“Liturgy” comes from the Greek word “liturgea” which literally means “the work of the people”. Here at St. Stephen’s we celebrate wide participation by laity in our worship.
Acolytes: Both adults and children help lead worship by carrying the cross (“Crucifer”), candles (“Torches”), incense (“Thurifer” and “Boat”), and by serving at the altar. For more information contactRussell Corbett.
Altar Guild: This group prepares the altar for Sunday and weekday worship as well as for special services such as weddings and funerals. For more information please leave a message forJane Prahlthrough the Parish Office.
Chalice Bearers: This group assists during the Mass (both 8:00 and 10:30 on Sundays) by administering the wine at Communion. Chalice Bearers need to be licensed by the Bishop. For more information contact The Rev’d Willie Allen-Faiella.
Lectors: These individuals read one of the Scripture lessons during the 10:30 mass. For more information contact Guy Bailey.
Ushers: These participants are perhaps the most important of all in worship as they are responsible for the “Ministry of First Impressions”! For more information contact Chris Faiella.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEV’s): Members of the laity are licensed by the diocese to take communion to the sick and homebound. For more information contact Pr. Wilifred Allen-Faiella.
Outreach Ministries: St. Stephen's reaches out to help the community in many ways. Each of these is a unique ministry of caring staffed and funded by our parishioners. Read more about these ministries here.