This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. ~ John 1:5
UPDATE February 24, 2020: Masses in English will resume at 11 am and 12 noon beginning Sunday, February 28th with a maximum of 25 persons at each mass. The reservation system is in place. Please consult the weekly parish newsletter to stay informed.
Important links during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Parishioner Instructions for Attendance at Mass
- Poster visual for attendance / communion
- St. Stephen’s Mass Prayers & Responses (please print and bring to mass)
- Guidelines for Attending Baptisms, Funerals & Weddings
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)