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Child and Youth Ministry

Welcome to Child & Youth Ministry at St. Joseph Congregation in Wauwatosa.

In child ministry, we minister to the faith needs of our parish children from pre-K through 5th grades. That includes sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Eucharist. We meet in the school classrooms from 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Sundays.

In youth ministry, we work to support and encourage the faith of our middle and high school students. Youths in 6th through 8th grades meet in the school classrooms from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Youths in 9th & 10th grades meet together in the upper room in the parish center from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph room in the parish center. hat Their time includes sacramental preparation for confirmation.

If you would like to volunteer to help our children grow in their faith, please see the Formation Volunteers page for opportunities to do so.

Schedules and Forms

Curriculum and Resources

Director Information

Hi! I’m Stephanie McDermot. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself as the Child and Youth Ministry director. I grew up here at St. Joe's. I went to school and rec classes here, I got married here (to my amazing husband Connor), and both of my daughters have been baptized here (Eileanora & Clodagh). I have been working with children for over a decade. I have always had a passion for our faith and love sharing it with kids. I have taught every age from birth to seniors in high school. I can honestly say that I don’t have a favorite age. I firmly believe in communication and giving all the information up front. I am always available via email [email protected] I look forward to building up our community of faith with you.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (C.L.O.W.) 

At the 10:30 Liturgy, from October through April, students preschool through 2nd grade are called to attend Children’s Liturgy of the Word. Students are dismissed from Liturgy to hear and discuss the first, second and Gospel readings. Participants then conclude in prayer, and return to the church to rejoin the congregation.