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, Ohio
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 29th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
COMMUNITY SUPPERS: AUGUST – Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Niles- Suppers are free & open to the public every Thursday serving from 4:45 to 6 p.m.  

NILES COMMUNITY SERVICES FOOD COLLECTION:
AUGUST – Mustard, Ketchup, Syrup, Mayo - There is a large basket in the vestibule of the Church for those who wish to contribute to this worthy effort.

HARRIET’S CUPBOARD – AUGUST – Deodorant and Razors. 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 CENTER
 
MASS SCHEDULE
St. Stephen Parish
Saturday     4:30 p.m.
Sunday       9:30 a.m.  
Weekdays   8:30 a.m.
except Wednesday
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
Religious Articles for Missions – 
Due to limited resources, Catholic missionaries around the world welcome donations of devotional items to share with the faithful in their home countries. These include rosaries and chaplets, statues of religious figures, Bibles, holy cards, crucifixes, framed religious pictures, prayer books, and other spiritual reading material. 
If such items are now taking up space in your basement, attic, or garage, because they require repair or are no longer needed, you can give them new life during a class about “Religious Articles for Missions” (RAM). This class is taught by Father Edward Brienz, Director of Propagation of the Faith and Missions Office of the Diocese of Youngstown. Those who complete the class will be invited to volunteer on a regular basis in this important work of the Church. 
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, October 25, 2014 
Where: St. Columba Rectory, 159 W. Rayen Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44503 
What: Segment 1 of the RAM class will include a discussion that will cover the meaning and history of sacramentals; an explanation of religious articles for Missions Apostolate; devotions to Jesus, Mary, and various saints; and sacramentals associated with them. 
Segment 2 will be a hands-on workshop during which you can choose to work in the Organizing Station; Cleaning Station; Rosary & Jewelry Repair Station; Painting Station; or Polishing Station. All necessary materials and guidance will be provided. 107 Registration: By Wednesday, October 15, 2014; call the Propagation of the Faith/Missions Office, 330 / 744-8451, x 277, to reserve your place in this class. 4 hours of Religious Education Continuing Credits will be awarded upon completion of this class. 
Cost: $9.00, which includes lunch.




NILES CATHOLIC WOMEN'S CLUB
HOLIDAY HOME SHOPPING AND CRAFT EVENT
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2014
10 A.M. TO 2 P.M.
ST. STEPHEN PARISHCENTER (SCHOOL GYM)
TABLES ARE STILL AVAILABLE!!!
$20 TO RENT AN INDOOR SPACE
(INCLUDES ONE 6' TABLE)
PLEASE CONTACT CATHY AT 330-294-0186 FOR MORE INFORMATION
AND TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE!
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
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