"To be truly, in every way, a local incarnation and sign of the Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church in union with the Vicar of Christ, the Hierarchy, and the holy Magisterium with all the richness and beauty of Catholic Truth, Liturgy, and Tradition in this our day."
St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church; home of the Latin Mass in Pensacola. St. Stephen Parish was founded in 1922 and its school in 1933 (which closed in 1973). It has served the people of Pensacola and many others who have been stationed here on military duty or training for these many years. At present the Parish is the only one in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee which offers the Traditional Latin Mass, the so-called Tridentine or Gregorian Rite of the Mass. Since March of the Year 2000, by the kind petition of His Excellency, Bishop John H. Ricard (now since retired), we have had this Rite every month. Beginning with September 2008, in obedience to His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI's Motu Proprio, "Summorum Pontificum," we have had this beautiful Ancient Rite every Sunday at ten-thirty a.m. It is a High sung Mass. Though longer than other forms of the Liturgy, it is very lovely and reverent and inspires faith in the Mystery of our Redemption by Christ, our High and Eternal Priest. If you want the Faith, the Liturgy and the Teaching of the centuries, St. Stephen is the Parish for you. If you want "fast-food", casual type Liturgies, it most certainly is not. All are welcome. PLEASE OBSERVE RULES OF ETIQUETTE: A SPIRIT OF SILENCE AND PRAYER IN CHURCH; PROPER ATTIRE - NO PICNIC OR BEACH WEAR HERE. PLEASE - NO SHORTS OR LOW CUT NECKLINES OR SUPER SHORT SKIRTS. UPPER ARMS AND CHEST NEED TO BE COVERED FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN. MODESTY IN ALL THINGS IN THE HOLY TEMPLE - AT ALL TIMES. We love our Church and respect the holiness of the Temple of God. For those who prefer the more modern Rite of Paul VI and mostly in English, we recommend the Vigil Mass and the early Mass at 7:30 on Sundays. We also have a Low Tridentine Mass every Thursday followed by Benediction, (on most Thursdays of the year). We look forward to seeing you soon! Fr. Pérez
THE VERY REV. HECTOR R.G. PEREZ Y ROBLES
PONTIFICAL DOCTOR IN SACRED THEOLOGY
Saturday: 4 p.m. Rosary is recited at 3:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. High Gregorian (Tridentine) Mass
Rosary is recited at Ten
Monday-Friday except most Thursdays at 8 a.m. (followed by the Rosary).
Saturday: 8 a.m. followed by:
Benediction and Novena to Our Lady of Fatima with prayers for healing (First Saturday)
Our Lady of Fatima Novena with prayers for healing (all other Saturdays)
Gregorian (Tridentine) Low Mass
Thursday: 6:00 p.m. followed by Benediction (Call for possible schedule changes).
Rosary at 5:30 PM (most weeks).
Holy Days of Obligation (usually): Mass at 8:00 a.m. and
Gregorian (Tridentine) Mass at 6 p.m.
Special Feasts: Low Mass at 8:00 a.m.
Saturday: 3:15 p.m; after daily Rosary; or by appointment.
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION OR GUIDANCE: Please feel free to call Fr. Pérez to make an appointment in this regard. Many problems that individuals and families face can be helped by looking into our sites and especially the one entitled "MARITAL HEALING", which includes also many, if not all, sexual problems and disciplinary problems of the home. Do visit this site most wealthy in information and guidance for the Catholic person and family!
Holy Hour of Adoration:
Thursday before First Friday: 7 p.m.
(and every Thursday of Lent).
WEDDINGS AND BAPTISMS: MUST BE A FULLY PARTICIPATING PARISHIONER ACTIVE IN EVERY WAY IN THE PARISH. CALL FATHER FOR APPOINTMENT. ALL THE PREREQUISITES OF THE CODE OF CANON LAW REGARDING MARRIAGE MUST BE OBSERVED AS WELL AS ALL REGULATIONS LAID DOWN BY THE REV. PASTOR._
My beloved Lord Jesus, Who has come and taken a human nature unto Thyself for love of me in order to be able to suffer the pains of Thy Passion, which I have earned by my many sins and offences against Thee and Thy holy Law, please accept my heartfelt thanks. Grant me through Thy merciful kindness a true and deep sorrow for my sins. Grant that I may truly change my ways and my life so that I may follow Thee and obey Thee more fully and wholeheartedly. Let me realize that it is I who have caused Thee to suffer so much. May I learn from my mistakes and make right my sinful ways. And, O Mary, Mother of God and Mother of Sorrows, intercede for me that I may find forgiveness and mercy at the foot of the Cross. Let me follow Our Lord with Thee to Calvary. Let me stay with Thee and the Beloved Disciple at the foot of the Cross and not run away as most did, or would. Give me the fortitude of keeping my Baptismal promises and of faithfully following in the footsteps of Thy beloved Son. I cannot do this of my own, but with thy help, I can do all. Amen. – Very Rev. Father Héctor R.G. Pérez, S.T.D.
O Suffering Jesus
Oh, Suffering Jesus! Oh, Sorrowful Mother!
At present these needs are being met with each individual as best suits his or her needs. Talk to Fr. Pérez if you are interested in becoming a Catholic.
SCHOLA CANTORUM - CHOIR
We are always in need of new and fresh voices. If you are a music student and need an internship, perhaps we can arrange it in exchange for singing in our choir. Our Organist and Choir Directress, Mrs. Marianne Carlton, Dean of the Guild of Organists in Pensacola, and music Professor at Pensacola State College. Come and learn also help us to praise the Lord in the Holy Liturgy. We sing at the Gregorian Masses on Sundays at ten thirty and the Pauline (New Rite) Mass on Saturday at four. Remember, we will be in the Sacred Temple - proper dress required. We practice most Saturdays at 5:10 p.m. and in the Parish Hall on Sundays at 9:30 A.M. Please feel free to join us! Those who need credit hours for a music degree are welcome. We will work with you in attaining your goals. Remember, you don't have to be Caruso or Pavarotti, just praise the Lord with your gift of voice. Many blessings are promised and guaranteed!
CHILDREN & CRY ROOM POLICY
Here at St. Stephen we are 100% pro-life. Children and babies are most welcome. We prefer that they participate as fully as they can according to their abilities and, of course, some measure of decorum is expected as we educate our children in the richness of our Catholic Tradition. Though there is a cry room in the back of the Church, off the Foyer, we prefer that it is only used in dire cases of babies who are crying extremely loud or children talking out loud. Otherwise, we give praise to God for the little voices who, in their own way, give Him worship and homage by their very existence and being. Children are our future and we love and protect them in every way. We give thanks to God for them and their parents! We ask that you please refrain from giving children any snacks in the Church proper.
St. Stephen & the Diocese of Pensacola - Tallahassee are committed to healing the hearts of sexual abuse victims and have established Victims Assistance Coordinators who are experienced and trained counselors and are available to help. The Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Pensacola area is Dr. Louis M. Makarowski, Ph.D. P.A., His contact number is: (850) 477-7181.
Saint Stephen Roman Catholic Church
900 W Garden St
Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone: (850) 432-9362 Fax: (850) 435-9946
A Parish of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee