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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The T.O.S.S. program is open for all 6th-8th graders. The intention is summed up in our Mission -
Statement Provide a venue where youth can be themselves and not feel judged
Provide an opportunity to spend time with friends in a safe, supervised, positive environment
Develop student leaders of the faith that live honest lives
Build a youth group of character
Provide a comfortable sharing environment where youth know there is always someone to talk to
Connect youth with the church, getting them involved in the parish
There will be planned activities and outings throughout the year.
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
Events, and TOSS (Teens of St. Stephen)
Altar Servers, Cantors, Choir, Daily Prayer, Hospitality Ministers, Prayer Services, Servers, Vacation
Bible School, and Youth Choir.
PARISH COUNCIL REP
COORDINATOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
MARRIAGE PREPARATION COUPLES
Fr. Harry Gelthaus
PARENT TEACHER ORG (PTO)
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA)
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR CHILDREN (RCIC)
SCOUTING PROGRAM LEADERS
Brandon Beakes 419-7985
Ron Weckman 636-2998
Amanda Palazzo 817-9320
SMALL GROUP LEADERS
(Teens of St. Stephen)
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL COORDINATOR
2931 Pindell Avenue Louisville, KY 40217 (502) 635-5813
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