Why Stewardship Matters

God doesn’t need money, if you’ve wondered about that.  But the Very Rev. Wilifred Allen-Faiella discusses how God is counting on us to share our money and talent to carry out His gospel mission.

St. Stephen’s Stands Against Gun Violence

After the June 12 Orlando mass shooting in which more than 100 people were killed or injured, President Obama took to a podium to offer his condolences and to denounce gun violence.  His frustration was palpable.  By some reckoning, he’s given a similar speech more than a dozen times. “Somehow, this has become routine,” he…

A Role for St. Stephen’s in Wake of Violence

In her Sunday homily, the Rev. Jo-Ann Murphy began with a question:   “What narrative shall we tell ourselves about the current violence in our country?”  Consider your answer, she said.  “Please don’t let it be, ‘It has nothing to do with me.’” As the country reels from the killing of two black men and the…

How Do You Talk to God?

How do you talk to God? The short answer for Christians is simple:  We talk to God through prayer.  But that raises other questions.  Is there a right way to pray?  Should we pray to praise God?  Or to ask for His grace?  Or maybe to get ourselves out of a fix? If prayer were…