Religious Education (Pre K4- 5th)

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Register at the Religious Education Office on

Monday- Thursday 9:30a-2:30p OR

Sundays 10:30a-1:30p


**Download Religious Education 2018-2019 Registration Forms here:

RE Registration Form English

Formulario de Educación Religiosa


Pre-school & Elementary

Families may choose from:

Monthly Family Program - Sundays 10:15a-12p  OR 

Summer Daily Program (2 weeks) 9:15a-12:30p OR

Weekly Wednesdays 4:30p-5:45p

            SUMMER OPTION: 

Summer Program (K-8th) June 10-14 & 17-21, 2019, 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                                                               

The Summer Program is offered to families who are unable to attend faith formation during the academic year. This is an alternative model of catechesis that features daily Mass followed by 3 hours of activities, hands-on learning, lessons, music, prayer experiences, and games. Snack is provided. Please check with our office to inquire if this will satisfy the yearly FF requirement for your child.  

FALL OPTIONS:  

Family Inquiry (4th grade – 8th grade) Sundays, 10:30-12pm 
This program is designed for families with children in 4th grade through middle school who have not received the Sacraments of Baptism or First Eucharist. The goal of this program is to give parents and students a foundational overview of the Catholic faith by providing solid catechesis and multi-generational faith-sharing experiences. This program is offered once a month from September through May.  

Family Program (K-8th) Sundays, 10:15 am - 12:00pm                                                                                               

This program is offered to families with children in Kindergarten through 8th grade with the goal of equipping parents with the knowledge and skills for sharing the faith. Each month, families have the opportunity to learn together as we gather through music, prayer, stories & skits, presentations, and instructional activities. This program is offered once a month from September through May. 

Wednesday Program (4 year olds- 5th Grade) Wednesdays, 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm                                                             

This program offers a traditional approach to Faith Formation. Students meet on a weekly basis with two catechists in a classroom. The program follows the Sunday Lectionary in order to prepare students to participate fully in the Sunday Mass experience. This program is offered every week from September through May.   

By when do I need to sign up? 

We ask that all Religious Education registrations be returned to our RE administrative office before the date of late registrations. Please register by: 

Summer Program – Sunday, June 2, 2019 

Fall Programs – Sunday, August 18, 2019 

What is VIRTUS- Teaching Touching Safety?  

The Archdiocese of Atlanta requires all students to participate in “VIRTUS - Teaching Touching Safety” Safe Environment Training. Children are taught that God is a loving, listening, caring presence in their daily lives and that they should feel secure and safe in sharing information about problems or people that worry them with a trusted adult. This program is provided to us by the Archdiocese of Atlanta and is a part of our ongoing effort to help create and maintain a safe environment for children and to protect all children from sexual abuse. 
 

If your child is in grade K or a new student, or moving to the next grade group for training (Grades 3, 6, and 9) at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, the “VIRTUS - Teaching Touching Safety Program” session will be presented. Please note, if your child has not previously received the training and they are not in the initial grade groups (Grades 3, 6 and 9), we welcome them to participate and receive this valuable training.  

Sessions are age-appropriate and parents are welcome to attend.  

For more information on the Touching Safety program, visit the VIRTUS Online™ website at www.virtus.org

Who can I contact if I have specific program questions? 

Althea Fletcher, Administrative Assistant, 770-478-0178 ext. 149 

Darleine Arce, Elementary Catechetical Coordinator, 770-478-0178 ext. 113 [Speaks Spanish

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY 

Our parish of St. Philip Benizi uses images, interviews, and videos of our children for a variety of internal and external communications. Our forms of internal and external communications include but are not limited to print, such as newspapers, bulletins, and newsletters; photographs and digital images; film and videos; web posts, web pages, and image carousels; social networking platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We follow the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s Social Media Policy and Guidelines for the Use of Social Networking Sites with Minors.  

On the Religious Education Registration, parents will sign to automatically consent to this policy. We have an opt-out form for those who choose to opt their child out; please ask for this if you need it.  

IMPORTANT: All students in middle or high school youth group will need to complete a separate, more comprehensive form.  

Sacramental Preparation (1st Communion/ 1st Reconciliation)

Tuition is $40 per ELIGIBLE child. To make a payment, please click the link below.
 
Please use your existing Online Giving Account. If you do not have an account, please register as a new user.

https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/1456/DirectDonate/66524

Classroom and Office volunteers are always welcome. 
Contact the Religious Education Office for more information: (770) 478-0178, Ext. 113

 

 

All documents are in English and Spanish unless listed separately. 

 

Contact: Althea Fletcher,

770-478-0178 Ext. 149

for any Religious Education Questions. 


2018 2019 Family Program Calendar

 

Summer Program Calendar

 

2018 2019 Wednesday Class Calendar

 

Sacramental Prep Fact Sheet

 

First Eucharist and Reconciliation Registration

 

First Eucharist and Reconciliation Calendar

 

 

 

 

Currently in need of Spanish Speaking Office Aide Volunteer- Religious Education 

Office aides welcome visitors to the Religious Education office, accept registration forms for classes, answer phones, make copies, enter attendance information and help with general office work. 

 

Who:  Adults with good communication skills in English and Spanish

Responsibility of Members:  Answer phones, enter attendance information, make copies for catechists and aides, and accept registration forms for religious education classes.

Time Commitment: 1 ½ hours/week. Class times are Wednesdays from 4:30-5:45pm and/or 2 hours once a month on Sundays from 10:15-12 Noon; Both sessions begin in September and follow the school calendar

Talent:  Being organized, patient, and having good listening skills are a must.

Special Requirements:  Training will be provided – no computer skills necessary.

 

 

 

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