Mass Open to the Public

St. Stephen's is now open for in-person Services. Please see below for our Mass times. Church is still open daily for private devotions Monday-Saturday from 8:00am-4:00pm and Sunday 8:00am-2:00pm. We will continue to LIVESTREAM Mass daily, Monday-Saturday at 8:00am and Sunday at 9:30am.

 
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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.