Middle School Faith for Life at St. Stephen’s is a period of going deeper in our relationship with Jesus and His Church and growing in knowledge of the Catholic Faith. It is said the more you know someone, the more you love them, and that is the goal of Middle School Faith for Life: lead the youth to a greater love of God by teaching them about Him. Through our Middle School ministry, we hope sixth through eighth graders will write on their hearts Pope Francis’ words:
Jesus Christ loves you; He gave His life to save you; and now He is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen, and free you” (Pope Francis, EG 164).
We in the Faith for Life Ministry at St. Stephen’s also seek to build a good habit in the youth of frequenting the Sacraments to receive God’s love, mercy, and grace. We encourage families to go to Mass every weekend and we also go to Mass with the parish community once or twice a year. Each grade receives the Sacrament of Reconciliation once a year during class time as well.
Join us for the new “Edge” Middle School Faith for Life Program. The curriculum is designed to be active, engaging, informational, and personal. We’re getting out of the classrooms and coming together to ignite our understanding of the Catholic Faith – getting answers to questions and experiencing Jesus in a profound and personal way.
Edge details: • Wednesday Nights – 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. • Large Group Catechesis (Faith Teaching) • Talks, Skits & Video Presentations • Activities, Games & Interactive Quizzes • Small Group Discussions • Music & Prayer
We would love to have you join our Middle School Faith for Life Community. Sessions begin in mid-September and go through the first week of May, culminating with a May crowning of Mary. Registration begins in April and continues throughout the spring and summer and into early September. Please contact Cristian Reyes Rodriguez ; 763-712-7440 if you would like more information about Middle School Faith for Life.