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Family Life

The Pinecrest Family Life program seeks to build community among parents, providing them with the information, processes, support structure, and tools to maximize the home/school partnership necessary for successful implementation of the collaborative formative process of educating their children.
Most Family Life Programs are open to everyone. Invite your friends and neighbors to join us!
We are offering three areas of growth and enrichment for your family:
Parenting Enrichment, Spiritual Growth and Faith in Action

The Pinecrest Family Life program seeks to build community among parents, providing them with the information, processes, support structure, and tools to maximize the home/school partnership necessary for successful implementation of the collaborative formative process of educating their children.

Most Family Life Programs are open to everyone. Invite your friends and neighbors to join us!

Click on the links below for more information:

List of 3 items.

  • 1. Parenting Enrichment

    Milestone Speaker Series:

    • Dr. Tim Elmore - Thurs., Sept. 13
      Dr. Tim Elmore will speak on the topic of “Habitudes: Forming Leadership Habits and Attitudes.” For parents of children of all ages.
    • Theology of the Body - Tues., Sept. 4
      Speaker Tom McCabe will speak to 8th and 10th grade parents about what their children are learning in the Theology of the Body class.
    • Leading and Loving - Sat., Oct. 20
      Gives parents the confidence to talk with their children about God’s gift of sexuality in an age-appropriate way. For parents of 4-5th Graders.
    • Real Love & Real Life - Jan. 19
      This program is for 7th and 8th grade students and parents to help them communicate with one another about important issues including chastity and God’s gift of sexuality.

    Father-Child activities:
    • Father-Son Conquest Camping Trips
      Sept. 27-28, 2018 & May 3–5, 2019
    • High School Father-Son Ski Trip - Feb. 15 - 17
    • Lower School Daddy-Daughter Dance - Fri., Mar. 8
    • Challenge Father-Daughter Amazing Race - Date TBA

    Mother-Child Activities:
    • Mother-Son Outing - Details TBA
    • Mother-Daughter Outing - Details TBA
    • Middle & High School Mother-Daughter Ski Trip - Date TBA
    • High School Mother-Daughter Campout - Date TBA

    Mothers:
    • Momsense - Dates TBA
      A casual get-together of new and seasoned moms featuring a speaker followed by discussion.

    Fathers:
    • Pinecrest Dads Nights - Dates TBA
      A monthly gathering for all Pinecrest dads.
  • 2. Spiritual Growth

    Mothers:
    • Walking with Purpose - Mondays, 12:30 pm - Begins Oct. 1
      A weekly Catholic Bible study to help women grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • Advent by Candlelight - Sun., Dec.2
      A beautiful Pinecrest tradition to celebrate and prepare our hearts for Christmas.
    • Lenten Retreat - Details TBA

    Fathers:
    • Advent Retreat - Details TBA
    • Lenten Retreat - Details TBA

    Parents:
    • Catholic Q&A Wine & Cheese Evenings - Dates TBA
      A casual gathering of Pinecrest parents (Catholic & Non-Catholic) to discuss questions regarding the Catholic faith.  Join priests, members of our Campus Ministry team, and other parents for an enlightening evening of discussion and fellowship.
  • 3. Faith in Action

    • Feed my Starving Children - Sun., Dec. 16
      A school-wide service project for the entire family (Ages 5-105)
    • Mercy Mission - April18-20
    • Local Holy Week Family Mission, downtown Atlanta
Other spiritual activities offered at Pinecrest that do not fall directly under Family Life are listed below. Your children would love to see you at Mass!

Daily Mass: Mass 7:00am, Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel.
Rosary: Immediately following Mass.
Pre-K Mass: Every Thursday, 8:20 am in the Lower School Chapel
K-3rd Grade Mass: Every Friday, 8:30 am, LS Chapel
4th - 5th Grade Mass: Every Friday, 2pm, LS Chapel
All School Masses: First Friday of the month, US Gym
Holy Day Masses: Parents are always welcome to Holy Days of Obligation Masses at school when offered at school. Please check the Paladin Press regularly for information.
Adoration: Every Thursday all day and night. Exposition: 8:00am Thursday morning. Benediction at 6:50am Friday morning.
Confessions: Offered daily after 7:00am Mass. Tuesdays and Thursdays after 12:00pm. OLG Chapel
Blessing of Homes: Pinecrest families and friends who have never had their homes blessed are invited to have one of our priests make a visit for a blessing. Sign up by emailing Kathleen Nichols at knichols@pinecrestacademy.org.

Note: Pinecrest Academy does not offer formative preparation class for the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Communion, Reconciliation, and Confirmation). Preparation for these sacraments occurs in the family’s parish. Some parish programs recognize the foundation preparation process a student receives at Pinecrest Academy, but that decision is left to the discretion of each parish pastor. The Chaplains and Campus Ministry Office of each school are happy to assist families and students wishing to know who and how to proceed in this process.