Welcome to St. Stephen’s Parish


St Stephen’s Church is open.  Sunday masses are at 9 am (French) and 11 am (English). Masks are no longer required.

OFFICE SUMMER HOURS: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 – 11 a.m.


Position available:


ST-STEPHEN’S PARISH is seeking a fully bilingual individual to fill the position of Administrative Manager to work up to 30 hours per week. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Duties would include acting as the main point of contact for the church, coordinating parishioner requests for sacraments (e.g., marriage, funerals, baptism, etc.); bookkeeping and accounts payable, coordinating and purchasing with and from various suppliers; working with the Parish’s volunteers; and compiling and submitting various diocesan, financial and other reports.
Technical skills required include an intermediate level of knowledge using MS Office products particularly MS Word and MS Excel. Good interpersonal skills along with initiative, and sound judgement are an asset.
For any inquiries, or to apply, please communicate with pierre.le.bel@bell.net, 819-360-5785.

Québec invests $ 91,274 in Chelsea’s religious heritage

“Heritage assets of a religious nature are witnesses to a large part of our collective history. They are, in all regions of Quebec, a source of pride and an element of cultural dynamism in communities. Today’s investment is a concrete gesture to confirm the value we place on them and our interest in preserving them. I also take this opportunity to highlight the mobilization of local stakeholders who, through their motivation and creativity, play a major role in safeguarding these jewels of our heritage.”   

(Translation of statement by Marie Montpetit, Québec Minister of Culture and Communications News release of August 13, 2018)

Related: Fabrique of St. Stephen’s Parish News Bulletin of August 19, 2018

st-stephens-autumnSt. Stephen’s Parish, established in 1845, has a long and rich history in the village of Chelsea, QC located at the edge of the enchanted Gatineau Hills. St. Stephen’s historic stone church, built in 1879, opens its doors to all residents of Chelsea and surrounding territory and supports both the Anglophone and Francophone Catholic faith communities.

St. StephenThe church’s patron saint, St. Stephen is shown in the window overlooking  the entrance of the church. This saint, whose feast day is December 26th, was stoned to death and is known as the first Christian martyr. He is also known as the patron saint of bricklayers.

To Serve You:
Fr. Daniel Kelly (English)
(819) 827-1664

Abbé Fadi Atalla (French)
(819) 827-1664

The Parish is served by a single Fabrique Council as well as a Parish Pastoral Council and a “Comité paroissial de pastorale“.