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Mary, Mother of God and our Heavenly Mother

From all eternity God thought of the Virgin of Nazareth as the future mother of His Son. At the Annunciation, Mary became the Mother of God. The symbol to the right depicts the Nativity of Jesus in Bethlehem. On Calvary, Christ gave Mary to all of us to be our spiritual mother, the mother of the church. Among the many titles attributed to Mary and her many admirable qualities is "Queen of Peace" referred to in the left symbol of the dove and olive branch.

St. Therese of the Child Jesus or "The Little Flower"

Born in France in 1873, Marie Frances Therese Martin entered the Carmelite Order at age 15 and died when she was only 24. Fortunately the story of those nine short years was told in the "Autobiography" she wrote under obedience. The heart symbol to the right speaks of the love of God she expressed in her childlike simplicity and trust of her deep understanding of the mystery of the cross. The flowers to the left and in the center image represent the life of the "Little Flower." She said of herself, "I am a very little soul, who can only offer very little things to our Lord." She is an excellent model for ordinary people in the ordinary circumstances of life. Her love made her life extraordinary.

 

St. Stephen's Church
Roman Catholic
St. Stephen's Church
469 Main Street
Phoenix, NY 13135
Phone: (315) 695-4531
Email: ststephenphoenix@syrdio.org

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Confessions:
Monday at 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Sunday Mass:
10:30 AM


Daily Masses:
Monday 8 am St. Stephen's
Tuesday 8 am Holy Trinity
Wednesday 8 am St. Stephen's
Thursday 8 am Holy Trinity
First Fridays 8 am Holy Trinity