Registration for parishioners closed on August 31st for the 2020-2021 Faith Formation year. Sessions will begin on September 15th, and families will be sorted into small groups. Please stay in touch using our Remind and Instagram.
Stay up to date with other program offerings by signing up for our Remind messages and following us on Instagram @spxlifeteen!
Updates and Announcements:
Virtual Faith Formation
Faith Formation Registration is underway. Please register right away. There will be no registrations accepted after August 31.
We are SUPER EXCITED to try something new this year. God can create something beautiful out of something as rotten as a pandemic! My prayer is that this new method of catechesis will be that “something beautiful” for the people of St. Pius X Catholic Church.
All of our sessions will be virtual in the beginning, and we are going to group our families based on their children. There will be three to five families per group. Meeting times will be 6:00 PM Tuesdays.
The ENTIRE family will gather for about 45 minutes approximately two times per month for Family Catechesis, and the Sacrament Preparation students will be meeting virtually with their catechists approximately two additional times per month.
Each family group will have a “lead catechist” who will help equip families to pass on the treasures of our Catholic faith to our children. Remember, our goal is a deeper relationship with Jesus. No one knows it all, and we are all here to help one another.
As the year progresses, and if the social distancing guidelines permit, we will attempt to meet face-to-face, using the same general format. This is a beautiful opportunity for our parish community to come together and build up “The Domestic Church” as we seek to deepen our personal relationships with Jesus through Family Catechesis.
For additional information, please watch our Facebook Live video.
Formación en la Fe Virtual
La registración de formación en la fe está en marcha. Por favor regístrese de inmediato. No se aceptarán inscripciones después del 31 de agosto.
Estamos SÚPER ALEGRES de poder probar algo nuevo este año. ¡Dios puede crear algo hermoso de algo tan podrido como una pandemia! Mi oración es que este nuevo método de catequesis sea ese “algo hermoso” para las familias de la Iglesia Católica San Pío X.
Todas nuestras sesiones serán virtuales al principio, y vamos a agrupar a nuestras familias en función de sus hijos. Habrá de tres a cinco familias por grupo. Los horarios de las reuniones serán los martes a las 6:00 p.m.
TODA la familia se reunirá aproximadamente durante 45 minutos dos veces al mes para la Catequesis Familiar, y los estudiantes de Preparación Sacramental se reunirán virtualmente con sus catequistas aproximadamente dos veces más por mes.
Cada grupo familiar tendrá un “catequista principal” que ayudará a equipar a las familias para transmitir a nuestros hijos los tesoros de nuestra fe católica. Recuerde, nuestro objetivo es una relación más profunda con Jesús. Nadie lo sabe todo, y todos estamos aquí para ayudarnos unos a otros.
A medida que avanza el año, y si las normas de distanciamiento social lo permiten, intentaremos encontrarnos cara a cara, utilizando el mismo formato general. Esta es una hermosa oportunidad para que nuestra comunidad parroquial se una y construya “La Iglesia Doméstica” mientras buscamos profundizar nuestras relaciones personales con Jesús a través de la Catequesis Familiar.
Para obtener información adicional, vea nuestro video de Facebook Live.
Sign up for Remind messages by downloading the app or texting the following codes to 81010:
All Faith Formation (use this code first!): @spxff20
High School (Life Teen): @spxlt
Middle School (Edge): @spxms1
Life Teen’s goal is to “Lead Teens Closer to Christ.” As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and guide, Life Teen seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church.
Because of this, the most important component of Life Teen is the Mass- Life Teen always ends with Mass! The Mass is the most important single thing we celebrate of our faith and the Catechism tells us the Eucharist is the Source and Summit of our Faith! We encourage teens (& families) to attend the 5 pm Life Teen Mass on Sundays.
Session Time: This year we’re taking a family focused approach. We plan to offer some in-person events for our high school students to safely gather and encounter Christ in the flesh. These events will be announced via Remind and the parish bulletin.
For all 9th-12th grade students.
If you’re an adult interested in volunteering on Core Team, please click here to fill out our Core Team Application!
Our spring retreat was March 13-15th for all high school youth, not just those registered for Life Teen! This year we were at the FFA/FCCLA Camp in Covington, GA.
Check out the parish Facebook page for photos of our weekend!
Sacrament of Confirmation
In the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Confirmation preparation is at least a two year process that ends with students receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation in the 10th grade.
At St. Pius X, our 8th grade, or first year, students simply enroll in Life Teen and actively participate with at least 80% attendance. When these students reach the 10th grade they begin our more formal “Confirmation Prep” program.
Throughout students’ immediate preparation year, they participate in service projects both in the parish and in the community on a journey to live as fully initiated members of the parish.
This year we were blessed to take teens to each of the 4 XLT Atlanta events at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody, GA. Stay tuned for information on similar events in the future!
XLT Atlanta is a nighttime event for youth in our Archdiocese to gather for praise and worship, adoration, and world-class Catholic speakers. More information can be found on their website here. XLTs are on Tuesday nights and we leave from St. Pius X around 6pm. Teens need to sign up in advance so that we have enough drivers, but the nights are completely FREE and families are welcome to drive up separately.
XLT Atlanta 2019/2020 Dates
Each year we offer numerous volunteer opportunities around our parish and in the community. Stop by the youth office to see what sign-ups are open this week!
Examples of opportunities include: Rivers Alive community waterway cleanup, setting up crosses for Veterans’ Day, serving as a group leader at retreats for our elementary retreats, assisting the elderly at parish dinners, serving food at parish events, visiting the sick and home-bound, packaging gifts for those in need during the holidays, stuffing Easter eggs for the parish egg hunt, and many more.
For more information, please contact our Director of Youth Ministry, Carlee Darnell.
Phone: 770-929-1017 ext. 115