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Confirmation (10th grade and up)
The Archdiocese of Atlanta celebrates the Sacrament of Confirmation in the 10th Grade. St. Thomas More Confirmation registration for the 2022-23 year opens this spring. Our program, which begins in August 2022 and ends in December 2022, consists of 10 in-person small group conversations over five months. We meet on Wednesday evenings in Mulhern Hall from 7PM until 8:15PM. Children who wish to be confirmed must attend at least eight of the 10 sessions. Please submit your child’s information here. We’ll contact you as soon as we open registration. Learn more about Confirmation


STM Confirmation Prep Volunteers Needed
STM’s Confirmation Preparation Program transpires over 10-sessions, meeting twice a month for five months. Sessions are held on Wednesday evenings from 7PM until 8:15PM in Mulhern Hall. Sessions begin on August 17, 2022 and run until December 14, 2022. We use Decision Point, a “DynamicCatholic” publication. We require at least 10 cleared, VIRTUS trained adults to meet the Archdiocese’s Safe Environment mandate and to field this program. If you are interested, please take a moment to complete this short form. Questions? Email: svoegtlin@stmga.org

STM IGNITE Middle School Small Group Leaders Needed
We’re not looking for theologians or perfect people. We’re looking for people who love children and Jesus! Adult Small Group Leaders gather with five or more kiddos for no more than 20 minutes per meeting, read the chosen lectionary text and move through a series of provided prompts. We begin in September and run through May. We usually gather twice a month from 3PM-4PM in the youth room. Interested? Take a moment to complete this short form. Questions? Email: svoegtlin@stmga.org

Vacation Bible School Returns this Summer
We look forward to offering VBS (pre-K through 3rd grade) at STM this summer from June 6 to June 10, but we need your help! The number of children we’re able to host depends on the number of cleared, VIRTUS trained adults who volunteer.

The theme this year is Laudato si’: Care for Our Common Home!

The children of volunteers will attend for free. If you are able to volunteer, please reach out to Stewart Voegtlin (svoegtlin@stmga.org).


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based catechesis model that respects the dignity of the child. CGS believes there is an innate desire in the child for God, and that they simply need the right environment to discover that. Children in CGS encounter Jesus and the God of salvation history through biblical stories presented with materials in the atrium (the CGS term for the gathering space) and make natural connections with liturgy and sacraments, making Mass relevant and connected to our story in Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd. Register for CGS

To learn more about CGS, watch this short video:

STM SPARK (PK-5th Grade)
SPARK, now a cooperative program that benefits from family involvement in various capacities, provides catechetical instruction to children not enrolled in a parochial school. SPARK relies on small group conversations oriented around the Bible story and Gospel message, with special attention to sacramental themes, especially for those preparing to make their first reconciliation and communion. Prayer practices, imaginative play, and other multimodal activities are extended to meet children where they are. Primary concern is to invite children into an awareness of God’s activity in their lives and introduce them to all the ways they may walk alongside Jesus. SPARK meets on Sundays from 9 AM- 10 AM and begins in late August 2022. Register for SPARK | Learn More about SPARK


STM IGNITE (6th-12th Grade)
IGNITE relies on small group conversations oriented around the Bible story and Gospel message. Prayer practices, role play, and other multimodal activities are extended to meet children where they are. Primary concern is to invite children into a relationship with Jesus built on Christian practice.  Conversation topics are based on lectionary texts or social justice themes. Every other month a service project will stand in for a youth meeting. Service projects will be held on Saturdays and Sundays and will last no more than an hour. IGNITE meets on Sundays, (middle school) 3 PM – 4 PM, (high school) 4:05 PM – 5:05 PM and begins in September 2022. Register for IGNITE | Learn more about IGNITE


Contact Stewart Voegtlin – Email: svoegtlin@stmga.org