St. Stephen


1101 Keaveny Court
Walnut Creek, California 94597

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Mass Schedule

Saturday: 5 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am
Mon -Fri: 7:30 am
Holy Days as announced

Saturday 3:30 pm


From The Office of Faith Formation
3/18/2018 11:50:00 AM
Mar. 17 - 18, 2018

O my God, I cry by day, but You do not answer; and by night, but find no rest. Yet You are enthroned on the praises of Israel. In you our ancestors trusted, and You delivered them.  Psalm 22:2-4

“Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone.” This comment by Theologian Paul Tillich points out how much our feelings color our experiences.  To be lonely is to feel isolated – cut off from others and locked into ourselves. It is to feel loss and sadness and self-pity.  But to experience solitude is to be alone with something, such as a book or music – or with God – in meditation or prayer. It is to feel peace and well-being.   To turn loneliness into solitude, we need to concentrate on something outside ourselves. That’s why prayer can free us from isolation. It connects us with the beautiful and universal – with God. This Lent, let us turn away from sadness and self-pity and reconnect with God through prayer.

Prayer: Lord, transform my loneliness into comforting solitude with You.   Amen

Annette Roux, Pastoral Associate