News and Events
News and Events
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 7pm
On Monday, April 28, at 7:30pm in the meeting room wing, Steven Richards will speak about his book, "Sitting on Top of the World". His book tells how after a ten year old Jew, Kurt (Walker) Wagner is expelled out of Nazi Germany, he learns that his unknown father is a Nazi Brownshirt and that he never saw his eleven year old Christian brother who lived only blocks from him. This true story exploration of family and faith weaves together the voices of the main characters to answer Kurt's question of "Why"? The presentation is sponsored by the Men's Club. Come Join Us for this great evening!
A special bilingual Mass (English and Polish) to celebrate the canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be held at St. Stephen on Sunday, April 27, at 11:30am. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Relic of Blessed John Paul II
Through the efforts of Fr. Greg, a first-class relic of Blessed John Paul II was given to our parish by Cardinal Dziwisz, the Archbishop of Krakow and formerly John Paul II’s personal secretary. A relic is a physical item that is directly connected to a person who is a saint, as Blessed John Paul II will be when he is canonized on April 27 in Rome. A first-class relic is one that is part of the material remains of the body of a saint. A second-class relic may be a part of a piece of clothing or part of another item that the saint has had personal contact with. When blood was drawn by the doctor treating Pope John Paul II in his final illness, the blood was preserved. Now a limited number of relics have been made with drops of that blood on a cloth. Each relic has a letter from church authorities guaranteeing its authenticity. St. Stephen is blessed to have one of those relics. The relic is displayed in a small reliquary, special encasement for a relic, and is locked in a cabinet below the statue of Pope John Paul II. We invite you to stop to look at the relic and to be reminded of the great example of faith and courage that John Paul II is for our church.
Come join us for our next gathering to discuss Matthew Kelly's book "Rediscover Catholicism" on May 4, 2014 at 4:30pm. Please call the parish office to reserve your spot.
To link to the Archdiocese website for up-to-date information on the Year of Strong Catholic Families, please click on the link below:
SOME LINKS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO SHARE:
To develop an understanding and appreciation for the Mass, view Draw Near: A Video Guide to the Catholic Mass
Join Catholic families from around the Archdiocese for the first ever Catholic Family Day at Six Flags Great America. Come with your parish, your parish group, or just with your family for an entire day to celebrate the Year of Strong Catholic Families.
We will begin the celebration together with Mass at 9:30am in the outdoor Wilderness Theatre before the park opens at 10:30am.
Tickets are available at a reduced rate of $34 per person. You can also select the picnic package for $47.62 per person that includes park admission and an all-you-can-eat buffet. Season pass holders can take advantage of the buffet for $17.35 per person. The buffet will be open from 1:30pm to 3pm.
To order your tickets click on the link www.SixFlags.com/GreatAmerica and it will take you to the site to buy your tickets. Enter promo code: CATHOLIC. To RSVP for Mass click on StrategicPastoralPlan@ArchChicago.org.
AshA MassesMasses during Lent:
English: Daily 8am; Every Thursday at 7pm in the Daily Chapel; Sunday Liturgy: Saturdays at 5pm, Sundays at 7am, 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am. 6:15pm
Polish: Every Friday at 8:15pm, Sunday Liturgy: Sunday at 1pm
Stations of the Cross:
English: Every Tuesday at 8:45am; Every Friday at 6:30pm
Polish: Every Friday at 7:30pm
Lenten Reconciliation Service April 8, 2014 at 7:30pm
Confessions every Saturday at 8:45am-9:30am (Bi-lingual)
Additional Confession times for Lent are:
Saturday, April 12 from 8:45-10am
Monday, April 14 from 7:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, April 16 from 7:30-8:30pm
Thursday, April 17 from 11am-Noon
There will be no confessions heard on Holy Saturday
Holy Week Schedule:
Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014:
Masses at 5pm, 7am, 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am, 6:15pm (English); 1pm (Polish)
Holy Thursday, April 17, 2014:
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30pm (Bi-lingual)
Good Friday, April 18, 2014:
Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 3pm (English), 5pm (Polish);
Living Stations of the Cross at 7:30pm (English); Stations of the Cross at 10pm in Church and outside (Polish)
Holy Saturday, April 19, 2014:
Basket Blessing at 11am and Noon (Bi-lingual)
Easter Vigil at 7:30pm (Bi-lingual)
Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014:
Masses at 5am (Polish); 7am, 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am, 6:15pm (English); 1pm (Polish)
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.
To Teach Who Christ is Campaign
Passing On Our Faith.....Building For Our Future
Our parish is in the midst of an important capital campaign. Over the past few weeks parishioners have received information on the "To Teach Who Christ Is' campaign, to be entered into by all parishes in the Archdiocese over the next three years. This archdiocesan effort to provide resources to hand on the gift of our faith presents an opportunity for our parish to work toward building the facilities that will enable us to enhance our parish ministries.
Because this is so important a project for St. Stephen's future, we invite you to prayerfully consider a financial commitment to our project.
Please call the parish office at 708-342-2400 for more information or click on the link below to fill out your commitment for the parish.
Commitments can be dropped off or mailed to the parish office. Our mailing address is:
St. Stephen, Deacon & Martyr Catholic Church
17500 S. 84th Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60487
Thank you for your consideration of this campaign and God bless.