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Mission Statement

Saint Stephen Parish, as guided by the Holy Spirit and empowered by the Sacraments, is sent forth to know, love and serve God. For the salvation of souls, we endeavor to evangelize the Gospel message through Christ-centered ministries and truthful witness. Our parish pledges fidelity to the Magisterium, the teaching authority of the Holy Catholic Church. We offer traditional, orthodox and reverent practice of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the edification of the faithful and for the making of saints. The Saint Stephen parish family seeks to actively build a culture of life and recognizes the dignity of all persons as children of God.

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Contact Info

  • Phone: (216) 631-5633 Extensions: General-10, Secretary-11, Accountant-12, Pastor-17, Associate Pastor-14, St. Vincent de Paul Society-16
  • Email: ststephendh@gmail.com
  • Address: St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church
    1930 West 54th Street
    Cleveland, Ohio 44102
  • Office Hours
    Monday - Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: closed

Pastor: Rev. Caroli B. Shao, A.J. (ext. 17)
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Benjamin Koka, A.J. (ext. 14)
Latin Mass Celebrant: Rev. Bede Kotlinski, OSB
Additional Celebrant: Rev. S. Michael Franz (Ret.)
Permanent Deacon: Reverend Mr. Moisés Cruz


Mass, Devotion, and Confession Schedule


Weekend Masses

Saturday
5:00 pm English
Sunday
8:00 am English
9:00 am Rosary
9:30 am Latin High Mass
11:00 am English
11:00 am German (First Sunday of every month)

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Devotions

Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction
Every Wednesday after the 6:30 pm Latin Mass (until 8:00 pm)
Benediction
First Friday of the Month after the 6:30 pm Latin Mass

Daily Masses

Monday
6:30 pm (Rectory Chapel)
Tuesday
6:45 am (Church) Latin Low Mass
6:30 pm (Rectory Chapel)
Wednesday
6:30 pm Latin Low Mass (Church)
Thursday
6:30 pm Latin Low Mass (Church)
Friday
6:30 pm (Rectory Chapel)

First of Month Masses

First Friday
6:30 pm Latin Low Mass
(Followed by Benediction)
First Saturday
9:30 am Latin Low Mass
(Rosary and Confessions at 9:00 AM)

Confessions

Saturday: 4:15—4:45 pm — St. Francis Room
Sunday: before 9:30 am Mass — St. Francis Room & Club Room
Other times by appointment. Please call the Rectory at 216-631-5633.

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Parish Bulletins and Events


Special Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Activities

MEETINGS/ACTIVITIES WEEK OF JUNE 26, 2022
Sunday, June 26 Schola Practice (CR) 8:00am
Sunday, June 26 Schola Practice (CR) after 9:30am Mass
Saturday, July 2 Latin Lecture (CR) 10:00am

(CR)-Club Room (R)-Rectory (SFR)-St Francis Room (MCB)-Michael Bldg Cafeteria
If you aren’t sure where to find the noted meeting locations, contact the parish office.

Sunday Socials

German Mass socials are held in the Rectory after the 11:00 Mass on the 1st Sunday of every month
Latin Mass Socials are held in the club room on the 2nd Sunday of every month after the 9:30 am Mass


Ministries


Looking for a volunteer activity?
Help is needed to distribute bagged groceries at our Community Kindness Pantry.
We are also in the need for ushers, lectors, servers and Eucharistic Ministers.
Please see the Ministry Information below for contact information about these, and other, available service ministries.

OUTREACH


FOOD PANTRY: The Food Pantry is open on the last Thursday of the Month from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM with the exception of Thanksgiving; which will be open on Wednesday, November 18th. The Food Pantry Schedule through the remainder of Calendar Year 2021: 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, and 12/30. Entrance: Rear Door of the Rectory/Parish Office. Open for all those in need and living within our service area: Between West Shoreway Drive and Lorain Avenue (North to South) and W44th and W93rd Streets (East to West).
Food Pantry Volunteers are Welcome! If you are interested in volunteering in our fantabulous Food Pantry, please contact the Parish Office. We have several positions open including sorting and stacking groceries, bagging and providing groceries to those in need on Food Pantry Day, preparing emergency bagged groceries for those in need during the week, and, of course, your laughter and smiles as we all work together!
SECULAR SERVITES: The Secular Servites of the Servants of Mary is an organization of lay men and women living their Christian faith in the context of the world. Contact: Evelyn Trucks
PRO-LIFE: Please contact the parish office for information

SOCIAL


ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY: The St. Vincent de Paul Society is a voluntary organization of Christian men dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing direct practical assistance to those in need. The St. Vincent de Paul Society meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the rectory. Contact: Parish office.
BREAD MINISTRY: Bread and baked goods are distributed after the 9:30 am and 11:00 am Sunday Masses. Contact: Laura Miereau, Phil Smith
HOLY NAME SOCIETY: The Holy Name Society is committed to helping its members grow in holiness through devotion to the most Holy Name of Jesus. The Northwest Deanery of the Holy Name Society meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm in the rectory. All are welcome. Contact: Julio Castro
GERMAN COMMUNITY: This group organizes lectors, collects petitions and provides the music for the German Mass which is the first Sunday of the month at 11:00 am. Coffee and pastries are provided after the Mass in the rectory. Contact: Ed Moore, Herb Mauser, Hans Kopp

MUSIC & LITURGICAL


SCHOLA CANTORUM: The Schola Cantorum sings Gregorian Chant at the Sunday 9:30 AM Tridentine Latin High Mass and other special High Masses throughout the year. The Schola practices on Thursday afternoons at 6pm. Contact: Nate Marinchick
ORGANIST: Joe Kolecki is the organist for the Sunday 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM Mass.
ALTAR SERVER TRAINING: Servers assist at assigned liturgies on Sundays, Holy Days and Funerals. Contact: Father Caroli

EDUCATION


RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) or children (RCIC) classes prepare adults and children for Sacraments of Christian Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist.
CONFIRMATION: Classes prepare young adults for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Classes normally meet on Saturdays, beginning in September and continuing through May. Contact: Parish office.


Sacraments


RECONCILIATION


RECONCILIATION: Confessions are heard in the church
Saturday: 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 9:20 am
Other times by appointment. Please call the Rectory at 216-631-5633.

MATRIMONY


MATRIMONY: Please see our St. Stephen Wedding Music Planner
for information about your wedding ceremony at St. Stephen. Also, please see our aid on Wedding Music Selection
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Giving



Support St. Stephen

Understandably, St. Stephen Church consistently relies upon your individual offertory donations, and your personal giving to meet our monthly expenses. We wish to extend a very special thank you, always, for your very thoughtful and prayerful generosity in support of our Church, especially during these challenging times. Please continue to join us in praying for all of those who are suffering from this virus, or from illness or disease of any kind, and for all of our dedicated health care workers.

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