Scripture Verse

Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the LORD.

— Luke ii:10, 11, Opening Sentence for Morning Prayer [Christmas]

Red Cross Blood Drive

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Only 1 month and 22 days until the next Red Cross Blood Drive. There are sign-up sheets at the church, or you can call the Parish Office at (410) 560-6776, or you can drop an email to Happy Riley, the Director of Pastoral Care, at dpc@ststeve.com.

July 17th 1:30 PM — 7:00 PM

Info on donating blood.

Holy Week at St Stephen’s

Holy Week is always a busy at St Stephen’s. There is at least one service every day between Palm Sunday and Easter Day, and several of them feature the Choir. Our favorite service is the Great Vigil of Easter, held Saturday evening, which features the blessing of the Paschal Candle, and the singing of the Exsultet; readings from the prophecies by candle light with psalms sung by the Choir (the Vigil part); and the First Mass of Easter, initiated by a singing of the Gloria in excels is accompanied by bells rung by the Choir and the congregation. There’s generally plenty of room at the Vigil (sadly), but the Easter Day services are generally packed, so make sure you show up early to get a seat.

Be sure to check out the schedule of Holy Week and Easter services.