Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August 14, 2011

Faith Formation Registration Mark Your Calendars NOW!Registration will be the weekend of Sept. 10/11 after all Masses!

Parents of 1st Grade Students: Classes are required this year to be eligible for 1st Sacraments in 2nd Grade year!

If you are a parishioner in need of school supplies: Please contact Irene Davies at 253-856-7649 or

Great News! A Hoveround (riding chair) and electric hospital bed have been donated to St. Stephens and are available for use. If interested in borrowing, contact Darlene at 253-631-1940, x119 or

THANK YOU! To all the generous parishioners who donated school supplies. St. Stephen Housing Assn. and St. Stephen Outreach are very appreciative. The students will be very happy as well.

SOCKS! SOCKS! SOCKS! SOCKS! SOCKS! SOCKS! Terrific Tuesday Guests and the men in the homeless shelters are requesting SOCKS. Please bring new socks to the Outreach Annex or leave in the wicker baskets with the food donations in the Narthex.

St. Stephen Job Assistance Ministry is gearing up to help our fellow parishioners. This is not a temporary situation. We are in the process of developing this ministry to offer a job bank, resume services including how to post resume’s, interviewing skills, job counseling, internet access and how to use the internet to find jobs, understanding the current job search process, help returning to the work force, career changes, mentoring and support, life plans/goals, networking, prayer support.

We need volunteers with experience in any of the above areas to help us get this program up and running. For more info, contact Darlene at 253-631-1940, x119 or

Sr High Day Hike to Kamikazi Falls (near Mount Si, North Bend) Wednesday, August 24th 8am - 2pm The hike is 6 miles total (3 out and 3 back), with an elevation gain of 1350 feet Forms available in the Faith Formation Office or online at

Help End Abortion Are you about to recycle your old iPad? Please consider donating it to the St. Stephen Respect Life Committee; we will use them to display 3D images of babies to mothers at their own stages of pregnancy. For more info or if you can help, please contact Mary at 425-235-4911 or email

The Vietnamese Community of St. Stephen invite you to our first-ever Mass Celebration in honor of Our Lady of Lavang on Monday, August 22. A special procession, prayers, and songs led by the Vietnamese Community begin at 6:00 PM, followed by Mass at 6:30 PM. After Mass, all are invited to join us for a Dinner Reception of traditional Vietnamese food provided by the Vietnamese Community of St. Stephen. If you would like to help by participating in this event, please note the following:
- Those helping to supply or serve food, please contact Swan Pham at 253-630-5397 or
- Those helping at the Mass as Eucharistic Ministers, Servers, or Lectors, please contact Kim-Lein Nguyen at 425-228-0653 or
- Those with children participating in the procession, please plan to arrive early and contact Quyen Nguyen at 425-306-2019 in advance for further for instructions

Playdate - Meet other families at our next Parish Playdate on Wednesday, August 17 at Wilson Playfield (13028 SE 251st, Kent- entrance by Zion Church/Sunshine Mountain Preschool). We meet starting at 11:00 AM and stay as long as the kids and weather hold out! Questions? Contact us at Only one more playdate after this is left!

Employment Opportunity - Do you like meeting people and helping them? Do you like coordinating activities, multi-tasking, and working in teams? Are you a creative self-starter with a positive and optimistic attitude? If so you may want to explore applying for a new part-time position on our pastoral team: Steward for Talents (a.k.a. volunteer coordinator). Full details and application are at

Bible Study See how the events in the Old Testament are fulfilled in the New Testament Join us for The Bible Timeline Series: The Story of Salvation and gain a greater appreciation for the Scripture readings you hear during Mass and much more! For more info, contact Mary Ann Cullivan at or 425-413-4994. Registration after all Masses on Aug 20/21 and Aug 27/28.

The St. Stephen Honduras Mission team still has openings for our February 2012 trip to Honduras. If you are interested or would like more information about our trip, please contact Patrick Flanigan at 206-718-3607 or Debbie Dullenty at 206-755-6628.

Join the 50-Plus Group for a potluck on Friday, August 19 at 6:00 PM in the Social Hall. For further information, call 253-852-5864.

New Roman Missal - Special Presentation with Fr Kevin Duggan, Saturday, September 24 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Changes in worship are coming this Advent Come to learn more!

RCIA Invite “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” This woman whom Jesus is referring was not even from Israel but her faith surpassed that of the children of Israel. Her persistence on behalf of her daughter was great and Jesus responded to her wish. How persistent are we in our prayer? Do we give up after the first request or do continue until God responds? Faith is something that needs to be nurtured and formed. Would you like to experience a deepening of faith? Are you a non-Catholic (or maybe you know one) who would benefit from RCIA? Contact or 253-631-1940, x104 for more information. Our next RCIA Information Night is Thursday, September 1 at 7:00 PM in the Outreach Annex.

St. Anthony School Uniform Exchange is this Sunday, August 14th after the morning Masses (7:30, 9:00 and 10:45 AM) in the school's Multi-Purpose Room.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” We only need to call on Jesus to help us have the best Sacrament of Marriage or Holy Orders. Plan to attend one of the upcoming WWME Weekends on Sept 9-11 in Centralia (contact John & Martha Ryland at 253-859-9174 or or Oct 7-9 in Seattle (contact Rory & Dawn Myers at 206-772-2344 or

Weekly Calendar
August 15 Monday
8:30a – 9:00a Morning Prayer and Rosary
5:30p – 6:00p Evening Prayer
6:30p – 7:00p MASS (Assumption of Mary**)
7:00p – 8:00p Eucharistic Adoration
7:00p – 8:30p Boy Scout Troop 714

August 16 Tuesday
8:30a – 9:00a Morning Prayer and Rosary
9:00a – 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
6:00p – 6:30p Terrific Tuesday Dinner
6:30p – 8:30p Fil-Am Choir
7:30p – 9:00p Knights of Columbus

August 17 Wednesday
8:30a – 9:00a Morning Prayer and Rosary
9:00a – 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
5:30p – 6:00p Evening Prayer
6:30p – 7:00p MASS
7:15p – 9:00p Choir Practice

August 18 Thursday
8:30a – 9:00a MASS
9:00a – 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
11:00a – 1:00p Our Lady of Lourdes Prayer Group
7:00p – 7:45p Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
7:00p – 9:00p RCIA
6:00p – 9:00p Knights of Columbus Dinner

August 19 Friday
8:30a – 9:15a MASS
9:00a – 10:00a Reconciliation
9:00a. – 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration

August 20 Saturday
8:00a – 10:00a SSM Men's Group
8:30a – 9:00a Morning Prayer
9:00a – 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
3:00p – 4:00p Reconciliation
5:00p – 6:00p VIGIL MASS

August 21 Sunday
8:30a – 9:30a MASS (Nursery open)
11:00a – 12:00p MASS (Nursery open)
1:00p – 2:30p Grief Support
7:00p – 8:00p MASS (Nursery closed)
6:30p – 9:00p Charismatic Prayer Group

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