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Cultural and Diversity Ministry
The St. Stephen Catholic Church Cultural & Diversity Ministry meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the church, 5049 Bell Shoals Rd., Valrico. More than 17 countries are members of the ministry, which participates in several church and ministry activities throughout the year including its annual International Festival with displays of cultural heritage as well as foods from different countries, music, dances and games. Other events include an International Mass on Pentecost Sunday. Contact Paco or Deysy Alices at 813-689-4892 or e-mail email@example.com.
More About St. Stephen Catholic Church
St. Stephen Catholic Church was founded in 1987, meeting in a storefront on Bell Shoals Road that is now home to Beef O'Brady's Irish Pub. It moved to its current facility on Bell Shoals Road in 1991, opening its doors with 1,285 registered families. Today the church has more than 4,200 families and is planning to build a new, larger facility on Boyette Road. St. Stephen has one of the largest adult education programs in the Diocese of St. Petersburg and now celebrates baptisms nearly every weekend. The church boasts 110 ministries and provides food for 178 poor families every week through its St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. Three full-time priests serve the parish, Pastor William Swengros, Father Jose and Father Emory, with the help of two deacons, Dan Gratkowski and Rick Zeitler.
Other events here
- Life Teen Night Weekly on Sundays, 6:30 pm
- Ministry of Moms Sharing Weekly on Sundays, 7:00 pm
- Moms Ministry Weekly on Sundays, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
- Alcoholics Anonymous Weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
- Tuesday Morning Bible Study Weekly on Tuesdays, 10:00 am–11:30 am
- Children's Choir Weekly on Tuesdays, 5:15 pm–5:45 pm
- Faith Discussion Group Weekly on Tuesdays, 7:00 pm
- Return to Faith Weekly on Tuesdays, 7:15 pm
- Small Group for Young Adults Weekly on Wednesdays, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
- Bible Study Weekly on Wednesdays, 6:00 pm–6:45 pm