If your child was registered in our Faith Formation Program 2018-2019 year, it's time to re-register! Welcome Back!
Program Faith Formation Handbook - Parents please read and return acknowledgement
If you did not receive the re-registration packet, please stop by the Office of Faith Formation to pick one up.
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
- 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 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.
First Reconciliation 2019-2020 Sacrament Preparation Program
Sacrament of First Reconciliation Parent Orientation
Place, Date & Time: St. Stephen Catholic Church - Wednesday, Oetober 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation Preparation Class - Place: St. Stephen Catholic School - during class time
Sacrament of First Reconciliation Workshop
Place, Date & Time: Family Life Center, Wednesday classes, Home Study & Middle School attend Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Family Life Center, Sunday classes, St. Stephen School children attend, Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Celebration of the Sacrament of First Reconciliation
Place, Date & Time: St. Stephen Catholic Church, Saturday, January 11, 2020 - starting at 10:00 am
First Eucharist Sacrament Preparation Program 2019-2020
Sacrament of First Eucharist Parent Orientation
Place, Date & Time: St. Stephen Catholic Church, Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Sacrament of First Eucharist Preparation Class
Place, Date & Time: St. Stephen Catholic School, during class time
Sacrament of First Eucharist Workshop
Place, Date & Time: Family Life Center, Saturday, April 18, 2020
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, April 30 at 6:15 pm if your Mass is May 2
Church, Thursday, May 7 at 6:15 pm if your Mass is May 9
First Eucharist Masses
Place, Date & Time: Church, Saturday, May 2 at 10:00 am (assigned Mass for Sunday Sessions & St. Stephen Catholic School)
Church, Saturday, May 9 at 10:00 am (Assigned Mass for Wednesday Sessions, Home Study & Middle School)