31020 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center, CA 92082
Called to follow Christ
and gifted to make Him Known
We were created by God to know, love and serve Him and one another. The way we worship and pray both as a community and individuals is an important indicator of our love for our God. We want our God to know how much He means to us through our dynamic worship and devout prayer life. We want to provide every opportunity to create encounters with God through great Liturgy, increased Eucharistic Adoration and devotions that will lead to a deeper quality prayer life.
"And they’ll know we are Christians by our love", that is what the song says. The community will know us by the way we love unconditionally and reach out to those in need. It would be our vision that St. Stephen parish be a beacon of light for the community of Valley Center and the diocese by the way that we serve each other in our ministries and individually.
It is our dream to be a vibrant and active community of Christians, and a source of inspiration for its members and the community to share the Gospel. We want to be a place where all feel welcome - where members reach out to others. We want to inspire people to serve God with their time and their talents.
That St. Stephen’s be a welcoming Christian Community that introduces Christ to the churched and un-churched alike by sharing our lived Christian experience.
The Catholic Church is the guardian of the sacred deposit of faith. It is our duty not only to protect it, but to proclaim it from the highest mountaintop. It is our dream that St. Stephen have dynamic teaching programs that are in communion with the magisterium of the Church, and give us a reason for our faith. Through both youth and young adult catechesis, to powerful adult learning opportunities, we will build our own university with a major in God’s Love.
"Assemble the people before me to hear my words so that they may learn to revere me as long as they live in the land and may teach them to their children."
St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church
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