Faith Formation

Who We Are

Classes are on Sundays at 1:00 PM in the CC lobby.

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 at any time! 

Join us once a month in the CC lobby (see calendar for details)

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).  Joey Martineck, Director of Respect Life Ministry for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, leads us into a deeper understanding of the Theology of the Body.

Every other Thursday at 7:30 PM

Renew is a night of Eucharistic adoration, confession, and praise & worship  Come adore our Lord, hear student testimonies, share in fellowship, and begin again! All are welcomed.

Fall Community Retreat usually held in September.

One or two retreats are offered 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 center our lives towards what is meaningful and true!

FOCUS Bible Studies
Varied dates and times

The Catholic Center offers men’s and women’s Bible studies with varied days and times to meet the needs of student schedules.  Please contact if interested in joining a bible study at the Catholic Center!

Faith as Life
Every other Thursday @ 7:30p

Faith as Life is a series of presentations and talks at the GTCC.  The goal of these talks is to share how a piece of our Catholic faith can be lived beautifully in daily life.  Past examples of Faith as Life topics have been the stars, poetry, cooking, music, architecture and even things like career panels and mini concerts.  These events show us that the Catholic Faith is not merely a moral code or an abstract explanation of existence but is something real and tangible that can be lived each day by noticing the beauty of life and the joy of relationship.


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

Google Podcasts:
Apple Podcasts:


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


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 and type in the zip code 30308.  You can create an account for yourself and start enjoying the content.

To access a document that walks you through setting up an account:

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.
  • 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 by the center and meet some people, look over our calendar and/or just start joining some of our many events.
  • Scan the available QR codes to see what available GroupMe – a great way to stay in the loop of CC happenings!
  • Introduce yourself to our Chaplain or FOCUS missionaries after Mass. 
  • We are always open to discuss our current programs or receive suggestions on new ones. 
  • If looking to help in the building up of our Catholic community, pillar positions are a great way to get involved.  These are leadership positions within our Catholic Student Organization (CSO).  Be on the look out for the CSO board pillar applications at the end of the Fall and Spring terms.

Pillar Chair:

MacKenzie Gignilliat