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



Youth between the ages of 13-17 are invited to participate in a formation and leadership program called R.E.S.P.E.T.O. which in English means, “respect.” It will begin on Thursday, August 29 from 6:45-8:30 PM. If you would like to be a strong leader in our community and overall learn more about your Catholic faith, this program is for you! 

Parent & youth information meeting: August 22 at 7pm. For more information contact Leticia Ortega, parish secretary at 919-776-1532 or secretrary@ststephencc.org.

Jovenes entre las edades de 13-17 estan invitados a participar en un programa de formacion y liderazgo llamado R.E.S.P.E.T.O. Empezara el jueves 29 de agosto de 6:45 a 8:30 PM. ¡Si tú quieres ser un LIDER en nuestra comunidad y si quieres aprender más sobre tu fe CATOLICA, este programa es para ti!

El 22 de agosto: Información para los jóvenes y sus padres a las 7:00 PM. Para mas información comuníquese con Roberto Arellano 919-935-3150 o llame a la oficina y hable con Leticia Ortega al 919-776-1532 o secretary@ststephencc.org.


St. Catherine’s Guild Ladies

Calling all ladies of the parish! St. Catherine’s Ladies’ Guild will be holding its first meeting of the new fiscal year on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM in the education wing! What’s a St. Catherine’s Guild you ask? Well, we are an animated and spirited group of St. Stephen’s ladies who meet monthly for nine months of the year. We pray and support parish and community activities through fundraisers. We provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors, comfort the sick with our prayer shawl ministry, enjoy an annual retreat and an end-of-year banquet, support our veterans, and so much more. AND…we have a lot of fun doing it! This meeting will be a business meeting so please join us, introduce yourself, and let us welcome you! 

Cindy Howenstein-President




Run for Life


The 25th Annual Run for Life

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Wake Med Soccer Park

201 Soccer Park Dr.

Cary, NC 27511

  • Registration: 7am
  • 1 Mile Fun Run 8am: $20
  • 5K Run 8:30am: $25
  • After July 30th, both fees increase by $5

Register online at: www.raleighrunforlife.org

Birthchoice is a Pregnancy Medical Center in Raleigh, NC that is life affirming, community supported organization, whose mission is to empower women and men to make informed decisions that respect the dignity and integrity of every human life.


For more information contact Eileen at 919-678-3004 or eileen@birthchoicewake.org.



Mass of Dedication of St.Stephen the First Martyr Catholic Church/ Misa de Dedicación de San Esteban el Primer Mártir  



In the words of Deacon Bob Bridwell, Project Superintendent of new Church Construction, the Dedication Mass of St. Stephen the First Martyr Catholic Church, was a "grand and glorious" celebration. The Most Reverend Luis Rafael Zarama, Bishop of Raleigh, presided at the Mass on March 5, 2019 attended by hundreds of parishioners and members of the greater community.  


The new church, which seats 750, was full to the brim. Representatives from the building committee handed over the keys to the Bishop at the start of the celebration, and the bilingual Mass proceeded to include the blessing, depositing of the relics, anointing of the altar and the walls of the church, incensation of the altar and the church, and lighting of the altar.


At the end of the Dedication Mass, Bishop Zarama led the community in giving Father Robert a standing ovation in gratitude for his pastoral leadership and hard work. The reception ended the evening in a spirit of unity and deep gratitude to God. 


En las palabras del Diácono Bob Bridwell, el superintendente del proyecto de la nueva construcción de la iglesia, la Misa de Dedicación fue una celebración "grandiosa y gloriosa". El Reverendísimo Luis Rafael Zarama, Obispo de Raleigh, presidió la Misa del 5 de marzo de 2019 a la que asistieron cientos de feligreses y miembros de la comunidad en general.


La nueva iglesia, con capacidad para 750 personas, estaba llena. Los representantes del comité de construcción entregaron las llaves al Obispo al comienzo de la celebración, y la Misa bilingüe incluyó la bendición, el depósito de las reliquias, la unción del altar y los muros de la iglesia, la incensación. Del altar y la iglesia, y alumbrado del altar.


Al final de la Misa de Dedicación, el Obispo Zarama dirigió a la comunidad a darle al Padre Robert una ovación de pie en agradecimiento por su liderazgo pastoral y su arduo trabajo. La recepción terminó la noche con un espíritu de unidad y profunda gratitud a Dios.