The Church believes and confesses that among the seven sacraments there is one especially intended to strengthen those who are being tried by illness, the Anointing of the Sick:
The Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as last rites, is no longer considered a sacrament only for those at the point of death.
Instead, this healing sacrament is for all those who are facing major surgery, chronic illness, or the weakness that comes with age.
St. Stephen offers this sacrament regularly, and is celebrated communally.
- First Saturday of the month, 8am
- Last Wednesday of each month, 7pm (Healing Mass)
For information, please contact the Church Office at 813.689.4900. In an emergency, please call the Parish Office any time, day or night.