Kindergarten - Grade 5
If your child was registered in our Faith Formation Program last year. It's time to re-register! Welcome Back!
If your child is new to our Faith Formation Program this year. Welcome to our Parish Community
Parents are the primary educators of the faith, and we are extremely pleased to partner with you on your child's faith journey! We offer an active Faith Formation Program that allows for children and youth to gather together and to foster a deeper relationship with Christ and one another as part of the lifelong faith formation journey.
St. Stephen Catholic Church Family Mass is held in the church on Sunday at 9:30 am.
The Family Mass at St. Stephen is a wonderful way for families young and old to participate in prayer and worship together. The Family Mass support the Faith Formation Program families who can attend classes prior to Mass or attend classes following Mass. It also provides opportunities for parents and children to actively celebrate Mass. Participating in special roles in the liturgy help children and adults alike to develop an understanding and appreciation of the Mass and Catholic traditions. If you feel you or your children would enjoy helping during the Family Mass, there are lots of ways listed below. We would love to have you help!
Features of the Family Mass include:
Music appealing to the children (we welcome children to participate in the children's choir); Homilies meaningful to both children and adults & Children with families serving as gift bearers
K-5 Faith Formation classes are held at St. Stephen Catholic School - Click here to view K-5 Sunday & Wednesday class calendar 2018-2019
- Sunday: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
- Sunday: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
- Wednesday: 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Children attending Catholic School: Children attending a Catholic school who would like to prepare for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation & Penance and First Eucharist must register with the Faith Formation Office and participate in our parish-based program Sacramental Preparation Program.
Faith Formation Volunteer Opportunities: If you love children, there are many opportunities to use your gifts and talents through volunteering in our Faith Formation Programs. There is always a need for dedicated volunteers, and there is always a need for you! (View/Download our Volunteer Form to get started)
Safe Environment: All adults volunteering with programs that involve youth, parents of children attending St. Stephen please review our Diocesan Safe Environment Policy. Please click here for more on Diocesan Safe Environment Policy, training and screening.
[Please register anew at the diocesan site for registration for their new Safe Environment System (link here). It is the same site where training is completed and you can obtain your certificate.]
First Reconciliation 2018-2019 Sacrament Preparation Program
Sacrament of First Reconciliation Parent Orientation
Place, Date & Time: St. Stephen Catholic Chapel - Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation Preparation Class
Place: School - during class time
Sacrament of First Reconciliation Workshop
Place, Date & Time: Family Life Center, Wednesday classes, Home Study & Middle School attend Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Family Life Center, Sunday classes, St. Stephen School children attend, Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Celebration of the Sacrament of First Reconciliation
Place, Date & Time: Church Building, Saturday, December 1, 2018 starting at 10:00 am.
First Eucharist Sacrament Preparation Program 2018-2019
Sacrament of First Eucharist Parent Orientation
Place, Date & Time: St. Stephen Catholic Chapel, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Sacrament of First Eucharist Preparation Class
Place, Date & Time: School, during class time
Sacrament of First Eucharist Workshop
Place, Date & Time: Family Life Center, Saturday, April 6, 2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am for Wednesday classes, Home Study & Middle School
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm for Sunday classes and St. Stephen Catholic School children
First Eucharist Rehearsals
Place, Date & Time: Church, Thursday, May 2 at 6:15 pm if your Mass is May 4
Church, Thursday, May 9 at 6:15 pm if your Mass is May 11
First Eucharist Masses
Place, Date & Time: Church, Saturday, May 4 at 10:00 am (assigned Mass for Wednesday sessions & St. Stephen
Church, Saturday, May 11 at 10:00 am (assigned Mass for Sunday sessions, Home Study & Middle School)