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Parish Bulletin / Boletin Parroquial

Saint Stephen Protomartyr Catholic Church
Pastor: Rev. John J. Szczepanik
Address: 20 William St. South River N.J 08882
Phone: (732)-257-0100 / Spanish (732)-766-3452
Whats App: (732)-766-3452
Web Site:  / You Tube



Monday, May 29:

9:50 a.m. – May devotions          in English

10:00 a.m. – God’s continuous protection over our country         Mass in English

7:00 p.m. – May devotions         in Spanish


Tuesday, May 30:

10:00 a.m.:    Frank Razzano         Mass in English

4:30 p.m. – CCD classes        in English


Wednesday, May 31:

7:00 p.m. – God’s continuous protection over Norma Collantes             Mass in Spanish


Thursday, June 1:

10:00 a.m. – Pro populo      Mass in English

8:00 p.m. – adoration of the Blessed Sacrament         in Spanish


Friday, June 2:

10:00 a.m. – Memorial Guild           Mass in English


Saturday, June 3:

4:00 p.m. – God’s continuous protection over Elaine Yarusinsky           Mass in English

6:00 p.m. – God’s continuous protection over our Latino Community of St. Stephen’s             Mass in Spanis


Sunday, June 4:   

8:30 a.m. – Christine Donato           Mass in English

10:00 a.m. – God’s continuous protection over Maria Carmen Jimenez and family          Mass in Spanish

11:30 a.m. – Victoriano Marin Flores         Mass in Spanish

12:30 p.m. – CCD classes         in English

1:00 p.m. – CCD classes           in Spanish

4:00 p.m. – God’s continuous protection over Bill & Judy Picciano        Mass in Spanish  


Weekly Offerings:     You can make your weekly donation to the Church at the end of each Mass by placing it in the collection basket situated on top of the white pillar on the right side of the exit door.  Also, you can mail your check directly to the parish office at 20 William Street, South River, N.J.  08882.   With many thanks to all our parishioners for your continuous financial support of the parish.     Fr. John

International Pilgrimage of St. Stephen’s Church to Our Lady of La Salette Shrine in France  will take place on June 19 – 26, 2023.   We will spend 3 days in La Salette and visiting also such holy sites as the place of ministry and life of St. John Vianney in Ars, the place of birth of the world’s devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through His apparitions to St. Margaret Alacoque in Paray-le-Monial, the place of eternal rest of St. Bernadette Soubirous and her incorruptible body in Nevers, Basilica Notre Dame and St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Lyon.   The cost of the trip ( all inclusive ) per person is $2880.00.   The following are the available methods of payment:    1)  one payment;  2)  by installments ( $1000.00 by January 20, 2023 + $1000.00 by April 20, 2023 + $880.00 by June 10, 2023 );    3)  by installments ( $1000.00 by January 20, 2023 + $1000.00 by June 10, 2023 + $880.00 by December 20, 2023 ). To make your reservation, please contact Fr. John at 732-766-3452.

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Centennial anniversary of the construction of our church – main projects:    * installation of the new Main Altar of Christ the High Priest – completed on August 11, 2021;  * creation of a new chapel in the church ( Chapel of the Crucified Lord ) with His images coming from various parts of the world ( situated on the left side of the staircase leading us to the choir loft ) – completed on July 4, 2021;   * construction of a new sidewalk behind the church – connecting the existing sidewalk on both sides of the church ) – completed on August 14, 2021;      * erection of a statue of St. Joseph the Worker in the garden area on the right side of the church – completed on September 2, 2021;     * installation of the Praying Angel on the left side of the church on August 20, 2022;      * renovation of the parish parking lot’s wall on August 21, 2022;      * installation of a new welcoming sign in front of the church on October 7, 2022;      * renovation of the kitchen and the stage in our Parish Center ( April 2023 );     * renovation of the sidewalk in front of the church and the staircase that leads to its front entrance door ( April 2023 )    

 Confessions –   any day at any time upon one hour telephone notice.

Next candlelight procession of Our Lady of La Salette around the church   will take place on June 9 at 9:00 p.m.

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CCD Program:    Registration for the school year 2022 / 23   after each Sunday Mass. Classes continue with the following three choices:  1) Sundays at 12:30 p.m. in English;     2) Sundays at 1:00 p.m. in Spanish;    3) Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. in English.     Our program is free if charge, however, your child is required to be at Mass every weekend.   

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All businesses in our area are invited to place ads in our parish bulletin in its paper version and on-line – it appears every week in two languages  ( in English and in Spanish ). Our rate is $120.00 per year.      More info in our parish office ( 732-257-0100 ). With many thanks to the following businesses, that have already advertised with us:

Bella Puebla Pizzeria & Mexican Cuisine:  714 State Rt. 18 in East Brunswick ( 732-238-1078 & 732-238-1258 )

Ben Construction LLC:   sidewalks, curbs, patios, Belgium blocks, service walks, handicap ramps, driveway  ( 908-720-0407 )

Better Life Pharmacy:  54 Main Street in South River ( 732-257-0069 );      free delivery           Wael Isaac, CEO

DBA Law Offices of Maribel J. Allen, Esquire:  292 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick ( 732-887-5739 )

Dental Arts Studio, LLC:    15 West Prospect Street in East Brunswick ( 732-254-5600 );     Svetlana Steinberg

El Pueblo Mexican Restaurant:   42 Min Street in South River ( 732-432-4941 )        delivery         catering

Healing Road Counseling Services:    27 South 5th Ave., Highland Park, N.J. ( 215-688-5116 )    Yudelka Columna, MSW, LSSW

Latin Flavor:  empanadas, rice, roast, chicken and pork;   ( 347-683-7036 )

Mia’s Pizza Restaurant:  4500 Bordentown Ave., Sayreville ( 732-651-9888 )      delivery available

Milina Cuisine LLC Restaurant:    2909 Washington Road in Parlin ( 732-952-8226 )

New City Fresh Market Carniceria:  48 Main Street in South River ( 732-210-2888 )

Peopleready skilled trades:   1945 Morris Ave., Unit 3, Union, N.J. 07083 ( 201-419-9692 );   Denise Martinez, Manager

PNC Bank:  289 Rt. 18 North in East Brunswick ( 732-390-6207 )         Sandra Nielsen, Branch Manager

Reny’s Unisex Hair Salon:  91 Jackson Street in South River ( 732-390-0600 )

Rezem Funeral Home, Inc:   457 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick ( 732-257-1191 )       James T. Fife, Manager

Texas Road Pharmacy:    1183 Englishtown Road in Old Bridge ( 732-726-1101 )       free delivery

Tex Mex  Panaderia y Pasteleria Mexican Bakery:   19 Main Street in South River ( 732-955-6360 )

The Class Barbershop:  58 Main Street in South River ( 732-360-7379 )




Parish registration              You are warmly invited to join our old, small Parish with a Big Heart. Please, print / complete the below listed mini-form and mail it to the parish office ( 20 William Street, South River, N.J. 08882 ), or simply drop it off in our Sunday collection basket.

If you live far away – you can become an Honorary Member of Saint Stephen’s, supporting it spiritually and financially.

registration form

Please include your phone number or email in order to contact you.