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


Coming in November!!

The Power of Forgiveness- a four-week discussion group, meeting Monday evenings at 6:30 PM, beginning Nov. 3.

 “Forgiveness is not an option, it is a necessity. In our broken world, forgiveness will ensure that evil does not have the final word.” (Sr. Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking) 

 For more information or to sign up, call Mary at 919 776-1532 or email dreststephen@earthlink.net      



Liturgy of the Hours Group Formed

Prayer as a community is a deeply rewarding and wonderful experience that occurs each time we come together at Mass and we pray no only for our needs but also for the Church and for the World. We do that silently in our own hearts and also with the liturgy of the Mass. Another opportunity with this wonderful experience of community prayer is called the liturgy of the hours. These are prayers organized in a liturgical manner to serve as a prayer service for various times of the day. Each day is different and is organized around the Church’s liturgical calendar. It also provides a unique and powerful way for people to come together to praise God and to pray for this people. Our priests, deacons and religious faithfully pray Liturgy of the Hours daily, several times per day.

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St. Catherine’s Guild will hold their fall flea market on Saturday, October 11, 2014  in the education wing from 7:00 am to 11 am. Vendor tables are available for $15 each. To reserve a table contact Patt Likes 919-888-1554 or Barbara Garcia at (919)776-9959. Any member of the parish or Sanford community is eligible to reserve a table to sell their items. Donations of clean, gently used items are welcome for the Guild tables. Please drop off items at church on Friday, October 10 between 9 am and 6 pm.


The Prayer Shawl Ministry will hold their annual Bake Sale in room 125 during flea market hours.



Oooh, nuts!!! 

Yes, it’s time for the Ladies’ Guild annual Pecan Sale! Guild members will be available after the Masses on October 4/5 and 11/12 to take your orders. Please help the Guild by supporting them with your pecan order and purchase. These are beautifully shelled pecan halves at a cost of $9/per pound.

If you are interested in becoming a St. Catherine’s Ladies Guild member, please join us for our next meeting on Monday, October 6th at 6:30 pm.