Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August 21, 2011

Faith Formation 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!

Sr High Kamikazi Falls Day Hike
(near Mount Si) 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
St. Stephen's 2011 4US (for ultrasounds) donation campaign has ended. However, online donations made at and/or your check made payable to "4US" with "Fr. Ed's Team Fiat" noted on the memo line will be matched by the Knights of Columbus to help pregnant mothers make INFORMED CHOICES. For more information, see Thank you for your support!

The Vietnamese Community of St. Stephen invite you to our first-ever Mass Celebration in honor of Our Lady of La Vang 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. All are welcome!

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.

Scripture 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 this weekend and next (Aug 27/28).

Our last Park Playdate of the summer will be on Wednesday, August 24, at 11 AM, at Philip Arnold Park (720 Jones Ave S, Renton). The entrance is a bit tricky to find...Off Petrovitsky Rd, head North on 116th Ave. Pass the post office and school. When the road forks, start going left onto Puget Dr. but then make an almost-immediate right turn onto what looks like a semi-paved service road. Keep on going till you see the park on the left. Questions? Email

South King County Young Adults (SKCYA
) Come kick-off a new networking opportunity for Catholic young adults in the South King County area! Grow in fellowship with others while exploring topics relevant to living authentic Catholic lives in the 21st century. Open to all 18-35 year olds (single or married). Events will be held the 2nd Saturday evening of every month, alternating among different parishes in the area. Our first event will be held here at St. Stephen's on the evening of Saturday, September 10 from 6:30 - 7:45 PM. Fr. Bryan Ochs, a newly ordained priest from St. Anhony's in Renton, will be our guest speaker on the topic, "How to Pray Without Ceasing in a Busy World". More information to come! If you are interested in coming, please RSVP to Sarah Deady ( by Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Our annual Widow/Widowers potluck picnic will be at Pat and Hop’s starting at 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 28. Please call 425- 226-3051 if you plan to attend. Thank you!

New Roman Missal
Changes in worship coming this Advent Sometimes when things are scheduled to change, we focus so intently on what is changing that we lose sight of what remains the same. When the Mass changes take place beginning this Advent, what will not change is our faith. There are no new doctrines; our Tradition remains unbroken as understood dating back to the life of Jesus and the Apostles. The liturgy remains Christ-centered and will give us new words to better connect with old truths. When we say things differently we listen with new ears and begin to see with new eyes, thus opening us to a vibrancy that might otherwise be lacking. Find out more on Saturday, September 24 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, when Fr. Kevin Duggan will be at St. Stephen’s to share the background and purpose of the changes.

Terrific Tuesday Meals are back at St. Stephen's. If you haven't joined us, please come. For more information, contact Celeste at

THANK YOU to all the generous parishioners who donated school supplies. The St. Stephen Housing Association and St. Stephen Outreach are very appreciative- the students will be very happy as well! If you are a parishioner in need school supplies, please contact Irene Davies at 253-856-7649 or

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

The St. Stephen Job Assistance Ministry
is gearing-up to help our fellow parishioners with career counseling and help returning to the work force. This is a new, permanent ministry being formed now to offer a job bank and resume services, and will provide education on topics including how to understand the job search process, use the internet to find jobs, and handle interviews. We will also provide networking opportunities, mentoring, and support (including 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

Donations Wanted Please contact us if you have an automobile or truck or an adult bicycle that you can donate (tax receipt available).

Volunteers Wanted Park Orchard School needs volunteers once a month for 1 hour from October thru May.This is an art docent program sponsored by Green River College. Volunteer would need to take 2 ½ hrs. basic training before starting. All teaching aids and program are provided. Please contact Darlene if you are available at 253-631-1940, x119 or

Is this you?
- I bring a high level of tolerance and acceptance of diversity
- I am not intimated by points of pain or dysfunction
- I love the gladness, sadness, madness of humanity
- I need the freedom to take ownership
- I bring courage and creativity to problematic situations
- I need individual expectations that are created to fit a person
 If you have one or more of these strengths, you may have the calling to be a volunteer in the Direct Aid Office of St. Stephen the Martyr’s Outreach.  For more information, call Darlene at 253-631-1940 or any of the volunteers in Direct Aid at 253-631-1044.

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

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

Thinking about Adopting? Catholic Community Services (CCS) is currently accepting applications for their South Korean Adoption Program. CCS has been placing infants and toddlers for adoption from South Korea for over 25 years. To learn more contact the Adoption Program at 206-328-5921 or visit our website at

August 22 Monday
8:30a - 9:00a Morning Prayer and Rosary
5:30p - 6:00p Evening Prayer
6:00p - 6:30p Our Lady of La Vang Vietnamese Celebration
6:30p - 7:00p MASS
7:00p - 8:00p Eucharistic Adoration
7:00p - 8:30p Boy Scouts (meet off-site)
7:15p - 9:00p Respect Life
7:15p - 9:00p Vietnamese Dinner

August 23 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
6:30p - 8:00p Cub Scouts (east end of Social Hall)

August 24 Wednesday
8:30a - 9:00a Morning Prayer and Rosary
9:00a - 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
5:30p - 6:00p Evening Prayer
6:00p - 8:00p Baptism Class
6:30p - 7:00p MASS
7:15p - 9:00p Choir Practice

August 25 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

August 26 Friday
8:30a - 9:15a MASS
9:00a - 10:00a Reconciliation
9:00a - 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration

August 27 Saturday
8:30a - 9:00a Morning Prayer
9:00a - 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
3:00p - 4:00p Reconciliation
5:00p - 6:00p VIGIL MASS

August 28 Sunday
8:30a - 9:30a MASS (Nursery open)
11:00a - 12:00p MASS (Nursery open)
7:00p - 8:00p MASS (Nursery closed)
6:30p - 9:00p Charismatic Prayer

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