We welcome you to our website! St. Stephen Parish is a Roman Catholic Church located in the city of Niles and under the direction of The Diocese of Youngstown . Please feel free to browse our website and contact us if you have any questions or needs.
ADMINISTRATOR: FR. JAMES KORDA
Saint Stephen Parish
Niles' premier service provider in Funerals and Cremations.
We are very proud of our ethics, stability, tradition, facilities, and the friendly professional services that we provide. We would be honored to help your family.
We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
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Third Week Of Advent
For all people:
That we may express compassion, gentleness and patience towards others
this Advent season and always;
We pray to the Lord:
COMMUNITY SUPPERS: DECEMBER . FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH,
608 N. Crandon, Niles Suppers are free & open to the public every Thursday serving from 4:45 to 6 p.m.
HARRIET’S CUPBOARD – DECEMBER – Laundry detergent, fabric softener and bleach. There is a large box in the vestibule of the church for those who wish to help with this mission of Catholic Charities
NILES COMMUNITY SERVICES
• DECEMBER FOOD COLLECTION....Assorted Food
St. Stephen Parish
Saturday 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m.
St. Stephen Parish
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.
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
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.
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
For your holiday planning
Christmas Eve...Wednesday, December 24th.... 4:30 p.m.
Christmas Day...Thursday, December 25th......9:30 a.m.
MEMORY TREE CEREMONY REMINDER
Tree Lighting Ceremony is this Wednesday, December 10th @ 6:30 pm. St. Stephen Parish Center. “Keepsake Ornaments” form is due by Monday, December 8th. If you have any questions please call 330-652-5511.
VOCATION DISCERNMENT WEEKEND
The Vocation Office is offering a weekend retreat to help young men discern God’s call for their life. The retreat, which will be held at Villa Maria Retreat Center in Villa Maria, PA, will begin on Friday, December 19 at 6:30 p.m. and conclude by noon on Sunday, December 21. The Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J. will be the Director for this retreat which is open to men who are 18 to 40+. In addition to the Bishop’s talks, plans include Mass, communal and private prayer, time for personal reflection, Eucharistic Adoration, and the ability to speak with seminarians and ask questions. There is no charge for the retreat but to participate registration is required. Men can register on-line at www.youngstownvocations.org. The deadline for registration in Monday, December 15. To get more information please call the Vocations Office at 330-744-8451 or email Father Christopher Luoni, Director fo Vocations at: email@example.com.
In today’s Gospel, John the Baptizer says “I am not worthy to
stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals.” Often times, unworthiness becomes the excuse not to do something. While none of us alone are worthy of God’s blessings, he offers them out of pure love for us. May we respond with the same love, and share his bountiful mercy and peace with all we meet.
St. Stephen Parish Center