Saint Joseph Catholic Church

EMBARK P3 thru 5th Grade

EMBARK 2020-2021

General 2021-22 PSR Calendar, Embark/Edge/Life Teen 

Sacrament Information Page

Become an Embark Volunteer


Application for 1st Reconciliation & Holy Communion:
English    Spanish

Application for Sacrament of Initiation for the Unbaptized:
English   Spanish

Sponsor Form of Eligibility:
English    Spanish

Kendra Lockhart, EMBARK Coordinator 770-422-5633 X52 or [email protected]

Yvonne Waits, PSR Admin Assistant 
770-422-5633 X55 or [email protected]

Upcoming Important Dates/Events:


No EMBARK Sunday, January 16th, MLK Holiday

First Communion Parent Meetings 

  • Sunday, January 30th in Person - In Marist
  • Thursday, February 3rd - Zoom

Cobb Winter Break, No Embark – Feb 20th and Feb 23rd

First Communion Workshop

  • Saturday, March 5th - 9AM - 11:30AM

Ash Wednesday – March 2nd  

EMBARK REGISTRATION 2021-22:  Please contact PSR Office to Register at 770-422-5633 X55

PRE K3 through 5th Grade

The youngest of the children, from three-year-old in pre-k to kindergarteners, EXPLORE God's history and the traditions of our Church.  We EMBARK on an Exploration of our Catholic faith with storytelling, puppets, music, crafts, and food.  We support families as we introduce and practice basic prayers. Families are provided tools to continue to explore faith items during the week.  This is a wonderful age to help children experience the joy and the beauty of God's creation and begin answering their many questions.  

The students from first to fifth grade Encounter our Lord Resurrected through the sacraments, prayer, and the presence of Christ in the world.  In the EMBARK sessions, the students build friendship, refine their knowledge to experience Christ, and make the Catholic faith their own.  Through the discussions, reading the Scriptures, exploring the signs and symbols, crafts, fun, and games, they grow as young disciples.  The children also experience the Lord in the unique, sacraments experiences of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.  This is the season to build on knowledge through intentional activities to ENCOUNTER Christ and bring Him to everyday life.

Families Forming Disciples is a hybrid, family-focused, thematic-activity approach where groups of families meet with catechists in person to encounter the Lord together and to encourage each other to live as the Domestic Church in and through their home and family life. This is for families with children of all ages from Preschool – 5th grade.

The home study program is led mainly by parents in the home with staff support.  You will receive the books, online resources, and a schedule to follow, and monthly follow-up and response forms. 

In the event of inclement weather, EMBARK will cancel classes based on Cobb County school closings.  Also, we post on WSB Channel 2-Storm Watch when we are closed.  However, please always do what is best for your family during inclement weather.