Dear Parishioners,

We are now currently in Alert Level 4. Therefore, until further notice, our doors are closed to the public. As reminder, the regulations for religious organizations at this level include:

- Gatherings at funerals, burials, weddings, and religious and cultural ceremonies are limited to no more than 10 people, including the officiant. Physical distancing must be maintained.
- Public visitations and wakes are prohibited.
- Informal gatherings are limited to only those in your bubble.

While our office is closed, should you find yourself in an emergency and/or need to speak with a priest, please call us at 643-2523. We are still available for emergencies.

In-person Mass is cancelled, but we will continue our private Masses, which will be livestreamed daily at 9:30 a.m.

For our Parishioners who are unable to attend Mass in person, we also live-stream our Masses on Facebook. You can find us by going to the following website:

Please know that you are all in our prayers. Though the present situation seems unending and you are scared and concerned, God is with us and will guide us through this time.

God bless and stay safe,
Father Krishnarao Mekala

We welcome you to St.Stephen’s Parish’s where all are welcome, without exception. St.Stephen’s Parish long in culturally and military history is located in the Town of Stephenville Newfoundland and Labrador population of 8,000 and a catchment area of 25,000.

Correspondence from Bishop of the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador
Correspondence from Bishop of the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador

Special Year of the Family
Pope Francis declared this year a special Year of the Family, beginning on the Feast of St. Joseph on March 19th, 2021 and conclude on the 10th World Meeting of Families (in Rome) on June 26th, 2022.

The Novena Prayers
The Novena will take place at 7 p.m. beginning on Thursday, March 11th and conclude on the Feast of St. Joseph on March 19th. It will be live streamed on the Diocesan Facebook page

God Squad 24th Annual Men's Conference
The God Squad, a Catholic Outreach Ministry to Men stationed in Calgary, AB, are offering their 24th Annual Men’s Conference on-line on March 20 from 10 a.m. CST to 1 p.m. CST (12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Newfoundland). Registration is free of charge. Speakers include: Bishop Scott MCCaig, Military Ordinariate, Andre Regnier, Co-founder of C.C.O. (Campus Ministry) and Jake Khym. The Focus: St. Joseph.

The World Day of Prayer 2021 service video, prepared by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada, can be accessed by going to and clicking on the One Hour Service Video box

If anyone would like to make a donation they may do so by donating online at or mailing a cheque to:

WICC, 47 Queen's Park Cres E., Toronto, ON, M5S 2C3

Please check the schedule for your local cable network (Rogers or Eastlink) - the one-hour WDP service should be aired sometime on Friday, March 5th.