St. Stephen Church

7111 Lee Highway
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Pastor: Father Manuel Perez

Mass Times

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday8:30 a.m.
Wednesday6 p.m.
Friday8:30 a.m. first Friday of the month
All other Fridays have communion service at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday Vigil5:30 p.m.
Sunday8:30, 11 a.m.

Mission statement

We are gathered by the Spirit to celebrate God’s love and to root our lives in his word. As Catholics we seek to strengthen our bonds with our fellow Catholics, our bishop, and the Holy Father. Because we are a pilgrim parish, we reach out to new members in a spirit of friendship, fellowship, and Christian love. Because our parish encompasses different communities, we strive to become one community in God and to answer the needs of our parish family.

We will strengthen the bonds between ourselves and those of other Christian faiths, and we will search for fellowship with those who profess no faith or have grown weary in the practice of it. We hope that our church can become ever more a place where all are welcome, whatever their faith.

Calling on the Spirit to help us grow in our understanding of his truth and the work that he entrusts to us, our parish council strives to be an active force in carrying out this mission.

Directions  (Map)

From I-75 take Exit 5, turn left onto Shallowford Road, then turn right onto Lee Highway. The church is about 1/4 mile on the left.

Sacramental information

Reconciliation: 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday or by appointment
Matrimony: Couples must contact the pastor at least four months in advance.
Baptism: Baptism preparation class will be offered the third Sunday of each month at 12:30 p.m. in the Parish Office Building. Parents who wish to have their child baptized are asked to register for the class by contacting the parish office at 423-892-1261.
Anointing of the sick: Please call Fr. Manuel Pérez at 892-1261 ext. 2. Please have a family member call the office and request a visit from the Pastor. Anyone entering the hospital or seriously ill is encouraged to be anointed by a priest.