About Us

Education, Faith and Formation Committee

This committee was one of five that was established under the Steubenville Task Force Pastoral Plan: Renewing the Church in Steubenville.  The decree was given by The Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon on July 25, 2005 and it became effective on August 6, 2005.

The committee in its original efforts was to consolidate and integrate programs of the three parishes into a unified and effective form of ministry.  This included parish ministry, Catholic Schools and home school programs.

Today this committee continues to seek integration of programs and ministries of not only the Steubenville parishes but most recently including some aspects of the Wintersville parishes.  This committee has oversight of the programs listed as Catholic Faith Formation for the parishes of Steubenville and Wintersville.

Current members are: Tracy Almeida, Stephen Lewis, Drake McCalister, Andrew Minto, Joshua Miller, Fr. Thomas Nau (Pastors Representative), Nancy Schreck, Paul Ward, and Barbara VanBeveren (DRE)

Catholic Faith Formation consists of all religious education offerings available to the young and old, in the parishes of Steubenville: Triumph of the Cross, Holy Family, St. Peter, and Wintersville: Blessed Sacrament and Our Lady of Lourdes.

— CFF is Parish School of Religion (PSR) (formerly called CCD) – Faith & Lifeclasses or Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

— CFF is for children preparing to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation as well as parents preparing to baptize their child.

— CFF is Junior High Youth Ministry called the EDGE

— CFF is Senior High Youth Ministry called RADIX

— CFF is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults – RCIA

— CFF is Adult Faith Formation, such as, Bible Study, Missions, Catechism classes


— CFF stands for Catholic Faith Formation

— PSR stands for Parish School of Religion

— Our Parish School of Religion is the same as CCD

— Children receiving First Penance, First Communion, and Confirmation are expected to be in religious education for at least two years before they can receive their sacraments

— Children can be enrolled in the Catholic School, Religious Education Program, or Home School program approved by the Pastor to receive preparation for the Sacraments

— We have a Kindergarten class in our Parish School of Religion

— Confirmation is celebrated in the 5th Grade in all the Parishes in Steubenville and Wintersville

— We are always looking for Volunteers!