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.

Vespers: Tuesday, September 22 at 5:30 p.m.

Episcopal Ordination and Installation: Wednesday, September 23 at 1:00 p.m.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, both liturgies will be celebrated privately. 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.

Vísperas: martes 22 de septiembre a las 5:30 p.m.

Ordenación Episcopal e Instalación:  miércoles 23 de septiembre a la 1:00 p.m.

Debido a las restricciones relacionadas al COVID-19, ambas celebraciones se realizarán en privado. 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.



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We will continue to celebrate the 10:00am Mass  on Sunday thru the Fall Months 

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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.

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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


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



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.


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.

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Fundraiser for Knights of Columbus Dues
Sat, Aug 29
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Aug 29, 11:30 AM
399 Woodland Dr, 399 Woodland Dr, Hinesville, GA
Ceramics of Holy Family/$35.00 donation. You can take home to paint or stay and paint the ceramics at St Stephen (You will be required to sign a COVID-19 waiver in regards to your current health on that day). Additional ceramics to purchase for $5.00 ea Contact: Betsy Fischer/912-271-9953

Our Leadership and Staff

Meet the Spiritual Team



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.


Contact Us

399 Woodland Dr

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

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

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