Grades 9-12 (High School) Faith Formation
NO FAITH FORMATION AT THIS TIME
(All Sacramental Celebrations are being postponed -
Baptisms, First Holy Communion, & Confirmation -
We will reschedule events when possible and keep you posted.)
"'Ah. Lord God?' I said. ' I do not know how to speak. 'I am too young!' But the Lord answered me, Do not say, 'I am too young.' To whomever I send you, you shall go; whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you - oracle of the Lord." - Jeremiah 1:6-8
WHEN WE MEET
Sundays, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
in the Parish Hall
WHAT WE DO
During this time, students experience a mix of social, spiritual, discussion, activity, and lesson times, which vary, depending on the topic of the night. Our High School students meet as a combined group, with lessons taught by the Adult Core Team and small group discussions led by their Confirmed Peers.
Our High School Program uses resources from the Life Teen program, which allows for a wide range of topics to be taught within a year. These topics are aimed to meet the students where they are in life, often dealing with current events within the context of the Catholic Church as a whole. This model allows for deep dives into specific areas that are relevant to the youth today, while centering everything about a personal experience with Christ Jesus.
Teen Social Nights
Wednesdays, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
High School students are invited to spend an evening of fun and fellowship in the Game Room (Downstairs from the Parish Hall) on Wednesdays during the school year. These evenings begin in Eucharistic Adoration (or Stations of the Cross during Lent) at 6:00pm and run until 8:30pm. These nights include games, discussions, music, snacks (brought by the teens), and much laughter. All St. George High School students are welcome to attend.
During the school year and into the summer, we have several activities in which all High School students can participate. These are great opportunities to meet other Catholic teenagers, both at St. George and in the Greater Atlanta area.
High School Fall Retreat (at Woodland Christian Camp in Temple, Georgia)
Memorial Garden Cleaning Project (Twice a Year at St. George)
Italian Dinner Fundraiser (at St. George)
Thanksgiving Baskets Service Project (at St. George)
Teen Valentine's Dance (at St. George)
Teen Track at the Eucharistic Congress (in Atlanta, Georgia)
VBS Prep Week and VBS (at St. George)
New in 2020-2021
High School Youth Rally (in Snellville, Georgia)
Southwest Summer Fest (in Douglasville, Georgia)
Please check the Faith Formation Calendar and the St. George Bulletin for specific dates and times.
If your student is in elementary school or above, and needs to be baptized, they must be enrolled in Faith Formation classes for one year in order to receive the sacrament, which will be celebrated at the Easter Vigil Mass. To learn more about this sacrament or to view baptismal requirements, please visit our Baptism page by clicking the box below.
First Holy Communion
Students can receive First Holy Communion as early as second grade in our Faith Formation program, provided that they were enrolled and actively attended Faith Formation in at least the first grade. (For students who begin Faith Formation later than first grade, they will still have to take two years of preparation classes, beginning the year in which they are first enrolled.) High School students will receive the their First Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil Mass.
During their first year of sacramental preparation, they will learn about the sacrament of Reconciliation. Their specific preparations for receiving the Eucharist will take place during their second year. To learn more about the sacrament of the Eucharist, please click the link below.
A requirement for acceptance into the St. George Confirmation Program is to be enrolled in Faith Formation for one year prior to beginning Confirmation preparations. As such, enrollment in our Middle School Program in at least the eighth grade is necessary to meet that requirement. Students opting not to attend Faith Formation for the full three years of Middle School will be placed in a Pre-Confirmation class so we can ensure their preparedness.