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All Souls Day Schedule for Monday Nov. 2, 2020 is:

11:30 am rosary for the faithfully departed

12:10 Noon Mass in (English)

5:00 pm Holy Hour for the faithfully departed

6:00 pm Mass (Spanish)

 
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A PRAYER FOR THE ELECTION

Loving God, I ask you to guide me during this important election season:

Help me to understand the Gospels, in which Jesus Christ reveals his path of love, mercy and compassion, especially toward those who are poor, sick or struggling in any way.
Instruct me on what the church teaches on the important issues of our day: abortion, racism, migration, war and peace, health care, the death penalty, economic justice, care for the environment and on all those questions that I must ponder with your help.
Enable me to form my conscience so that I may vote wisely.

Loving God, I ask you to help me to live peacefully with others:

Allow me to be open to the opinions of others with whom I disagree.
Fill me with a spirit of charity toward those who may oppose me.
Give me patience in times of struggle.

Loving God, I ask you to help me stand with those who are marginalized or persecuted:

Increase my courage so that I can stand up in times of danger.
Create in me a new heart that I might be brave in times of turmoil.
Make me someone who is ready to care for, advocate for and suffer with those on the margins.

Loving God, I ask you to aid our civic leaders:

Grant them good health and a spirit of wisdom.
Open to them paths of reconciliation.
Teach them your ways of love, mercy and compassion.

Loving God, I ask you to bless our nation:

Crown it with your compassion.
Support it with your care.
And nurture it with your love.

Amen.

 

October

Month of the Rosary

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2002 Toyota Tundra

FOR SALE $ 5,000.00
contact: 760-267-5614

 

Fall Months Mass Schedule

THE CHURCH IS OPEN DAILY FOR PRIVATE PRAYER AND DEVOTIONS

MONDAY     9 AM – 4 PM
TUESDAY     9 AM – 4 PM
WEDNESDAY     9 AM – 8 PM
THURSDAY     9 AM – 4 PM
FRIDAY     9 AM – 8 PM
SATURDAY     1 PM – 7 PM
SUNDAY     7 AM – 7 PM

MASSES HAVE RESUMED: THE WEEKEND MASS TIMES ARE AS FOLLOWS: SATURDAY 5 PM

SUNDAY 8 AM 

10 AM

12 NOON (SPANISH)

In the meantime: activities, meetings, and Bible studies can resume with small groups meeting in the big hall to be able to spread out and using proper social distancing.  Contact the office for more information.

 

If you are having meetings or volunteering at the Church, please print out the COVID-19 Waiver and return to the Church - a signed waiver is required every time you meet in the social hall.

COVID-19 Waiver

COVID-19 Waiver

REOPENING GUIDELINES

Parish Registration

Active Parishioner Status

DISPENSATION UPDATES

DISPENSA

 
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The Church Office Hours are:
Monday thru Thursday: 8:30 am - 12 & 1 pm - 4 pm
Friday 8:30 - 2 pm

COME WORSHIP WITH US!

Monday - Mass at 12:10 Noon
Tuesday - No Mass
Wednesday - Holy Hour 6:00 pm Mass at 7:00 pm
Thursday - Mass at 12:10 Noon
Friday Confession - 6:00pm to 6:45pm
Friday - Mass at 7:00 pm
Saturday - Mass at 5:00 pm 
Sunday -  8:00 am, 10:00 am & 12:00 Noon Spanish

 

Worship at St Stephen
First Martyr Catholic Church

Building a Sacred Community

 

Mission/Vision

Glorify God

St Stephen First Martyr Catholic Church is a Catholic church centered on the Lord's gifts of Himself in the Holy Eucharist.  As is says in the Acts of the Apostles 2:42, "They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers".  Through the entire sacramental life of our Church, through our concern for one another, through our works of charity, through our vocations in society and through our family life, we continue to grow in the knowledge of the Gospel we are called to live out and to proclaim to others.  We are dedicated to sharing the love of Christ through prayer, ministry and worship.

 

Our Community

Purpose and Culture

St Stephen First Martyr Catholic Church has a long, proud history of serving the community of Hinesville and Ft. Stewart. Through the dedication of our leadership, Pastor and Deacon, we are committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and are here to spread His message. We are open to worshipers of all ages and backgrounds, and strive to lead all who worship with us towards a deeper love for God.

 
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Sacrament Preparation

  • Baptism: Must register & attend baptism class. (Held monthly) Please call the office to preregister.

  • 1st Penance/1st Communion: Must be attending Religious Ed.

  • Confirmation: 8th Grade –Must be attending Religious Ed.

  • Matrimony: Arrangements must be made at least 6 months in advance of the proposed date.  Participation in a marriage preparation program is required.  Couples contemplating marriage MUST meet with the priest before setting a date.

  • R.C.I.A.: Are you an adult 18 years of age or older:

  • Has not been baptized or been baptized into the Catholic faith but not received the sacraments of confirmation and/or communion?

  • Or were baptized in another faith, but are interested in becoming Catholic?

  • Or perhaps just want to learn more about your faith?

  • Then consider joining the 2020-21 our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) at Saint Program at St. Stephen parish.

  • RCIA is a program of faith discernment, as well as a time for you to grow in prayer, in study, in community, and to come to understand and participate in the liturgical life of the church Catholic Church.

 

Upcoming Events

Trunk or Treat
Sat, Oct 31
St Stephen First Martyr Catholic Church
Oct 31, 6:00 PM
St Stephen First Martyr Catholic Church, 399 Woodland Drive, Hinesville, GA, USA
SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE PRACTICED: CARS WILL BE EVERY OTHER SPACE/ MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR THOSE DISTRIBUTING CANDY GLOVES WILL BE PROVIDED TO THOSE DISTRIBUTING CANDY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DECORATE YOUR VEHICLE AND DISTRIBUTE CANDY FOR THIS EVENT BE SURE TO SIGN UP AT CHURCH.
Thanksgiving Basket
Time is TBD
Location is TBD
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If you would like to sponsor a family for thanksgiving ($50.00) in need: call the office, Father Adam or Deacon Doug. For Parishioners Only Please.
Quilt Raffle
Time is TBD
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St Stephen First Martyr Catholic Church, 399 Woodland Drive, Hinesville, GA, USA
Tickets $2 ea. or 3 for $5. Drawing held 12/5 After Mass Contact Pat Sippel 912-876-5017
MASS STREAMED AT 10am & 12 noon
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Carmelite Nuns
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It's Official !!!

All the faithful are encouraged to watch the live broadcast of the Ordination and Installation of the Most Reverend Stephen D. Parkes as the Fifteenth Bishop of Savannah.

Please join us in prayer via these broadcasts:


Se exhorta a todos los fieles a ver la transmisión en vivo de la Ordenación e instalación del Reverendísimo Monseñor Stephen D. Parkes como el Quinceavo Obispo de Savannah.

Pero  se transmitirán en vivo en las siguientes plataformas:​

Pope Francis has named Father Stephen D. Parkes, a priest of the Diocese of Orlando, Florida, as the new Bishop of Savannah Georgia.
Father Parkes has been serving in Orlando as the Dean of Central Deanery North and Pastor of Annunciation Parish in Longwood.
Biography of Father Stephen D. Parkes
Bishop-elect Parkes was born on June 2, 1965 in Mineola, New York, and ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 1998 for the Diocese of Orlando. Father Parkes attended Massapequa High School in New York and received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He studied philosophy and theology at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida, and holds a Master of Divinity.
After ordination, Father Parkes was assigned to Annunciation Church in Longwood as Parochial Vicar where he served until 2005 when he was named Parochial Administrator at Most Precious Blood Church in Oviedo. Additionally, in 2004 he was named Spiritual Director for Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Central Florida in Orlando where he served until 2011.
Since 2011, Bishop-elect Parkes has served as Pastor at Annunciation Church in Longwood. His ministry also includes serving as Dean of the North Central Deanery (2010-present), and Spiritual Director of the Catholic Foundation of Central Florida (2009-present). He speaks both English and Spanish.
Diocese of Savannah
The Diocese of Savannah is comprised of 37,038 square miles in the U.S. state of Georgia and has a total population of 2,934,000 of which 75,603 are Catholic.

 

POPE FRANCIS NAMES NEW BISHOP FOR THE DIOCESE OF SAVANNAH

Pastor

Our Leadership and Staff

Meet the Spiritual Team

 

Pastor

Father Adam Kasela

Father Adam Kasela was born January 1, 1971, in Juszcyn, Poland, about 40 miles south of Krakow. He comes from a family of seven priests and one nun. 
Pope Saint John Paul II was an important role model in his life; teaching with clarity and joy that challenged him and moved him to a greater love for Our Lord and his Church.  After High School he entered the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, where he remained for 5 years.  Desiring to serve Churches in the United States: he would have to leave the Oblate community.  So, in the late 90’s he came to America and was Ordained a Priest on June 9, 2001.  His greatest “joy” as a priest comes from offering the sacraments.  To offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is his greatest joy.  “To stand at the altar, in Christ’s very person, and offer his sacrifice for the entire world, is awe-inspiring and humbling at the same time.”  To extend the mercy and healing grace of Christ, and to restore the relationship between God and a soul helps reinforce that the gift of priesthood is not for him BUT for the world.  There is no greater joy than this!  Father Adam has served at St. James, St Peter Claver, Blessed Sacrament and currently St. Stephen’s Parish.

Bibles

Contact Us

399 Woodland Dr

OFFICE - 912-876-4364 * FAX - 912-876-3150

 

The Vatican

Diocese of Savannah

 

OFFICE - 912-876-4364 * FAX - 912-876-3150

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