Youth Faith Formation Programming

Registration is closed for our K-5, Edge & Life Teen programs!

Please don’t panic! Click here to get on our waiting list!

Classes began the week of September 12th, Please complete the wait list form above, and we will contact you to let you know what classes are available and assist you with registration.

We are pleased to support your family in forming your child’s faith by offering afternoon and evening classes to nearly 700 students (K-12th grade) and in preparing them for two of the Sacraments of Initiation (First Eucharist and Confirmation). We begin in September, after Labor Day, and end in April of each year.

   Click for 2021-2022 Class Calendar

How will Faith Formation Look this Fall?

COVID19 has no doubt affected every aspect of our lives, and Faith Formation at St. Benedict is no exception. At St. Benedict, we recognize the many stressors that our parishioners are experiencing in their work, school and social lives. We are looking forward to hosting our children back at our beautiful Church in the fall!

As we recover from this pandemic, we will remain vigilant about the safety of all of our parishioners. We continue to monitor this pandemic and allow for changes as permitted by the Archdiocese of Atlanta and local governing agencies.

Here are our planned safety protocols as of today:

  • electrostatic disinfecting mist for all surfaces prior to, in between, and after classes. (Our class times were shifted to allow extra time for disinfection)
  • masks for the unvaccinated required; requested for all
  • hand-sanitizer upon entry and exit
  • alternative virtual lessons in cases of quarantine, potential illness or exposure
  • limited class sizes
  • larger classrooms 
6th, 7th, & 8th Grade EDGE

Our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will participate in EDGE from the grounds of our beautiful and spacious Taylor Lodge, located on the campus of Saint Benedict.  

  • EDGE meetings follow the 5pm Sunday Mass. Dinner and social time begins at 6:00pm. Please arrive no later than 6:15PM (when the programming begins) and pick up promptly by 7:30PM on Sunday evenings.
  • EDGE meetings will have some large-group components, such as speakers, music, testimonies, and games, as well as opportunities to break out into small groups for more intimate discussions led by EDGE leaders.
  • EDGE will meet outdoors on the lawn of Taylor Lodge while the weather is nice!
Journey to Confirmation (typically 8th, 9th & 10th Grades) and Life Teen (9th-12th grade)
  • Our Journey to Confirmation Program is adding Life Teen in the fall of 2021!
  • In addition, Life Teen is also open to already confirmed high school students!
  • Journey to Confirmation is a three-year program—two years of formation and one year of preparation. 

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  • Already confirmed high school students have the choice of:
    • Attending Life Teen as a student!              
    • Applying to be a Core Team Member who will assist the Youth Ministry Team and have set responsibilities for each meeting as the heart and soul of the Life Teen Program!   

As we recover from this pandemic, we will remain vigilant about the safety of all of our students. We continue to allow for changes as permitted by the Archdiocese of Atlanta and local governing agencies.   

*While payment is expected at the time of registration, no child will be kept from receiving faith formation due to an inability to pay. Please contact our office to submit a request for assistance.


Classes are for children between K and 12th grade and are designed to teach the Catholic Faith and produce good stewards and disciples of Christ. Classes run September through May each year. 

Sacramental Preparation years are as follows: Journey to First Eucharist (1st – 2nd grades) Journey to Confirmation (8th-10th grades). Students are required to attend all sacramental preparation years in order to receive the sacraments of First Eucharist (2nd grade) and Confirmation (10th grade), except for children who attend private catholic school during sacramental prep years (please select the sacrament buttons below to learn more).

Select a program to learn more.

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