St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church

Message for our First Holy Communion Kids

“Do this in memory of me.” (Lk 22: 19)

Jesus has commanded us that we always remember Him and his great love for us which he showed us by laying down His life for us. One greatest ritual He left us with is the Holy Eucharist where He offers Himself to us to be our Bread of Life. 

It is our prayer that our First Holy Communion well as all of us..will never fail to “do this in remembrance of our Lord” every Sunday and in every Mass we attend. He is our Bread of Life. Our everything. Without Him, we have nothing.

Our deepest thanks to Martha Sanchez and her Religious Education Team who have given themselves to preparing our students for this most important day in their lives. Thank you for all your sacrifice, dedication, and love for our students and to your ministry. Big thanks to their families who have allowed them to do this noble volunteer ministry. 

My dear parents, you have fulfilled your sacred duty to bring them to our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. But please continue to fulfill your role as role  models for them so that they will always have that deep hunger for the Holy Eucharist. Please never miss bringing your children to Sunday Mass so they will always receive the Lord.

Thank you so much, Deacon Armando Estrada and to your beloved wife, Irene. We really appreciate your ministry to our students to teach them the value of the Holy Eucharist. 

Thank you so much, Fr. Kanis, for helping our kids prepare themselves by hearing their confession.

My dear People of God, let us also continue journeying with our candidates. Together, let us serve them through our prayers, love, and our examples as a People of the Eucharist.  Just like our Lord, may each one of us be always to them a “bread broken for others.” And if we do so, we will always be a living reminder for them of the profound love of Jesus for the world. 

May all us always do this in remembrance of Him all the days of our lives.

God bless you all.

Your humble servant,

Fr. Joseph


Parking Lot Masses schedule is as follows:

Saturday 6pm - English

Sunday 8am - Spanish

Sunday 10am - Indonesian

You must be in a personal vehicle in order to attend Mass. Walk-ins will not be permitted.

You are requires to call the call the parish office if you plan on attending Mass.

What to Do. What to expect.

  1. ​​​Pull into the parking lot located to the West of the Church building. Please only enter through the gate located off Garvey Ave. Greeters will be waiting at the entrance of the parking lot to instruct you where to park.
  2. Tune in your car radio to 90.3 FM. Mass will be projected into your vehicle through your radio. PLEASE DO NOT EXIT FROM YOUR VEHICLE. 
  3. Communion. Eucharistic Ministers will be coming to your vehicle at the time of Communion to dispense the Holy Eucharist. Please keep your windows rolled up until it is your turn to recieve Communion. Also, please make sure to keep your face mask on until after you have been given Communion. Communion will ONLY be given in the hand. PLEASE DO NOT EXIT FROM YOUR VEHICLE.
  4. End of Mass: You will be asked to exit through the parking lot gate that leads to McPherrin Ave. 2 Ministers will be positioned at the exit to receive your offertory. Please lower you window and place your donation in the basket. PLEASE DO NOT EXIT FROM YOUR VEHICLE.


The sacrament of reconciliation is being offered during the following times by appointment only. Please call the Parish Office if you would like to schedule an appointment.

Monday - Thursday

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm




We Thank You for your continued support and understanding during these difficult times.  We miss all of you so much and look forward to seeing you soon in person!

We are a diverse faith-community that strives to conform ourselves into the image of Christ in and through the power of the Holy Spirit, and nourished by The Word, Sacraments and Tradition to give glory to God and to be a “light unto the nations."



Your weekly donations are crucial and may be made on-line or mailed to: 

St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church 320 W. Garvey Ave Monterey Park, Ca. 91754. 

We are dependent on your generosity which helps us not only to continue to reach out to those most in need, but also to keep the parish in solid working order and pay our staff during this uncertain time. Please click on the link below too make a donation. 


Weekend Mass Collection for

September 12th -13th


 Envelope $4,534.00

Online Giving $788.00

Total Contributions $5,322.00

Thank you for your continued support of your parish. 


Parish Office 

We are here for you! 9 AM to 7PM Monday-Friday. The Church and Parish Office doors will remain locked, but the Parish staff is here to assist you over the telephone or via email. We are maintaining social distancing and observing all COVID19 health guidelines. For information and service, please call 626-573-0427 or email us at

UNITED TOGETHER IN PRAYER: for Healing from Abuse


God of endless love, ever caring, ever strong, always present, always just: You gave your only Son to save us by his blood on the cross. Gentle Jesus, shepherd of peace, join to your own suffering the pain of all who have been hurt in body, mind, and spirit by those who betrayed the trust placed in them. Hear the cries of our brothers and sisters who have been gravely harmed, and the cries of those who love them. Soothe their restless hearts with hope, steady their shaken spirits with faith. Grant them justice for their cause, enlightened by your truth. Holy Spirit, comforter of hearts, heal your people’s wounds and transform brokenness into wholeness. Grant us the courage and wisdom, humility and grace, to act with justice. Breathe wisdom into our prayers and labors. Grant that all harmed by abuse may find peace in justice. We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.