Director of Religious Education:
Laurie Vitek (office Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons; Thursday mornings)
Gina Sherman (office Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons)
BAD WEATHER CLOSINGS, WINTER & SPRING 2021
Sometimes bad weather forces us to cancel classes. We go by the White County School System closings. If schools in White County close on a Tuesday or Wednesday due to bad weather, then SOR is also closed. Zoom classes can continue. However, we do keep in mind the conditions in Habersham County, and may make a decision to close if storms or road conditions warrant it. Please watch the Current Events page (home page) of this website for all postings; we will also send a message out via our parish app. Or, you can call Laurie at 770-654-9707 if you are unsure. As always, safety is our main concern, so parents, please use your own judgment. Thank you!
CHILDREN’S SOR CLASSES HAVE SUSPENDED FOR THE YEAR 2020-21.
THE ONLY CLASSES WHICH WILL MEET WILL BE SACRAMENTAL PREP.
PLEASE SEE: SACRAMENT INFORMATION ON THE FAITH FORMATION TOOLBAR FOR DETAILS.
Children’s School of Religion Tuition Rates
The fee for SOR tuition is $30 per child. We are currently registering children for SOR at the office or on the first day of class (please check the published calendar for dates and times.) Students receiving First Communion in 2020 have a fee of $20. Confirmation Year 1 students (grade 9) will also have to pay $20 toward their own bibles. If this is the first time you have registered, please make sure you bring a copy of your child’s baptism certificate. We accept checks and cash; if paying with cash, please try to have exact change. We look forward to seeing every child at SOR!
School of Religion Grades 1-10
(only sacramental prep classes will be held during 2020-21)
Two consecutive years of good attendance at SOR and Mass is required for all sacraments. This year, due to limitations of Covid 19 and safe distancing, we will offer sacramental prep classes only. These are: First Holy Communion Years 1 and 2, and Confirmation Years 1 and 2. They will be offered Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Confirmation Year 1 is offered on Zoom.
Adult Classes Available
Tuesday Morning Contemporary Issues 10:30 am at Our Lady of Grace Library (suspended)
We discuss interesting topics taken from the Georgia Bulletin in a casual atmosphere. Everyone is welcome to attend. Atmosphere is casual and coffee is provided. Contact: Bob Cincotta 706-352-0579
Wednesday Morning Bible Study 10:00 am in the Parish Hall (suspended)
Different studies are chosen during throughout the year, and we meet every Wednesday morning in the parish hall at 10:00 am. On the 3rd Wednesday of the month, we meet at Our Lady of Grace. Atmosphere is casual and coffee is provided.
Sunday Adult Faith Formation (suspended)
Periodically through the year, topics of interest with DVD presentations with student workbooks are offered. When in session, this class meets at 11:30 am on Sundays at Our Lady of Grace central classrooms. Information on forming classes is offered in the bulletin, this website, and MyParish app. Contact: Kirk Broom at 832-567-7654 or email@example.com
Evening Adult Faith Formation ~ now offered on Zoom
Periodically through the year, topics of interest are presented and discussed. Student workbooks are offered. Information on forming classes is offered in the bulletin, this website, and MyParish app. Contact: Amy Bobenhausen at 706-348-5245 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults at Our Lady of Grace Library ~ now offered on Zoom
We offer an RCIA program which begins every Fall and continues through Easter. This class presents an opportunity for those interested in becoming Catholic, and we also encourage those who would like to refresh their catechism to attend. Classes are informal and interactive, with a focus on the Catholic Catechism, and the Church’s traditions. We can also help you with questions on divorce or separation. Contact: Bob Cincotta at 706-352-0579 or Lisa Wade at 706-878-8554 for information.