St. Stephen’s Church will officially begin offering public Masses inside the Church building (with modifications), beginning June 1, 2020. All other Parish events (besides confessions and virtual events) remain suspended until further notice.
Mass times and locations:
Daily Mass –
8:00 a.m. (Monday-Friday) in the Church
Weekend Masses –
5:00 p.m. in the Church (Sign-up in advance is required)
8:30 a.m. in the school parking lot (Drive-in Mass with Communion)
10:30 a.m. in the school parking lot (Drive-in Mass with Communion)
12:30 p.m. Spanish in Church (Sign-up in advance required)
6:00 p.m. in the Church (Sign-up in advance is required)
A Signup link for weekend Masses in the Church will be made available Tuesdays at 6 pm via our YouTube Channel, Facebook Page, Instagram Page, Website (on the front page), and e-newsletter. If you need assistance in signing up, please call the parish office (763-421-2471) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
At this time, in order to comply with social distancing directives given to us by the Archdiocese, we will only be able to allow 42 households to attend Mass (The balcony remains closed at this time). Each household will be seated together. When signing up, please specify in the corresponding box how many are in your household.
We also ask that you only signup for one or two Masses each month to allow everyone the chance to attend. However, if there are open slots 24-hours ahead of Mass, they are fair game for repeat Mass attendees.
Please abide by the following directions when you come to the Church:
- Arrive 20 minutes before Mass begins through door # 1. All other entrances will be locked.
- Anyone above the age of reason, usually 7 and up, must wear a face mask while in the building
- Sanitize your hands upon entry and exit
- There will be no sign of peace, and we ask that you please do not hold hands during the Our Father.
- Please do not linger outside the Church or in the parking lots. We know everyone is excited to be back and see each other, but we need to continue our social distancing efforts as we slowly re-open.
- Anyone 65 and older and or those who have any pre-existing health conditions that might put them at risk are strongly encouraged to remain at home during this time. We also ask that anyone who has a fever, shortness of breath, cough, or generally are not felling well to remain at home.
- Masses will continue to be available on our YouTube Channel, website, and live-streamed on our Facebook page.
- The dispensation from Archbishop Hebda from attending Sunday Mass remains in effect.
Watch this video for a detailed look at what to expect when you arrive for Mass: Welcome back!
Confession times (Please enter through door #8 and follow social distancing directives):
- Wednesdays from 7-8 pm
- Saturdays from 3:30-4:30 pm
For those who wish to remain at home for the time-being, the below prayer can be used when not receiving Communion physically:
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.