Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October 23rd, 2011

Confirmation Class this Wednesday! - Bring your Baptism Certificate and your sponsor’s proof of the Sacrament of Confirmation!

Youth Mission to Yakima - 1st Mission Meeting: Sunday, October 30th at 5pm in the Chapel. There has been a small change for this next summer. YNIA is only offering a single week in Yakima (not the usual two). For this reason, a signed agreement form, and payment of the deposit (or conversation with Rick) are REQUIRED to reserve your spot! You will not be considered part of the mission team without it!

Pancake Breakfast to Support the Youth Mission to Yakima will be Sunday November 13th after all morning masses!

Join Fr. Spitzer for a free, Pro-Life lecture and book signing on Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 PM at the University of Washington in Kane Hall 130. His new book, Ten Universal Principles, will be availabe at the event ($15 for one/$25 for two). For more information (and online book purchase), visit Healing the Culture’s website at

Join the Widows & Widowers’ Group at Kentridge High School Theatre on Saturday, November 5 at 1:30 PM to see the musical, “Side Show”. Tickets are $8.00.  Call Danny Hodges at 425-572-6245 to sign up. 

Rosaries Needed October is the Month of the Holy Rosary and we would like to have rosaries, blessed by Fr. Ed, available at all Masses throughout the month. If you have 'extra ' rosaries or perhaps make rosaries (or know someone who does), your donation would be greatly appreciated to keep our supply replenished. Please bring them to the Parish Office. Thank you for your dedication to this wonderful ministry, which helps us all become closer to Jesus through the eyes of Our Blessed Mother.

Attention All Military Veterans and Active Duty Personnel Please be aware of our Veterans Day Holiday on November 11. Local school assemblies are held in honor of all Military Veterans, and many of us Veterans who are members at St. Stephen will attend. If you would like to join us, please watch the bulletin for more information or contact Wendell Pang (425-226-6521).

Advent Morning of Reflection Before the hustle and bustle of the holidays, how about a morning of reflection, prayer, pondering and maybe re-imagining how to replace the hectic holidays with some sacred space? Deacon Bill Eckert will return on Saturday, November 19, from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM for our annual Advent Morning of Reflection. Mark your calendars now and sign-up in the Narthex for this timely event! Cost: Freewill offering.

2011 Adopt-A-Family for Christmas Program The St. Stephen Housing Association (SSHA) currently has 20 families living in our transitional housing. Coming from a homeless shelter, these families are very limited financially and may not be able to purchase Christmas gifts for their families. To help brighten their lives, we have an Adopt-A-Family Program where we request our parishioners to sponsor a family with modest gifts for Christmas. If you cannot afford to sponsor an entire family, maybe you can help a child or two; or, your financial donation of any amount will be combined with others to make this a very Merry Christmas! Please consider donating to this program; contact Barbara Brownlow (425-228-0541) for more information.

Blanket Drive This month, SSHA is hosting a blanket drive!  We need new or gently used blankets for twin and full sized beds. Donations may be dropped off in the box located in the Narthex or at our office in the Outreach Annex. Please contact us (253-638-9798) with any questions. Thank you for your generosity!

Thank you - Vielen Dank - Gracias! The Honduras and African Mission Teams wish to thank everyone who participated in our Oktoberfest festivities, Raffle, and No-Bake Sale. We truly appreciated your generosity. Funds raised will support projects to enhance the lives of orphaned children in Honduras and Africa.

The French Toast Breakfast was a huge success! Thanks to all the volunteers, who achieved the momentum needed to produce the required results, and thanks to all guests, who waited patiently to be served.
Gracias - Obrigado - Merci - Hvala… Thank you!

Healing Mass at St. Anthony Thursday, October 27 at 7:30 PM. Presided by Fr. Glenn Parker, C.S.s.R. Sponsored by Western WA Catholic Charismatic Renewal. See for more information.

Catholic Professionals of Seattle welcomes author and nationally-recognized radio host of Catholic Answers Live, Patrick Coffin, who will give a talk titled, “So You Want to Defend the Church?” on Friday, Nov 4, from 7:00 AM to 9:15 AM at the UW Catholic Newman Center. Members $20/Non-Members $35. Purchase tickets 48 hours in advance, online only: Learn more at our website or contact Sheldon Sweeney (425-941-1921).

Join the Lit & Latte Girl Group (Girlfriends Book Club) on Thursday, November 3 at 7 PM in the St Stephen's Room. We will discuss “Oxygen” by Carol Cassella. Please contact Mary Powers ( or 253-797-0349) with questions.

October 24 Monday
8:30a – 9:00a Morning Prayer & Rosary
5:30p – 6:00p Evening Prayer
6:30p – 7:00p MASS
7:30p – 9:00p Catholic School Parents
7:00p – 8:00p Eucharistic Adoration
7:00p – 8:30p Boy Scout Troop 714
7:15p – 9:00p Respect Life

October 25 Tuesday
8:30a – 9:00a Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
9:20a –11.45a Scripture Study
6:00p – 6:30p Terrific Tuesday Dinner
6:30p – 8:00p Cub Scouts
6:30p – 8:30p Fil-Am Choir
6:30p – 8:45p Scripture Study
7:00p – 9:00p Stephen Ministry

October 26 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
7:30p – 9:00p Confirmation Class

October 27 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 Finance Council
7:00p – 9:00p RCIA

October 28 Friday
8:30a – 9:15a MASS
9:00a –10:00a Reconciliation
9:00a – 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration

October 29 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 30 Sunday
8:30a – 9:30a MASS (Nursery open)
9:45a – 10:45a Preschool
11:00a – 12:00p MASS (Nursery open)
5:30p – 6:30p Life Teen MASS (Nursery open)
6:30p – 9:00p Charismatic Prayer Group

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