During the last year of 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.
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.
PARENT ORIENTATION MEETING – DATE TBA
Please Note: Sacramental Programs will be free standing and separate from faith formation weekly classes.