Re-Ignite Your Catholic Faith at the Parish Mission March 18-21

David Rinaldi will be our guest presenter for the parish mission.  David’s powerful presentations have been life-changing moments for thousands of teens and parents across the country.  With over 20 years of experience working with youth, David communicates the love of God and the truths of the Catholic faith with a boldness and humor that teens and adults alike can appreciate.

Musician Luke Spehar will also join us the evenings of March 18-19 to begin with music and his story.  As a modern folk recording artist, Luke is on a journey in search for more of God. His unplugged honesty and transparency of often taking the road less travelled is made evident in his music and ministry. Audiences find themselves drawn into an authentic faith experience that both captivates and enriches lives.

The sessions will be held in the Faith Community Center and hospitality will be provided.

March 18, 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Topic: The Potter’s Field

There will be a special session for youth and young adults from 7:15-8:45 p.m.
Topic: Put on the Full Armor of God

March 19, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Topic: The Victory

March 20Parish Reconciliation Day from noon to 8:00 p.m.  No presentations.  Come celebrate God’s mercy and grace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

March 21, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Topic: Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done

Please register for child care by contacting Katie Gebhard or call her at 763-712-7439.

Triduum and Easter Worship Schedule

Holy Thursday – March 29

Morning Prayer at 8:00 a.m. (Chapel)

Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 p.m.  (Church)

Eucharistic Adoration from 8:30-11:00 p.m.  (Chapel)

El Jueves Santo – 29 de Marzo

La Misa en español (FCC) a las 7:00 p.m.

La Adoración al Santísimo – 8:30-11:00 p.m. (La Capilla)

Good Friday – March 30

Morning Prayer at 8:00 a.m. (Chapel)

Individual Prayer from 12:00 noon-3:00 p.m. (Church)

Stations of the Cross (Spanish) at 12:00 p.m. (Spanish Stations held in School Parking Lot)

Stations of the Cross at 3:00 p.m.  (Church)

“Live” Stations of the Cross (Spanish) at 5:00 p.m. (Gym)

Good Friday Service at 7:00 p.m.  (Church)

Good Friday Service (Spanish) at 7:00 p.m.  (FCC)

El Viernes Santo – 30 de Marzo

El Viacrucis (español) a las 12:00 p.m.

Oración Privada – 12:00-3:00 p.m.  (La Iglesia)

El Viacrucis (inglés) a las 3:00 p.m.  (La Iglesia)

El Viacrucis en vivo (español—Gimnasio) 5:00 p.m.

Servicio de Viernes Santo (inglés) 7:00 p.m.  (La Iglesia)

Servicio de Viernes Santo (español—FCC) 7:00 p.m.

Holy Saturday – March 31

Morning Prayer at 8:00 a.m.  (Chapel)

Easter Vigil Mass at 8:00 p.m.

No 3:30 p.m. Confessions

No 5:00 p.m. Mass

El Sábado de Gloria – 31 de Marzo

La Vigilia Pascual (bilingüe) a las 8:00 p.m.

*No habrá confesiones a las 3:30 p.m.

*No habrá misa a las 5:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday—April 1

Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.   (Church and FCC)

Mass in Spanish at 12:30 p.m.  (Church)

No 6:00 p.m. Mass

El Domingo de Pascua – 1 de Abril

 Las Misas en inglés – 8:30 y 10:30 a.m.  (La Iglesia y FCC)

La Misa en español a las 12:30 p.m.  (La Iglesia)

*No habrá misa a las 6:00 p.m.


All are welcomed. Find out what it’s like to be a parishioner of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, and how you can join us.

Become a Parishioner

Wedding, baptism, confirmation, and reconciliation celebrations as well as funerals are held at St. Stephen’s throughout the year. Learn more.

Sacraments & Worship

Accredited St. Stephen’s Catholic School integrates faith with academics, preparing children to make solid Christian choices.

Our School

Our parishioners are making a real difference in our community. Join our team of volunteers and find out where your help is needed most.

Community Service

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.


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, Julie Gerads, 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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