News and Events
News and Events
Divine Mercy Sunday is April 12. Come join us for our service at 4:30pm. We now have a first class relic of St. Faustina and a portrait of Jesus, Divine Mercy.
PALM SUNDAY MARCH 29:
Sunday-7am, 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am, 6:15pm (English) and 1pm (Polish)
DAILY SCHEDULE MARCH 30-APRIL 1:
8am Mass Monday through Wednesday
(Note there is no morning Mass on Thursday, Friday & Saturday of Holy Week)
Confession: Monday, March 30 7:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, March 31 7:30-8:30pm
(Stations of the Cross on Tuesday in the Daily Chapel following the Daily Mass)
HOLY THURSDAY APRIL 2:
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:30pm (Bi-lingual)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight
GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 3:
Liturgy of Our Lord’s Passion 3pm (English)
Liturgy of Our Lord’s Passion 5pm (Polish)
Keeping vigil with Our Lord in the tomb (Daily Chapel) until Midnight
Living Stations of the Cross 7:30pm followed by Veneration of the Cross
Stations of the Cross 10pm (Polish)
HOLY SATURDAY APRIL 4:
Continue keeping vigil with Our Lord in the tomb (Daily Chapel) 9am-6pm
Easter Basket Blessing 11am and 12 Noon (Bi-lingual)
Solemn Easter Vigil Mass 7:30pm (Bi-lingual)
(Note there will be no confessions heard on Holy Saturday)
(Note there is no 5pm Mass on Holy Saturday)
EASTER SUNDAY MASSES APRIL 5:
5am (Polish) with outdoor procession
7am, 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am, 6:15pm (English) and 1pm (Polish)
Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years old and older on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent. Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday by all Catholics who are 18 years age but not yet 59. Those who are bound by this may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to one's needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. The special Paschal fast, as well as abstinence, are prescribed for Good Friday and encouraged for Holy Saturday.
Our Lenten Schedule:
Masses during Lent:
Daily 8am; Every Thursday at 7pm in the Daily Chapel (English), Every Friday at 8:15pm (Polish)
Sunday Liturgy: Saturdays at 5pm; Sundays at 7am, 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am. 6:15pm (English); 1pm (Polish)
Stations of the Cross:
Every Tuesday at 8:45am (Daily Chapel); Every Friday at 6:30pm (Church) (English)
Every Friday at 7:30pm (Church) (Polish)
Confessions every Saturday at 8:45am-9:30am (Bi-lingual)
In addition we will have confessions on: Saturday, March 28 from 8:45 – 10am;
Monday, March 30 from 7:30 – 8:30pm; Tuesday March 31 from 7:30 – 8:30pm;
Thursday, April 2 from 11am – 12 Noon
Lenten Reconciliation Service:
March 24, 2015 at 7:30pm
(Note: there will be no confessions heard on Holy Saturday)
The Archdiocese of Chicago hasl launched its fourth year in the Archdiocesan Strategic Pastoral Plan with the Year of the Sacraments. Please go to the Archdiocese website at www.archchicago.org for more information on this year!
Registration for the Parish is available on the following days:
The second and fourth Sundays of the month following the 10am Mass. Registration is held in our Education Wing and no appointment is necessary
For the following days, please call the parish office at 708-342-2400 to make an appointment:
Mondays at 2pm
Tuesdays at 11am
Wednesdays at 8:30am
Thursdays at 6:45pm
Please click on the link below to view pictures from our Red Carpet Runway Fashion Show 2013. Enjoy!
Welcome to the St. Stephen Giving Program
We have multiple ways that you can use to make your donations to St. Stephen.
1. Weekly Parish Envelopes. These envelopes are mailed out every other month to those who have chosen to use this way to make their contributions. We are currently updating everyone to be sure that those who wish to use the envelopes receive them. If you are not receiving them, please call me at the number listed below.
2. Give Central. We can accept your Sunday offerings, Sharing Parish donation, Holyday contributions, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin donations, Religious Ed tuition and fees, Growing with God tuition, St. Vincent De Paul donations, Baptism fee, Parish based Marriage Prep fee and Church wedding fee via Give Central. Give Central allows you to make these payments via credit card, debit card or electronic check withdrawal from your bank account. You can choose weekly, monthly, etc. for your contribution. You will receive an email each time you make a donation to confirm your transaction. To use this payment method, please click on the Give Central link below. Please follow the instructions.
3. Electronic Donation via our bank. If you wish to use this method, please click on the link below for an electronic donation form. Please complete the form and attach a voided check and return both to our parish office.
If you have any questions, please call Karen in the parish office at 708-342-2400.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous donations to St. Stephen. It is with your contributions that we are able to do the work of our parish. God bless you and your loved ones.