Life-long Faith Formation

Child & Youth Programs

 (ages 18 months -18 years)


  • Little Lambs
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School





Young Adult & Adult Programs



  • F.I.S.H. Young Adults 20+
  • Theology on Tap
  • Young Adult Couples
  • Bible Study
  • R.C.I.A.




Child & Youth Programs

Contact: Becca Bojarski 414-453-0300 ext 26 or becca@mphwa.org

Child & Youth Ministries

Religious Education

Developing a relationship with God is a life-long process of faith formation.  This process begins with you, parents and guardians, the primary models and educators of faith and life in action.  We are dedicated to supporting and supplementing the faith foundation that you have established at home.  Our programs offer Christian Formation to the children and youth of our community based on the elements, traditions, and teachings of the Catholic Church. 


  • Classes generally run the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month (beginning the end of September and run through the Sunday before Easter)
  • Two Dates of the Year we have Family Events that Include Free Breakfast & Fun Activities
  • Four Class Dates of the Year Families are Asked to Attend Mass Directly After Class
  • Four+ Community Service Projects are incorporated into Class Times

Little Lambs (Pre-K with Adult)

Class time:  9:30 - 10:30 am


This class is specifically designed for Children 18 months to 4 years with an Adult to experience faith in developmentally-appropriate ways.   The leader will introduce topics of faith using stories, crafts, dancing, singing, videos, puppets, flannel boards, etc.   During each 1-hour class, the kids and their adults will participate in a regular routine that will include playtime, carpet time, craft time, hand washing, snack time, and more.  

5K thru 12th Grade

Class time: 9:15 - 10:45 am


In our 5-year-old Kindergarten through 12th grade Program, we focus on the following UNITS: 

  • Revelation
  • Trinity
  • Jesus Christ
  • The Church
  • Morality
  • Sacraments
  • Kingdom of God
  • Seasonal Lessons & Celebrations
  • Catholic Prayers
  • Words of Faith
  • Faith in Action

SACRAMENTAL PREP: 

  • Children in 2nd Grade and older participate in the Sacraments of 1st Reconciliation (Confession) and 1st Eucharist (Communion)
  • Teens in 11th Grade and older participate in the Sacrament of Confirmation

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Young Adult & Adult Programs

Contact: Kathy Smith 414-453-0300 x25 or kathy@mphwa.org

Young Adult & Adult Ministries

Adults & Family Members

All adults and their family members are invited to enrich their faith lives by taking advantage of the many opportunities offered by our parish. Programs are offered throughout the year for all stages of life. We have a vibrant volunteer Cluster Adult Formation Committee that, together with pastoral staff, provides ongoing ideas and inspiration. We welcome you to participate and if you don’t see what you are looking for, please contact the Director of Young Adult & Adult Ministries, Kathy Smith, at 414-453-0300 x25 or kathy@mphwa.org 

Young Adults - 20's & 30's


F.I.S.H. 

is a year-round young adult ministry directed towards those

in their 20’s and 30’s, single or married, 

and includes social, service and sacred opportunities.

For Info Contact Kathy Smith,

414-453-0300 x25 or kathy@mphwa.org

SMALL GROUP COMMUNITY

Join 6-8 adults in their 20s & 30s for regular small group community and discussion. Most small groups gather weekly for 90 minutes. Multiple days and locations are available.  

For more info: https://www.archmil.org/offices/Young-Adults/Small-Group-Community.htm

Adults - 40+

SMALL FAITH SHARING GROUPS

One of the ways Christians have been gathering since the very beginning is in small faith sharing groups. These are groups of 6-12 people who gather on a regular basis to: share personal experiences of God’s work in our life; support one another’s lives of service within and without the community; reflect on Scripture or other materials; to challenge one another to live out the gospel and become intentional disciples; to focus on our faith and God’s presence in our daily lives. Cluster groups meet at parish sites or in individual’s homes throughout the year, generally for six weeks at a time. Groups meet on different days of the week, with day and evening groups available. Past offerings have included the Sunday Scripture Readings, special Prayer, Advent and Lenten books. 

Suggestions are always welcome. 

R.C.I.A. - Becoming Catholic

Ages 18+


The acronym RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. It is a process for anyone who may be interested in becoming Catholic and if pursued, it will include the three sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation


This process begins with a meeting with the Adult Formation Director. This meeting may be done at any time during the year. The length of the entire process as well as the actual meeting times will vary with each individual’s circumstances. The program includes people interested in learning more about Catholicism, as well as those who are actively seeking to become Catholic. It is a journey that our community walks together with those interested, with the purpose of welcoming participants into the life of the church community.  Register at any time.

Articles of Interest

Article - Lessons Learned in My Journey to Understand Seniors (pdf)

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