The letter to the Hebrews reminds us that even Christ “learned obedience from what He suffered”. As we continue in our Lenten journey, are we striving to learn from the disciplines of the season, not just Easter, but for a permanent conversion of heart?

NILES KIWANIS CLUB TO HOST 45TH ANNUAL LENTEN BREAKFAST
The Niles Kiwanis Club will host the 45th Annual Lenten Breakfast on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Hometown Buffet. The Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. and cost will be $8.50 per person. This event is open to the public. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Jamie Milton of the First Presbyterian Church of Mineral Ridge.  

TIME CHANGE FOR RECONCILIATION AT ST. STEPHEN
Please note: The time for reconciliation on Saturdays is being changed to 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. effective immediately.


ST. STEPHEN PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND EASTER EGG HUNT—Palm Sunday...
We are asking for donations of candy for our annual Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt on Palm Sunday. (We don’t need the plastic eggs this year- we have plenty!) Donations can be dropped off at the Parish Center (School) or in the Basket in the vestibule. Thank you. 


Programming on the Ecumenical Channel:
“Spotlight” with Fr. Jim Korda – 10:30 am and 8:00 pm on Mondays
“Venerable Mother Teresa Cassini” with Sr. Joyce Candidi, OSHJ and Sr. Teresina Rosa, OSHJ
on March 2
“Stewardship” with Fr. John-Michael Lavelle and Pat Palombo on March 9
“Holy Land Gifts” with Suhair Musleh on March 16
“Ecumenism” with Rev. Robbin Del Negro on March 23
“Evangelization” with Fr. Nick Shori on March 30
“Scripture 101” with Fr. Jim Korda – 10:30 am and 8:00 pm on Wednesdays
“Luke” with Sr. Lisa Marie Belz, OSU on March 4
“Acts of the Apostles” with Sr. Lisa Marie Belz, OSU on March 11
“Galatians” with Sr. Lisa Maria Belz, OSU on March 18
“Colossians” with Sr. Lisa Marie Belz, OSU on March 25
“The Holy Rosary” with Fr. Jim Korda airs Monday thru Thursday at 10:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. It also broadcasts on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. following the Mass for Shut-Ins. The special Fatima Rosary broadcasts each Thursday at 10:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

 Radio Programming Wineskins
Wineskins airs every Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on WKBN 570 AM in Youngstown, WILB AM Canton
1060/WILB FM 89.5 Youngstown at 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., and WLGO FM 91.7 Geneva at 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The Current Issue Segments will feature: March 1: Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family with Dave Schmidt; March 8: Fr. Nick Shori gives an update on Evangelization in the Diocese of Youngstown; March 15: Fr. Ed Brienz reports on the Missions; March 22: Nancy Voitus,
 xecutive Director of Catholic Charities Regional Agency, Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties; and, March 29: Cindee Case, from the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
Barb Zorn, from St. Columba Cathedral and Holy Family Church in Poland, will tell us about the Saints celebrated this month: March 1: St. Katherine Drexel; March 8: St. Frances of Rome;
March 15: St. Joseph, Husband of Mary; March 22: St. Turibius of Mogrovejo; and, March 29: St. Francis of Paola.
ADMINISTRATOR: FR. JAMES KORDA
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Suppers are free & open to the public every Thursday serving from 4:45 to 6 p.m. 

HARRIET’S CUPBOARD – MARCH…
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 There is a large box in the vestibule of the church for those who wish to help with this mission of Catholic Charities.


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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 WHOSE 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
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday- 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. at St.Stephen Church

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

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