In Residence: Rev. Richard Murphy
Pastor: Rev. Thomas Kraszewski
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THE ROMAN CATHOLIC COLLABORATING PARISHES OF NILES & MINERAL RIDGE
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 16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
COMMUNITY SUPPERS: JUNE – THE MASONS AT HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 21 Fairview Ave., Niles - Suppers are free & open to the public every Thursday serving from 4:45 to 6 p.m.  

NILES COMMUNITY SERVICES FOOD COLLECTION:
JUNE – Macaroni & Cheese - There is a large basket in the vestibule of the Church for those who wish to contribute to this worthy effort.

HARRIET’S CUPBOARD – JUNE – Personal Hygiene Products, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap and Body Wash - There is a large box in the vestibule of the church for those who wish to help with this mission of Catholic Charities. 
 
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.
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MASS SCHEDULE
St. Stephen Parish
Saturday     4:30 p.m.
Sunday       9:30 a.m.  
Weekdays   8:30 a.m.
except Wednesday


St. Mary Parish
Sunday 8:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. 
Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.
CONTACT INFORMATION


St. Stephen Parish
RECTORY 330.652.4396
churchofsaintstephen@yahoo.com

St. Mary Parish
RECTORY 330.652.7761
saintmary@zoominternet.net
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
ST. STEPHEN PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION
We are now accepting applications for our St. Stephen Preschool for the 2014-2015 school year. It is our intention to have both morning and afternoon 3 & 4 year old classes as well as a Pre-Kindergarten morning class next year. If you have preschool age children and you have not already done so, please stop in to our main office to complete your registration paperwork. If you do not have preschool age children, but have friends or family who do, be sure to let them know that our Preschool registration has begun, and we encourage them to register as soon as possible. We are looking forward to a wonderful year full of new ideas and creative activities. It is important that you register at your earliest opportunity to insure your child’s placement in the class days you prefer. Call the school office (330-652-5511) for more information or simply stop in to register at the school between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.





























PARISH PICNIC PLANNING
St. Stephen Parish Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, September 21 at Stevens Park. 
In past years it had been held at the end of August and always competed with last minute vacations and back to school hustle and bustle, so this year we are going to try a September date and see if that allows more people to attend. Those who come to the picnic always have a good time and we hope that if you haven’t joined us in the past you will make an effort this year. We would love to see you there!
If you are interested in helping plan the picnic you are asked to attend a meeting in the rectory meeting room on Tuesday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to help in any way or even just have some good ideas but are not able to attend on that day, please call the rectory at 330-652-4396.
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NEWS RELEASE, JULY 14, 2014


Bishop George Murry announced to the Faithful during the Celebration of the Feastday Mass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Youngstown, that Pope Francis has granted to their church the title of Minor Basilica. The decree from the Holy See, received June 17, 2014, said in part, “Such honorific title is intended to strengthen the relation of this important church with the Chair of Peter and to make it an ideal center of special liturgical and pastoral ministry in the Diocese.”  

  While the Cathedral Church of St. Columba holds first place and the greatest dignity in the diocese, the Holy Father may elect to honor another church with the title of Minor Basilica, signifying their particular link with the Roman Church and the Supreme Pontiff.

  Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church was placed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings in 1976. The church building was completed in 1913. Its membership is 1100 households. The Basilica Church is part of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St. Anthony of Padua Parish. In the Diocese of Youngstown, St. John the Baptist in Canton is also a Minor Basilica.

  A solemn celebration will be announced once plans and date are established.

Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio, Pastor, is most grateful for the honor bestowed by the Holy Father on Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.