Saint Stephen's Parish Alumni Page

This page is being built to collect and display pictures from the former Saint Stephen's Catholic Parish at Broad and Butler Streets in Philadelphia. Please email any pictures you want to see displayed, along with a brief caption or description to:

"We don't like spammers!"

If any of you received that message when you tried to sign the guest book, please come back to the guestbook! There was a change somewhere in the internet, not this site, that flagegd people's guestbook attempts as spam, and banned them. I made some tweaks to work around this. All should be well again.

Our web site has a nice mention on The Philadelphia Church Project web page. click the link below to read.

Philadelphia Church Project

New Book Mentioning St. Stephen's

Bill McCaffrey has written a book 'It's a Long Lane That Has No Turning', that prominently features St. Stephen's, Broad and Allegheny, Nicetown, Hunting Park, Srs. Helen, Rose, and many others. It should be available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in about 10 days, but you can buy it now from now. Click <here> to go to the order page. If any alumni wants an autographed copy, they can e-mail Bill at and he will purchase one or more for you and send them via Fed-X or UPS.

New Book About St. Stephen's Cemetery

I want to let the group know about a new book, available on Amazon, by Joe Harrison - he's the guy who started the placing of flags in the center of the old St. Stephen's cemetery for Memorial Day. The book represents twelve years of research on the cemetery. Title: "Saint Stephen's Catholic Cemetery in the Nicetown Section of Philadelphia." For anyone who attended Saint Stephen's this book is a goldmine of historical information about our parish. The book includes an early history of the parish, contemporary articles noting accidental, violent, and unusual deaths, life in late nineteenth century Nicetown, a very detailed map of the cemetery with the names of plot owners, and newspaper articles about the closing of the cemetery in 1891. Click <here> to go to the order page.

Read and share your memories about the school ,the nuns and the priests or about the fun you had at St. Stephen's in the guest book. Posts not related to the parish, such as advertizing, politics, or major league sports teams will be deleted. Also, the IP address of the computer that you use to post is recorded and any inappropiate messages will be reported to the proper authorities. I wish that I didn't have to say this, but there's always someone out to spoil a good thing. Also, please enter your email address so we can contact you about reunions and other events.

Visit and Sign the Guest book

History of Saint Stephen's Parish (Edited from the St. Stephen 100th Aniversary Book of 1943 and updated by Richard Lienast and robert A. Butler).

Sisters of Saint Stephen's Parish (Somewhat dated, but a good start).


The photo albums are back! I am still having a few issues in the '2009 Parish Reunion' folder, but I hope to have them fixed soon. I will also catch up on the pictures that people have been sending me while the old web host was having issues.

Enjoy. - Michael.

2009 Parish Reunion

2008 Parish Reunion

2007 Parish Reunion

Church Artifacts

Stained Glass Windows

Church Model

Past Reunions and other gatherings

Neighborhood photos from

Class Pictures

Misc. Pictures