We would like to thank you for your continued generosity to your parish.



     4 p.m. English

    7 p.m. Spanish



    9:00 a.m. Engish

    10:30 a.m. -Spanish

    12:30 p.m. - Spanish







    Monday to Saturday: 8 a.m.

    Wednesday: 7 p.m. (in Spanish)


    As announced

  • STAFF - Rev

    Rev. Francisco J. Anzoátegui, Pastor

    Rev. Carlos A. Lopez, Parochial Vicar

    Rev. Andrew T. Grelak - Senior Priest in residence

  • STAFF - Deacons

    Deacon: Alfredo Nieves

    Deacon: Carlos Turcios

    Deacon: Francisco Eli Mesa

    Deacon: Hugo Ochoa Rodriguez

    Deacon Emeritus: Pedro L. Torres



  • STAFF - Seminarian Deacon:

    Deacon: Luis Marquez  (Seminarian)


  • STAFF - Music

    Music Directors:

            Kim Lisbon and Fito Alvarado


    Religious Education Coordinator:

             James J. Drummey

  • STAFF - Assistant Coordinator

    Assistant Coordinator:

           Maria M. Nieves

  • STAFF - Pastoral Associate

    Pastoral Associate:


  • STAFF - Secretary


  • STAFF - Financial Manager

    Financial Manager: Kelly McPherson

  • STAFF - Sacristan

    Sacristan: Mily Nieves

  • STAFF - Building / Grounds Supervisor

    Building and Grounds Supervisor:


  • Cemetery Director

    Cemetery Director: Joe Viel


    We Priests here at Saint Stephen have decided to be more available for the reception of this Sacrament, and you may come to Confession during the weekend Masses. Please take advantage of this opportunity.

    Confessions will still be held regularly every Saturday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., and on Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. You may also call one of the priests to hear your confession by appointment.

    (updated 9-5-21)

Helping the St. Vincent de Paul Society


We know that many of you gave up things during Lent that may have saved you some money. Some of that money has been used in past years to help different charities, like the Rice Bowl program, the Bethany project to help prisoners, the Pro-Life movement, etc.

How about this time donating the money you saved by denying yourself certain pleasures to the St. Vincent de Paul Society? The SVDP does a wonderful job helping the most needy among us. This is the way we try to respond to our call to help the poor here at Saint Stephen's

Prayer of surrender to the Holy Spirit by Cardinal Mercier.

I am going to reveal to you the secret of sanctity and happiness. Every day for five minutes control your imagination and close your eyes to all the noises of the world in order to enter into yourself. Then, in the sanctuary of your baptized soul (which is the temple of the Holy Spirit) speak to that Divine Spirit, saying to Him:


O Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore You. Enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, console me. Tell me what I should do; give me Your orders. I promise to submit myself to all that You desire of me and to accept all that You permit to happen to me. Let me only know Your Will.


If you do this, your life will flow along happily, serenely, and full of consolation, even in the midst of trials. Grace will be proportioned to the trial, giving you the strength to carry it and you will arrive at the Gate of Paradise, laden with merit. This submission to the Holy Spirit is the secret of sanctity.


If your would like to make a donation and help this ministry at Saint Stephen Parish, please click on the link. .      Thank You!

Religious Education Begins September 17th

Letters have gone out to all families who have children in our Religious Education Program. We know that we are missing some children who should be here, so spread the word. This is a very important part of life, and not just in the sacramental years.

Those in grades 1-6 will come from 10:15 1o 11:15 and those in grades 7-10 will come from 11:45 to 12:45. We have kept the fees the same: $75 for one child and $100 total for two or more in the family. The fees must be paid before classes start on September 17th. If payment is a problem, please let us know. No child will be denied entry into the program for lack of funds.

Please get your registration forms in by this week, so we can set up our classes. If your child was not baptized at St. Stephen, you must provide a baptismal certificate from the parish where he or she was baptized.

Congratulations to our two newly ordained Deacons Francisco Eli Mesa and Hugo Ochoa Rodriguez!


Our Parish Family here at Saint Stephen is delighted to welcome our newly ordained

Deacons Francisco and Hugo to work in our midst.

In a very beautiful ceremony yesterday, September 9, 2023 both, Francis-co and Hugo, along with nine others, were ordained to the Permanent Diaconate by Cardinal Sean O’Malley at the Holy Cross cathedral.

You will see more of them in the weeks ahead , as the have both been as-signed to do their pastoral work here with us.

Welcome them as you see them and congratulate them for this big moment in their lives.

Altar Servers Invited Back

After a hiatus of several years, we would like to have our young people resume their role of serving at Mass.

This is a great privilege in assisting the priest as he brings Jesus down from Heaven into our parish churches.

This service is open to boys and girls who have served in the past or who would like to serve now. You must have received your First Communion to be eligible and you must be available to fulfill your assigned Masses.


Training will be provided. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Drummey at classes on Sunday,

Prayer to St. Michael

— At the request of Pope Francis, we will recite the Prayer to St. Michael at the end of all Masses in the New Year to counter the power of the Devil.

Here is the prayer. Let’s try to learn it by heart:


St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, drive into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Faith Formation in the Fall

Religious Education in English and Spanish for the young people in our Parish, especially for those receiving First Communion and Confirmation, will begin on Sun-day,

 September 17th, at 10:15 a.m. for grades 1 to 6 and at 11:45 for grades 7 to 10.

Registration forms will be going out shortly or you can scan the QR code here to sign up on line. If you have any questions, please call Mr. Drummey at (508) 875-4788.

We are family!

A message of love and solidarity.

Here at Saint Stephen Parish, we will never stop living and promoting our Catholic Faith!

Each day we will post news, initiatives and information that is important to all of us as a parish family.

We are going to use, to the best of our ability and creativity, the means that this era of technology offers us, to stay connected with our brothers and sisters because “We are family”.

That is the title of the brief posts you’ll find on our web page or on the Parish Facebook page. Since we are a bilingual community, everything will be posted in the two languages, you just need to scroll down the page to find the English post. So, log on to each day and let us stay connected with each other.

Feel free also to comment and sent suggestions that may be helpful, thanks.

Welcome Deacon Luis back

to Saint Stephen Parish

We welcome back this week a seminarian from Pope Saint John XXIII Seminary in Weston. His name is Deacon Luis Marquez, and he is studying for the Diocese of Brooklyn, NY.

Deacon Luis is no stranger to St. Stephen Parish since he was here last year as a catechist in our Religious Education Program.

Like other wonderful seminarians in the past, Deacon Luis will enrich our parish with his presence as he learns from us some good pastoral skills for his future as a Priest. Please give him a warm welcome when you see him! We are so blest with so many vocations!

Thanking Deacon Carlos

Turcios for his ministry to Saint Stephen Parish

We have been so blessed with the assignment of new Deacons and seminarians, but we knew that they were looking at our Parish to help other Parishes, and it is with a bittersweet emotion that we have to bid farewell to one of our Deacons who has been asked by the Bishop to give his services in other Parish. Deacon Carlos Turcios has been assigned to Saint Mary’s in Waltham as of October 1st. He will continue to consider Saint Stephen his Parish and we will see him from time to time, but his pastoral work will be done at Saint Mary’s.

We thank Deacon Carlos in a special way for his incredible and very valuable help with the altar servers ministry of our Parish, as well as his always generous participation in the Saint Vincent de Paul ministry on behalf of the poor, as well as his pastoral presence and help in the Spanish Prayer Group. We are certain that Deacon Carlos will do an excellent job in his new assignment. Please, thank him when you see him this weekend.

Thank you Deacon, our prayers go with you!

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