Parish News & Events
04-07-2017 : Confirmation group 2017 - Going Forth Mass ... Please read the newsletter for more exciting news. Next Sunday we welcome back all our young people recently confirmed together with their sponsors and families for their Going Forth Mass at the 11 am Mass.   |   13-07-2017 : Baptism Preparation ::: These sessions are for parents who have a child under the age of seven. The next session will take place on Tuesday 2nd and 11th July 2017 in the Community Room. Dates for Baptism can be booked once you completed these sessions..   |   20-08-2017 : St John Bosco Summer Camp 2017 ::: It is an opportunity for children to have an exciting, activity-packed camping holiday in the Essex countryside setting...   |   16-07-2017 : SVP info ::: Meet your Saint Vincent De Paul members - Meet your St Vincent de Paul Society members of the Catholic Parish at St Stephen's and St Nicholas, and please do always have a look at the Newsletter for more information about your Parish Community...   |   02-07-2017 : St. Winefride's School Summer Fete ::: Come and join in the fun and support our outstanding school this Friday 30th June 2017, as they celebrate their summer fete ... All are welcome.   |   31-07-2017 : St Joseph Hospice Hackney needs volunteers ::: "We provide free training and pay travel expenses. If you are interested please find details below...."   |  

Our Parish Mission


"We are a vibrant, welcoming and multicultural Catholic Community seeking to serve God through our service to each other and all those with whom we interact."

Parish Priest: Reverend Sean Connolly

St. Stephen's Parish Church

We are at the heart of the community


Stability
(determined by the number of years someone has lived in the parish)
  • Since birth 62%
  • Under 10 years 19%
  • Under 5 years 13%
  • New arrivals 6%
Newham, Greater London Borough

Our Parish School
We are the best Primary School in Newham for the second time running.
"We celebrate God's love for everyone. We enjoy learning and growing together, in our caring and welcoming family."

Jesus said, "let the children come to me"

You can visit our online presence here

St. Winefride's School

Our over 60 Population


Only 9% of our congregation are 65 plus...

A faith neutral gathering for the over 60's is held once a month in our Parish. If you are over 60; wants a chat over a cuppa with your contemporaries, you are welcome.

The Elderly

We are building a stronger community


We team up with other communities; faith groups, schools, organisations and charities to harness peoples POWER. This enables us TOGETHER to fight for a better society.

Telco
The Diocesan Centenary - The Diocese of Brentwood is 100 years old in 2017

EVENTS 
Sat. 29th April: Centenary Choir Celebration @ St Anthony, Forest Gate - 5.30 pm

Wednes. 7,14,21,and 28. June 28th: Centenary Lectures in Brentwood Cathedral Parish Hall - 7.30 pm 

Help her celebrate this important milestone. 
Brentwood diocesan logo
Diocesan Centenary Pilgrimage to Walsingham

Thank you to everyone who has booked to join us on 22nd July 2017 for the centrepiece of the Diocesan celebrations.
REMEMBER, THERE WILL NOT BE MASS ON THAT SATURDAY IN THE DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD.
If you have reserved a seat and have yet to pay, you must do so now or your seat will be allocated elsewhere.

Thank you for coming to Walsingham with  your parish 
Diocesan Centenary Pilgrimage to Walsingham
Reverend Sean Connolly's Silver Jubilee

St Stephen's Catholic Parish thanks, God on the occasion of  Fr. Sean Connolly's Silver Jubilee Ordination celebration to the Sacred Priesthood; and his service to the Church and the wider community.
Held: Friday 9th June 2017
Well attended by his family; the Community of St Stephens and St Nicholas AND other parishes that he had served. Guests of Honour were The Bishop of the Diocese of Brentwood;  his colleagues' and friends.
Fr. Sean Connolly's silver Jubilee
JELLICOE INTERNS ACCOMMODATION APPEAL

Our work with the Centre for Theology and Community will provide us with two interns who will work with us during July. We are hoping to provide them with accommodation during their stay with us starting Saturday 24th June - Sunday 23rd July.

If you have suitable space and would like to host an intern during this period, please speak to Fr. Sean or Dunstan.
 
Hosts will be rewarded per week for costs
Interns
The Gospel Message

Jesus instructed the Twelve Apostles as follows;

"Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul, fear him rather who can destroy both body and soul in hell."


Matthew 10: 26 - 33
Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Publications
Parish Calendar
Confirmation group 2017 - Going Forth Mass ... Please read the newsletter for more exciting news. Organiser: St. Stephen's Parish
Start: June 25 2017
End: July 04 2017



 
St. Winefride's School Summer Fete ::: Organiser: St. Winefride's Primary School
Start: June 25 2017
End: July 02 2017



 
Baptism Preparation ::: These sessions are for parents who have a child under the age of seven. Organiser: St Stephens Parish
Start: June 25 2017
End: July 13 2017



 
SVP info ::: Meet your Saint Vincent De Paul members - Organiser: SVP - St. Stephen's Conference
Start: June 25 2017
End: July 16 2017



 
St Joseph Hospice Hackney needs volunteers ::: Organiser: Lourdes Colclough
Start: June 18 2017
End: July 31 2017



 
St John Bosco Summer Camp 2017 ::: Organiser: SVP
Start: May 21 2017
End: August 20 2017



 
Confirmation group 2017 - Going Forth Mass ... Please read the newsletter for more exciting news.
Confirmation group 2017 - Going Forth Mass ... Please read the newsletter for more exciting news.
Next Sunday we welcome back all our young people recently confirmed together with their sponsors and families for their Going Forth Mass at the 11 am Mass.... more details >>
St. Winefride's School Summer Fete :::
St. Winefride's School Summer Fete :::
Come and join in the fun and support our outstanding school this Friday 30th June 2017, as they celebrate their summer fete ... All are welcome.... more details >>
Baptism Preparation ::: These sessions are for parents who have a child under the age of seven.
Baptism Preparation ::: These sessions are for parents who have a child under the age of seven.
The next session will take place on Tuesday 2nd and 11th July 2017 in the Community Room. Dates for Baptism can be booked once you completed these sessions..... more details >>
SVP info ::: Meet your Saint Vincent De Paul members -
SVP info ::: Meet your Saint Vincent De Paul members -
Meet your St Vincent de Paul Society members of the Catholic Parish at St Stephen's and St Nicholas, and please do always have a look at the Newsletter for more information about your Parish Community...... more details >>
St Joseph Hospice Hackney needs volunteers :::
St Joseph Hospice Hackney needs volunteers :::
"We provide free training and pay travel expenses. If you are interested please find details below...."... more details >>
St John Bosco Summer Camp 2017 :::
St John Bosco Summer Camp 2017 :::
It is an opportunity for children to have an exciting, activity-packed camping holiday in the Essex countryside setting...... more details >>
Useful Links
New AdventNEWS.VAThe Contextual Theology CentreEWTN OnlineSt. Paul Centre For Biblical TheologyCatholic Herald Online