Saint Joseph Catholic Church

EMBARK P3 thru 5th Grade

EMBARK 2020-2021

General 2020-21 PSR Calendar, Embark/Edge/Life Teen

Sacrament Information Page

Sunday 1st Grade Calendar

Sunday 2nd Grade Calendar

Sunday 3rd Grade Calendar

Sunday 4th Grade Calendar

Sunday 5th Grade Calendar

Families Forming Disciples

Home Study Calendar

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]



PRE K3 through 5th Grade

The youngest of the children, from three-year-old in pre-k to the 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 introduce them to basic prayers and provide families with tools, so hey can continue discussions.  This is the perfect age, so the 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 word.  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, the 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 online and/or 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. NEW for this 2020-2021 year, to make this more doable for families in the Covid -19 pandemic, Embark staff will offer a monthly video call to support parents with sharing faith at home.

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.