Religious Education

 

 

 

Welcome to the 2022-2023 Religious Education Programming

We look forward to "St. Stephen's - A Legacy of Faith" this year.

Please use this page for information regarding the 2022-2023 religious education programming here at St. Stephen!

More information to be available soon!

 


 

Welcome to Dawn Thiele, the Coordinator of Religious Education for the 2022-2023 school year.

You can reach Dawn Thiele at [email protected]

WELCOME Dawn!

  

 

 


 

Enrollment

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

Forms can also be scanned and emailed to Dawn Thiele at [email protected]

or registration forms can be returned to the Parish Office during Office Hours.

 

Catholic Faith Formation Registration 2022-2023 Download by clicking on link of click on the photos below.

 

    

Please turn in enrollment forms ASAP.

Parent-Opt Out Form for Grade Level Safe Environment Program Participation

 


 

 

Attendance to Weekly Mass and 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.

Whispers in the Pew:  Helpful ways to understand, connect and celebrate the Mass with your children:  An EXCELLENT Resource on our Catholic Mass

 

Service Hours Opportunities will be available throughout the 2022-2023 year. 

We encourage all religious education students to participate. 

We will let you know when service hour opportunities are available.

 

 


 

2022-2023 Religious Education Classes Schedule

See dates below or click on this link to download a copy for your convenience.

 

 

 


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! :)

 

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! :) 

High School Retreat:  Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at St. Stephen 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  More details to follow. 

Mark your calendars!

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

 

Confirmation (11th Grade)

Classes will meet on the  SUNDAY dates listed on the 2022-2023 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.

Confirmation Retreat on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at St. Stephen

Attend 8:30 AM Mass

Retreat: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

More details to follow.  Mark your calendars!

 

 


 

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 at 414-762-0552 or Dawn Thiele at [email protected].

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

 


 

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