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Parents are the primary educators of the faith, and we are extremely pleased to partner with you on your child's faith journey!  We offer an active Faith Formation Program that allows for children and youth to gather together and to foster a deeper relationship with Christ and one another as part of the lifelong faith formation journey.


St. Stephen Catholic Church Family Mass

is held in the church on Sunday at 9:30 am.   

The Family Mass at St. Stephen is a wonderful way for families young and old to participate in prayer and worship together.  The Family Mass support the Faith Formation Program families who can attend classes prior to Mass or attend classes following Mass.  It also provides opportunities for parents and children to actively celebrate Mass.  Participating in special roles in the liturgy help children and adults alike to develop an understanding and appreciation of the Mass and Catholic traditions.  If you feel you or your children would enjoy helping during the Family Mass, there are lots of ways listed below.  We would love to have you help!

Features of the Family Mass include:

  •  Music appealing to the children (we welcome children to participate in the children's choir)

  •  Homilies meaningful to both children and adults

  •  Children with families serving as gift bearers


K-5 Faith Formation classes are held at St. Stephen Catholic School:

  • Sunday: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Wednesday: 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Children attending Catholic School:  Children attending a Catholic school who would like to prepare for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation & Penance and First Eucharist must register with the Faith Formation Office and participate in our parish-based program Sacramental Preparation Program. 


Click to access the Sadlier Religion program resources for Catechetical leaders,

catechists, teachers, families, and students.


Faith Formation Volunteer Opportunities: If you love children, there are many opportunities to use your gifts and talents through volunteering in our Faith Formation Programs. There is always a need for dedicated volunteers, and there is always a need for you!

Safe Environment: All adults volunteering with programs that involve youth, parents of children attending St. Stephen please review our Diocesan Safe Environment Policy.  Please click here for more on Diocesan Safe Environment Policy, training and screening. 

[Please register anew at the diocesan site for registration for their new Safe Environment System by Dec. 31 (link here). It is the same site where training is completed and you can obtain your certificate.] 



Sacrament of Reconiciliation Preparation 



Sacrament of Reconciliation Parent Orientation

Parents must attend the orientation session.  In the event that you miss the session, please contact our Faith Formation Office at 813-671-4434.

Place:  St. Stephen Catholic Chapel

Time:  Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm


Sacrament of First Reconciliation Preparation Class

Place:  School

Date & Time:  During class time


Sacrament of Reconciliation Workshop

Place:  Family Life Center

Wednesday classes, Home Study & Middle School attend Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am 

Sunday classes & St. Stephen Catholic School Children attend Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am 

Your child must be accompanied by one parent.


Celebration of the Sacrament of First Reconciliation 

Place:  Church Building

Date & Time:  Saturday, December 1, 2018 beginning at 10:00 am


First Eucharist 2018-2019


First Eucharist Parent Orientation

Place: SSCS Building

·       Date & Time: Wednesday, Januay 23, 2019 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm

·     Parents must attend one of these orientation sessions


Sacrament of First Eucharist Preparation Class

Place and Time:  During Class Time


Sacrament of First Eucharist Workshop

Place:  Family Life Center

Date & Time:   Saturday, April 6, 2019

9:30 - 11:30 am for Wednesday classes, Home Study & Middle School.

12:30 - 2:30 pm for Sunday classes and St. Stephen Catholic School children.


Sacrament of First Eucharist Rehearsals

Parents, please be sure at least one parent attends with their child

Place:  Church

  •  Thursday, May 2 at 6:15 pm if your child's Mass is May 4
  •  Thursday, May 9 at 6:15 pm if your child's Mass is May 11


 Sacrament of First Holy Eucharist Masses:

  • Saturday, May 4 at 10:00 (Assigned Mass for Wednesday sessions and St. Stephen Catholic School)
  • Saturday, May 11 at 10:00 (Assigned Mass for Sunday sessions, Home Study & Middle School)



Please contact Kim Davis, our Coordinator of Faith Formation K-5 for more information:

Tara Ferry, Assistant Coordinator of Faith Formation: 

 Contact Information

         10428 Saint Stephen Circle

         Riverview, Florida 33569

        Located at St. Stephen Catholic School

         Phone: 813.671.4434

          Fax: 813.671.2994







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