Preserving the Future for Generations through the ministry of giving...

St. Stephen's Catholic Parish was built from the stewardship, gifts and bequests of its parishioners and friends. We ask you to prayerfully consider opportunities to continue to strengthen St. Stephen of Hungary Parish. Your generous gift will continue this tradition and help assure the future of St. Stephen Parish and its ministries.

Please click the following image to donate today!

You are always welcome to mail your donation cheque directly to us and we will issue a charitable tax receipt to you by return mail.

Our mailing address is:

St. Stephen of Hungary Parish
130 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON, L8L 2W4

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us by phone 905-529-1213 or by email

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What does it mean to have a Mass "offered" for someone?

An individual may ask a priest to offer a Mass for several reasons: for example, in thanksgiving, for the intentions of another person (such as on a birthday or for a special need), or, as is most common, for the repose of the soul of someone who has died. One must never forget the infinite graces that flow from the Sacrifice of the Mass which benefit one’s soul. Please keep in mind that the tradition of offering Masses for others, particularly the dead, originates in the very early Church. When we face the death of someone, even a person who is not Catholic, to have a Mass offered for the repose of his soul and to offer our prayers are more beneficial and comforting than any other sympathy card or bouquet of flowers. To have a Mass offered on the occasion of a birthday, anniversary or special need is appropriate, beneficial and appreciated. A stipend is given to the priest for offering the Mass, which thereby in justice creates an obligation which must be satisfied.