In line with the national trend in Catholic education, we are moving our parish toward a model of Whole Community Catechesis. To that end, the highest priority for all families at St. Joan of Arc will be placed on worship. Attendance at Mass is the most important form of catechesis for all ages in a Catholic parish.  

We have designed our program as a means of “living the faith, not just providing book knowledge and tradition.” We welcome you to call for more information.

Contact the Christian Formation Team:



Mary Sue Reutebuch | Director of Christian Formation

Family Program (4K-Grade 6) and Youth Program (Grades 7 –11).

 (262) 646-5979 ext. 1502


Cecilia Villarreal | Youth Minister

 (262) 646-5979 


 Ellen Heitman | Pastoral Associate, Director, RCIA/Adult Learning

 (262) 646-8078


 Kathy Zwick | Administrative Assistant

 (262) 646-5979


Characteristics of Whole Community Catechesis
  • Sunday Mass is the most important gathering of the Christian Community.
  • The total parish is involved in learning and sharing about the faith.  Every age in the parish is involved, not just children and youth.
  • Families are the domestic church.  Home is where faith happens on a continuing basis.
  • Christian Formation is not an optional parish program with a beginning and an end.  Continual faith formation is part of being Christian.
  • Formal Christian Formation is offered in the following ways:
    • Religious Education classes for K4 through 6th grade
    • High School Religious Education classes for grades 7-11, including preparation for Confirmation
    • Youth Ministry for Grade 12
    • Adult Formation
    • RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) and RCIA for children

Click Here to review the Christian Formation Calendar of Events.