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Parish Faith Formation
Our Faith Formation process has been designed for all our parishioners from school age children to people of
the third age to understand and embrace the basic roots of our faith and to grow spiritually.

The Faith formation sessions not only form parishioner ' understanding about Jesus Christ and the Catholic
Church; they also lead parishioners to develop a personal relationship with the risen Christ. The sessions
prepare parishioners to celebrate their relationship with Christ through their celebrating of the sacraments of
Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist as well as Reconciliation. The sessions also help catechise and guide
our parishioners through and understanding and expression of our Catholic life and living.

Baptismal Preparation
Baptism, the first sacrament of initiation, marks the beginning of a lifelong journey of commitment and
discipleship. In choosing to have your child baptised in the Catholic Church, you are accepting the
responsibility of raising him or her in the preparation session. You do not need to wait until the child is born to
attend the session. The session will focus on the meaning of the Sacrament of Baptism, the responsibilities of
the parents and godparents in teaching the faith of the Church to the child and the celebration of the rite.
Each child must have at least one, but may have two godparents or sponsors, one male and one female.
Godparents must be practicing and believing Roman Catholics, who have received the Sacraments of the
Eucharist and Confirmation, be at least 16 years old, and if married, the marriage must be a valid Catholic
marriage. It is through baptism that one enters the Church. Godparents represent the Church community.

Note: Preparation for parents is essential and required prior to a child's baptism for the faithful celebration
and living out of this vital Sacrament. You must be a registered member of this parish. Contact Deacon Charlie
for more information.

Adult Catechism
Group studies to develop and enrich appreciation and knowledge of Sacred Scripture. The General Directory
for Catechises mandates that the faith of adults must be continually enlightened, developed and protected, so
that it may acquire that Christian wisdom which gives sense, unity and hope to the many experiences of
personal, social and spiritual life.

The Catechism describes Confirmation as a deepening of baptismal gifts. It says that the sacrament roots us
more deeply in our identity as God's children; unites us more firmly with Christ; increases in us the gifts of the
Holy Spirit; binds us more closely to the Church and gives us special strength to bear witness to our faith.
Confirmation shapes us as Catholic Christians.

During confirmation class, confirmands learn about the meaning of Catholic faith; the history and teachings of
the Catholic Church and an explanation of the vows they will be professing. Help prepare Confirmation
Candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Parish School of Religion
Program designed for school age children to learn the basic roots of our faith and grow spiritually. These
classes not only educate children about Jesus and the Catholic faith, but prepare children to receive the
sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation. Help teach and guide these students
through our Catholic Faith instruction. Click here to go to the Religious Education page.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Process of formation to welcome new members into the Catholic Church. The Rite of Christian Initiation of
Adults is designed for adults who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek
the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their heart. This rite includes
not only the celebration of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, but also all the rites
belonging to the catechumenate.

Youth Ministry
Youth Ministers help to guide the youth of our parish to learn Catholic values and encourages the sharing of
their gifts with the community. Efforts are directed at fostering the total personal and spiritual growth of each
and to draw them to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the faith community while serving
the parish community and at the same time having fun.

The first goal of youth ministry is "to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our
world today." The second goal is "to draw young people to responsible participation in the life,
mission and work of the Catholic faith community." The third goal of youth ministry is "to foster the
total personal and spiritual growth of each young person."

Evangelization and Faith Formation

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A Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Atlanta
Our Lady of La Salette
Catholic Church
Faith Formation - Formación de Fe

Sunday - domingos
7:00 a.m. Eucaristia
9:30 a.m. Eucharist
11:30 a.m. Eucaristía

Monday - lunes
9:00 a.m.  Eucharist

Tuesday - martes
9:30 a.m.  Women's Book Club

Wednesday - miércoles
9:00 a.m.  Eucharist
6:30 p.m.  Eucharist

Thursday - jueves
9:30 a.m.  Scripture Study
7:00 p.m.  Scripture Study

Friday - viernes
9:00 a.m.  Eucharist

Saturday - sábado
4:30 p.m.  Eucharist
Now offering

Family Faith Formation virtual
sessions available in
English and Spanish.

To register online contact
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