Saint Stephen's Statue.

ST. STEPHEN'S

CATHOLIC CHURCH

 

12, Gbeto Street, Off Iwaya Road, Onike-Iwaya, Yaba-Lagos.
info@ststepheniwaya.org

Saint Stephen's Building.
 

Knowledge

Knowledge is Power! Keep up with your faith!

Tips on how to overcome going late to Church

(copied from http://www.primebrains.com.ng)

1. Iron all your outfit before you sleep.

2. Polish/ clean footwear before you sleep.

3. Get your bible/ handbook/ tablet/ bags etc ready at one place.

4. Get your offering also ready

5. Sleep early

6. "Even when I get there early, I won't meet anyone"
Avoid the above saying. Get there early and let someone come and meet you. Don't forget you are also someone.

7. Washing on sundays before church is not really encouraging. It may delay you.

8. If taking your bath will make you late it's better to bath before going to bed on Saturday or wait until you are back from church.

9. If it takes you 15 minutes to drive/walk to the church, always make allowance for extra time for in case of anything. For instance, if service is 8am and it takes you 10 minutes to drive/walk to church, it's always better to leave home 7:40.

10. Don't give room for friends and relatives visit you few hours to Mass. If they come when you are preparing to church, take them along or make them wait until you are back. They are not more important than God.

NB: going to church early ignites the blessing of the Lord upon your life. Don't be a habitual late comer to church, it's a dishonour to your God.

 

Mass Etiquette

Ettiquette is not only about behaviour at a party or formal meeting, there is also Mass Etiquette which is neglected.

20 Things to remember at Mass:

Mass Etiquette1. One must fast for at least 1 hour before receiving Holy Communion. The only exceptions are medicine, water or unless someone is ill and needs to eat sooner.

2. Don't pack a snack basket for kids. It's no picnic. The only exceptions would be milk for infants, water for the priest or choir and sick.

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*A Reminder of Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With:*

Catechism of the Catholic Church*The 7 Sacraments (The Holy Mysteries):*
1. Baptism
2. Confirmation (Chrismation)
3. Eucharist
4. Penance (Confession, Reconciliation)
5. Matrimony
6. Holy Orders
7. Extreme Unction (Annointing of the Sick

 

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