INDOOR MASS SERVICES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT ST STEPHEN

Effective immediately, we are now slowly observing full capacity and continue to follow COVID protocols mandated by State, City and Health official guidelines. All are encouraged to attend in-person our Sunday and Daily Masses: 4:30 pm Saturday Vigil, 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am and the 6:30 pm Sunday Masses and 8:00 am daily Mass (Monday-Saturday). In person confession will be available 30 minutes before the start of each Sunday Mass.

 
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Holy Orders

The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ's priesthood, which He bestowed upon His Apostles; thus, the Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to the Sacrament of Holy Orders as "the Sacrament of Apostolic Ministry."

In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, a man is incorporated into the priesthood of Christ at one of three levels: the episcopate, the priesthood, or the diaconate.

The Sacrament of Holy Orders can be validly conferred only on baptized men, following the example set by Christ and His Apostles, who chose only men as their successors and collaborators. A man cannot demand ordination; the Church has the authority to determine eligibility for the Sacrament.