Update to the Parish of St. Stephen
March 30 Update:
The link to the Diocesan website below contains the updated visitor policies for the hospitals in West Michigan. It also includes a letter from Bishop Walkowiak regarding the spiritual care of Catholics in our local hospitals.
A reminder that you can call Fr. Nolan at his emergency number (616) 606-0360 if you need him to administer the last rites.
March 23 Update:
In response to Governor Whitmer’s executive order on Monday, March 23, Bishop Walkowiak has issued the following directives for parishes and schools in the diocese, effective at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, in harmony with these government guidelines. Here's the link to the guidelines as well as frequently asked questions:
To support those who need to remain in "self-isolation" St. Stephen Catholic Church is offering to help where we can by assisting those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19.
Below we have included two forms that are available to be filled out. The first is for those who may need assistance and the second is for those who are able and willing to serve. Please fill out the appropriate form or contact the parish office to find out more information at 616-243-8998 or moc.hsirapnehpetsts@eciffohsirap. If there is someone you think we should reach out to, especially those who may not receive this online communication, please let us know.
Form for Assistance
Form to Volunteer
All public Masses and all other liturgical and devotional services have been suspended through Easter Monday, April 13, 2020. Confession will continue to be held during the usual times. This is in accord with the directives of Bishop Walkowiak issued on March 23, 2020.
- Wednesday from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
- Saturday from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.
The church is open and available for private prayer from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. every day.
Parish and School Offices:
Both the parish and school offices are closed. The office is still accepting emails and will be checking voicemail periodically throughout the workweek.
Want to learn more about what the sacraments are? See our Sacraments page.
Our 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.
All public Masses have been suspended through Monday, April 13, 2020.
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.