Welcome to St. Stephen Parish
St. Stephen is a Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Grand Rapids. We serve primarily the neighborhoods of East Grand Rapids and southeast Grand Rapids. We are a small (600+ families), friendly church with lots of active members, outreach ministries and a solid faith formation program. We also have an excellent parish school. If you are looking for a Christian community where you can feel at home, please come and visit us.
Mission Statement: We, the parishioners of St. Stephen parish, a Roman Catholic faith community, strive to live the Gospel message and answer Jesus' call to holiness through Stewardship, Service to others and Sacramental worship.
Do you experience something missing in your faith life and seek a spiritual home to call your own? Were you Baptized in another Christian tradition and want to learn more about becoming Catholic? Were you Baptized as a Catholic but never celebrated the sacraments of Confirmation or Eucharist and now want to be fully initiated? Or perhaps you are married to a Catholic (or plan to marry one) and just want to learn more about your (future) spouse's beliefs and practices.
St. Stephen parish offers the opportunity to explore and respond to these questions and life circumstances. The process described in The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) enables one to ask questions and discern how God might be calling to you in your faith journey.
Contact Father Tom or Brittany Bissell for more information.
Saturday 4:30 PM, Sunday 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM
Weekdays 8:30 AM, Monday through Friday
We invite you to join us and encourage you to send your questions or comments.
Our parish and school is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Register to be a Parishioner
We extend a warm welcome to new parishioners. Please contact the Parish Office for information and registration.