St. Stephen 67th Annual Spring Festival
May 15, 16, and 17, 2015
Festival Website: http://www.ststephenfestival.com/
bingo, craft show, carnival rides, kids game tent, white elephant tent,
Vegas room, raffles & men’s softball tournament all weekend long
Saturday Mass Schedule
Father John Hedges loves celebrating the
Holy Mass, which is why he organizes plenty of opportunities to attend.
If you are the type of person that likes to
sleep in on Sunday morning then come celebrate with us at St.
Stephen Parish on Saturday at any of the times below.
Sunday Mass Schedule
After a night of good times at the festival,
nothing starts a Sunday morning quite like one with God. Relive the
Word of God by coming to one of the four
Masses on a joyous Sunday morning with Father John Hedges
officiating and Mike Carey as organist.
Time: 7:30AM, 9:30AM, 11:30AM Polish Mass, 5:00PM
The Polish Mass Details
A beautiful rendition of the Holy Mass with
Father John Hedges officiating and Mike Carey as organist. This mass
relax you, move you, and deepen your knowledge of God. The Polish
Mass will be held on Sunday at the time below.
Sunday @ 11:30AM
The Hi Balls
5:00PM - 9:00PM
Fifty Amp Fuse
9:00PM - 12:00AM
Rockin' Ricky the DeeJay
12:00PM - 4:00PM
4:00PM - 8:00AM
12:00PM - 4:00PM
Fifty Amp Fuse
5:00PM - 8:00PM
The Flame of Love Reparation Cenacle will meet every Saturday after the eight o'clock Mass except on First Saturdays. We will pray before the Blessed Sacrament for the reparation of the sins of the world.
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.
"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.