Saint Stephen Roman Catholic Church

Main Lenten Altar

218 Valley Street
Port Carbon, PA 17965
PHONE 570-622-6600
FAX 570-622-9817
Rev. David W. Karns, M. Div., Pastor


History of Our Parish, Founded in 1847
Lector/Extraordinary Minister Schedule January/February/March 2105
Altar Server Schedule Winter/Spring 2015
Parish Religious Education Program - CCD
Genealogy Requests
2014 Bishop's Annual Appeal
The Vatican
Diocese of Allentown


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!! Families in the Diocese of Allentown are invited to gather on Sunday, March 22, 2015 for Faith Alive: The Family Fully Alive. Families are invited to enjoy a few hours complete with faith-filled activities, a guest speaker, and a family meal (pasta, salad, rolls). The event is being hosted by the Diocese of Allentown and will be held at several locations and times in Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill Deaneries. The registration cost of $10/family includes dinner and activities for the entire family and we encourage families with children of all ages to attend!! The registration deadline is March 11th and materials are available at Questions, please contact or 610-289-8900, ext. 221.

2015 Lenten Schedule

Click Here for Lenten Obligations


There was no envelope included in the latest mailing for the second collection for February 28 - March 1, The Second Sunday of Lent. There will be a free-will offering collection to help with the excessive snow removal and oil bills for this year. If you want, you can use a blank envelope to record your name or envelope number. Thank you for your generosity!

The first collection will be for the weekly and all other parish funds. The Initial Offering envelope is to help defray the $3,000 annual cost of printing and mailing the offering envelopes. Your generosity is appreciated!

Please remember it is now the season for Snow Removal envelopes. We are grateful for your support.

Donations for the 2015 Liturgical Year Mass Books are still being accepted. If you wish to donate a book In Honor Of or In Memory Of someone, it is $9 per book. Additional information is included in the bulletin. The list of donors and memorials can be found on the parish website here.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Census Offering Collection. The Annual Report due to the Diocese has been sent but there are still some forms that have not been returned. We have now begun contacting those families. Anyone 18 years of age or older who is not a full-time student is no longer a dependent. He/she must complete their own form. Do not cut the form. If you do not have children, just leave that section blank.


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2014 Christmas Flower List

Photos from Father Dave's 40th Anniversary Celebration

The Easter Flower Donation/Memorial list located here:
2014 Easter Flower Memorial/In Honor Of Donations

Thank you for your generous contributions to the fund for the 2015 Breaking Bread books. A complete listing of donors and memorials can be found above.

CERTIFICATES OF ELIGIBILITY to act as a Confirmation Sponsor, Godparent, Marriage Witness, etc., will only be issued to parishioners who are actually registered in the parish and attend Mass on a regular basis. If you are not receiving and using weekly envelopes, you are NOT REGISTERED. Please do not request a Certificate of Eligibility.

ATTENTION FAMILIES: Any adult child over the age of 18 and not a full-time student must be registered with the parish as an adult and on the envelope mailing list. Please contact the rectory during business hours for a registration form. Certificates of Eligibility for Baptism or Confirmation Sponsors will not be issued for any adult who is not currently registered. If your adult child has graduated high school and is continuing with college, please notify us so we do not remove him/her from the list.

CCD: A child preparing to receive any Sacrament must be a practicing Catholic and in a Religious Education Program for two consecutive years immediately prior to receiving the Sacrament. CCD families must be registered parishioners. Students from another parish may attend with permission from their Pastor.

ANY PARISH CHILD in 3rd grade or above, in Catholic school or the CCD Program, who is interested in becoming an altar server here at St. Stephen Church, please contact Ed Tray at 429-0088.

ANY ADULT who is able and willing to serve funerals on weekdays, please contact Ed Tray at 429-0088 to schedule a brief training session.

Your parish is in need of Lectors. Please consider giving your time and talent to proclaiming the Word of the Lord. If interested, call the rectory during business hours, Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Rosary is prayed before each Mass on Sundays and weekdays. Please join us about 25 minutes before each Mass.

St. Vincent de Paul Society – Second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Rectory

Sister Mary Jane Dunleavy, S.S.J.— Director of Religious Education— Phone—570-544-2464


Ms. Wendy S. Krisak— Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator— Confidential Phone—800-791-9209

Diocese of Allentown Youth Protection Website

Mary Ann Lubinsky—Local Safe Environment Coordinator— Phone—570-622-6600

Sr. Meg Cole, S.S.J.— Diocesan Safe Environment Coordinator— Phone—610-289-8900, Ext. 222

NOTE: Please consult weekly bulletin for changes to the schedule.
Saturday Evening: 4 PM for Sunday Obligation
Sunday: 8 AM and 11 AM
Daily: Monday, No Mass
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 7 PM
Friday 9 AM
Holy Days: Consult weekly Mass Schedule in Bulletin




MARRIAGES: Couples planning to be married must contact the pastor at least 6 months prior to the desired date of the marriage.

BAPTISMS: Sundays at Noon (Please notify parish at least two weeks prior to desired date of Baptism)

CONFESSIONS: Saturday 12:30-1 PM (or anytime by appointment)

CERTIFICATES OF ELIGIBILITY to act as a Sponsor, Godparent, etc., will only be issued to parishioners who are actually registered in the parish and atttend Mass on a regular basis.

CCD: A child preparing to receive any Sacrament must be a practicing Catholic and in a Religious Education Program for two consecutive years immediately prior to receiving a Sacrament.

St. Stephen Regional School Commemorative Glasses
$5.00 each
Call Robin at 570-449-9555 or email Vivian

Welcome to our website. St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Port Carbon was established in 1847. We are located in the Diocese of Allentown. If you would like to join our parish, please call 570-622-6600 Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Online U.S. Catholic Directory of Parishes

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