St. Stephen’s is a welcoming and affirming parish which openly accepts all of God’s children to worship with us and become part of our faith family.

Through visiting our virtual St. Stephen’s, we hope you will discover the work of the Holy Spirit in our parish and in our lives.

Ushers and Oblationers

An usher is a lay person who greets and assists people as they enter the church. Ushers may hand out service bulletins, answer questions of visitors and newcomers, assist parishioners in finding a seat, count the number of people in the congregation, collect offering at the offertory, assist parishioners during the administration of communion, clean the pews and church building after the service, and, in general, assure the service proceeds smoothly.

During the Sunday offertory oblationers bring to the altar the people’s offerings of bread and wine, as well as financial gifts and food that is collected for the 4Saints Food Pantry, AIDS Outreach Nutrition Program and I Can Still Shine Women’s Shelter.