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WELCOMING YOU HOME
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Adult Faith Formation

Our parish opens its doors to welcome and embrace all in our community. We strive through worship, hospitality and service to receive those seeking a spiritual home. In the midst of diversity of thought, lifestyle, nationality, economic status, and age, we endeavor to live as a community of faith and invite you to join our family – a family seeing to know and love Jesus Christ.

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MASS SCHEDULE

WEEKDAY MASS

Monday to Saturday

 • 12:00pm


SUNDAY MASSES
Saturday 

  • 5:30pm (Vigil Mass) Cantor & Organ

Sunday  

 •   8:00am [without music]

 • 10:00am Cantor and Organ 

Oct. - June

[1st & 3rd Sunday - Children's Liturgy of the Word

[2nd & 4th Sunday - Family Friendly Mass]

• 12:00pm Traditional Mass w/ Adult Choir       •  •5:00pm Contemporary Mass

w/ Music Ensemble

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Bullet Journal

AT A GLANCE

                                                      As your family calendars begin to fill up, please consider the following upcoming services and events:

Bereavement Ministry

                 Our Seasons of Hope support group series continues on February 1, 8, and 15. We meet in the Parish Center, 7-8:30pm.                       Anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one is welcome to join us for prayer, discussion, and group support. Contact                   Maryann at mtyrer@stelmo79.org for info.

One Big (unhappy) FamilyPaul’s First Letter to the Corinthian 

               A four week Bible study where we take apart and examine the Apostle Paul’s relationship with a congregation of Christians                in the Greek City of Corinth. Come and study with us. We will provide Bibles. There is an optional soup and salad dinner at                  6 PM. People are encouraged to bring things to share as well) and the bible study starts promptly at 6:30 P

  • February 2nd - FEAST OF THE PRESENTATIONOF THE LORD​​​​

    • You are invited to bring your personal candles that you use for prayer to be blessed at the noon Mass.

  • February 3rd - Blessing of Throats will be offered in the Church during the noon Mass on Friday and at Vespers at 5:10pm in the Parish Center Chapel.

  • February 4th - 5:30 PM Family Mass . Celebrating Catholic Schools Week. St. Stephen of Hungary students are encouraged to wear their uniforms. 

FOR MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION FOR EVENTS GO TO UPCOMING EVENTS BELOW. 

The Cardinal's Appeal has began.

 

For info click on the pic or go to:

 

https://cardinalsappeal.org/

Scan this QR code for more information on how

you can donate to this important appeal. ​

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Adult & Children's  Choirs are open for membership through February 12th. Our 5 PM Contemporary Ensemble is looking for new members as well. For more information go to the Music Ministry page.  Anyone interested in joining one of our choirs contact John, our Director of Music at jzupan@stelmo79.org

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 08, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Parish Center Chapel , 406 E 80th St, New York, NY 10075, USA
    Our next Seasons of Hope support group series runs January 11, 18, and 25, and February 1, 8, and 15. We meet in the Parish Center, 7-8:30pm. Anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one is welcome to join us for prayer, discussion, and group support. Contact Maryann at mtyrer@stelmo79.org
  • Feb 09, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Parish Center, 408 E 80th St, New York, NY 10075, USA
    A four week Bible study where we take apart and examine the Apostle Paul’s relationship with a congregation of Christians in the Greek City of Corinth. We will look at the issues roiling this church, Paul’s involvement in them, and also his attempts to broker peace. Opt soup & salad @ 6 PM
  • Feb 15, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Parish Center Chapel , 406 E 80th St, New York, NY 10075, USA
    Our next Seasons of Hope support group series runs January 11, 18, and 25, and February 1, 8, and 15. We meet in the Parish Center, 7-8:30pm. Anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one is welcome to join us for prayer, discussion, and group support. Contact Maryann at mtyrer@stelmo79.org
  • Feb 19, 6:00 PM
    St. Monica Church, 413 E 79th St, New York, NY 10075, USA
    Come join us after the 5 PM before our Lenten season begins.
  • Mar 10, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    St. Monica Church, 413 E 79th St, New York, NY 10075, USA
    Called “a superb organist” by The New York Times, Kent Tritle performs regularly across the United States and in Europe, and is the organist of the New York Philharmonic. He is also Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.
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THE NEED CONTINUES…

 

Our parish partners with LSA Family Health Services, a multi-faceted service agency run by the Little Sisters of the Assumption and located among the public housing complexes of East Harlem. The sisters and their staff and volunteers serve the needs of the local community, which includes a nearby men’s shelter that has recently been overwhelmed with asylum seekers, many of whom were bussed here from Texas. LSA Family Health Services is a partner agency of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York.

 

“Our perspective is not a political perspective. Our perspective is not ‘How did we get in this mess?’ Our perspective is simply to help,” Cardinal Dolan said, “[Jesus] is the one who said to us, ‘When I was a stranger…an immigrant, you welcomed me.”

(Source: https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2022/09/15/immigration-bus-biden-243723) 

 

As needs change among the populations being served, agencies pivot to respond to those needs. The recent cold weather, for example, has impacted the “items most needed” list for LSA Family Services. What follows is their current “most needed” list:

 

  • New socks (men’s, one-size-fits-all, warm)

  • New underwear (men’s size medium)

  • New or used gloves, scarves, warm hats

  • New or used warm jackets (men’s medium and large)

  • New or used sweatpants (men’s small, medium, large)

  • New or used sweatshirts (mainly men’s medium)

  • New or used jeans (men’s 32 and 34 are most needed)

  • New or used Men’s sneakers or boots (sizes 7, 8, or 9)

 

We are unable to accept these items at the parish. They must be sent/delivered directly to: LSA Family Health Service, 333 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029. If you are dropping items off, call first to ensure that someone is there to receive them - 646-672-5214.

 

Another alternative is to order items on Amazon or other online services, and have them sent directly to:

LSA Family Health Service, 333 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029, Attn. Trish Gough. Their phone number (usually needed for delivery) is 646-672-5214

Church Teachings on the Rights of Migrants and Refugees

https://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/migrants-refugees-and-travelers/quotes-rights-migrants-refugees

Catholic Charities, Migrants, and Ministry

https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/and-they-shall-know-us-by-our-love/

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The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, February 2, is a hinge upon which we pivot our gaze from Christmas and the Incarnation to Easter and Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection.


This day falls 40 days after Christmas, and in the older liturgical calendars, the Presentation of the Lord closed the Christmas season (it now concludes with the feast of the Baptism of the Lord). The roots of this feast are found in Scripture, which tells of Mary and Joseph bringing Jesus to the Temple to follow Jewish law.


The law prescribed two rites following a birth. In one, the new mother was to offer a sacrifice of a lamb and a dove in thanksgiving for a safe delivery (those who were poor, like Mary and Joseph, were allowed to offer two doves, which they did). This offering was also intended for the purification of the mother and it took place 40 days after the birth of a male (80 days after the birth of a female).


In the other rite, which was to symbolically offer the new child to the Lord, the parents presented the child in the Temple and then ransomed him or her with money. In what must be one of the great paradoxes in history, Mary and Joseph “redeemed” Jesus with the traditional five shekels.

See images of the Temple as it looked in Jesus' time in this part of our virtual tour of the Holy Land. The text here explains more about the use of coins and animals in the Temple economy. 

The celebration of this feast began in the ancient Church—it appears to have begun in the fourth century, and was celebrated as the culmination of the Christmas season during the Middle Ages. 

The Scriptural accounts of Jesus’ presentation in the Temple tell of the meeting with Simeon, the aged man who had been promised by God that he would see the Messiah before his own death. Along with the prophetess Anna, Simeon represents the hope of devout Jews who were waiting for God’s rule. 


Simeon recognizes Jesus as the Messiah, and, after giving thanks to God, makes a prophecy to Mary. His words call to mind the suffering that Jesus will endure for our redemption, and the confusion and sorrow that go with it. The ancient Church used this scene to transition from celebrating Jesus’ Incarnation to preparing to enter the Paschal Mystery in the Lenten and Easter seasons.
This feast was always celebrated with candles (and used to be known as Candlemas) because of Simeon’s recognition that in the person of Jesus, God has given us salvation - “a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people, Israel.”
On this feast of the presentation of the Lord, let us join Simeon in recognizing our salvation in Jesus, the light of the world!

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Message from Saint Stephen of Hungary School Admissions Office 

Did You Know?

  • St. Stephen of Hungary School, the parish school of St. Monica, St. Elizabeth of Hungary and St. Stephen of Hungary Church,     is a warm, welcoming community on East 82nd Street between First & York Avenues.

  •  Our campus features unique learning spaces. Our dedicated, experienced                                                                                     faculty work collaboratively to offer our students top-notch educational                                                                                     opportunities. We are now accepting applications for PreK 3 – Gr. 8.

 

Consider St. Stephen of Hungary School for your family!

 www.saintstephenschool.org

admissions@saintstephenschool.org

 

Saint Stephen of Hungary School

Proudly Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Sunday, January 29 – Saturday, February 4, 2023

Join us for our Family Mass at 5:30pm on Saturday, February 4 – the highlight of our Catholic Schools Week Celebration!

 

 

 

 

 

Register for Open House:

Tuesday, January 31st (8:30 - 9:30am)

admissions@saintstephenschool.org

 www.saintstephenschool.org

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Greece

Parish Pilgrimage to Greece

with

Fr. Anthony Ciorra, IVD

In the Footsteps of Paul the Apostle

October 3-13, 2023

(Oct. 3-16 with optional Rome extension)

Join us for an unforgettable tour via air, sea, and land to many of the places where St. Paul preached and established Christian communities in the first century. Enjoy Mediterranean scenery and cuisine. Visit the Acropolis, Mykanos, the House of Mary in Ephesus, the cave in Patmos where John wrote the Book of Revelation, Santorini, and the monasteries of Meteora. The optional Rome Excursion will allow you to pray at the tomb of St. Paul, tour the Vatican museums, and explore the catacombs.

 

You can access the tour brochure at

https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1127331

Contact Maryann Tyrer for more info

mtyrer@stelmo79.org

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Thanks to all who made our pot luck lunch & movie a success! Check back here for upcoming events.

 

 

Interested in our Senior Ministry? Click on our logo to find out more. 

Image by Aaron Burden

New Ministry:
Stelmo Men's Bible Study
 
Interested?
Click here
 

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Interested in volunteering at parish events?

 

The parish council will let you know of opportunities to volunteer if you email your contact information (name, email, and phone) to the parish council at parishcouncil@stelmo79.org

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We keep mentioning Pope Francis’ Pastoral Letter Laudato Si’ – On the Care of our Common Home. Please click on our logo to find out more about this important document. 

Check out the new movie about Pope Francis’ encyclical (letter) about the Environment! Watch it on YouTube Originals: https://theletterfilm.org.

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ABOUT OUR CHURCH

The combined parishes of St Monica, St Stephen of Hungary and St Elizabeth of Hungary are proud to have St Stephen of Hungary School as part of our parish community. Saint Stephen of Hungary School is a Pre-K through 8th grade award-winning Catholic school with a rich heritage of academic excellence. 

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ALL ARE WELCOME
Join us for Mass in-person or online.

We work diligently to provide a prayerful worship experience. Consider joining us at Mass! Our Mass schedule can be found by clicking below or join us online!

OUR MINISTRIES

IN UNITY, DIVERSITY.....                                                Be a part of ours!

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LIVES OF THE SAINTS

Learn more about the Saints whose portraits adorn our church

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SUPPORT OUR PARISH

If you would like to help support the worship and ministries of this parish, please click this link to WESHARE: LPI  our online giving provider.

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OUR SCHOOL

If you would like to to learn more about our Parish School, the Upper East Side's gem, please click below.

HELP US TO SPREAD OUR
LOVE AND FAITH

We rely on donations to carry out our mission, your donation can help us!

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