Family Forming Disciples (FFD)
Families Forming Disciples is a family-focused, thematic-activity approach where groups of families meet with catechists and guides to encounter the Lord together and to encourage each other to live as the Domestic Church.
This will include monthly in-person gatherings and inviting dynamic speakers sharing life changing content. FFD will serve as the primary faith formation program for children of all ages, but specifically directed toward families with children 4 to 12 years old. It will be available in English and in Spanish. This program provides the required two-year foundational preparation for those children who wish to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion at the end of the 2nd grade or later.
Families will register as a family unit, but registration fees will be based on the number of children ages 4 to 12 years old, or grades Pre-K-6th grade. Families will be placed in pods of three families that will meet monthly. Groups of families with children of similar ages will meet with catechists in person and online to learn and help in advancing family evangelization and faith formation. These Small Family communities are driven by the age of the children so that families can grow together in their faith and season of life.
Monthly Lesson Structure Family Forming Disciples consists of nine lesson plans, covering 9 months. Three sessions a month.
STA Youth Disciple (YDisciple)
Open to all youth in 7th-9th grade. This program will foster a strong Catholic identity for 7th-9th graders and provide a Christ-centered community to support their growth in faith and fellowship and foster their relationship with Jesus. This two-year program enables our youth to explore the sacrament of Confirmation. It will serve as the foundation years for Confirmation preparation. After completion, teens will transition to STA TEEN Ministry.
YDisciple Program will be offered on Tuesdays at 7 PM. Early drop off and late pick up will be available on days where the Family Forming Disciples program has zoom sessions. You may register your child for YDisciple using the FFD registration link.
- Family Forming Disciples Calendar
- Family Forming Disciples Flyer
- FF Program Transfer Form
- FF COVID-19 Protocols
- Family Forming Disciples Thematic Calendar
- Four Keys For Practicing Faith
Faith Formation Fee Schedule 2021-2022
Register early and save! You can pay fees via credit or debit card, cash, or check. Or you can pay a minimum $50.00 registration deposit per child ($150 maximum deposit per family) at the time of registration and complete your remaining balance by 8/31/21. Do not delay your registration due to financial circumstances. Contact the Faith Formation Office at [email protected] or 770-475-4508 to make payment arrangements. We encourage online registration and payment!