We welcome you to our website for The Collaborating Parishes of St. Stephen and St. Mary's in Niles and Mineral Ridge, Ohio. 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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 25th 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.


PASTORAL UPDATE















In case you were not able to be with us last week, Father Nick Shori of the Office of Evangelization celebrated Mass with us and announced that Father James Korda has been named Administrator for St. Stephen Parish effective October 4. Father Korda is the Director of CTNY (Catholic Television Network of Youngstown) and will keep that position in addition to his responsibilities here at St. Stephen. We look forward to giving him a warm St. Stephen welcome and pray for a loving and fruitful relationship with him as we continue the work of God here at St. Stephen and in our community.   

PLEASE NOTE: We have been asked by the Diocese to minimize our weekday Masses until Fr. Korda is in place. Daily Mass will be celebrated here only on Tuesday and Thursday by a visiting priest. Those Masses that have been scheduled on Mondays and Fridays will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding on this matter.  
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.
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