Philosophy and Objectives

The purpose of religious education is to enable students to reach their potential as individuals who are created in God’s image.  As such, our program tries to assist and enhance what is being taught in the home and to provide religious direction for students so they can share their talents, and proclaim the message of Christ to others.

Our goal for the St. Teresa of Calcutta Christian Formation program is to promote the growth of each student’s sacred faith.  We try to provide an experience of community that teaches, lives, sustains, and supports that faith in Christ.  In our Christian Formation Program we try to nurture in our students:

  • An awareness of God in themselves and others
  • An appreciation of the meaning of the Sacraments and most important
    a belief in the True Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist
  • The importance of the Sunday liturgy
  • A love for God’s Word and an understanding of Sacred Scripture
  • A formation of conscience and Catholic values that will foster Catholic living
  • A concept of a Catholic community, that spreads the message “Jesus lives” through service to others

Our Commitment to Protecting Our Future

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is committed to maintaining safe environments for children to learn, pray, and grow.  Their Safe Environment Office supports our parishes and schools and maintains the compliance of our archdiocese in our Promise to Protect, Pledge to Heal. We expect all of our clergy, staff and volunteers to be part our commitment to prevent abuse in our parishes, schools and communities. We do this through education, awareness and accountability.

Click here to access more information regarding the Safeguarding All God’s Family Training, which is mandatory for every priest, deacon, parish or school staff member, teacher and lay minister that is employed by a parish or school and any volunteer working with minors.

Update for the Upcoming School Year

The following letter has been sent to parish school families, to highlight changes that are being made for the 2019-2020 school year:

Letter to Parish School Families

Office hours (during the school year)
Monday – Thursday 9 am to 3:30 pm
Wednesday 9 am to 6 pm

Closed on Fridays.

Christian Formation Secretary
Lisa Johnson
(262) 966-7010 – Ext. 125
Email: lisa@stteresaofcalcutta.org

Confirmation & Grade School Coordinator
Jennifer Ishizaki
(262) 966-7010 – Ext. 127
Email: jen@stteresaofcalcutta.org

Middle/High School Coordinator
Denise Wiskow
(262) 966-7010 – Ext. 129
Email: denise@stteresaofcalcutta.org