Events / eventos parroquiales

May 16 de 2015:    “Celebrating our Mothers” Show / Dance at 7:00 p.m.

May 24:   Sunday lunch at 12:30 p.m.

May 31:    International Dinner

June 7:   Sunday lunch at 12:30 p.m.

June 13:  Parish Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Fatima National Shrine in Youngstown, N.Y. + trip to Niagara Falls – leaving on Friday at 9:30 p.m. and coming back on Saturday at 11:30 p.m.  Tickets at $70.00 per person available after Masses.

June 14:  Sunday lunch at 1:00 p.m.

June 20:   Latin-American Bingo at 7:00 p.m. ( doors open at 6:00 p.m. )

June 21:  Sunday Lunch at 12:30 p.m.

June 27:  Celebrating our Fathers Show / Dance at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets at $10.00 per person available after each Mass

June 28:  Sunday Lunch at 12:30 p.m. + drawing  of the Construction Raffles at 5:30 p.m.

July 26:   First Championship Games of Saint Stephen in Soccer for men and women – more info at the Parish Office or after Sunday Mass

August 18 – 27:   International pilgrimage to the famous shrines of Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland 

September 7-12:   daily novena to Our Lady of Cisne at 8:00 p.m.

September 13:     Parish celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Cisne:  Procession with Her image / live music  through the streets of our town at 10:00 a.m. + Solemn Mass at 11:00 a.m. in Spanish + Fiesta at our parking area after Mass

September 20:    Second Soccer Tournament of St. Stephen’s Church at Vargo Park starting at 12:00 Noon – opened for people of all ages

September 21:    Parish Council meeting at 7:00 p.m.

September 26:    American Bingo at 7:00 p.m.

September 27:    Mass for Mexico at 11:30 a.m. + Mexican Dinner in the Parish Center at 1:00 p.m. – as a part of our parish celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29:  Novena to Our Lady of Mariapocs at Her Chapel located next to the church at 7:00 p.m.   ( in English )

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30:   Novena to Our Lady of Mariapocs at 7:00 p.m.      ( in Spanish )

October 4:    Blessing of animals at our parking area at 2:00 p.m.

October 4:     Confirmation at 7:00 p.m.

October 10:     Parish Pilgrimage to the Divine Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, MA + Our Lady of LaSalette Shrine in Attleboro, MA   ( 3:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. )

October 16:     Movie Night “St. Peter“:  $5.00 per person includes coffee and cake – all are warmly invited.

October 18:    Mass in Hungarian ( readings & songs in English and Spanish ) at 4:00 p.m. in honor of Our Lady of Mariapocs

October 24:     American Bingo at 7:00 p.m.

October 25:     Fiesta del Senor de los Milagros – Special Mass + Procession around the block + Peruvian International Dinner at 1:00 p.m.

November 3:     Feast of Saint Martin de Porres:   special Mass at 8:00 p.m. + coffee & Peruvian pastry at 9:00 p.m.

November 8:    Hungarian International Dinner at 1:00 p.m.

November 14:    Elections of “Reyna de South River” with dinner / dance at 7:00 p.m.

November 21:     Bingo at 7:00 p.m.

November 26:     Thanksgiving Day Masses at 9:00 a.m. in English + at 11:00 a.m. in Spanish + Thanksgiving Dinner gratis following this Mass

November 28:    Romantic Night with food / drinks / concert of Lating-American Romantic music / dancing ( 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. )

November 30 – December 7:  Novena to Our Lady of Juquila, Mexico at 8:00 p.m. – with food served every night in our parish center

December  8:    Solemn Mass in honor of Our Lady of Juquila / the Immaculate Conception at 8:00 p.m.

December 9 – 11:   Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe at 8:00 p.m., followed by food in our parish center

December 11:   Night of Prayers and Songs to Our Lady of Guadalupe: starts at 9:00 p.m. and ends on December 12 at 4:30 a.m.

December 12:   Mass of “las Mananitas” at 5:00 a.m. + breakfast + Closing Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe at 7:00 p.m. + Procession with Her image around the block at 7:50 p.m.

December 27:    Latin-American Dinner at 1:00 p.m.

December 31:    New Year’s Fiesta at 8:00 p.m. – $20.00 per person includes your food, music, pastry, drinks, refreshments and time to dance.

December 31:    New Year’s Novena at 11:30 p.m. + benediction with the Blessed Sacrament at midnight.

February 20 de 2016:   Parish Bingo at 7:00 p.m.

February 28:    International Latin-American Dinner at 1:00 p.m.

March 12:    Lenten retrat ( 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. ) in Spanish

March 14:    Lenten retreat at 6:00 p.m. in English

March 19:    Parish Hispanic Bingo at 1:00 p.m.

March 24:  Mass of the Last Supper ( bilingual ) at 7:30 p.m.

March 25:  Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ at 3:00 p.m. ( in English ) + at 4:30 p.m. ( in Spanish )

March 25:  Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m. ( in English ) + at 8:00 p.m. ( live around the block in Spanish )

March 26:  Easter Vigil Mass at 8:00 p.m. ( bilingual )

March 27 – Easter Sunday:  Masses in English at 8:30 a.m. & at 10:00 a.m. + Masses in Spanish at 11:30 a.m. & at 2:00 p.m.

April 3:   Polish Dinner  at 1:00 p.m.

April 18 – May 1 + May 2 – 15:   Parish International Pilgrimages to Europe

May 28:   First Holy Communion

May 29:    Portuguese Dinner at 1:00 p.m.   Tickets at $8.00 per person

June 3:   Documentary film on the Divine Mercy of Jesus at 7;00 p.m.

June 17:  Documentary film on the Divine Mercy of Jesus in Spanish

June 26:  Spaghetti Dinner

July 3- 4:  Spanish Ministry Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Youngstown, N.Y. & visit at the State Park of Niagara Falls

July 25 – 30:   Summer Bible School for children

July 31:   Second St. Stephen’s Championship Games in Soccer for children and adults

July 31:  Drawing of ou annual Parish Raffle at 5:30 p.m.

August 20:   Parish Bingo at 7:00 p.m.

August 25:   Ecuadorean Dinner

September 2 – 3:   Second Parish Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Youngstown, N.Y. + visit at the Niagara Falls

September 4:  Feast of Our Lady of Cisne from Ecuador:   starts with a procession through the streets of our town at 9:30 a.m. At 78 Willett Avenue, continues with a solemn Mass at 11:30 a.m. and ends with a Festival ( food, live shows, games ) at Reid Street ( VFW area de picnic ). Todos son invitados.

September 25:   Mexican Dinner at 12:40 p.m. – $8.00 per person

October 1:   “Dancing” Bingo at 7:00 p.m.

October 2:   Dominican Dinner at 12:40 p.m. – $8.00 per person

October 11:    Visit of our Bishop – His Excellency Most Rev. James F. Checchio – blessing of our newly re-constructed Shrine of Our Lady of Mariapocs and the Fountain of Life at 6:45 p.m. + Confirmation of our youngsters at 7:00 p.m. All are invited. We warmly welcome our Bishop at St. Stephen’s!

October 23:    Fiesta of Señor de los Milagros with a procession through the streets of our neighborhood at 10:50 a.m. and a solemn Mass at 11:30 a.m,

October 16:   Our annual Mass in Hungarian in honor of St. Stephen of Hungary at 4:00, followed by coffee and cake in our parish center – all are invited.

October 30:   Peruvian Dinner at 1:00 p.m.  $8.00 per person.

November 20:  Our parishioners Ruben Arcila and Luz Jimenez will receive a medal of the “Disciple of Mercy” at St. Francis Cathedral in Metuchen ( 4:00 p.m. )

November 20:  Video presentation “God’s Mercy – a Universal Hope” in English ( 7:00 p.m. ) and in Spanish ( at 8:00 p.m. ) + coffee and cake

November 25:      retreat at the end of the Year of Mercy ( 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. ) in both languages

November 26:   Parish Pilgrimage to the Divine Mercy National Shrine in Stockbridge, MA & the Shrine of Our Lady of La Salettte in Attleboro, MA

November 27::   Venezuelan International Dinner at 12:40 p,m.   $8.00 per person

December 1 – 8:  Novena to Our Lady of Juquila in Spanish  – every night at 8:00 p.m.

December 8 – 11:  Novena to Our Lady f Guadalupe in Spanish every night at 8:00 p.m.

December 11:  Night of songs and prayers in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe – starts at 9:00 p.m. and ends at 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 12

December 12:  Solemn Mass of “Las Mananitas” in Spanish at 5:00 a.m. + breakfast + Mass n English at 9:00 a.m. + Solemn Mass at 8:00 p.m. in Spanish

December 13 – 17:  Novena to the Divine Child Jesus from Ecuador – daily at 8:00p.m in Spanish

December 18: Procession with the Divine Child Jesus through the streets of town – starts at 261 Main Street at 10:30 a.m. and end at the church + Holy Mass in Spanish at 11:30 a.m.

December 24 –  Christmas Eve:   Masses in English at 5:00 p.m. & at 10:00 p.m. + Midnight Mass in Spanish at 12:00 Midnight

Christmas Day, December 25:   Masses in English at 8:30 a.m. & at 10:00 a.m. + Masses in Spanish at 11:30 p.m. & at 4:00 p.m.

New Year’s Eve, December 31:   Mass in English at 5:00 p.m. + Mass in Spanish at 8:00 p.m. + New Year’s Novena ( bilingual ) at 11:30 p.m. + Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament at midnight + social time with a glass of champagne / coffee / pastry at the Parish Center

New Year’s Day 2017:   Masses in English at 8:30 a.m. & at 10:00 a.m. + Masses in Spanish at 11:30 a.m. & at 4:00 p.m.

January 8:   Mexican Dinner + a visit of the Three Kings with their many gifts for our children – this event starts at 12:45 p.m. at the Parish Center

January 14:    Ecuadorian Bingo at 7:30 p.m

February 4:    American Bingo at 7:30 p.m.m

February 5:    Dominican International Dinner at 12:40 p.m. – tickets at $8.00 per person available after Mass

February 26:    International Dinner prepared by Our Lady of Juquila and Guadalupe Societies at 12:40 p.m.  Tickets at $8.00 per person

March 5:    Sunday lunch at 12:40 p.m.      Sunday Lunches are served every Sunday, except for two winter months ( January – February ) and two summer months ( July – August ).

March 6:  Bible studies in English will resume – every Monday at 7:00 p.m.

March 18:    Chinese Auction in our parish hall – starts at 9:00 a.m.    tables can be rented at $17.00 per table.     Food and refreshments will be available.

March 26:   Spaghetti Dinner at 12:40 p.m.  –  $8.00 per person

March 1 – April 16:   Lent with its additional services of weekly Stations of the Cross in English and in Spanish + Lenten Confessions ( dates to be announced ) + Mass of the Lord’s Supper bilingual on Holy Thursday at 8:00 p.m. + annual Passion Play on Good Friday at 8:00 p.m. + Easter Vigil bilingual at 8:00 p.m. + Easter Sunday with its two Masses in English and two Masses in Spanish

April 23:     Hispanic Bingo to benefit the victims of the earthquake in Ecuador ( $1771.00 was fund-raised )

April 17 – 29:    Saint Stephen’s International Pilgrimage to various shrines of Europe ( spiritual and fund-raising eventno more seats available

April 30:   Ecuadorian Dinner at 12:40 p.m.   – $8.00 per person

May 9 – 13:  Novena to Our Lady of Fatima

May 13:  Special Mass and candle light procession of Our Lady of Fatima around the church at 8:00 p.m.

May 20:  Anniversary Banquet at 7:00 p.m.    $25.00 per person

May 28:   Fr. John’s 29th anniversary of ordination to the Priesthood

June 10:    Ecuadorian Bingo at 8:00 p.m.

June 17:    First Holy Communion of our children – 25 kids will receive the Body of Jesus for the first time in their lives

June 18:   Annual crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary at our 10:00 a.m. Mass

July 17 – 29:      St. Stephen’s International Pilgrimage to Europe # 7

August 6:  Third St. Stephen’s Championship Games in Soccer at Varga Park

August 16:    Feast of Saint Stephen of Hungary, one of our patron saints. A special Mass at 7:00 p.m., with a blessing of fire / police/ rescue squad vehicles before the Mass and Coffe & Cake after Mass

September 3:  St. Stephen’s festival of Nations at VFW picnic grounds, starting at 11:00 a.m.

September 3:  Procession of Our Lady of Cisne through the streets of our town – starts at 79 Willet Avenue at 9:00 a.m. + Solemn Mass in Spanish at 10:00 a.m.

September 24:     Mexican Independence Day celebration at our Parish level with a special Mass at 11:30 a.m. + Mexican International Dinner – at 12:45 p.m. in our Parish Center

September 29:   Mass of our Hispanic Heritage for all parishes with ministry in Spanish: at St. Francis Cathedral in Metuchen at 7:30 p.m. to be celebrated by our Pastor, Fr. John Szczepanik

October 1:   Celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Merced at our 11:30 a.m. Mass + Dominican International Dinner at 12:45 p.m. at our Parish Center

October 1:   Drawing of our Parish Annual Raffle at 6:00 p.m. in our Parish Center

October 22:   Celebration of the Feast of Senor de los Milagros de Lima:    procession around the block at 11:00 a.m. + solemn Mass at 11:30 a.m.  + Peruvian Meal at 1:00 p.m. ( $8.00 per person )

October 29:   Celebration of Our Lady of Fatima:    procession around the block at 11:00 a.m. + solemn Mass at 11:30 a.m. + Portuguese Lunch ( $8.00 per person )

October 30:  Confirmation of our teens at 6:00 p.m. by His Excellency, Most Rev. Paul Bootkoski, our Bishop Emeritus