Welcome to Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Faith Formation! Our CFF program is truly comprehensive, providing classes for pre-school (3-year-olds), pre-k (4-year-olds), kindergarten, and for students ranging from first grade through their senior year of high school. All our catechists are volunteers. Training is available through the Archdiocese of Atlanta Catechist Certification Program. Background checks for all adults and teens working with children are mandatory.
The Catholic Church tells us that the parents are always the primary educators of their children, so we see our role as an auxiliary one. We are here to help parents, not to replace them, and we strongly encourage parent involvement in our CFF program, which will only flourish by the good will of our volunteers. Parents can’t be bystanders in the faith formation of their children, and still expect their children to take seriously their faith. Your faith-life at home is important, and family activities are an integral part of Catholic Faith Formation. There is no better place for children and adults to meet Christ than within the loving arms of the people with whom they live.
Our Mission Statement and our purpose are one and the same. As members of the Teaching Ministry of Our Lady of the Mountains Roman Catholic Church, we strive by word and example to follow Jesus’ commands to “Go teach…” and “Let the children come to Me.” We are called to help our children grow in their Catholic Faith not only through classroom instruction but, even more, through our living-out the Gospel message in our own daily lives.
As Catechists, we are called to be Christ for others and to see Christ in others: everyone we encounter in this ministry. Through prayer, study, and faithful adherence to the teachings handed down to us through the Catholic Church, we hope to develop in children and adults a desire to know, to love, and to serve God. Through that knowledge, love, and service, we hope to help each other follow Jesus here on earth so that we may join Him in Heaven for all eternity.
Through His Church, with His help & in His Name.