Weddings

The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage Planning & Information Guide (PDF)

As exciting and happy a time your wedding will be, the main focus will be your marriage and life together after the ceremony. To help you prepare, you will attend premarital meetings with Fr. Michael. Please make your appointments with him either during coffee hour after the 10AM Sunday Service or by calling 610-461-0490.

Please read the entire booklet provided above carefully. If you have any questions please feel free to call the church office at the number above or email us at:

Director of Parish Operations (Jan) at dopo@sstephen.org

Priest in Charge (Fr. Michael) at michaelknight@sstephen.org

Holy Baptism

Guidelines for the Sacrament of Baptism (PDF)

If you are interested in having a child baptized, or in being baptized yourself, your first step would be to either attend our Sunday Services (at either 8AM or 10AM) or contact Fr. Michael Knight via email – michaelknight@sstephen.org or call the Church Office at (610) 461-0490.

There is no age requirement for Baptism.  Infants to adults are welcome as candidates.

Candidates can be baptized on any Sunday morning.

Once a date has been decided upon, a pre-baptismal instruction appointment will be made for Fr. Michael to meet with you and the Sponsors/Godparents.

A Baptismal candidate must have at least 1 sponsor.  Parents often elect to have multiple Sponsors/Godparents for infants and younger children.  Sponsors/Godparents must be at least 16 years old.  You may have “honorary sponsors” younger than 16 years old.

Your Sponsors/Godparents must be baptized and have proof (a baptismal certificate or letter from the church where they were baptized) with them at the pre-baptismal instruction appointment.

The role of the Sponsors/Godparents for a child’s baptism:

  • They should maintain a special relationship with the child
  • Be an active member of a parish
  • Practice their Christian faith in a way you admire.

A Sponsor/Godparent is not a legal guardian in the event of a parent’s death, unless that person has been given guardianship in a will!!

 

Funerals

Losing a loved one is hard and it’s something none of us ever get used to!

When someone dies, it’s only natural to turn to the church for guidance and support. We want to be there for you as you say goodbye to your loved one who is entering into a different way of being alive.

St. Stephen’s Church and Father Michael Knight, our Priest-in-Charge offer you our help in this difficult time.