Religious Education

 

 

 

2023-2024 Religious Education Programming

Please use this page for information regarding the 2023-2024 religious education programming here at St. Stephen!

Please check this page often!

 


 

Coordinator of Religious Education for the 2023-2024 school year

Dawn Thiele at dthiele@saintstephenmil.org

 

 

 


 

Children's Liturgy of the Word

 

 

 


 

2023-2024 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 dthiele@saintstephenmil.org

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

Please return completed forms ASAP to ensure ordering materials and planning for the year ahead! 

THANK YOU!!!!

 


 

Catholic Faith Formation Registration Form 2023-2024

Click on the link above or on the photo below to download a copy of the 2023-2024 Registation Form

 

 

You can also register via attached Google Form Below...

Google 2023-2024 Registration Form

Parent-Opt Out Form Below

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

 


 

 

2023-2024 Class Schedule 

 

K4-K5 Class Offerings

There are TWO different class times being offered to our children in K4-K5!

One K4-K5 class meets on the Sunday dates listed below from 8:15 AM to 9:00 AM.

The second K4-K5 Class meets on the Wednesday dates listed below from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM.

 


 

Click on the photo below to download a copy of the 2023-2024 Religious Education Schedule with Important Dates

 

 

 


 

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 2023-2024 year. 

We encourage all religious education students to participate. 

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

 

 


 

 

Grade Descriptions

 

K4- K5th grade- Children will be learning through Finding God, Kindergarten, by Loyola Press.  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  SUNDAY dates listed on the 2023-2024 Religious Education Classes Schedule listed above.  Just click on the link to get  your copy of the schedule.  Classes will run 8:15am-9:00am.  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!  :)

 

1st- 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 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 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/life-teen-timeline/

 

 

Confirmation (11th Grade) Classes will meet on the  SUNDAY dates listed on the 2023-2024 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.

 


 

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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 dthiele@saintstephenmil.org.

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