For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. ~ Jeremiah 20:11
St. Stephen’s Church will celebrate mass this Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in English
Parish Newsletter – Friday, August 7, 2020 – Please read for important information.
Important links for re-opening:
- Parishioner Instructions for Attendance at Mass– Rev. Aug. 7, 2020
- Poster visual for attendance / communion
- St. Stephen’s Mass Prayers & Responses (please print and bring to mass)
- Living with Christ – Sunday, August 16th readings
“St. Stephen’s: 175 years in the hearts of Chelseaites” – The Low Down to Hull & Back News, Aug. 5-18, 2020 edition
175th Anniversary Prayer
Joel Quarrington, contrabassist J.S. Bach Sixth Suite BWV 1012
(recorded in St. Stephen’s Church May 2018)
Christ, Us, Our Communities, Our Neighbourhoods
A Diocesan Synodal Process for 2018-2019
Visit the Diocese of Gatineau website to stay up to date on the 2018-2019 Synodal Process
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. 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.
The 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)
Abbé Fadi Atalla (French)