Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December 18th, 2011

Christmastime Volunteers Needed

Traffic and Parking helpers needed before the Christmas Eve 4 PM and 7 PM Masses. Please sign-up in rear of Church, or contact Wendell Pang at 206-683-6865.

Church Decorators needed on Sunday, Dec 18, 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM and Monday, Dec 19, 9 AM - 12 PM. Help also needed in removing decorations on Monday, Jan 9, 9 AM - 12 PM. No experience necessary, just a desire to help! If interested, please contact Cynde at or 253-631-1940, X104.

Christmas Eve -
4p Mass* (carols starting at 3:30p): Youth Choir/Life Teen
7p Mass (carols starting at 6:30p): Mannino Family
Midnight (carols starting at 11:30p): Saturday Choir

Christmas Day -
8:30a Mass (carols starting at 8:15): Sunday 8:30 Choir
11:00a Mass*: Filipino Choir

* Additional overflow seating downstairs in hall

Returning Catholics - New series begins on Wednesday, January 4 at 7:00 PM in the Outreach Annex. Contact Cynde Bosshart to sign up 253-631-1940.

The Faith Formation Office will be closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 1 for the Holidays!

The Honduras Mission Team will be returning February and respectfully requests donations of the following items to help us support the local orphanages: boys' & girls' underwear/socks; gently used clothes (rememeber, Honduran children tend to be smaller/more slender ) including boys’ shirts (size 2-14), slim jeans, and girls' blouses (children through teenagers); towels/washcloths; linen for single beds; toothpaste /toothbrushes; Tylenol and vitamins; craft materials of all kinds for children; school backpacks; storybooks in Spanish; rosaries; adult reading glasses/sunglasses; baseball caps; soccer balls. Please place items in the Narthex box by Jan 1. Cash donations are always welcome as we will be working on projects at the orphanages that require purchase of needed supplies upon our arrival. Thank you for continuing to support the children of Honduras! Que Dios los bendiga! Questions? Contact Debbie at 206-755-6628 or

Faith, Fellowship, and Fun Women of all ages are invited to join St. Stephen Council of Catholic Women for our next “First Saturday” monthly meeting on Saturday, Jan 7. We start at 8:30 AM with Mass in the Chapel, followed by 9:00 AM Communal Adoration. Then we have brunch from 10:00-11:30AM in the Staff dining room. Hear about the activities of women’s groups at the Parish and diocese level, and participate in fun activities. Contact Chairman Cheryl Lundgren at 425-572-6966 for info or to volunteer to make breakfast or lead prayers/songs. Learn more about us at www.Seattle

Reminder: Giving Tree gifts are due this weekend (by Sunday, Dec 18) Trees in the Narthex still have some gift tags with requested items for each of the four different groups:Talbot Center for Rehabilitation, St. Stephen Housing Association, Pregnancy Aid, and Homeless Backpacks. Please follow individual instructions on tags/near the trees for wrapping and returning requirements. Thank you!

St. Anthony School Open House Thursday, Feb 2 at 6:30 M. There will be opportunities to tour the school, hear from our Principal and visit with teachers and current parents. Visit us online at

You’ve Always Wanted to Go to Ireland! Fr. Jim Northrop of St. Brendan (Bothell) is leading western Washington pilgrims to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, Ireland and you are invited. June 14-24, 2012. Pick up a brochure in the St. Stephen Parish Office or call 1-877-732-4845, X03 for details. $200.00 deposit is all that is required to secure a space and say “Yes” to the Holy Father’s invitation to Dublin!

December 19 Monday
8:30a - 9:00a Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a - 12:00p Church Decorating
10:00 -12:00p Facilities & Grounds
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

December 20 Tuesday
8:30a - 9:00a Morning Prayer & 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

December 21 Wednesday
8:30a - 9:00a Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a - 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
5:30p - 6:00p Evening Prayer
6:30p - 7:00p MASS
7:15p - 9:00p Choir Practice
7:30p - 9:00p Movie Night

December 22 Thursday
6:15a - 8:00a Morning Men's Ministry
8:30a - 9:00a MASS
9:00a - 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
7:00p - 9:00p Respect Life Committee
7:00p -7:45p Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
7:00p - 9:00p Finance Council
7:00p - 9:00p RCIA

December 23 Friday
8:30a - 9:00a MASS
9:00a -10:00a Reconciliation
9:00a - 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration

December 24 Saturday (Christmas Eve)
8:30a - 9:00a Morning Prayer & Rosary
3:00p - 4:00p NO Reconciliation (printed bulletin is incorrect)
4:00p - 5:00p Vigil MASS (Nursery Closed)
7:00p - 8:00p Vigil MASS (Nursery Closed)
December 25 Sunday (Christmas)
12:00a -1:00a Midnight MASS
8:30a - 9:30a MASS (Nursery Closed)
11:00a - 12:00p MASS (Nursery Closed)
5:30p - 6:30p No Mass
6:30p - 9:00p Charismatic Prayer Group

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