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St. Stephen - July Family Holy Hour

posted Mar 17, 2014, 4:23 PM by Doug Nelson   [ updated Jul 7, 2014, 6:21 PM ]

Next Family Holy Hour is July 20th at 3:00 pm.

Sign up your children ahead.

Family Holy Hour June-July14.pdf

Saint Stephen Evangelization Newsletter July 2014

posted Jan 8, 2014, 12:03 PM by Doug Nelson   [ updated Jul 7, 2014, 7:11 PM ]

SSE Newsletter Jul14 ‎(1)‎

Meet Pope Francis

posted Nov 15, 2012, 3:21 PM by Doug Nelson   [ updated Apr 3, 2013, 11:58 AM ]

Link - Pope Francis Vatican Website 

Link - Pope Francis USCCB Website


Pope Francis' Coat of Arms

Pope Francis' papal coat of arms are the same that he used as bishop. The shield has a bright blue background, at the center top of which is a yellow radiant sun with the IHS christogram representing Jesus (it is also the Jesuit logo). The IHS monogram, as well as a cross that pierces the H, are in red with three black nails directly under them. Under that, to the left, is a star representing Mary, Mother of Christ and the Church. To the right of the star is a spikenard flower representing Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church. With these symbols the Pope demonstrates his love for the Holy Family.

What distinguishes his coat of arms as pontiff is that, instead of the wide-brimmed, red cardinal's hat atop the shield, it is now crowned by the papal tiara and crossed keys.

His motto—“miserando atque eligendo” (because he saw him through the eyes of mercy and chose him)—is taken from the Venerable Bede's homily on the Gospel account of the call of Matthew. It holds special meaning for the Pope because—when he was only 17-years-old, after going to confession on the Feast of St. Matthew in 1953—he perceived God's mercy in his life and felt the call to the priesthood, following the example of St. Ignatius of Loyola.




Adoration with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament

posted Aug 26, 2012, 10:03 AM by Doug Nelson   [ updated Apr 3, 2013, 11:44 AM ]

"Every Christian needs a half-hour of prayer each day, except when he is busy, then he needs an hour!" St. Francis de Sales
The following times are still in need of being filled, please consider spending an hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in the Holy Face Chapel in the Convent!
Contact Jean at 734-558-0200 or Joan at 734-752-8160.

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