Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November 6th, 2011

ADVENT MORNING OF REFLECTION - With Deacon Bill Eckert - Saturday, November 19th 9:30 am – 12:30 pDo you want to make this season of Advent different than
previous years? Be intentional and start it with a morning of prayer and reflection. Sign-up in the narthex or contact or 253-631-1940.

Reconciliation Retreat November 16th - REQUIRED for all students and their parents making 1st Reconciliation in December.

Mission Pancake Breakfast November 13th after all morning Masses!

We continue with the Catholicism DVD Series on Wed, Nov 2 at 7:30 PM in the Church. The subject will be “The Ineffable Mystery of God: That Than Which Nothing Greater Can Be Thought".  Please join us for Mass at 6:30 PM, followed by snacks and class at 7:30 PM. Our next classes will be: Nov 16 and Dec 7.

The Visitation Guild will be meeting Wednesday, Nov 9, beginning at 9:45 AM with refreshments in the downstairs social hall. The meeting will begin at 10:15 AM. If you will be attending the Christmas luncheon at Mitzel's, Elsie will be collecting $15/person for this event. Questions? Please contact Shirley Boucher (425-430-8784). We look forward to seeing you!

Attention All Military Veterans and Active Duty Personnel A number of local schools will be offering Veterans' Day assemblies to honor US Military Veterans, including: Benson Hill Elementary (116th Ave SE) at 9:30 AM on Nov 9; Sunrise Elementary (132nd Ave SE) at 9:30 AM on Nov 9; Kentridge High School (SE 208th and 124th SE) at 7 PM on Nov 9; and Northwood Middle School (Petrovitsky Rd and 184th St SE) at 8:30 AM on Nov 10. All Military are encouraged to attend. Please check-in at the schools a half-hour prior to the assembly. Questions? Contact Wendell Pang at 206-683-6865.

St. Stephen's Choir Updates
• Join the St. Stephen's Christmas Choir You are invited to prayerfully consider joining the St. Stephen’s Music Ministry to sing at the 8:30 AM Christmas Mass. This adult choir will begin rehearsing Wednesday, Nov 9 at 7:15 PM in the Church. Come celebrate the Birth of Christ with song! Contact John Burton or Marijean Heutmaker (253-631-1940, X 106 or if interested.
• Youth Choir Accompanist Needed The St. Stephen's Youth Choir is seeking an accompanist for rehearsals, which are two or three Sundays per month, October - June, from 10-10:45 AM in the chapel, masses (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, for a First Eucharist Mass), and a variety of other parish functions. If you are interested in volunteering please call Laurie Samora (253-631-3473).

South King County Young Adults is a new networking opportunity for young Catholics age 18-35 (single or married) in the area. We meet monthly on 2nd Saturdays, alternating among different local parishes. Join us here at St. Stephen's on Saturday, Nov 12, when Fr. Ed will be our guest speaker sharing his conversion story. Please RSVP by 11/8 to or via Facebook SKCYA (South King Catholic Young Adults).

Girlfriends Bunco Night All women ages 18 to 108 are invited on Tuesday, Nov 15, at 7 PM in the Narthex. The cost is $5/per person which goes towards a prize fund. Please also bring a snack to share; we will provide drinks. Please RSVP so we know how many tables to set-up. For more info or to RSVP contact Julie Corneliuson (425-277-2709 or

Grief Support If you are grieving the death of a loved one, come find strength and compassion with the St. Stephen’s Grief Support Group on Sunday, Nov 20 from 1-2:30 PM in the Chapel. Our topic will be "Pathways Through The Holiday Season". For more info, contact Sharon Rasmussen (425-228-1437). “Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.” (Mt. 5, 4)

2011 Adopt-A-Family for Christmas Program St. Stephen's Housing Association (SSHA) currently has 20 families living in its 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 ask our parishioners to sponsor a family with modest gifts for Christmas. If you cannot afford to sponsor an entire family, please consider helping 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. For more info contact Barbara Brownlow (425-228-0541).

November 7th 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

November 8th Tuesday
8:30a – 9:00a Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
9:20a–11.45a Scripture Study
6:00p – 8:00p Strength Finders
6:30p – 8:30p Fil-Am Choir
6:30p – 8:45p Scripture Study
7:00p – 9:00p Stephen Ministry
7:00p – 8:30p SSTM Gabriel Project

November 9th Wednesday
8:30a – 9:00a Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
9:45a--12:00p Visitation Guild
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

November 10th 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

November 11th Friday
8:30a – 9:00a MASS
9:00a–10:00a Reconciliation
9:00a–- 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
12:00p--6:00p Christmas Bazaar

November 12th Saturday
8:00a-10:00a SSTM Men's Group
8:30a - 9:00a Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a.–3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
10:00a-7:00p Christmas Bazaar
3:00p – 4:00p Reconciliation
5:00p – 6:00p Vigil MASS
6:00p – 9:00p South King County Young Adults
6:30p-10:00p Widows/Widowers

November 13th Sunday
8:30a –9:30a MASS (Nursery open)
After Masses Mission Pancake Breakfast
9:30a --2:00p Christmas Bazaar
9:45a-10:45a Preschool
9:45a-10:45a Altar Server Training
11:00-12:00p MASS (Nursery open)
5:30p –6:30p Life Teen MASS (Nursery open)
6:45p –8:15p Connections, Jr. & Sr. High Life Teen
6:30p –9:00p Charismatic Prayer Group

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