Religious Education

 

 

 

Welcome to the 2021-2022 Religious Education Programming

We look forward to "Building Our Faith Together" this year.

Please use this page for information regarding the 2021-2022 religious education programming or contact the Parish Office at 414-762-0552 if you have any questions or need additional information.

 

 


Enrollment

To enroll your child(ren) in Religious Education classes at St. Stephen, please fill out the Registration Forms.

Forms which can also be scanned and emailed to [email protected].

Link to the Catholic Faith Formation Registration 2021-2022

Please turn in enrollment forms ASAP

Parent-Opt Out Form

 


 

 

Attendance to Weekly Mass in Lieu of Service Hours

Our confidence and trust in the Lord to provide has been the mainstay of our religious tradition since the time of Christ here with us on earth. We welcome all students who have previously been in our program, along with all new students and families to our parish. We are a Christ centric parish focusing on the source and summit of our faith in the Holy Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Holy Mass.  Thanks be to God, we can counter balance that with our own encounter with God at Mass and the receiving of the sacred species – the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, the one and true sacrifice for all of us – and our food for the journey!

 

Welcome to Mass!

Mass is an Encounter with God.

We look forward to seeing you at Mass.

We are happy that you are joining our St. Stephen family in faith as we celebrate weekly Mass.

Please sign in your attendance when you attend Mass.  

Sign in sheet is in the Church near the Chapel on a podium for your convenience.

 


 

2021-2022 Religious Education Classes Schedule

 


Grade Descriptions

 

K- 5th grade – Children will be learning through Discover! Finding Faith in Life, by St. Mary’s Press. This faith formation program uses The Catholic Children’s Bible as the main text. Children will dive into Bible stories, discover and connect them with Catholic teachings, and be called to age-appropriate action! Children learn best when they can be engaged on all levels—emotional, spiritual, and physical!  Classes will meet on the  WEDNESDAY dates listed on the 2021-2022 Religious Education Classes Schedule listed above.  Just click on the link to get  your copy of the schedule.  Classes will run 6:00 P.M. to 7:15 P.M.  We encourage all families to attend our weekend masses weekly on Saturdays at 4:30 or Sundays at 8:30 A.M. and 10:30 A.M.  Be sure to sign in when you attend Mass!  :)

 


 

https://lifeteen.com/

 

6-8 grade – Children will be learning through Lifeteen’s Edge Program.  Edge is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program. It provides a safe fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way. Edge resources speak to the physical, psychological, cognitive, relational, and spiritual maturation of middle school youth.  Classes will meet on the  SUNDAY dates listed on the 2021-2022 Religious Education Classes Schedule listed above.  Just click on the link to get  your copy of the schedule.  Classes will run 9:00 A.M. to 10:15 A.M.  We encourage all families to attend our weekend masses weekly on Saturdays at 4:30 or on  Sundays at 10:30 A.M.  right after class sessions end at 10:15 A.M.  Be sure to sign-in when you attend! :)

 

Click here for our Tentative Edge Schedule for 2021-2022

https://lifeteen.com/cym/resources/edge-timeline/

 

9-10 grade – Teens will be learning through Lifeteen. Life Teen is a movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. Lifeteen provides a safe fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way.  Classes will meet on the  SUNDAY dates listed on the 2021-2022 Religious Education Classes Schedule listed above.  Just click on the link to get  your copy of the schedule.  Classes will run 9:00 A.M. to 10:15 A.M.  We encourage all families to attend our weekend masses weekly on Saturdays at 4:30 or on  Sundays at 10:30 A.M.  right after class sessions end at 10:15 A.M.  Be sure to sign-in when you attend! :)  

Click here for our Tentative Lifeteen Schedule for 2021-2022

https://lifeteen.com/cym/resources/life-teen-timeline/

 

Confirmation (11th Grade)

Classes will meet on the  SUNDAY dates listed on the 2021-2022 Religious Education Classes Schedule listed above.  Just click on the link to get  your copy of the schedule.  Classes will run 9:00 A.M. to 10:15 A.M.  We encourage all families to attend our weekend masses weekly on Saturdays at 4:30 or on  Sundays at 10:30 A.M.  right after class sessions end at 10:15 A.M.

 


 

Stewardship:

A grateful response of a Christian Disciple who recognizes and receives God’s Gifts and shares these gifts in love of God and neighbor. Please give of your time, talent & treasure. Did you know the cost of formation for one child is more than $484.00 a year? Please support our Parish & its ministries through sacrificial giving at a minimum of $260.00/year ($5 x 52 weeks) and become actively involved.

 


 

Catechists and Volunteers:

If you are interested in being a Catechist or Assistant Catechist this year, please let us know.   

Please contact our Parish Office or Father Robert at 414-762-0552.

You will receive a discount on tuition! Pass your faith along to the next generation of CATHOLICS.   

In addition...

A Coordinator of Religious Education part-time position is currently open.

Please contact Father Robert or the Parish Office at 414-762-0552.

Click here to see the Coordinator of Religious Education job description.

 


 

Information For Catechists: 

Safeguarding All of God's Family Click on this Link

Safe Environment Training Dates

Register for Training Directions

Register Here

Instructions for Reviewing and Acknowledging the Social Media and Digital Communication Policy

Circle of Grace Information for Administrators and Catechists

Instructions for 5-Year Renewal Background Check