St. Frederick & St. Stephen Catholic Church is dedicated to providing spiritual and community growth. Our various Ministries, Councils, Committees, and volunteer opportunities help our members give of their time, expertise, and work to help grow our Sea Island Church.

Join us on the journey to strengthen ourselves and our community.

Everyone Helps When Needed
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Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council is an advisory council for the pastor. Its members are representative of the ministries of the parish. The council provides organization and communication of parish activities to parishioners.

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Liturgy Committee

The Liturgy Committee with the pastor’s direction, determines the music, flowers and assistants that are needed during Mass. This committee enhances the Mass experience.

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Altar Guild

 The Altar Guild provides care for the items in the sanctuary including altar cloths, Mass linens, sacred vessels, brassware, glass globes, Holy Water fonts and floral arrangements.  This ministry enriches the experience of the Mass.


Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is composed of three lay persons and the Pastor. This committee is charged with overseeing the parish finances, developing an annual budget, approving expenses over $10,000 and advising the pastor on financial aspects of the parish. Selection to the committee is by the Pastor after submittal of an application.

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Building Committee

The Building Committee focuses on developing and implementing the larger projects for the parish such as constructing a Columbarium, improving the parking lot and resolving remaining construction issues. The Committee will develop and utilize a five-year plan for the parish.

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Missalette Committee

The Missalette Committee changes out the Missalettes in the pews 4 times a year. All are welcome. Please see the church calendar for the next meeting.

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Women's Guild

The Women’s Guild continues its long tradition to promote and provide spiritual support, goodwill and fellowship to the church family and community. The Guild supports the church and area through ongoing spiritual activities, social events, and educational opportunities, as well as providing support for all parish committees. All women of the parish are invited to attend meetings and get involved in our church and community. Visitors are always cordially welcomed.

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Fredistonian Service Club

We have the perfect “Island Catholic Church” and, if you enjoy having fun and helping others, you may want to consider joining the Fredistonian Service Club.   This group of fun-loving parishioners provides planning, fund raising, and implementation of smaller projects and maintenance to help SFSS – all with a dose of fun included. Everyone is invited to join.  Meetings are usually held at 6 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of each month. Refreshments are provided.
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Holiday Choir

The members of St. Frederick & St. Stephen Church join with members of St. Mary’s Church in Meggett to participate in holiday performances.

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Blanket Ministry

St. Frederick & St. Stephen Church hosts the monthly meetings of the inter-denominational Edisto Blanket Ministry. The Blanket Ministry began in 2007 by several ladies including St. Frederick & St. Stephen’s former parishioner, Joan Mack. Blankets are given to those who have lost loved ones and those experiencing life’s challenges. Throughout the years, over 1,000 people have experienced the warmth, prayers, and love that come along with each blanket. The Ministry meets the first Wednesday of each month throughout the school year. Please contact parishioner Lee Wenthe at 478-696-2350 for more information about the Edisto Blanket Ministry. Everyone is invited to join in fellowship & prayer as we make blankets to meet the needs of the Edisto community.