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Oct 15 2020
            “The Twenty-first Century look of Sanctity”   “With our apostolic authority, we grant that the venerable servant of God, Carlo Acutis, layman, who, with the enthusiasm of youth, cultivated a friendship with our Lord Jesus, placing the…
Oct 13 2020
Youth - Grades 7 - 12 You are invited to the 12th Annual Building a Culture of Life Youth Retreat & Dinner! This free, fun event will include a spaghetti dinner & ice cream bar, games, T-shirts, Eucharistic Adoration, and opportunity for…
Oct 13 2020
Please take a few minutes to view Father Steve's Election Message Video at:  https://youtu.be/G900azjotdE Thank you and God's Peace Be With You!
Oct 8 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters:    This year, the feast of Saint Francis occurred on a Sunday (October 4), so we were not able to observe it as its own day. However, no saint’s example is restricted to a single day per year. Hence, I offer the following…
Oct 4 2020
Faith, Hope & Healing: St. Mary 2020 Stewardship Renewal Our community has spent the last several months responding to the historical crisis in so many ways. We are continually inspired by your faith and grateful to be a part of the St. Mary of…
Oct 2 2020
545/2020                                                                         29 September 2020     A message on the upcoming election from Bishop Edward Malesic   Once again, we find ourselves in a very polarized election cycle with candidates…
Oct 2 2020
Recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. Dear Parishioners:    If I were to identify the above statement as coming…
Sep 24 2020
Join us for the 12th Annual…   Building a Culture of LIFE Youth Retreat & Dinner Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 6 - 9 pm at St. Stephen Parish Hall (next to the church) 44 Britton St., West Salem, OH 44287 This FREE event for youth grades 7 -…
Sep 24 2020
Dear Parishioners:    I have not, to this point in my life, ever needed “physical therapy” per se. However, from all accounts, as important as it is for a person who has suffered injury to engage in therapy, it can be very challenging. Along the…
Sep 19 2020
Dear Parishioners, After much deliberation, and after consultation with other parishes, we have decided to introduce the singing of the Mass parts (i.e. Gloria, responsorial psalm, Gospel acclamation, the “Holy, Holy, Holy,” memorial acclamation,…