Child Formation

St. Sebastian and St. Catherine offer a variety of choices for families interested in helping children become faith-filled people. 


Our leaders work with the pastor and other parish ministries to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ alive in the community, in our homes, and within our hearts. 


The teachers – catechists – strive to be attentive to the needs and concerns of the children while remaining faithful to the Gospel challenge to proclaim the Kingdom on earth. 


Families may choose to participate in any program in either parish whether or not it is your “home” parish.


Questions? Contact Morgan Frank, Child Formation Minister, at 414-453-1061 x124 or mfrank@saintsebs.org.

  • Grades K4-5. Held at St. Sebastian from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. two Sunday mornings each month, this program offers scripture-centered catechetical education, take-home packets, prayer and service, and special programs for families. Classes are scheduled to facilitate family participation in Sunday morning mass. Download the Child Faith Formation handbook.

  • Ages 3-12. This Montessori-based approach is held at St. Catherine on Sunday mornings or on Monday evenings and is rooted in Sacred Scripture, liturgy, and respect for the child’s rich relationship with God.

  • These intergenerational lessons are held four times a year and focus on a core theme. Each Family Program involves sharing food and take-home lessons for continued learning. All families are expected to participate in the Family Programs.

  • For children who have reached the age of reason but have not been baptized or who have been baptized in another Christian faith tradition. Contact Jon Metz at 414-453-1061 x125 or jmetz@saintsebs.org for more information.

  • Held the first and third Sunday of the month at the 10:30 am Mass. Children are taken to a nearby room for the Liturgy of the Word to learn about the readings in a language they understand. They return to their families in time for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

We also help children and teens get ready for Reconciliation (Confession), Eucharist (First Communion) and Confirmation. Students must have completed at least one year of Faith Formation, either through Catholic school or faith formation programs, to begin the formal process of any sacrament. Registration and fees for child/youth sacramental preparation are separate from this process. Download information below.