Highway 10 Entrance to Calvary Cemetery Set to Close May 21; Newly Beautified Entrance Located on Garfield Street

St. Stephen’s Calvary Cemetery has undergone a facelift that has beautified and enhanced the entrance and access.  If you are visiting Calvary Cemetery for the Memorial Day Mass or to visit the graves of family and friends, you will see these improvements.  As you approach the new entrance on Garfield Street you will see a new tall granite cross identifying Calvary Cemetery and St. Stephen’s Church.  A new iron fence with large stone pillars frame the safer entrance and exit for visitors and funeral processions.  As you enter, you will notice that roadways have been improved, with added pull-off parking spots, and widened in some areas.  Many new trees were added around Sections 7 and 8, and a few unsafe trees removed in older parts of the cemetery.  From the new entrance you will see the Columbarium with walkways to the patio and benches.

As of Monday, May 21, 2018, the entrance from Highway 10 will be closed for the remodeling of the Highway 10 Corridor. We suggest the following two routes to the new Garfield Street entrance:

From Ferry Street and Pleasant Avenue in Anoka, go West on Pleasant to Wingfield Street (about 3 blocks).  Turn right on Wingfield which will curve around and eventually become Garfield Street.  Follow Garfield until you reach Calvary Cemetery on your left.

From Highway 10, go north on Thurston Ave., and take the second turn on your right, which is the new Greenhaven Parkway. Follow Greenhaven Parkway and take a right on Garfield.  Follow Garfield until you reach Calvary Cemetery on your left.

 

 

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mass times

Regular Mass Schedules: Mondays – Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. (with some exceptions for Holy Days or Holidays), Saturdays: 5:00 p.m. (except the Easter Vigil and Christmas Eve), Sundays: 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (en español) and 6:00 p.m. (except Easter, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve/Day).

Visit the Mass times page for special liturgy schedules for holidays and Holy Days.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter: Saturday: 5:00 p.m.

La Misa en Español: Domingo a las 12:30 p.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. (except holidays and Holy Days)

Televised: QCTV Comcast cable channel 15 (Recorded Mass of the previous weekend) Sundays: 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

For those who do not have cable, there is a Mass that is televised on “antenna” TV at 11:00 a.m. on Channel 45 or 5.2.  That particular Mass comes from the Diocese of St. Cloud.

OFFICE HOURS:

Academic Year:  Monday and Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;  Tuesday and Wednesday – 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. when Faith Formation is in session, otherwise closing at 5:00 p.m.;
Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.;  Saturday – 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.;  Sunday – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Summer:  Monday through Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;  Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday – 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Strategic Plan

In the fall of 2016 a team was formed to develop a Strategic Plan that flowed from and supported our mission statement to “Seek, Love, and Serve Jesus Christ”. In the late winter/early spring of 2017 the Strategic Planning Committee held three listening sessions and posted a survey online to allow them to gather the valuable feedback of parishioners.

St. Stephen’s Church is happy to present the strategic plan document to guide the parish as we move into the future.

Strategic Plan Document (printable PDF)

We are listening and responding to the input of our parishioners and want to keep you informed of the parish’s implementation progress.

The banners hung in the church will be reminders of the eight key initiatives that will be our guide in the years to come.

Some highlights of improvements/additions include:

  • Benches have been added in the hallways so that seating is available for parishioners and guests.
  • High resolution security cameras have been added in the parking lots.
  • The parish mission statement, Seek, Love, and Serve Jesus Christ, has been stenciled on the wall above the doors in the Gathering Space.
  • The youth ministry program has been revamped and will have consistent Wednesday evening youth group nights in addition to special events each month.
  • A full time staff person has been designated to serve as Marketing and Communications Coordinator.

We are committed to updating parishioners about the implementation process through bulletin articles, the e-newsletter, Facebook, and parish website.

Welcome to St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Anoka, Minnesota!

Hospitality, warmth, and friendly reception are high priorities around here.

St. Stephen’s celebrates the sacraments with joy-filled liturgical celebrations that lead the worshipping assembly to the full, conscious and active participation called for by the Catholic Church.  Sunday Mass, Weekday Mass, Baptisms, Funerals, Weddings, bi-weekly Reconciliation services and bi-yearly Masses with Anointing are among the many liturgical opportunities here. Together with additional devotional prayer times, there is a discipline and rhythm to our prayer life that deepens the spirituality of all who praise and worship God here.

Our parish offers various faith formation, sacramental preparation and youth ministry programs for children, teens and adults. We are all called to discipleship and to make Jesus Christ known and loved. All are invited to participate in opportunities for understanding the faith, celebrating sacraments, building community and giving service.

Pastoral Care exists to assist the priests in visits to the homebound, sick, elderly and anyone in need of spiritual or emotional care. St. Stephen’s has many trained, compassionate volunteers who help with these ministries.

Calvary Cemetery is owned and operated by St. Stephen’s Catholic Church.  It is located on the west end of the city of Anoka on the north side of Highway 10.  A beautiful granite Columbarium was added to the cemetery in the spring of 2015.

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 Faith Formation offerings, and explore other aspects of our parish.

All are welcome!

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