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Welcome to St. Stephen's Catholic Church

Where Spirit & Mind Grow

Mission

To provide a caring Christian community that nourishes spiritual development and academic excellence.

School Philosophy

St. Stephen’s Catholic School integrates faith with academics to prepare students to make solid Christian choices.  It is an accredited, private school, comprised of pre-school, elementary, and middle school levels.

Faith

As a vital part of the parish community, we educate students in a Catholic atmosphere enriched by the Gospel messages of peace, and justice.  The spiritual development of students is the primary goal.  The school recognizes that a person’s faith is formed by living out that faith in community through prayer, worship, service and study; and grounded in our Catholic tradition.

Academics

In partnership with their family, each student is encouraged and directed to reach his or her potential.  Our academic program emphasizes mastery of the basics, academic excellence, and a variety of extracurricular activities.  The school prepares students to be fully equipped for their next level of academic achievement.

Community

The school seeks to provide a safe and trusting learning environment where each student is valued and challenged to grow spiritually, academically, emotionally, socially, and physically.

Faith-based

Our students are surrounded by faith as we begin and end each day with prayer. Weekly school mass and Gospel messages inspire our youth to live out their Catholic values. The Catholic Social Teachings guide our focus on service projects each school year as we work to enrich the lives of those around us.

High Standards

In addition to the core academics in our elementary grades, each student participates in Art, Music, Spanish, Religion, Physical Education and Technology/Media as part of the enhanced curriculum. Middle school students are guided by advisory teachers who oversee their academic progress in their core curriculum. Our middle school students attend religion class every day with a focus on moral development illustrated through instruction surrounding Christian choices, the sacraments, Church history and the saints.

Church of St. Stephen

Hospitality, warmth, and friendly reception are high priorities around here. In fact, our parish theme song is “All Are Welcome in This Place.”

In the spirit of Jesus who welcomed all to be his followers, we invite you to visit St. Stephen’s, to worship with us, and if you are looking for a place you can call your parish, to consider this dynamic Catholic faith community as your spiritual home.

St. Stephen’s is one of 222 parishes of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

With more than 4,200 registered households we are large in size, but have a warm friendly feeling thanks to:

  • Active participation of our assembly at liturgies
  • Biblically-based, inspiring preaching
  • Lively contemporary music
  • Family-oriented school and formation programs
  • Parish clubs and activities
  • Concerned and competent staff
  • Summerfest, our annual parish celebration
  • Numerous outreach ministries

All are wonderful ways to meet new friends and build Christ-centered relationships with fellow believers.
Please take some time to browse through our web site.  Check out the mass times, meet the staff, discover St. Stephen’s School, learn about our formation offerings, and explore other aspects of our parish.

Interested in seeing what St. Stephen’s is all about?
Come experience the difference for yourself