Blessing of the Cemeteries


On All Saints Day, Monday, November 1, 2021, at 12:00 noon, Father Freddie Kaddu will bless the St Vincent de Paul Cemetery on Soniat and Loyola Avenue (behind Newman School).  This cemetery is the resting places for many longtime parishioners of St. Stephen Church, as well as the Vincentian Priests and Daughters of Charity who served our parish for over 150 years.  On the same day at 12:30pm, he will bless the St. Joseph Cemetery at 2220 Washington Avenue.  Many people take the occasion of the blessing as a time to beautify these resting places and pray for the souls of their faithfully departed relatives, priests, religious sisters and friends.