Our 150th Anniversary Celebrations will begin this year with a special German Mass, planned for Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 11:00am. Our celebrant will be Fr. S. Michael Franz, with opening remarks provided by Mrs. Paula McClain—Lead Co-Chair of the 150th Anniversary Planning Committee. The STV Bavaria Choir will be performing in both German and English, with accompaniment provided by Mr. Joe Kolecki, St. Stephen organist. Special Mass prelude and postlude music and hymns are planned. Escort for the ceremonial procession and recession of the celebrant and official party will be provided by the Knights of Columbus. A reception and tour of St. Stephen Church will follow the service and conclude our 150th Anniversary Kick-Off Event. Please plan to join us for this very special celebration, and experience for yourselves the traditional German service of our Parish Founders.