Elementary School News
About our Programs for pre-school through 5th Grade:
If we have Inclement weather,
please go to the 11 Alive website
to see a list of closings.
If Cobb County Closes School, we will cancel our Faith Formation classes/events!
Pre-School through 5th Grade uses the Pflaum curriculum: https://www.pflaumweeklies.com/
Pope Francis bestows his Apostolic Blessing on Pflaum’s publishing staff, as well as parishes and families using the program for their 40th anniversary in 2021!
The Pflaum Gospel Weeklies are a liturgically-based catechetical program. Each lesson in the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Faith Formation Program flows from the words of Jesus Christ in the Sunday Gospels. Children learn their faith—including formation in doctrine, sacraments, commandments, and prayer—within the rhythms and seasons of the Liturgical Year, encouraging a growing participation in the life of the parish community.
Each week your child will receive a new Gospel Weekly magazine lesson dated for that Sunday of the liturgical year. These lessons are at the heart of the program and will be used in class and then brought home for you to see and talk about with your children. Because Pflaum Gospel Weeklies are new each week, and do not use a textbook, they are very appealing to young people and easy to use in class and at home. Each child also receives a catechism handbook called What the Church Believes and Teaches. The accompanying What the Church believes and teaches handbook leads children to understand the basics of the Catholic faith. Different parts of the handbook are integrated into each lesson. This handbook contains all the doctrinal elements that are considered essential at each grade level. The program is in complete bilingual editions.
We offer Family Faith Formation. Families Forming Disciples is a hybrid, family-focused, thematic-activity approach where groups of families meet with a catechist to encounter the Lord together and to encourage each other to live as the Domestic Church in and through their home and family life. Family faith formation empowers families to, together, deepen their relationship with God, live and learn their faith, share their faith stories, and strengthen their relationships within their families.
A new assignment is given to the family each month to do together. Each family member participates. Two weeks of the assignment are carried out at home. The third week of the assignment, all family member come together to the church to participate with your catechist and other families.