St. Stephen Catholic Church

Faith Formation

2021-2022

New Year, New plan…

Last year was a trying one and we figured out a way to bring Faith Formation into the home.

This year, we will be back in person for classes. We have taken measures to ensure the safety of our children and catechists that include smaller class sizes, mask-wearing requirements, socially distant seating, and more time for classroom sanitation in between classes. All Primary & Middle school classes are every other week. Confirmation Classes are held every other Sunday evening.

*Families must register as St. Stephen parishioners to register their children for Faith Formation classes.

Volunteer Catechesis Registration

Sacraments

First Reconciliation

Reconciliation is typically celebrated in the 2nd grade prior to receiving the Sacrament of First Communion. It is a two year preparation process that generally begins in the 1st grade. Click below to download the information packet & schedule for First Reconciliation & First Communion.

First Communion

Communion is typically celebrated in the 2nd grade after receiving the Sacrament of reconciliation. It is a two year preparation process that generally begins in the 1st grade. Click below to download the information packet & schedule for First Reconciliation & First Communion.

Confirmation

Confirmation preparation is changing this year and will look different than in previous years. The Confirmation preparation process is a 2-year program that allows teens to learn together, hear from different speakers, grow in faith and build relationships with each other and with Jesus. Click below to download the information packet & schedule for Confirmation Levels 1 & 2.

Special Sacraments

If you are in Grades 4-11 and need to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, and/or Communion. Please contact Jackie or Joanna. We have special classes designed for older children that need to prepare for Sacraments. Special Sacraments Grades 4-5 will meet primary week Tuesday 6-7:15PM; grades 6-8 will meet middle school week Tuesday 6-7:15PM; and grades 9-11 will meet high school week Sunday 6:45-8PM.

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