St. Stephen
Catholic
Church

Location

1101 Keaveny Court
Walnut Creek, California 94597
USA

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Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am
Mon -Fri: 7:30 am
Holy Days as announced

Reconciliation
Saturday 3:30 pm

Reflections

From The Office of Faith Formation
1/14/2018 4:00:00 PM
   
Jan. 13 - 14, 2018

This week I would like to acknowledge and express appreciation to our Faith Formation Catechists who teach Sacramental Prep and Post-Communion classes. Before preparing to receive Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, children must first come to know and love Him at an age appropriate level.   This is accomplished through a 2-year preparation program culminating with children receiving the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Through age-appropriate materials, children gain a greater knowledge of the Sacraments and what it means to receive them. They learn the importance of prayer and forgiveness. After receiving First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, children continue to learn about the Catholic Church and gain a deeper understanding of Catholic principles. Continuing education is particularly important in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Thank you to Anabella Lolohea who has devoted herself tirelessly to the Ministry of Sacramental Preparation. Thank you to Denise Schichnes who has worked with Post-Communion children for many years, giving them a firm foundation in their Catholic Faith. She has since moved on to help in our Youth Confirmation Program. Replacing her this year is Therese Peffer who also is in our Choir and teaches Youth Confirmation. 

May the Holy Spirit continue to guide and inspire them.

Annette Roux, Pastoral Associate