St. Stephen
Catholic
Church
Walnut Creek, CA

Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am
Mon - Fri: 7:30 am ( Rm 1 Chapel)
Holy Days: 7:30 am, 7:00 pm
Reconciliation: Sat. 4:30 pm

Dear Friends,

As we come nearer to Holy Week, anxiety is growing across the world in the face of the spread of the coronavirus. At CTK and St. Stephen and around the world, it seems that for the first time we will probably be spending Holy Week and the Easter celebration without our faithful. We continue with our life of prayer and work “separated from all but united to all.”

Following Jesus leads us to an experience of conversion, of turning away from darkness and towards the light of the Risen One. Day by day, let us not be diverted by fears, anger, regrets, confusion, and the darkness that often claims to cover the whole world and to monopolize our attention. But let us remain united, deep within our hearts, to the source of peace that remains always beyond everything.

As containment measures and health precautions are increased to prevent contagion, let us take great care of the treasure of human relations. Let us keep in touch – through telephone calls and messages of friendship – with those who are isolated, and first and foremost the oldest, the most fragile and those already affected by another illness or hardship. I am so thrilled and happy that some of our Vincentians have volunteered to help the less fortunate every day at CTK, while taking extreme care to protect themselves and the folks who come to them.

I thank you for your continued financial support of our church during this difficult time. We are deeply appreciative for those of you who are reaching out to keep up your regular contributions to our parishes and St. Vincent de Paul.  We intend to continue to pay our staff, who are working remotely, and our bills for as long as possible. For now, with your urgently needed and appreciated help and our savings, it looks like we can keep this up through the end of May. If we are still under a shelter in place order, we will need to take added and more difficult steps to balance our income and expenses. We ask for your prayers and continue to offer our prayers for those most in need.

Fr. Paulson


HOLY WEEK 2020 Schedule
(all on FB live):

Palm Sunday:

Saturday, 4:50 pm: A talk on the Holy Week by Fr Timoney followed by Mass at 5 pm

Mon - Wed:

5:00-5:30 pm: Scripture Study with Fr. Paulson
5:30-7:00 pm: Our Rectory Chapel will be Live on Facebook focusing on the Tabernacle.
You can spend time in prayer from within your living rooms.

Holy Thursday:

7:00 pm Mass: The institution of the Eucharist
8:00 pm-9:00 pm:  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Good Friday:

1:45 pm:  Talk on the Passion of Jesus - Pastor Ernie Hess
2:00 pm:  Celebration of the Passion

Holy Saturday:

7:30 pm:  Easter Vigil - Listen to Jack Miffleton as he presents the Salvation stories

Easter Sunday:

10:00 am:  Easter Mass


Non-Holy Week activities scheduled on FB Live:

Weekdays (Mon - Sat am):

9:00 am - Mass (Friday liturgy is a Children's Mass)

5:00 pm-7:00 pm - Our Rectory Chapel will be Live on Facebook focusing on the Tabernacle.
You can spend time in prayer from within your living rooms.

6:00 pm - One-minute prayer for the nation

6:02 pm - Rosary with Fr. Paulson and Fr. Brian

Weekends:

Saturday

4:45 pm - FB Live in our Ministry Center Chapel for prayer

4:50 pm - Centering Prayer with Fr. Paulson

5:00 pm - Sunday (Vigil) Liturgy with music

Sunday

5:00 pm-7:00 pm - Our Rectory Chapel will be Live on Facebook focusing on the Tabernacle.
You can spend time in prayer from within your living rooms.

6:00 pm - One-minute prayer for the nation

6:02 pm - Rosary with Fr. Paulson and Fr. Brian

 

** Note: You DO NOT need to join Facebook to attend any of these live functions.  Easiest way if you are not familiar with FB:  Click on https://www.facebook.com/pg/CTKph/videos/?ref=page_internal, this will bring you to the videos on the CTK FB page.  All videos will be shown with the most recent on top.  On the left you will see a menu where VIDEOS is highlighted.  If you click on POSTS (right under videos) you will now see the current topics by CTK on FB.  When there is a live-stream happening you will see it on this page.  If a message comes up asking you to "Log In or Create New Account", just click on "Not Now".  Questions, feel free to contact Chris Lang. **

 

Mission Statement: To Live and to Love in Christ
1101 Keaveny Court Walnut Creek, California 94597 USA
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925-274-1341