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The Catholic Church believes that parents are the primary teachers of their children’s faith. Parents educate their children by example and instruction. It is the goal of Holy Spirit Religious Education to support and guide parents as they share their Catholic faith with their children. Full participation in the Holy Spirit Religious Education includes the following:
  • ATTENDANCE AT WEEKLY SUNDAY MASS AND HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION.
  • Attendance at all RE classes  
     
Volunteers
Religious Education is 100% volunteer supported. Adult and teen volunteers are needed to make Religious Education a success! Catechist/Co-Catechist are needed at all of our Religious Education class times. Please prayerfully consider giving of your Time & Talent to the children/youth of our Parish. No experience is necessary. Get with some other families and co-teacher together! You can sign up during registration to volunteer. Remember-tuition is waived to those that volunteer to be a catechist/co-catechist.
 
Religious Education Catechists & Volunteers Sign-Up Form
 
Registration
Registration is held March 1 through August 1. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-placed basis. The cost for the year’s program is $90 per child / youth, with a $220 family maximum which is payable on-line at the time of registration. Registration is conducted ON-LINE through Holy Spirit’s website. To register on-line you MUST know your HSCC Parishioner Login/Password.
 
 
Schedule & Class Times
Traditionally the Religious Education School year starts the Sunday after Labor Day and ends on first Sunday of May.   The availability of each class session offered is dependent upon the number of registrants and the recruitment of catechists (teachers).
 
Preschool 3 year olds – 6th graders: 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 4:00 pm – 5:15 p.m.
 
7th – 8th grade Religious Education (EDGE): 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 4:00 pm – 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
 
9th – 12th grade Religious Education (Life Teen): 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 4:00 pm – 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
 
For more information about religious education classes contact Allison Adair for Preschool 3 year olds – 6th grades and Jonathan Eubanks 7th – 12th grades.

*Religious Education Calendar
 
Sacramental Preparation - First Communion & Confirmation
The Archdiocese of Atlanta requires 2 years of formational religious education for students preparing for the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation.  A sacramental fee above the amount of the registration fee will be collected at the start of the school year to cover sacramental costs including supplemental study materials and retreats.
 
First Communion preparation takes place during 1st grade and 2nd grade. Traditionally during the 2nd grade year First Penance is held in January and First Communion is held the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend.  Special programs are available for children who are in 3rd grade or higher and have not received these sacraments. For more information contact Allison Adair
 
Confirmation preparation takes place during 9th grade and 10th grade. Traditionally students are confirmed in March of 10th grade. Special programs are available for youth who are in 11th grade or higher and have not yet received the sacraments. Confirmation requirements are available at the Youth Ministry page or by contacting Jonathan Eubanks.