Wednesday, September 21, 2011

September 25th, 2011

Eucharistic Minister Training - Eucharistic Ministers provide an important ministry by assisting the priest with distributing the Body and Blood of Christ to the parish community. If you are a Confirmed Catholic and interested in serving as a Eucharistic Minister, please join us at one of the upcoming Eucharistic Minister Trainings on Saturday, Oct 8 at 9 AM or Sunday, Oct 9 at 9:30 AM. Eucharistic Ministers are asked to serve at one mass of your choosing each month. Please sign-up at the back of the church or by contacting Mary Kay Elsner at 253-630-3607 or

Infant Baptism - Please contact the Faith formation Office to sign up, as space for classes is limited. Baptisms are held on weekends predetermined by the Faith Formation and Liturgy Staff members, in conjunction with Fr. Ed. Families are not permitted to select their own dates.

1st Grade Parents - Classes are required this year to be eligible for 1st Sacraments in 2nd grade!

Faith Formation Classes start October 5th 6-7:15 PM

Confirmation Classes - Informational Meeting Teen Confirmation October 5th, 7:30pm in the Social Hall

Help End Abortion 
• South-End Parish Pro-Life will meet at St. Stephen Monday, Sept 26. All are welcome to come for 6:30 PM Mass followed by a social hour and Sidewalk Counseling presentation by Paul Robertson, Seattle Archdiocese Gabriel Project Coordinator. Visit: or contact Mary ( for more info.

• First Saturday is Oct 1 Join the Renton Helpers of God's Precious Infants in prayer on the sidewalk in front of the Renton Cedar River (abortion) Clinics (located at 263 Rainier Ave. S) following 8 AM Mass at St. Anthony. Questions? Call Brian or Louise at 425-271-7185.

• Life Chain Sunday is Oct 2 For more details, please see the bulletin insert or

Join Girlfriends & join in the fun! Join us Thursday, Sept 29 at 7 PM in the St Stephen’s room to gather together and discuss plans for future Girlfriends events. Women age 18 to 108 are invited! Questions? Contact Mary Powers ( or 253-797-0349).

Possible Flu Shot Clinic St. Stephen's is considering hosting a flu shot clinic Thursday, Oct 20 from 9 - 11 AM if enough parishioners are interested. Shots would be administered by a nurse provided by Maxim Health Systems at a cost of $25/person. If this is something that interests you, please contact the Parish Offices by Wednesday, Oct 5.

A New Treat for Catechism Nights Message from Father Ed: I would like to encourage all to deepen their knowledge and love of our Catholic faith through what is considered by many as the best 'Catechism' they have ever seen. I'm referring to the new Catholicism DVD series by Father Robert Barron (who was my Academic Advisor at Mundelein Seminary). We will start on Wednesday, Oct 5th, at 7:30 PM. All ages are welcome to attend!
"This is the most important media project in the history of the Catholic Church in America. A stimulating and compelling exploration of the
spiritual, moral, and intellectual riches of the Catholic world." - George Weigel, Biographer of Blessed John Paul II

Couples Night Out with Guest Speaker Dr. Tom Curran St. Stephen's is hosting a Couples Night Out dinner event Saturday, Oct 8 at 6 PM. The evening begins with dinner at 6 PM, followed by a presentation by Dr. Tom Curran at 7 PM titled, “Marriage: A Gift from God.” Come and learn the secret to a great marriage and discover what will forever change how you view your marriage, spouse, and yourself. The cost is $20/couple; and childcare is available with a reservation. To register for the event, contact; to make a childcare reservation, contact Brigitte (425-351-5518 or Registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct 5.

Attention all Ushers and Helpers The Annual Ushers Dinner will be Friday, Oct 7, at 6 PM. Please sign-up in the back of the Church. For more info, please contact Wendell Pang (425-226-6521) or Bob Ball (425-271-8182).

Widow/Widowers Bunko and Potluck on Saturday, Oct 8 beginning at 6:30 PM. Cost is $3/person. For more info or to RSVP, contact Hilda at 253-638-1815.

8:30 Choir Breakfast The famous french toast breakfast is back and will be served on Sunday, Oct 9 after both AM Masses.

St. Anthony's "Octo-bear-fest" 2011 Break out your clogs and come join the fun on Friday, Oct 1 from 10 AM to 5 PM at St. Anthony's Parish Hall in Renton. There will be games and homemade Filipino food, Torrero's Mexican food, and beer-n-brats! Carnival booth tickets are 4/$1. For more info, contact Tiffany Perri (253-638-7330 or

There’s a New World Somewhere: Marriage Encounter Reunion Saturday, Oct 1 at St. Vincent DePaul Parish (30525 8th Ave. S, Federal Way). Evening begins with Mass in the Church at 5 PM followed by a spaghetti dinner at 6:15 PM in the parish hall. Please RSVP to Carole Wright (206-396-9696 or

Honduras and Africa Missions Oktoberfest Dinner is Saturday, Oct 15th. Save the Date! The Honduras/Africa Mission team has begun collecting items to raffle at their Oktoberfest fundraising dinner. All the raffle funds will directly support the children of Honduras and Africa through orphanage projects and evangelical materials. Possible raffle donations are: gift certificates, time shares, gift baskets (coffee, Italian, spa, wine, etc.), sports memorabilia, household items, etc. Contact Debbie Dullenty (206-755-6628 or for more info. The Honduras/Africa Mission team will also be hosting a No-Bake Bake Sale fundraiser. See the flier in the bulletin for more info.

Annual Seattle Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women's Convention All Catholic women are invited to attend the annual event on Friday, Oct 21, and Saturday, Oct 22, at St. Stephen the Martyr Parish. Fore more details, call President Sue Bregel (253-350-1874) or visit

Catholic Professionals of Seattle Please help us welcome our new Archbishop Sartain on Friday, Oct 7. Event check-in begins 6:30 AM, followed by 7 AM Mass at UW Catholic Newman Center (20th Ave. NE, Seattle), followed by breakfast and guest speaker. Tickets must be purchased 48 hours in advance, online only. Members $20/Non-members $35. For more info, contact Theresa Ferguson ( or 206-261-0286) or visit

September 26 Monday
8:30a – 9:00a Morning Prayer & Rosary
5:30p – 6:00p Evening Prayer
6:30p – 7:00p MASS
7:00p – 8:00p Eucharistic Adoration
7:00p – 8:30p Boy Scout Troop 714
7:00p – 9:00p Social & Human Concerns
7:15p – 9:00p Respect Life Committee

September 27 Tuesday
8:30a – 9:00a Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
9:30a – 12.00p Scripture Study
6:30p – 8:30p Fil-Am Choir
7:00p – 9:00p Stephen Ministry
7:00p – 9:00p Scripture Study

September 28 Wednesday
8:30a – 9:00a Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
10:00 - 11:30a beC.O.M.E.
5:30p – 6:00p Evening Prayer
6:00p – 7:15p Religious Education Classes
6:30p -- 7:00p MASS
7:00p – 9:00p Returning Catholics & Adult Confirmation
7:15p – 9:00p Choir Practice

September 29 Thursday
8:30a – 9:00a MASS
9:00a – 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
11:00a - 1:00p Our Lady of Lourdes Prayer Group
6:30p – 8:00p Cub Scouts
6:30p – 8:00p Evangelization & Communication Commission
7:00p – 7:45p Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
7:00p – 9:00p RCIA

September 30 Friday
8:30a – 9:00a MASS
9:00a –10:00a Reconciliation
9:00a – 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration

October 1 Saturday
8:00a - 10:00a SSTM Men's Group
8:30a -- 9:00a Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
3:00p – 4:00p Reconciliation
5:00p – 6:00p Vigil MASS

October 2 Sunday
8:30a – 9:30a MASS (Nursery open)
9:30a - 10:30a Africa Mission Presentation
9:45a - 10:45a Preschool
11:00 - 12:00p MASS (Nursery open)
5:30p – 6:30p Life Teen MASS (Nursery open)
6:30p – 8:30p Connections, Jr. & Sr. High Life Teen
6:30p – 9:00p Charismatic Prayer Group

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