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ADMINISTRATOR: FR. JAMES KORDA
Saint Stephen Parish
Niles, Ohio
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 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH 
NILES COMMUNITY SERVICES 

NOVEMBER FOOD COLLECTION
Soup, canned or dry

2014 CHRISTMAS APPLICATION....NILES COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC.
Niles-Mineral Ridge-McDonald
Food and Toy Program. 
November 3 -5*-6*- 7 -10* - 11- 12*
OFFICE 402 Vienna Ave. Niles, OH 330-652-6412...9:30-11:00 & 1:30-3:30

EXTENDED HOURS on 5th, 6th, 10th , 12th ..9:30-11:30 & 1:30—7:00

PLEASE BRING INCOME VERIFICATION. 


NILES COMMUNITY CENTER
 
MASS SCHEDULE
St. Stephen Parish
Saturday     4:30 p.m.
Sunday       9:30 a.m.  
Tuesday      8:30 a.m.
Thursday     8:30 a.m.
CONTACT INFORMATION


St. Stephen Parish
RECTORY 330.652.4396
churchofsaintstephen@yahoo.com

 
YOUR SUNDAY CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPE
will be sent to the correct Church, no matter which Mass you attend. To ensure that your donation goes to your parish, please use your church envelopes, or put your donation in a plain envelope marked with your name and which Church you want to receive it. All cash donations will go to the church that receives it. If you have any questions, call the rectory.


MISSION STATEMENT
ST. STEPHEN ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH IN NILES, OHIO FORMED IN 1853 IS A LOVING; CARING FAMILY OF WELCOMING PEOPLE WHO’S RICH TRADITION OF FAITH IS ROOTED IN THE EUCHARIST. ACTIVELY LIVING THE GOSPEL, WE SHARE OUR FAITH AND HOPE WITH ALL THE PEOPLE AS WE JOURNEY TOWARD THE KINGDOM OF GOD
PARISH BULLETIN
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday- 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. at St.Stephen Church or by appointment.

Sacrament Of Baptism 
 Arrangements must be made at the Rectory and the instruction class must be attended by the parents.

Sacrament of ​Marriage
To be arranged at the Rectory  six months in advance of the wedding.

Communion to the Sick and Hospitalized
When a member of your family is taken to the hospital or sick, notify the Rectory.
OUR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
Today’s feast marks the anniversary of the dedication of the Cathedral Church in Rome- the Pope’s Church as Bishop of Rome. Today serves as a reminder of the call of Pope Francis to go out into the streets and serve the poor. Have we answered the call of Francis, and ultimately, of Jesus?

FROM FATHER KORDA
When Bishop Murry asked me to be the Administrator of St. Stephen Parish, it was with the direction to collaborate with Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish. He said that the objective is to have one parish in the City of Niles, with two worship sites and one pastor. This objective was shared with the entire parish when Fr. Shori, Director of Evangelization, visited the parish to announce the collaborative effort on the weekend of September 28, 2014. It is my hope that working with both the Parish Council and Finance Committee of St. Stephen Parish that we can assess the strengths and challenges that are before us so as to better enter a spirit of collaboration. Please understand that this process cannot happen overnight. We will work together to meet the objective that the Bishop has set for both Niles’ parishes. In this day and age, collaboration, merging and parish-twinning has become necessary and the process is never an easy thing. Given the reality of the fewer priests situation in our diocese, it has become imperative that we move in this direction. Please note that I have a full time commitment to the diocesan radio and television ministry in Canfield that I run and have been involved with for over 20 years. Many of our priests have multiple assignments. As a matter of fact, out of the 88 active priests in our diocese, 32 have more than one pastoral responsibility. I would encourage all of you to pray for us priests and for an increase in priestly vocations in our diocese. As the collaborative effort unfolds, I will share information with you through the parish bulletin. I thank you for your cooperation and support in this important endeavor.  
  Fr. Korda


CCD NEWS
The 4th grade CCD class is asking for your help with our second Operation Christmas Shoebox, that sends small gifts to children around the world. Last year we had a goal of 30 boxes and filled 45 which were sent to poor children in the Ukraine and Philippines. Our goal this year is 50 boxes. Each box costs $7 to ship and we are asking for your help with that expense. If we surpass our goal any additional money will be donated to Someplace Safe. Through this project, our children exhibit the love of God by caring for others, sharing God through evangelism, and giving of their own time to benefit others. Please stop by our table in the back of the church for more information. 

HARVEST HAPPENING...FRIDAY, NOV. 21.
  A FAMILY FUN NIGHT!!....Parish Center 5-8 pm
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