Faith For Life

Faith for Life 

 

Vacation Bible School 2022

Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22, 2022 Vacation Bible School (VBS) returns to St . Stephen's Catholic Community! This year’s theme is Zoomerang, a fun Australian themed adventure focused on the dignity and worth of the human person at all ages and stages of life. Kids (4 years old) in preschool (must be potty-trained) - those entering 5th grade in the Fall of 2022 will be immersed each day from 9 am until 12:30 pm learning about the value of life through faith teachings, catchy music, fun games, crafts, and more! REGISTRATION opens May 9th and closes June 18th, 2022. Registration will be completely online via a Google Form that will be sent out via FlockNote and available on the Parish Website in English and in Spanish starting May 9th. Volunteer registration will be available on June 1st, 2022! 
 
Registration in English: https://forms.gle/9nNn2GgM4snUVXib7
Registration in Spanish: https://forms.gle/xK2YHFYJEdfAHNi37
 

ELEMENTARY:

  • Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade and 5th grade
  • First Reconciliation & First Communion prep begins in 1st grade and received in the 2nd grade (two consecutive years). A First Communion Retreat is done the second year of preparation.
  • The Faith For Life process is highly encouraged to begin in the child’s life as early as their Kindergarten year and to continue throughout one’s life into and throughout Adulthood!
  • If you have a child who needs to be Baptized and is 7 years or older or a child who is in 3rd grade or older and needs to prepare for First Reconciliation/First Communion please contact Maredith Toweh, Faith for Life Director at mtoweh@ststephenchurch.org.  
    NOTE: You must be a registered member of St. Stephen’s in order to be part of our First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation process or obtain a letter of transfer from your current parish pastor.

CONFIRMATION:

  • 6th grade Confirmation prep
  • 7th grade Confirmation Year 1
  • 8th grade Confirmation Year 2
  • 9th through 12th graders (are placed in small groups more their age)

Older youth in 8th- 12th grade who desires to be Confirmed but has not received Faith Formation in prior years or since First Communion, please contact Barry McCullough at bmccullough@ststephenchurch.org.

RETREAT COST: All 8th through 12th graders will do a weekend retreat at a cost of $175.

FAITH FORMATION TEAM:

Maredith Toweh - Faith Formation Director, 
Barry McCullough - Confirmation Coordinator,
Molly Rausch - Youth Ministry Coordinator,
Renee Hogan - Faith for Life Administrative Assistant.

Please know that you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. If you have any questions, please feel to contact Maredith at mtoweh@ststephenchurch.org or 763-712-7439.

God Bless,

Fr. Bennet Tran, Pastor

Maredith Toweh, Faith for Life Director