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.


Adult Enrichment Team

    Parishioners plan and coordinate adult educational and enrichment opportunities such as the annual 
    Parish mission, Scripture study and other events.


Catechist-CRE (Christian Religious Education)

    This ministry provides assistance in teaching Catholic religious education to those children not     
    attending parochial school. 


Catechist-RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation-Children)

    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.


Infant Baptism Preparation Couples

    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.


InterParish CRE (Christian Religious Education)

    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.


Marriage Preparation Couples

    Married couples mentor engaged couples that are scheduled to be married at St. Stephen Martyr. 


Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

    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 (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

    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.


School Opportunities

    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.


School Staff Volunteer

    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.


Small Prayer Groups

    Parishioners join together to learn about their faith journey, Catholic teachings, and to devote time 
    to group prayer and praise.  (Example: Why Catholic? meetings)


Teens of St. Stephen Martyr (TOSS)


    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.


YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES 


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.


Parish Stewardship Opportunities

    Alumni Events, Babysitting (for parish events), Fish Fry, Grounds Clean-up/Watering 
    Plants, Health Fair, HOSS Events, Parish Picnic Volunteer, School Events, Sports, Stewardship 
    Events 


Worship Opportunities

    Cantors, Choir, Daily Prayer, Hospitality Ministers, Prayer Service, Servers, Vacation Bible School, 
    Youth Choir.

Lifelong Formation and Education

St. Stephen Martyr

2931 Pindell Avenue  Louisville, KY  40217  (502) 635-5813

Welcome to the community of

PARISH COUNCIL 
COMMITTEE CHAIR

Bridget Britt
435-5100

Pastoral Associate and
Coordinator of Religious Ed


ADULT ENRICHMENT TEAM


CATECHIST FOR C.R.E.
Alicia Sallee
635-7141
Email


INFANT BAPTISM PREPARATION COUPLES


INTER PARISH C.R.E. 
Alicia Sallee
635-7141
Email

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COUPLES 
Fr. Harry Gelthaus
635-5813 x229
Email


RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA)


RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR CHILDREN (RCIC)
Genevieve Herron
966-5532

School Volunteer
Liz Vawryk
635-7141
Email

Scouting Program Leaders
   Brandon Beakes 419-7985
   (Cub Scouts)

   Ron Weckman 636-2998
   (Boy Scouts)
  
   Erica Ritchey  386-6223
   (Brownies/Girls   Scouts)

Vacation Bible School Coord.
Jennifer Zoeller
637-3352