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Families and Childcare

Despite the word "Solemn" that we use to describe our principal Sunday service, families and children are a vital part of our parish life.

Nursery care is available for both 8:00 and 10:00 Sunday Masses, with our nursery childcare provider on site from 7:50 am until 11:15am.

Infants and children are also welcome to be in the pews with their parents throughout the service.

Children 2nd grade and up are welcome to participate in Sunday School on the second floor of the parish house. Sunday school begins at 10:00 as Mass is beginning downstairs, with children rejoining their parents around 10:40 or in time to join them for Communion.

You are also welcome to keep your children with you during church, whatever their age.

If you do need to take your child out for a moment, please feel free to use the parish library - a comfortable space just a few steps down the hallway in the back from the church.

Our Nursery Care Provider

Kiersten Marek, LICSW, worked as a therapist in Rhode Island for 29 years. She now works as a Nanny and is a graduate student at Quantic School for Business and Technology, studying to receive her Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) degree in April of 2025. Her current passions include the care of small children, acrylic painting, and singing karaoke from the 1990's. Kiersten is also the founder and Publisher of Philanthropy Women, a media site dedicated to the discussion of gender-lens grantmaking.

She is thankful to be part of the St. Stephen's community as the coordinator of the Nursery

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