On July 17th, we celebrated our 168th Anniversary!
It is not too late to contribute to the Special Anniversary Collection In Memory of (perhaps an ancestor who belonged to the parish?) or In Honor Of someone else. A commemorative booklet of donors will be published in mid-August.
The FIRST collection this weekend, August 2, for the EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME will be for Weekly and Anniversary. The second collection this weekend is the Building Fund to assist with the upkeep of our parish buildings. The ANNIVERSARY envelope can be placed in the basket any weekend into early August. Your generosity is appreciated!
Only 92 of 346 families have contributed to the Initial Offering thus far to help defray the $3,000 annual cost of printing and mailing the offering envelopes. If you have not made your donation, please do so as soon as possible.
Thank you to those who contribute to the Air Conditioning fund. We are so grateful for your support.
Do you know an elderly or disabled parishioner who cannot get to Mass? Please call the rectory with the information and we will contact them. Communion Calls are usually made the 1st Friday of the Month.
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Donations for the 2015 Liturgical Year Mass Books are still being accepted. If you wish to donate a book In Honor Of or In Memory Of someone, it is $9 per book. Call the rectory during business hours if interested. The list of donors and memorials can be found on the parish website here.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Census Offering Collection. The Annual Report due to the Diocese has been sent but there are still some forms that have not been returned. We have now begun contacting those families. Anyone 18 years of age or older who is not a full-time student is no longer a dependent. He/she must complete their own form. Do not cut the form. If you do not have children, just leave that section blank.
Thank you for your generous contributions to the fund for the 2015 Breaking Bread books. A complete listing of donors and memorials can be found above.
CERTIFICATES OF ELIGIBILITY to act as a Confirmation Sponsor, Godparent, Marriage Witness, etc., will only be issued to parishioners who are actually registered in the parish and attend Mass on a regular basis. If you are not receiving and using weekly envelopes, you are NOT REGISTERED. Please do not request a Certificate of Eligibility.
ATTENTION FAMILIES: Any adult child over the age of 18 and not a full-time student must be registered with the parish as an adult and on the envelope mailing list. Please contact the rectory during business hours for a registration form. Certificates of Eligibility for Baptism or Confirmation Sponsors will not be issued for any adult who is not currently registered. If your adult child has graduated high school and is continuing with college, please notify us so we do not remove him/her from the list.
CCD: A child preparing to receive any Sacrament must be a practicing Catholic and in a Religious Education Program for two consecutive years immediately prior to receiving the Sacrament. CCD families must be registered parishioners. Students from another parish may attend with permission from their Pastor.
ANY PARISH CHILD in 3rd grade or above, in Catholic school or the CCD Program, who is interested in becoming an altar server here at St. Stephen Church, please contact Ed Tray at 429-0088.
ANY ADULT who is able and willing to serve funerals on weekdays, please contact Ed Tray at 429-0088 to schedule a brief training session.
Your parish is in need of Lectors. Please consider giving your time and talent to proclaiming the Word of the Lord. If interested, call the rectory during business hours, Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Rosary is prayed before each Mass on Sundays and weekdays. Please join us about 25 minutes before each Mass.
St. Vincent de Paul Society – Second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Rectory
Sister Mary Jane Dunleavy, S.S.J.— Director of Religious Education— Phone—570-544-2464
Ms. Wendy S. Krisak— Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator— Confidential Phone—800-791-9209
MARRIAGES: Couples planning to be married must contact the pastor at least 6 months prior to the desired date of the marriage.
BAPTISMS: Sundays at Noon (Please notify parish at least two weeks prior to desired date of Baptism)
CONFESSIONS: Saturday 12:30-1 PM (or anytime by appointment)
CERTIFICATES OF ELIGIBILITY to act as a Sponsor, Godparent, etc., will only be issued to parishioners who are actually registered in the parish and atttend Mass on a regular basis.
CCD: A child preparing to receive any Sacrament must be a practicing Catholic and in a Religious Education Program for two consecutive years immediately prior to receiving a Sacrament.
St. Stephen Regional School Commemorative Glasses
Call Robin at 570-449-9555 or email Vivian
Welcome to our website. St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Port Carbon was established in 1847. We are located in the Diocese of Allentown. If you would like to join our parish, please call 570-622-6600 Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.