The Catechism of the Catholic Church prepared following the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council opens with the following words by Pope John Paul, II: “ Guarding the deposit of faith is the mission which the Lord entrusted to His Church, and which she fulfills in every age.” He later goes on to state: “This catechism is given to them (Church’s Pastors and the Christian faithful), that it may be a sure and authentic reference text for teaching catholic doctrine and particularly for preparing local catechisms."
This is the mission carried out by the Office of Religious Education through classes and activities for God’s children of all ages. Our program exists to provide support to all on their journey of faith.
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Attendance: The Archdiocese of Atlanta requires that students receive 30 hours of religious instruction per school year. Children must be present for 80% of all scheduled classes in order to receive credit for that grade. Please be prompt as this results in less disruptions and loss of valuable class time. If there is a problem with bringing your child(ren) to class please contact the Religious Education Office.
Dismissal: All Students in Pre-K-Second Grade must be dropped off and picked up in the classroom by a parent or guardian. When someone other than the parent or guardian is picking up your child, please notify the catechist or the office. If you are delayed in picking up your child, the catechist may bring him or her to the office to wait.
Discipline: Maintaining a positive learning environment for students and teachers is achieved through an Assertive Discipline approach. Disruptive students will be removed to the office after several warnings have been issued. If a problem persists, parents will be notified and appropriate action will be taken.
Home School Policy: The Archdiocese of Atlanta has issued the following policy for home schooled children which we follow: Parents must register their child (ren) in the parish school of religion for the purpose of communication and resource sharing. Sacrament Preparation guidelines will be followed. The child’s readiness will be the determination of the pastor and the families. Please contact the Religious Education Office for more information.