Music Ministry Notes

by Aaron VanDanacker, Director of Choral Ensembles and Assistant Accompanist I am blessed with the opportunity to minister through the love of music with all of you here at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. I am beyond excited to make music, grow together, build community, and uplift the congregation in song together throughout the coming years. …

Join us for the Holy Week/Easter Liturgies

Come celebrate Holy Week at the sacred liturgies of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday! Holy Thursday – April 18 Morning Prayer at 8:00 a.m. (Chapel) Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 p.m.  (Church) Incense will be used Holy Thursday evening. Following Holy Thursday Mass, there will be prayer at…

Introducing Hymn Boards in Mass

by Father Matthew Quail and Dr. Mary Newton A few weeks ago, there was an article in the bulletin discussing the introduction of the Liturgy Guide to St. Stephen’s faith community. This Liturgy Guide, found on pages 2-3 of the bulletin, includes the Mass responses and hymn numbers. The article explained the reason behind the…

Stations of the Cross

The Christian life is a journey. Many of us experience this, but there is one person’s journey that means more than ours and that is the journey of Jesus Christ. His journey to the cross at Calvary gives our journey to Heaven meaning. Many of us who have traveled to the Holy Land have had…

Christmas Greetings

Christmas is a time to celebrate arrival. We welcome the growing light, we receive family and friends, and most importantly we celebrate and rejoice in the arrival of our Savior. For most of us the lights and ornaments, the wreaths and wrapping, the carols and songs are cherished and familiar. On the other hand, there…

Join us for Holy Week Liturgies

All are welcome to join us during Holy Week for the sacred liturgies of the Paschal Triduum/Easter. Opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation: Reconciliation Day – Tuesday, April 4, 12:00-8:00 p.m. We invite you to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Many priests will be available throughout the afternoon and evening of April 4 to hear confessions…