Thursday, January 26, 2012

Prayers For Evan Kamback

Young Evan Kamback is battling cancer. As he continues his chemotherapy treatments, we as a parish want to lift him and his family up in prayer. We will offer the prayers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for Evan on Tuesday evening, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to join us.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

K of C Free Throw Contest - UPDATE!

The Free Throw Contest will be held on Saturday, January 28 at 1:00 p.m. - note the time change. See the post below for the ages and requirements.
Immediately after the Warwick Contest ends, they will hold the District Championship for the winners!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

K of C Free Throw Contest

The Free Throw Contest has been re-scheduled for Saturday, January 28 at 3:00 p.m. in St. Stephen's Gym. After the winners are chosen, they will compete in the District Championship - to be held immediately after the Warwick Contest.

Girls & Boys, ages 10-14  (proof of age and permission of parent/guardian needed)
More info - call Mike Aiello 973-853-6847

Snow Cancellations - Update

Saturday, January 21, 2012
All parish activities and programs, including the K of C Free Throw Contest, are cancelled for today.
The only scheduled liturgies are:
Confessions 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Mass 5:00 p.m.
Please use good judgment before deciding to drive!!!

Snow Cancellations

Saturday, January 21
Religious Education classes are cancelled
No information as yet regarding the K of C Free Throw Contest

Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Priest Assigned To St. Stephen's

We are delighted to inform you that Cardinal-Elect Dolan has assigned Father Angelo Micciulla as Parochial Vicar to St. Stephen’s Parish. He is scheduled to begin his ministry on Wednesday, January 25.

Father Micciulla is a native of Staten Island. He studied for the priesthood at St. Joseph’s Seminary and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of New York in 2005.

His first assignment was at Our Lady of Sorrows in White Plains. Most recently he has served at Sacred Heart in Suffern. Please give Father Micciulla a warm welcome to our parish!

Additional Statement From Bishop Lagonegro

Dear Father McLoughlin,

Last Sunday when I spoke to the parishioners of St. Stephen about Father Casmir Mung’aho, Archbishop Dolan and I truly believed from our discussions with Father Casmir that the child he fathered was born before he entered St. Joseph’s Seminary here in the Archdiocese of New York. On further investigation, we now know that the child was born during his first year as a student at St. Joseph’s Seminary. We are letting you know this so that you know that we are being honest and straightforward with you. You and all the people of St. Stephen are in my prayers. God bless.

Bishop Dominick Lagonegro

2012 Consistory of Cardinals - Pilgrimage to Rome

The Archdiocese of New York is happy to announce the elevation of Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan to the College of Cardinals. Join The Most Rev. Timothy M. Dolan and the Archdiocese of New York on this pilgrimage to Rome, with highlights being the Consistory ceremony on February 18, and Solemn Papal Mass of Thanksgiving on February 19. Due to time sensitivity (deadline January 20), contact Peter¹s Way Tours today for detailed information. For enrollment brochure, Email: or call: 800-225-7662.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Statement Regarding Father Casmir

This is the message given by Bishop Lagonegro at all Masses at our parish on January 7/8.

It has recently come to the attention of archdiocesan officials that while he was a seminarian, before he moved to New York and was admitted to St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, Father Casmir Mungaho fathered a child, in a consensual relationship with an adult woman.

As an applicant for our seminary and as a candidate for Holy Orders, Father never revealed this to our bishops or seminary authorities, which he certainly should have done. The fact that he is the father of a child was not known to us at the time of his ordination nine months ago.

Given the need for Father Casmir to address this matter and reflect on his responsibilities in a very serious way, his assignment to St. Stephen’s is now ended. Please pray for him, as well as for the mother and the child whose lives are so precious.

While we regret having to bring such sensitive matters to your attention, Archbishop Dolan and I believe that it is better to be forthright with you. We are sure that when there is sobering news like this about leaders in the church, our faithful people should hear it first from their pastors rather than from someone else.

Please know that your parish is very dear to us. We have great respect for your pastor Fr.
McLoughlin, and are working to get you and Father McLoughlin another priest as soon as we can.

(From Father Michael) - I ask all of our parishioners to please keep Father Casmir, the mother and the child in your prayers.