Faith Enrichment Commission

 

ADULT EDUCATION   

Kim Benson (770)422-5633 x26 kbenson@saintjosephcc.org

We offer a variety of training, certification, and formation classes. The curriculum of specialty classes adjusts to meet the needs of our community. Check the bulletin for schedules and announcements. Classes include Christian Initiation and Adult Sacramental Preparation, Scripture Study, Church Study, Parenting, Catholic Book Club, and more.

 

ANNULMENT CASE SPONSORS  

Kim Benson (770)422-5633 x26  kbenson@saintjosephcc.org

Case sponsors assist parishioners who are seeking information about the annulment process. Cases are handled with confidentiality, sensitivity, and the utmost pastoral care. Training is provided once a year by the Archdiocese of Atlanta. If you would like to be trained as a Case Sponsor, please contact Kim Benson for more information.

 

CONFIRMATION

Lisa Fiamingo (770)422-5633 x50 lfiamingo@saintjosephcc.org

The teens of Saint Joseph prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation within the Life Teen Program. Our program focuses on helping teens develop a relationship with Christ, and teaching them the fullness of our Catholic faith, while giving them the tools to combat all that will come their way as they leave home and begin to make their own lives in the world. If you are knowledgeable about the faith and would like to share in this special year of preparation with the teens, please contact Lisa. The need is always great for this Sacramental prep year.

 

EDGE 

Laura Fenton (770)422-5633 x53 lfenton@saintjosephcc.org

EDGE is a nontraditional catechetical model for middle school students. This program meets the catechetical requirement for grades six – eight. The sessions follow the school calendar. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Laura Fenton.

 

INFANT BAPTISM PROGRAM FACILITATORS

Kim Benson (770)422-5633 x26 kbenson@saintjosephcc.org

Couples with small children are needed to help facilitate this ministry. The facilitators share their faith and offer helpful suggestions to new, often overwhelmed parents. They help parents make first connections into the Church. In addition they assist the parents in learning what will take place at the baptism of their child. Training is provided.

 

JAMS (JOSEPH’S AWESOME MIDDLE SCHOOLERS)

Laura Fenton (770)422-5633 x53 lfenton@saintjosephcc.org

JAMS is our Middle School Youth Group. This group organizes social, spiritual and service activities for middle school students. Adults are needed to plan and chaperone activities.

 

LIFE TEEN CORE 

Lisa Fiamingo (770)422-5633 x50 lfiamingo@saintjosephcc.org

Life Teen provides teens with experiences in which they can have fun learning about their faith and uncover the richness of all that is awesome about the Catholic Church. The Life Teen Core Team is the most integral portion of our ministry. The Core Team is a group of adults who genuinely care about young people, their relationships with God, and their knowledge of the Church. We provide training and instruction for our Team. If you feel called to help teenagers grow in their faith, please call Lisa. The need is always great for this ministry.

 

PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION (PSR)

Kathy Christianson (770)422-5633 x52 kchristianson@saintjosephcc.org

We provide religious education for children from age three through eighth grade. We also help in Sacramental preparation. Classes are held weekdays and on weekends. Visit our website for more information.

 

LIVING OUR FAITH/CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

Tom Reichert (770)422-5633 x25 treichert@saintjosephcc.org
Mark Harding (404)259-3421 hardingm@mindspring.com

Pope Francis writes: “Even if many are now involved in lay ministries, this involvement is not reflected in a greater penetration of Christian values in the social, political and economic sectors. It often remains tied to tasks within the Church, without a real commitment to applying the Gospel to the transformation of society.” Thursday evenings, September 22 – November 17, we will spend three weeks studying Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, and six weeks studying The Francis Effect. This includes reading two books: One on St. Francis called The Reluctant Saint by Donald Spoto, and two Francis of Rome, Francis of Assisi, by the provocative Brazillian theologian, Leonardo Boff. This year we will be collaborating with Transfiguration featuring monthly speakers on topics relating to Catholic Social teaching. Watch the bulletin for topics and dates.

 

RCIA/RCIC SPONSORS 

[RCIA] Kim Benson (770)422-5633 x26 kbenson@saintjosephcc.org
[RCIC] Kathy Christianson (770)422-5633 x52 kchristianson@saintjosephcc.org

The RCIA process (for adults) and the RCIC process (for children) provide formation, spiritual guidance, and community. Every “inquirer” is seeking a place of belonging. That is where a “sponsor” comes in. An RCIA/RCIC Sponsor is the friend for which the inquirer is looking.

 

SMALL CHURCH COMMUNITY FACILITATORS

Kim Benson (770)422-5633 x26 kbenson@saintjosephcc.org

Home-based groups of 8-15 people gather weekly to reflect upon and study books of the Bible and the Lectionary readings. The emphasis is prayer, scripture, faith sharing, and service. Facilitators are needed to host a group in their home or on campus. Training is provided.

 

SAINT JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Dr. Pat Allen, Principal (770)428-3328 pallen@stjosephschool.org

Our volunteers put in over 6,000 hours each year helping our school. We appreciate all their hard work and dedication. The work of our wonderful volunteers allows us to keep our tuition costs to a minimum. Many hands equal light work! We host two landscaping days to plant and trim bushes, mulch gardens and spruce up the campus. In addition, each summer we paint different rooms to keep our school clean and bright. If you are willing to help, call the school office at 770-428-3328. No experience necessary—just come with a smile and we’ll give you a cup of coffee and put you to work!

 

SAINT JOSEPH PRESCHOOL

Pat Roberts (770)422-5633 x75 proberts@saintjosephcc.org

We seek to provide a strong foundation of faith and a love of learning. Our developmentally appropriate program is designed to provide experiences that will focus on the growth of the whole child. The preschool program has morning classes Monday through Friday for ages two, three, and four during the school year. For more information about our program or for volunteer opportunities, please contact the preschool office.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Kathy Christianson (770)422-5633 x52 kchristianson@saintjosephcc.org

VBS is offered in June. Volunteers are needed as: group leaders, snack assistants, craft workers, storytellers, and adult and teen nursery workers (nursery available to volunteers with children too young to attend VBS).