Catechist Conference

Saturday, August 5th
Register by July 30th!

The 2017 Atlanta Catechist Conference, hosted by the North and Northwest Metro Deaneries of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, will be held at Marist School in Dunwoody this year. The day includes both English and Spanish keynote speakers, as well as many featured speakers. Sessions are offered for all phases of catechesis, and all experience levels of catechists. Lunch is provided for all participants. Although the focus of the conference is methodology, theology sessions are offered especially for experienced catechists.

We encourage all catechists and core team members to participate if you are able, even if only for a session or two. The conference is well worth your while, and sessions can be applied toward your ongoing catechist certification. Parents, ministry volunteers and interested parishioners are also welcome to attend.

There's still time to register for Catechist Faith Formation Day.
Call the PSR Office at 678-832-1230 for details!

There is no charge for St. Peter Chanel parishioners since we are a hosting parish. There will be no walk-in registration on the day of the conference. Visit the conference website to register online by Friday, July 21st or to download the registration brochure. Registrations can be phoned in to the PSR Office through Sunday, July 30th if you miss the online cutoff.

Recommended sessions for each program level are listed below:


Session 1
9:00-10:00 am

A1 - Keynote Address with Joe Paprocki A1 - Keynote Address with Joe Paprocki A1 - Keynote Address with Joe Paprocki

Session 2
10:15-11:15 am

E1 - Get Your Hands on the Message, or
E2 - Prayer in the Elementary Classroom, or
E3 - Using Centers in the Elementary Classroom

MH1 - Catechizing Gen Z, or
T1 - S.A.T.I.R.E. Smart Application of Technology
MH1 - Catechizing Gen Z, or
T1 - S.A.T.I.R.E. Smart Application of Technology
Session 3 
11:30 am-12:30 pm
E6 - Lesson Planning for Primary Grades
E7 - Overcoming Learning Differences
A22 - The Mass: Source and Summit, or
MH2 - Accompaniment and Kinship, or
A25 - Holy Audacity!
A25 - Holy Audacity!
Session 4
1:45-2:45 pm
A33 - That's Why We Do That!
A36 - Creation Matters!
MH3 - Spirituality of the Adolescent, or
MH4 - Youth Ministry: Games for God Galore!, or
T3 - Apps That Teach
MH4 - Youth Ministry: Games for God Galore!

Session 5
3:00-4:00 pm
E13 - Effective Catechesis for Children, or
E14 - Games/No Tech, or
E15 - Relational Methodologies
MH5 - Engaging Students in the Learning Process
T5 - How Would Jesus Use an IPad without WiFi?

PSR Registration

Register by Monday, July 31st
Registration will be suspended on August 1st

Registration for Fall classes is now underway! All children and youth from Preschool through 12th Grade, including those seeking sacraments, can be registered online. Visit the PSR Registration Information page for details. Be sure to Register for Fall PSR by July 31st, so your kids can start on the first day of classes! Registration will be suspended on August 1st for processing and class placements.

PSR Volunteers Needed

Have you considered volunteering for one of our PSR programs? We are always in need of weekly volunteers, substitutes, chaperones—even behind-the-scenes helpers—especially for Middle School EDGE and High School Confirmation. See the PSR Volunteer Information page for details. Questions? Contact the PSR Office at 678-832-1230. 


Fill the Ark Service Project

June 12th-16th -  Collecting all week during VBS!

Click the button, scroll down to "Misc. St. Peter Chanel Collections" and look for "Heifer - Fill the Ark" to enter your tax-deductible donation. Thanks for your support!

So far, we've collected $3,539!

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The story of Noah’s Ark and God’s rainbow with its promise of a new day of dignity and productivity has never been more relevant. Through "Fill the Ark," we will learn how our gifts share God’s love and make a real difference!  All of our children in PSR Preschool through 8th Grade EDGE worked together during Lent to raise the $5,000 needed for our "Fill the Ark" project.  We will be continuing this effort during VBS Week. Each day, we will spend some time reflecting on the scriptures and learning about how our ark animals will help impoverished families on their way to self-reliance. 

Bring your quarters to VBS each day or donate online. Parish support is greatly appreciated to raise the remaining $1,400 needed to reach our "Fill the Ark" goal. To make things really easy, we have set up an online donation link on the E-Giving page. Scroll down to the "Misc. St. Peter Chanel" section and look for "Heifer - Fill the Ark" to enter your tax-deductible donation. Let's work and pray together as a community to help end poverty. Click the links below for updates on our progress, or follow along on our Facebook and Twitter pages. #FilltheArk

PSR Calendar

Click on the links in the calendar for details.