The presence of Christ in the Eucharist is true, real, and substantial.
Join us on the first Saturday of the month for these opportunities of spiritual growth in your prayer life:
Rosary (hosted by Council of Catholic Women)
All are welcome to come and pray the Rosary with members of St. Stephen Council of Catholic Women following the 8:30 a.m. daily Mass in the Main Church. First Saturday devotions are made by many Catholics to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Father George Nursey will hold a community Reconciliation, or Penance, Service after the 8:30 a.m. daily Mass in the Chapel, which includes a time to individually receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation with a priest.
A ministry to assist those in need.
Join our parish community for an evening of fun and fellowship this Fall Season! Our Harvest Happenings will take place on Friday, November 10th from 5pm – 9pm outside between the church and the parish office (in the event of rain, we’ll have it in EC-1 and the gym).
The event will begin with a presentation of the Winter Springs High School Color Guard in honor of Veteran’s Day.
We will have music, food, and drinks, as well as baked goods and caramel apples for sale! There will also be a 50/50 raffle, games and activities for children, and a hayride with Father George Nursey. Please come and bring your friends and family and enjoy a FREE autumn event with our parishioners!
You can purchase meal combos at the event, or purchase pre-sale tickets in the courtyard following each weekend Mass (October 28/29 & November 4/5). Tickets are $5 each and include a burger or hotdog, chips, and a drink. We will only be accepting cash.
We would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who came and visited our Ministry Fair on September 16-17. We received so many sign ups from our parishioners who are interested in serving our Lord in all different areas of ministry. Also, please thank our wonderful coordinators of each ministry for their time, effort, and participation in the Ministry Fair. Many coordinators spent their weekends at the ministry tables and were able to offer excellent, one-on-one information for visitors. Thank you to all for a joyful and successful event!
The highlight was the social aspect of parishioners young and old catching up over coffee and donuts!Lisa Johannes, Ministry Coordinator
Our very own Knights of Columbus Council #17915 received the distinction of Star Council, the international organization’s top award for local councils. The Star Council Award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership, promotion of fraternal insurance benefits, sponsorship of faith formation programs, and service-oriented activities.
The parishioners of St. Stephen made this possible! The Coats for Kids project in January was a big success. The involvement with our confirmation youth, lunches, the “Keep Christ in Christmas” card program, and each and every member of the Knights were key determining factors. A sincere thanks to everyone and blessings to our Knights!
We welcome Father George Nursey as our new pastor beginning July 1.
The Reconciliation room in our chapel space has been renovated, and is ready to go! We will start using this room for Confessions, instead of the vestry by the narthex, in order to give the sacrament a special space without distraction and with privacy. Confession itself remains the same, with the option to sit across the priest or behind the available screen. Whether your last confession was last month or many years ago, we invite you to come and experience God’s mercy in the sacrament of Reconciliation.
The confession of sins allows one to become “open again to God and to the communion of the Church in order to make a new future possible.” (CCC 1455)
Please join us for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the First Friday of each month immediately following 7am Mass until noon.
You may sign up for a 30-minute or 60-minute time slot. Your selected time will be confirmed by email. Thank you for giving this time in prayer to our Lord. We have much to pray for during this time of stress and suffering in our country as well as in the world. The Lord has also blessed us with so much, and what better way to say thank you, than to spend time with God, in the presence of The Blessed Sacrament.