Religious Ed

Our religion curriculum correlates with the guidelines of the Diocese of Buffalo.  Religion is taught daily to students in Pre-K through 8th grade.

Our religion curriculum focuses on a spiritual approach to learning our catholic faith through the four pillars of faith: the catechism of the Catholic Church - creed, sacraments, morality, and prayer.   This is taught at every level to assist children as they grow, develop, and mature in their faith.  To assist in a better understanding of scripture, students in 6th grade are given their own Bible which they use during their remaining years of study at St. Stephen’s School.  Children are taught to follow the Church through the liturgical year, helping them to experience Christ’s life more fully and deeply.  This includes remembering and celebrating the lives of the saints, Advent/Christmas, Lent/Easter, and ordinary time.  Children will also learn about special solemnities, feast days, and Memorials of the Church.  Students prepare for and celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation in 2nd grade, and Eucharist in 3rd grade.  All classes participate in school liturgies and grade level liturgies.