Welcome to the
Roman Catholic Community of
Saint Stephen the First Martyr.



St. Stephen continues to serve as a support parish for Family Promise of Lee County, a program offering a hand up, not just a handout, to qualifying homeless families with children in our community.

Please answer our call to “feed the hungry” by volunteering to prepare a meal ONE EVENING during the week of Sunday, August 31 through Saturday, September 6.

To find out more about the program and to offer your help, please contact Kathy Kostrewa, Family Promise Meal Coordinator for St. Stephen Parish, at 919 774 6040 or kostrewa@windstream.net.



Attention Parents! 

Would you like to get to know other parents who share your values, experiences, & interests? Parents of infants, toddlers, ‘tweens and teens, single parents, grandparents raising grandchildren:  All are welcome! 

Join your friends at St. Stephen’s for this casual gathering Thursday, September18, from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM in rooms 137-138.  

Enjoy: Fruits, Cheese, Wine, and Conversation...  Childcare (provided on request)

We hope to make this a regular event, twice monthly on Thursday evenings. No commitment required, Come when you can.  Treat yourself! 

Please RSVP by September 15 to Mary Call  (919) 776-1532

Text 910-520-4680 dreststephen@earthlink.net



Opportunities to Learn More about Our Catholic Faith Are for Everyone

We are committed to providing opportunities for every parishioner to grow in his or her understanding of the faith. That’s why we are expanding our faith formation offerings to include a little something for everyone. Please grab a “Faith Formation Offerings” fall catalog after Mass or in the parish office to see what’s right for you. If you have any questions, call Mary Hart or e-mail dreststephen@earthlink.net

This Week’s Feature: 

Lights, Camera …  Faith!    Theology & Film:  Join Father Hector on Tuesday, September 9, at 6:00 PM to view and discuss “The Crucible” starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder.  We’ll share pizza, soft drinks, and dessert while watching the film (rated PG-13, 123 minutes).  Room 125.  The discussion afterward will focus on the movie’s connection to the Scripture readings from the previous Sunday:  Ezekiel 33: 7-9; Matthew 18:  15-20.   Focus:  In the early Christian communities, divisions arose due to jealousy, envy, and greed – all in the name of God.  Salem, Massachusetts, of the 1690s became one of the most notorious religious communities ever to be tested by a spirit of evil. (from Lights, Camera … Faith)