Meeting you where you are when you are ready to being your great journey into the Faith is What we are here for!
If you are an Adult exploring your interest in Catholicism and have questions, we’d love to host you in an informal Inquiry Class. These meetings are hosted by our Adult Faith Formation (OCI) Team on Thursday evenings, 7:30 p.m. in Room 105. We ask that you contact us at OCI@Transfiguration.com if you plan to attend! We’re looking forward to meeting you.
If you are an Adult ready to Commit- we offer the Order of Catholic Initiation for Adults (OCI-A). This is an ongoing journey of preparation. For information on the program, email OCI@transfiguration.com. Please include your name, best phone number and email to reach you. See the Becoming Catholic page of the website for information. Classes are held for program participants, Sundays directly following the 8:00 a.m. Mass. We are happy to walk with you on this Journey.
If you have a Child and have questions about becoming Catholic, please reach out to Sheila, Smurray@transfiguration.com
and see the above information about Sacrament Preparation.
For all other Sacraments, please continue to read the information below.
Welcome to the Family!
Our community rejoices in welcoming children through the Sacrament of Baptism. Please call Linda Rega, 770-977-1442, for info & scheduling.
Baptisms are typically done on select Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
First Eucharist & First Reconciliation (Grades 1-2 or older)
What an exciting time in the life of your family! We are looking forward to working together to prepare your child to receive their sacraments!
First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are generally received in the 2nd grade. Students must have successfully completed 1st-grade Religious Education and be actively participating in 2nd-grade Religious Education. For older students, two consecutive years of Religious Education participation are required.
Parents are required to attend one parent and child meeting, one parent meeting, and one family retreat with their child. Dates and times will be published for the year at the upcoming Parent and Child First Reconciliation Meeting.
Students are required to complete two home study books, attend one parent/child meeting, and attend two Saturday morning retreats (one for each Sacrament). Children will be interviewed to assess their readiness for receiving First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.
There is a First Reconciliation preparation fee of $30 and a First Eucharist preparation fee of $30 ($60 for both Sacraments) to cover the additional costs (workbooks, activity supplies, certificates, refreshments, etc). This is in addition to the regular Religious Education registration fee.
Attendance through the entire retreat is required for all students. This is not a drop off event, each student must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you need to bring younger children, register them for childcare by clicking here.
For Adults seeking Confirmation, please see Becoming Catholic, on the Adult Education pages.
Adults Seeking Confirmation: email the Director of Adult Faith Formation: (Cindy McFadden) AdultEd@transfiguration.com or 770-977-1442 ext. 128
For Teens in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, students are Confirmed in 10th grade. Continuous enrollment in Religious Education is expected; students must have successfully completed 8th and 9th-grade Religious Education and be actively participating in 10th-grade Religious Education. For older students, two consecutive years of Religious Education participation are required.
Parents & Teens are required to attend a Confirmation meeting in May and September.
(This meeting is for those who will be confirmed during the current school year.)
Students in the final year of preparation are required to complete a Confirmation Journal book at home and attend a weekend-long Antioch retreat. In addition, students must complete a minimum of 25 service hours over 4 years.
Service Summary Sheets should be turned in to the ChrisTeen office as detailed below.
A Service Summary Sheet must be submitted at the end of 8th grade with a minimum of 10 service hours (at least 5 through activities/ministries at Transfiguration). These hours are for service done in the 7th and 8th-grade years.
A Service Summary Sheet must be submitted at the end of 9th grade with a minimum of 10 new service hours (at least 5 through activities/ministries at Transfiguration).
A Service Summary Sheet must be submitted in the fall of 10th grade with a minimum of 5 new service hours (at least 2-1/2 through activities/ministries at Transfiguration).
New service hours must be completed each year. Students are highly encouraged to go beyond the minimum requirements, but extra hours do not count towards the next year’s service. Failure to meet the minimum requirements will delay the student’s Confirmation date.
Students will be interviewed to assess their readiness for receiving Confirmation.
There is a preparation/registration fee to cover the additional costs (workbooks, retreats, certificates, refreshments, etc). This is in addition to the regular Religious Education registration fee.
For all of the current Confirmation forms and pertinent dates for the current class, visit the Confirmation Corner
Highschool Students Seeking Confirmation: email Karen Paonessa: email@example.com or 770-977-1442 ext. 148
OCI – Order of Christian Initiation (Children 8+ – Adults seeking entry into the Church)
Sunday, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. (Children)
Sunday, Following the 8:00 a.m. Mass, (Adults)
Adults seeking to join the Catholic Church, please see the Becoming Catholic portion of the Adult Education website.
For students in grades 3-12 & Adults who have not been baptized OR who have been baptized but have not received formal religious education. Learning & experiencing the Catholic faith and preparing to receive Baptism, Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation. For students 8 years – 13 yrs, please contact Sheila Murray to make an appointment so we can meet your family and review our programs to find the right place for your child.
Students 14 years old and older who have not been baptized, have not received First Eucharist, or have not been enrolled in Religious Education classes, will participate in the Order of Christian Initiation for Teens (OCI-HS) program. If you are interested, please contact Sheila Murray for an appointment for your family to come and meet to discuss the program and learn if this is the right fit for your child.
Students seeking OCI: Sheila Murray: or 770-977-1442 ext 149
Adults seeking OCI: Bill Garrity: OCI@transfiguration.com or 678-761-4680