Faith Formation

For the 2021-2022 Faith Formation year, Mary Our Queen’s plan is to follow a Lectionary model of Catechesis.  Our program encompasses the entire family from Pre-K to adulthood with a choice to register for either Parent Lead, Homeschool or Hybrid model to suit the needs of your family.

During the pandemic we have been called to renew our faith and strengthen our families.  The Holy Father has reminded us that the strength of our faith depends on the family, the “domestic church”.  The Catechism teaches us that the parents are the primary educators of the faith and the role of the church is to assist them on this journey.  In this time of pandemic, the Archdiocese of Atlanta has called us to re-focus our faith formation program and be family centered.  As we return to in person classes we will continue to focus on the parent as the primary educator of the faith and continue to have the family table (sharing of the Sunday Gospel) as our central model of Catechesis.

For Registration Purposes, please Register for the Model best for your family.

 FAITH FORMATION OPTIONS

Option One:  A Hybrid model of Faith Formation Families will have approximately three in person classes a month and one home study family lessons a month.  Parents will be required to attend one Parent session each month and are encouraged to share the weekly Sunday Gospel each week as a family.  Pre-K thru 8thgrade classes will be on Sunday mornings from 9:45 am-10:45 am giving families the opportunity to attend Mass either before class at 8:30 am or after class at 11:00 am or 5 pm.  High School classes will be on Sunday evening from 6:00-7:30pm following the 5pm Mass

Option Two:  An At-Home Family Catechesis program that is taught entirely at home (no in-person classes).  The foundation of the program is the Sunday Gospel and the family dinner table.  Families will be guided through reading, sharing and reflecting on the Sunday Gospel and what it teaches us about the Catholic faith. Parents choosing this option will be required to attend one Sunday morning Parent session each month.

Both models will be supported by the Faith Formation office and all age appropriate material to be discussed around the family dinner table will be provided:

  • Pre-K through 8th grade: Gospel Weeklie by Pflaum Publishing:
  • High School: Lectio Divina model with material supplied to study the Gospel

Families will read the Gospel together, discuss what you are hearing and reflect on the teaching of the Catholic faith through scripture.   A second age appropriate catechism book will also be supplied. Each week, families will complete an online weekly assessment tool and submit to the Faith Formation Office to show participation.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Faith Formation through the form below.

1st PARENT MEETING – Sunday, September 12 at 9:45 in Parish Hall

Please Note: Sacramental Programs will be free standing and separate from faith formation weekly classes.

Registration is required and may be processed through the link below.

REGISTER HERE: Faith Formation 2021-2022 Registration form link

Tuition Rates:

$100 per child; 3 or more children, $250 payable online through our website HERE

 

 

View the 2021-2022 Calendar HERE

Questions? Please contact us through form below:

For Registration Purposes, Please Register for the Model best for your family.

Our Hybrid Faith Formation program is for the whole family where families have a combination of in person and “Family Table” at home study based on the lectionary and the Sunday gospel reading. Families will have approximately three in person classes a month and one home study family lessons a month.  Parents will be required to attend one Parent session each month and are encouraged to share the weekly Sunday Gospel each week as a family.  Pre-K thru 8thgrade classes will be on Sunday mornings from 9:45 am-10:45 am giving families the opportunity to attend Mass either before class at 8:30 am or after class at 11:00 am or 5 pm.  High School classes will be on Sunday evening from 6:00-7:30pm following the 5pm Mass

In person classes will be age appropriate:

  • 4 levels of elementary classes will be held in the upstairs classrooms of the Parish Life Center
  • Middle School will meet in the Parish Hall
  • High School will meet in the Kiernan Hall Teen Center
  • Parents will meet in the Church Sanctuary

Both models will be supported by the Faith Formation office and all age appropriate material to be discussed around the family dinner table will be provided:

  • Pre-K through 8th grade: Gospel Weeklie by Pflaum Publishing:
  • High School: Lectio Divina model with material supplied to study the Gospel

Families will read the Gospel together, discuss what you are hearing and reflect on the teaching of the Catholic faith through scripture.   A second age appropriate catechism book will also be supplied. Each week, families will complete an online weekly assessment tool and submit to the Faith Formation Office to show participation.

Sacramental Programs will be free standing and separate from faith formation weekly classes.

Registration is required and may be processed through the link below. If you have questions, please contact Barb Garvin through the form below.

2021-2022 Faith Formation Classes: REGISTER HERE FOR ALL AGES 

Tuition Rates: $100 per child; 3 or more children, $250 payable online through our website HERE

View the 2021-2022 Calendar HERE

Questions? Please contact us through form below:

Option Two:  An At-Home Family Catechesis program that is taught entirely at home (no in-person classes).  The foundation of the program is the Sunday Gospel and the family dinner table.  Families will be guided through reading, sharing and reflecting on the Sunday Gospel and what it teaches us about the Catholic faith. Parents choosing this option will be required to attend one Sunday morning Parent session each month.

Both models will be supported by the Faith Formation office and all age appropriate material to be discussed around the family dinner table will be provided:

  • Pre-K through 8th grade: Gospel Weeklie by Pflaum Publishing:
  • High School: Lectio Divina model with material supplied to study the Gospel

Families will read the Gospel together, discuss what you are hearing and reflect on the teaching of the Catholic faith through scripture.   A second age appropriate catechism book will also be supplied. Each week, families will complete an online weekly assessment tool and submit to the Faith Formation Office to show participation.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Faith Formation through the form below.

Registration is required and may be processed through the link below.

Faith Formation 2021-2022 Registration form link

1st PARENT MEETING – Sunday, September 12 at 9:45AM in Parish Hall

Please Note: Sacramental Programs will be free standing and separate from faith formation weekly classes.

ALL AGES REGISTER FOR FAMILY FAITH FORMATION HERE

Tuition Rates: $100 per child; 3 or more children, $250 payable online through our website HERE

View the 2021-2022 Calendar HERE

Questions? Please contact us through form below:

First Reconciliation and First Communion normally happen in 2nd grade.  A child must have completed First grade faith formation or Catholic school with good attendance to be eligible for these sacraments.

First Reconciliation will be made up of 3 classes plus a retreat.  Classes will be scheduled on weeknights in January and February. A parent is expected to attend with their child.

First Communion will be made up of 3 classes plus a retreat.  Classes will be scheduled on weeknights in March and April.   A parent is expected to attend with their child.

Families registered at Mary Our Queen and having children attending Catholic School will need to register with Mary Our Queen for First Communion.  Link to the registration form can be found in the “Read More” section on First Reconciliation and First Communion.

FIRST RECONCILIATION 2021-2022

First Reconciliation Classes  (Student and parent) – November 8, 15 , 29 at 6:30 – 7:45pm

First Reconciliation Retreat  (Student and parent) – January 15 at 9:30am – noon

First Reconciliation – Saturday, January 29 at 10:00am  (bring in a few extra priest)

FIRST COMMUNION 2021-2022

First Communion Classes  (student and parent) – March 7, 14 and 21, 6:30-7:45pm

First Communion Retreat  (student and parent) – April 23, 9:30am – noon

First Communion Rehearsal – Saturday, May 7, 9:30am

First Communion – Sunday , May 8, 11:00am Mass 

Read More about First Reconciliation and First Communion Here

 

Confirmation happens at the end of the 10th grade year.  Beginning this year students will have remote preparation during 9th grade and specific preparation during the 10th grade year.  Students must be registered and attending faith formation or Catholic school in both 9th and 10th grade to be eligible for Confirmation.  Students will have an entrance interview with the Youth Minister in spring of their 9th grade year and a readiness interview in the winter of their 10thgrade year.

9th grade Confirmation preparation will include monthly journal and reading assignments, and completion of Confirmation paperwork by May 1st of 9th grade year.

10th grade Confirmation preparation will be a made up of a Fall retreat, monthly journal and reading assignments, service opportunities and a Spring day of reflection.  Participation in the retreat and day of reflection are required in order to be Confirmed in the Spring.

Read More information about Confirmation HERE