The mission of the Lifelong Formation & Education Committee is to facilitate communications and guidance between the Lifelong Formation & Education subcommittees and the members of the Parish and Parish Council.
Parishioners plan and coordinate adult educational and enrichment opportunities such as the annual
Parish mission, Scripture study and other events.
This ministry provides assistance in teaching Catholic religious education to those children not
attending parochial school.
RCIC is the process by which a child is taught (catechized) and welcomed into the Church as a
full member. The goal is to bring children of catechetical age (7+) into full Communion with
the Church. Some children, due to their age, are asking for Baptism, others for First Eucharist and
Confirmation. Volunteers are needed.
Couples help with the instruction of parents and godparents of children being presented
for Baptism. Two sessions are held and include a rehearsal. Volunteers are also
expected to be present for the Baptism and assist with preparations.
This ministry is a multi-parish cooperative providing religious education for children
not attending a parochial school and children preparing for Easter sacraments through
RCIA for children.
Married couples mentor engaged couples that are scheduled to be married at St. Stephen Martyr.
The purpose of the organization is to foster better communication and to establish a means for
coordinating activities on the part of the total school community. The PTO is responsible for
maintaining good communications between the home and school, for providing a vehicle through
which parents can provide service to the school (i.e., volunteers and fund-raising) and for offering
a mechanism for parent education. Click here to go to PTO page
RCIA is the process through which adults are fully initiated into the Catholic faith community.
These adults are prepared to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and/or Eucharist at
the Easter Vigil.
Volunteers are needed to give of their time by assisting with various tasks in the school.
Individual are always needed to serve food in the cafeteria and to perform tasks in the office.
Under the direction of school staff or faculty, volunteers are needed to assist the students of St.
Stephen Martyr in living out their Catholic faith. This is done by providing quality instruction in a
friendly, caring environment.
Parishioners join together to learn about their faith journey, Catholic teachings, and to devote time
to group prayer and praise. (Example: Why Catholic? meetings)
Middle School Teens
This is our 6th-8th grade youth of the parish who meet throughout the year to become closer
to God and to each other as a group. TOSS sponsors parish events such as the Easter Egg
Hunt/Breakfast, Souper Bowl where they collect canned goods for the poor at "Super Bowl" time,
and annual Christmas event with caroling, holiday baskets for homebound and visits to Little
Sisters of the Poor. Toss group activities include snow tubing, recreational trips, open gym
nights, gather together for prayer gatherings and fellowship. The goal is to become closer to God
by being kind and giving to all.
High School Teens
This is a new group at SSM where the High School students of the parish can come together to
socialize, pray, give of their time and talent and remain connected to their church community and
peers. They will meet throughout the year to become closer to God and to continue their faith
journey while sharing their gifts with each other and the community.
Vacation Bible School Volunteer
Assist the VBS coordinator in carrying out this summer program for children. Areas include:
story telling, arts & crafts, games, refreshments, musicians, song leaders & prayer leaders.
The youth of the parish are invited to inquire about joining the following ministries when age appropriate. These ministries foster stewardship within our young members of our faith community by encouraging them to give of their time and talent. Youth of SSM serve their fellow parishioners and community by joining in giving of their time and talent.
Alumni Events, Babysitting (for parish events), Fish Fry, Grounds Clean-up/Watering
Plants, Health Fair, HOSS Events, Parish Picnic Volunteer, School Events, Sports, Stewardship
Cantors, Choir, Daily Prayer, Hospitality Ministers, Prayer Service, Servers, Vacation Bible School,
Pastoral Associate and
Coordinator of Religious Ed
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR CHILDREN (RCIC)
Scouting Program Leaders
Brandon Beakes 419-7985
Ron Weckman 636-2998
Erica Ritchey 386-6223
Vacation Bible School Coord.
2931 Pindell Avenue Louisville, KY 40217 (502) 635-5813
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