lilly
Elementary Coordinator
MLilly@smmcatholic.org
678-854-9989

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Catechists check out the Catechist Information page for resources

Important Documents
Paper Registration for Faith Formation 2021-2022
Payment/Fees for Faith Formation 2021-2022 
Permission to Contact Youth Form- English
Autorización para contactar a la juventu – Spanish
Media Release Form 2021-2022Parent Handbook 2019
2021-2022 Families Forming Disciples (Sundays)
2021-2022 Loyola Hybrid Schedule (Sundays)
2021-2022 Traditional Loyola Schedule (Wednesdays)