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. 


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.


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.


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.


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. 


Teens of St. Stephen Martyr (TOSS)

    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.


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, and TOSS (Teens of St. Stephen) 


Worship Opportunities

    Altar Servers, Cantors, Choir, Daily Prayer, Hospitality Ministers, Prayer Services, Servers, Vacation

    Bible School, and Youth Choir.

Lifelong Formation and Education

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Welcome to the community of

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

St. Stephen Martyr

PARISH COUNCIL REP
Susan Abel
637-7191

COORDINATOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Stacey Smith
635-5813 x227
Email


ADULT ENRICHMENT TEAM

Stacey Smith
635-5813 x227
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​C.R.E.

Stacey Smith
635-5813 x227
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INFANT BAPTISM PREPARATION COUPLES

Stacey Smith
635-5813 x227
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​MARRIAGE PREPARATION COUPLES 
Fr. Harry Gelthaus
635-5813 x229
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PARENT TEACHER ORG (PTO)
Bridget Britt

635-7141 x225
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RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA)

Stacey Smith
635-5813 x227
Email


RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR CHILDREN (RCIC)
Stacey Smith
635-5813 x227
Email


SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS
Liz Vawryk
635-7141
Email

SCOUTING PROGRAM LEADERS
Brandon Beakes 419-7985
(Cub Scouts)

​Ron Weckman 636-2998
(Boy Scouts)
  
Amanda Palazzo  817-9320 
(Brownies/Girls Scouts)

SMALL GROUP LEADERS
Stacey Smith
635-5813 x227
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TOSS-Middle School
(Teens of St. Stephen)

Open

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL COORDINATOR
Stacey Smith
635-5813 x227
Email​