"Catechesis is the act of handing on the Word of God intended to inform the faith community and candidates for initiation into the Church about the teachings of Christ, transmitted by the Apostles to the Church. Catechesis also involves the lifelong effort of forming people into witnesses to Christ and opening their hearts to the spiritual transformation given by the Holy Spirit." - USCCB
While Faith Formation is required by the Archdiocese of Atlanta for all K-12 students, it does not end at Confirmation, nor at the completion of 12th Grade. In order to have a well-formed faith, the faithful must continue to learn throughout their lives. Please take advantage of all of the Faith Formation opportunities available to you at St. George.
The faith formation program for 9th to 12th graders is designed to enhance the spiritual, social, and cognitive development of students as they embark on their final spiritual journey and prepare themselves to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Classes meet for 2 hours each Sunday evening, from 6pm to 8 pm. Students preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation meet on Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm, for 18 weeks.
Each class has a team of catechists who work together to provide a dynamic environment where teens are engaged and can learn.
Our Catholic Christian formation doesn’t end with Confirmation. Formation, like our relationship with God is something that must be nourished and developed; it is a journey that should last a lifetime.The Adult Faith Formation program explores a wide range of topics including the fundamentals of our faith, study of Sacred Scripture, Papal and Councilar Documents and many others.
Lighter subjects are also covered like: “Why do Catholics Do That”, which explores some of our customs, habits and practices.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a ministry comprised of Catholics who are committed to their faith and want to participate in leading others to their faith as sponsors.
RCIA candidates and sponsors meet as a group, as the candidates make the journey for the first time, to “break open the word” of the Gospel and study/present the beliefs of the Catholic Church. In this journey, both candidates and sponsors will be led to a deeper understanding of our faith in preparation for the candidate’s entrance to full communion with the church.