Our central act of worship whenever we gather is the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, also known as The Holy Communion or Mass. Currently, our services are held:
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer. This is a service of prayers, lessons, and Psalms following the tradition known as the “Liturgy of the Hours.”
9:00 a.m. Holy Communion. This “quieter” service, sometimes referred to as a “Low Mass” includes the Celebration of the Holy Eucharist and sermon. No music is offered during this service, giving it a more contemplative feel.
11:00 a.m. Sung Holy Communion. This Holy Communion, often referred to as a “solemn” or “high” Mass, includes all of the traditional richness and beauty of a solemn liturgical service. The priest, accompanied by the choir, sings the various parts of the Mass. Along with hymns, bells will be rung at various times, and some Masses include the use of incense.
The Holy Communion is offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:00 noon, and Thursday at 8:00 a.m. These “daily” Masses are shorter in length than the Sunday celebrations, usually lasting approximately 30 minutes.
Feasts such as Christmas and Easter (Holy Week) are celebrated at St. Stephen’s with great solemnity, and additional services are also offered during special Fasting seasons, such as Stations of the Cross during Lent. Please contact the church office at (706) 543-8657, or refer to the calendar on this site for a current list of service times for upcoming special feasts and fasts.