A New Academic Year Begins!
Middle School (grades 6-8) begin: Wednesday, September 20 – meet in School Gym (6:15-7:30 p.m.) or Sunday, September 24 – meet in School Gym (7:15-8:45 p.m.). There will be a parent meeting the first night.
Middle School Faith Formation 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 Formation: lead the youth to a greater love of God by teaching them about Him. Through our Middle School ministry, we hope 6th-8th 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 Formation 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.
We would love to have you join our Middle School Faith Formation Community. We meet on Sundays from 7:15-8:45 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6:15-7:30 p.m. (families choose the day that work best for them), and 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 Formation.