Faith Formation

Who We Are

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)

Help us in building up the Body of Christ at the Catholic Center! RCIA is a key program in spreading the Kingdom of God here on Georgia Tech’s campus. If you are interested in receiving the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation) or becoming a sponsor, please email RCIA@gtcatholic.org at any time! Classes Sunday’s at 12:45PM in the CC lobby.

APOLOGETICS

If you enjoy diving into the teachings of the Church, want to tackle the hard questions of the faith, or are curious as to why we believe what we do, then please join us for Apologetics every other Thursday at 7 PM in the CC basement! Our student-led program focuses on facilitating honest and constructive discussion with others as we all work toward a common truth. 

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY (TOB)

Too often Catholic sexual ethics are reduced to a mere list of things we can’t do. But is this fullness of the Gospel? St. John Paul II had a vision of the human person that involved a fundamental ‘Yes’ to the body. The astonishing truth is this: God has stamped his eternal plan for union with us into our very bodies and, in a particular way, in the call for “two to become one flesh” (see Eph 5:31). Join us Tuesdays at 7:30 PM in the CC lobby as Joey Martineck, Director of Respect Life Ministry for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, leads us into a deeper understanding of the Theology of the Body.

RENEW

Renew is a night of Eucharistic adoration, confession, and praise & worship held every other Thursday at 7:30 PM. Come adore our Lord, hear student testimonies, share in fellowship, and begin again! All are welcomed.

RETREATS

The Catholic Center works hard to offer one or two retreats every term for students to come grow in intimacy with the Lord, share in communion with each other, and rest well. We encourage all students to set aside this time each semester to recenter our lives towards what is meaningful and true!

Retreats Fall 2021: 

Community Retreat – Oct. 22-24, Camp Hidden Lake, Dahlonega, GA

  • ~$50: all food, transportation, and housing included

Men’s Discernment Retreat – Nov. 19-21, Camp Covecrest, Tiger, GA

  • Free: all food, transportation, and housing included

FOCUS Bible Studies

Please contact FOCUS@gtcatholic.org if interested in joining a bible study at the Catholic Center!

POWER HOUR

Join us every Friday morning at 8 AM as we work on a text by Msgr. Luigi Giussani together as a community. If interested in learning more, please join our GroupMe: https://groupme.com/join_group/62983776/n5HHm6Cq

PODCAST

Check out recent homilies and discussions between Fr. Branson and members of the Catholic Center community as we dive into differnt books, movies, current events, and more. 

Soundcloud: gtcc.co/Podcast

Google Podcasts: gtcc.co/HelluvaCatholicPodcast

Apple Podcasts: gtcc.co//AppleHelluvaPodcast

Spotify: gtcc.co/SpotifyHelluvaPodcast 

CC ESSENTIALS LIBRARY

Check out one of our great books at the CC Essentials Library, located right by the coffee bar. View our list of books at gtcc.co/LibraryList and checkout or return books using the binder by the shelf!

FORMED

Through the generosity of the pastor of the Basilica, the Georgia Tech community has access to FORMED, an online Catholic resource containing books, audio, movies, etc. for those interested in learning more and exploring the faith.  To access FORMED, go to formed.org and type in the zip code 30308.  You can create an account for yourself and start enjoying the content.

Click on the link below to access a document that walks you through setting up an account: gtcc.co/FORMED

Current Program Offerings

  • RCIA Participant or Sponsor – Attend weekly RCIA classes and learn about the teachings of the Church
  • RCIA Small Group Leader – Lead small groups for RCIA candidates to further supplement weekly classes, answer questions, and foster community between catechumens.
  • Apologetics Team – Prepare class topics throughout the semester and facilitate discussion within the class
  • Renew Team – Create a welcoming environment for attendees and lead in the setup and break down of Renew
  • Renew Music Team – Plan and lead praise & worship for Renew nights
  • Retreat Coordinator – Oversee the logistics of retreats such as signups, sending info emails, organizing rides, planning meals, preparing schedule, and more.
  • Podcast Coordinator – Organizes the production, editing, and distribution of the Helluva Catholic Podcast
  • Librarian – Organizes and manages our CC Essentials Library

How To Get Involved

Come and see what Catholicism is all about!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to discuss our current programs, suggest new ones, or ask questions about how to become more involved in the Catholic faith! 

If looking to help in the building up of our Catholic community, be on the look out for the CSO board pillar applications at the end of the Fall and Spring terms, or just send an email asking how you can be of service!

Pillar Chair:

Maddie MacDonald

Email:

faithformation@gtcatholic.org