Our Parish

Welcome to the Parish of St. Stephen

A Parish full of faith and the Holy Spirit.

Mission Statement: We, the parishioners of St. Stephen parish, a Roman Catholic faith community, strive to live the Gospel message and answer Jesus' call to holiness through Stewardship, Service to others and Sacramental worship.

REGISTERING IN THE PARISH

We extend a warm welcome to new parishioners. Please contact the Parish Office for information and registration. If you prefer, you can fill out this REGISTRATION FORM (165 KB, PDF) and bring it with you to the Parish Office when you come in to register.

St. Stephen is a Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Grand Rapids. We serve primarily the neighborhoods of East Grand Rapids and southeast Grand Rapids. We are a small (600+ families), friendly church with lots of active members, outreach ministries and a solid faith formation program. We also have an excellent parish school. If you are looking for a Christian community where you can feel at home, please come and visit us.

MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday 4:30 PM, Sunday 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM
Weekdays - 8:30 AM, Monday through Friday

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday 3:30 PM, or by appointment 243-8998 ext. 201
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Please contact the Parish Office for arrangements.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Please contact the Parish Office for arrangements.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Please contact the Parish Office at least six months in advance of intended date.
SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Please inform the Parish Office if someone in your family is sick or hospitalized.

** HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE **

Holy Thursday:
4:00-6:00PM Confession / Reconciliation
7:00PM Mass
8:00-10:00PM Confession / Reconciliation

Good Friday:

12:00PM Living Stations
1:30PM Liturgy of the Lord's Passion
3:00-6:00PM Confession / Reconciliation
7:00-8:00PM Confession / Reconciliation

Holy Saturday:
8:30PM Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday:

8:30 AM Mass
11:00 AM Mass

Becoming Catholic

Do you experience something missing in your faith life and seek a spiritual home to call your own? Were you Baptized in another Christian tradition and want to learn more about becoming Catholic? Were you Baptized as a Catholic but never celebrated the sacraments of Confirmation or Eucharist and now want to be fully initiated? Or perhaps you are married to a Catholic (or plan to marry one) and just want to learn more about your (future) spouse's beliefs and practices.

St. Stephen parish offers the opportunity to explore and respond to these questions and life circumstances. The process described in The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) enables one to ask questions and discern how God might be calling to you in your faith journey.

Contact Father Tom or Brittany Bissell for more information.

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