Welcome to St. Brendan’s Youth Faith Formation program for children in Kindergarten to 6th grade, SAIL. Our mission is to partner with you, as the primary educators of your children in the Catholic faith, to engage, evangelize, educate and inspire your children to a deeper and more personal experience of Christ’s love for each of them. We use resources and structure that are in compliance with the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. For a closer look at our curriculum, please click on the following link of the Image of God series for Kindergarten or the new Discover series from St. Mary's Press for Grades 1st - 5th. Grades 3rd through 5th grade will bring Bibles to each session to use with the new Discover curriculum. Grades 6 will use Breakthrough! from St. Mary's Press.
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Youth Faith Formation Class Sessions (Pick One)
Summer Session: Occurs during the 2nd and 3rd weeks of July. All classes meet from 9:00-Noon. To successfully complete this program, no more than one absence is allowed, and make-up work must be completed within 5 days. This is not Vacation Bible School, but an intense two weeks of religious education. In addition, families will complete Mass attendance cards due first of May.
Wednesday Session: Begins the end of August. This session meets two to three times monthly from 5:00-6:45 pm until the beginning of May. (Please notice the time change).To successfully complete this, no more than 3 absences are allowed and make-up work must be completed with in 5 days. In addition, families will complete Mass attendance cards which are due to the Youth Faith Formation Office the first of May.
Sunday Session: beginning at the end of August. This session will meet two to three times monthly from 2:30-4:30 until beginning of May. To successfully complete this, no more than 3 absences are allowed and make-up work must be completed with in 5 days. (Please notice the time change). In addition, families will complete Mass attendance cards which are due to the Youth Faith Formation Office the first of May.
First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Communion (Eucharist): This Sacrament is received when a child is in 2nd grade OR OLDER and will be completing their SECOND CONSECUTIVE year of Youth Faith Formation. See First Communion for more details.
Youth Faith Formation Registration Fees:
$125 per child/ $250 for 2 children/ $375 for 3 children or more (Family Maximum). There is an additional fee for Summer Session of $25 per child.
Catechists receive a 50%discount for their Faith Formation registration fees. Sacramental fees which are separate are NOT subject to a discount.
Sacrament Preparation Cost:
First Holy Communion $50
Confirmation - $250 (payable in 10th grade or higher and includes LightHouse in the year Confirmed)
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