Welcome to Saint Stephen Parish.
Saint Stephen is a Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Grand Rapids. primarily serving the neighborhoods of East Grand Rapids and southeast Grand Rapids. We are a small, 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.
For 95 years, Saint Stephen Parish has been East Grand Rapids, Michigan’s Catholic community “full of faith and the Holy Spirit”. On this page, you will find information about how we got to where we are, and the story of our faith family as we have come to this point.
Over the years, Saint Stephen has been led by thirteen pastors and over twenty associate pastors. Since our founding, the Diocese of Grand Rapids has seen ten bishops and two auxiliary bishops – one of whom also served as our pastor – and eight popes have reigned.