About Us

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Mission Statement

Saint Stephen Parish, as guided by the Holy Spirit and empowered by the Sacraments, is sent forth to know, love and serve God. For the salvation of souls, we endeavor to evangelize the Gospel message through Christ-centered ministries and truthful witness. Our parish pledges fidelity to the Magisterium, the teaching authority of the Holy Catholic Church. We offer traditional, orthodox and reverent practice of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the edification of the faithful and for the making of saints. The Saint Stephen parish family seeks to actively build a culture of life and recognizes the dignity of all persons as children of God.

Location

Contact Info

  • Phone: (216) 631-5633
    Extensions: General-10, Secretary-11, Accountant-12, Pastor-17, Associate Pastor-14, St. Vincent de Paul Society-16
  • St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church
    1930 West 54th Street
    Cleveland, Ohio 44102
  • Office Hours
    Monday - Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: closed
Pastor: Rev. Caroli B. Shao, A.J. (ext. 17)
Associate Pastor: Rev. Benjamin Koka, A.J. (ext. 14)
Latin Mass Celebrant: Rev. Bede Kotlinski, OSB
Additional Celebrant: Rev. S. Michael Franz (Ret.)
Permanent Deacon: Reverend Mr. Moisés Cruz

Mass, Devotion, and Confession Schedule

Weekend Masses

Saturday
5:00 pm English
Sunday
8:00 am English
9:00 am Rosary
9:30 am Latin High Mass
11:00 am English
11:00 am German (First Sunday of every month)

Devotions

Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction
Every Wednesday after the 6:30 pm Latin Mass (until 8:00 pm)
Benediction
First Friday of the Month after the 6:30 pm Latin Mass

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Daily Masses

Monday
6:30 pm (Rectory Chapel)
Tuesday
7:00 am (Church) Latin Low Mass
6:30 pm (Rectory Chapel)
Wednesday
6:30 pm Latin Low Mass (Church)
Thursday
6:30 pm Latin Low Mass (Church)
Friday
6:30 pm (Rectory Chapel)

First of Month Masses

First Friday
6:30 pm Latin Low Mass (Followed by Benediction)
First Saturday
9:30 am Latin Low Mass (Rosary and Confessions at 9:00 AM)

Confessions

Saturday: 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 9:20 am
Other times by appointment. Please call the Rectory at 216-631-5633.

Holy Day: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
5:00 PM Mass (Church)
6:30 PM Latin Mass (Church)

Parish Bulletins and Events

Special Events

Activities

MEETINGS AND EVENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 12/4/2016
Sunday, December 11: A Winter’s Night Piano Concert by Ryan C. Neal, arrangements by Joseph M. Martin @ 3 PM
We are truly BLESSED to have this talented pianist perform for us here at St. Stephen’s. You don’t want to miss this
concert! Flyers are in your bulletin and on the back tables.
Historian Tim Barrett will also be giving a tour of Historic St. Stephen Church. PLEASE JOIN US!

If you aren’t sure where to find the noted meeting locations, contact the parish office.

Sunday Socials

Sunday socials are held on the first Sunday of the month.
(In the club room, after the 9:30 am and 11:00 am Masses).

Ministries

Looking for a volunteer activity?
Help is needed to distribute food at our Community Kindness Pantry every Thursday at 9:30 AM.
We are also in the need for ushers, lectors, servers and Eucharistic Ministers.
Please see the Ministry Information below for contact information about these, and other, available service ministries.

OUTREACH

FOOD PANTRY: Open every Thursday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, bring ID and proof of dependents to the rear door of the Rectory/Parish Office.
ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY: The St. Vincent de Paul Society is a voluntary organization of Christian men dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing direct practical assistance to those in need. The St. Vincent de Paul Society meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the rectory. Contact: Parish office.
SECULAR SERVITES: The Secular Servites of the Servants of Mary is an organization of lay men and women living their Christian faith in the context of the world. Contact: Evelyn Trucks
PRO-LIFE: Please contact the parish office for information

MUSIC & LITURGICAL

SCHOLA CANTORUM: The Schola Cantorum sings Gregorian Chant at the Sunday 9:30 AM Tridentine Latin High Mass and other special High Masses throughout the year. The Schola practices on Thursday afternoons at 6pm. Contact: Nate Marinchick
ORGANIST: Joe Kolecki is the organist for the Sunday 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM Mass.
ALTAR SERVER TRAINING: Servers assist at assigned liturgies on Sundays, Holy Days and Funerals. Contact: Father Caroli

SOCIAL

BREAD MINISTRY: Bread and baked goods are distributed after the 9:30 am and 11:00 am Sunday Masses. Contact: Laura Miereau, Phil Smith
HOLY NAME SOCIETY: The Holy Name Society is committed to helping its members grow in holiness through devotion to the most Holy Name of Jesus. The Northwest Deanery of the Holy Name Society meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm in the rectory. All are welcome. Contact: Julio Castro
GERMAN COMMUNITY: This group organizes lectors, collects petitions and provides the music for the German Mass which is the first Sunday of the month at 11:00 am. Coffee and pastries are provided after the Mass in the rectory. Contact: Ed Moore, Herb Mauser, Hans Kopp

EDUCATION

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) or children (RCIC) classes prepare adults and children for Sacraments of Christian Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist.
CONFIRMATION: Classes prepare young adults for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Classes normally meet on Saturdays, beginning in September and continuing through May. Contact: Parish office.

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