Holy Sacraments

Catholic tradition for life’s journey

The liturgy of the Church revolves around the sacraments. Jesus entrusted seven sacraments to the Church: Baptism, the Eucharist, Reconciliation, Confirmation, Marriage, the Sacrament of the Sick and Holy Orders.

Each of these sacraments is an efficacious sign in which we receive the grace and divine life of God through the work of the Holy Spirit. Through the sacraments, especially baptism and the Eucharist, Jesus fulfills his promise to us: “Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” ~Mt 28:20

If you need a certified copy of a sacrament record, please fill out this Sacramental Certificate Request Form and return it to the parish office.

Worship at St. Stephen’s

Authentic worship is based in relationship.  We worship to give thanks and praise to God who has given us every good gift.  We worship to support one another as a community.  We worship because of our need for God, in word and sacrament, so that we might be fulfilled and grow in love of God and service to others.

 

Many share their gifts and serve our community by contributing to our worship, helping us to follow the command of Jesus:

“Do this in memory of me”

– Lk 22:19

Eucharistic Adoration

Thank you for your interest in Eucharistic Adoration.
Eucharistic Adoration began at St. Stephen’s in the year 2000. The chapel is open to anyone who desires to spend quiet time in prayer, meditation, or reading.

  • Located across from Stephen’s Marketplace next to the Holy Cross Chapel
  • Entrance during daytime hours is through the East doors or Office Entrance

Volunteers for Adoration willfully make a weekly one-hour commitment. If you would like to make a commitment of one hour each week, you can download the form or you may fill out a card located in the basket by the Adoration Chapel, drop it in the Sunday collection basket or bring it to the parish office. You may also call the parish office and leave your name and phone number and one of the Adoration Coordinators will contact you.

 

Just as you can’t be exposed to the sun without receiving its rays, neither can you come to Jesus exposed in the Blessed Sacrament without receiving the Divine Rays of His Grace, His Love, His Peace.

 

“Christ is truly the Emmanuel, that is, God with us, day and night, His is in our midst. He dwells with us full of grace and truth. He restores morality, nourishes virtue, consoles the afflicted, strengthens the weak.”

– Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei

 

To Volunteer:

Phone: Call the parish office at 763-421-2471 to leave your contact information for our adoration coordinators, Joyce and Nancy.

Form: Fill out and drop it in the collection basket Download the Form

To find different Churches and Chapels in the United States and Canada that have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Visit this website

Meet the Worship Team

Fr. Jack Long – Pastor,  763-421-2471

 

Fr. Kevin Manthey – Parochial Vicar,  763-421-2471

 

Fr. Joe Kuharski – Parochial Vicar,  763-421-2471

 

Deacon Ramón García – Hispanic Ministry Coordinator,  763-712-7482  Send Email

 

Bernie Leach – Worship Director,  763-712-7435  Send Email

 

Amanda Lutes – Worship Associate, 763-712-7458 Send Email

 

Terri Renner – Worship Associate, School Liturgy Coord.,  763-712-7459  Send Email