Wednesday, January 18, 2012

January 22nd, 2012

50plus potluck meeting on January 20th has been changed to 12 noon instead of 6pm. The Scouts are using the Church Social hall that evening. Any questions call 253 852 5864.

Sr. High Quest is just around the corner! January 27-29 Get your forms in ASAP!Remember, if you are in Confirmation classes, this is REQUIRED by the archbishop!

Confirmation will be Celebrated with Archbishop Sartain at the 5pm Mass, Saturday February 4th, 2012. Please pray for our teens and adults as they make the final preparations for this Sacrament. Please note, this is a much longer Mass (about 2 ½ hours) then usual. If you have little ones, you may want to consider attending a different Mass that weekend!

Mission to Yakima Stock Certificates Were e-mailed out to all Yakima Mission families. If you didn’t get yours, please contact Sara right away. All stock returns are due February 12th at the Mission Breakfast!

'Strengthsfinders' Making a New Year’s resolution? Resolve to become a better you, by discovering and using your God-given talents to enhance your home, work, community, and spiritual life! Introductory Session is Thursday, Jan 19 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM (Rm 128). 4-week Workshop Sessions are Saturdays, Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, and 18 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Rm 128). To register or for more info, contact Clare Ettensohn, Steward for Parishioner Talents: or 253-631-1940.

Volunteer needed to assist with parish communication about Holy Days of Obligation. Involves calling/emailing parish staff about church schedule and sending consolidated information to bulletin editor and webmaster. Work is done remotely and should take about 30-45 minutes several weeks in advance of each Holy Day. Contact Veronica for more info or to volunteer: or 425-301-0356.

Christmas is barely over and we are talking about Lent? Only because busy calendars need to make space early on for things that are important. The First Sunday of Lent is February 26th and we will begin our Lenten Mission, this year with Brian Casey as our guest presenter. Brian will be here for all the Masses that weekend and will do the mission from each evening from Sunday through Wednesday, February 26-29th from 7:00-9:00 PM. Brian is a national speaker with a warm personality and a clear message that is easy to understand for all ages. Please mark your calendars so you don’t miss this opportunity to learn. Childcare will be available for little children.

Remember when Camille Pauley was here last fall and gave a reflection at Mass on the right to life? Her message was so powerful and profound that she literally changed perspectives and lives for many who heard her words. We are pleased to bring her back to St. Stephen’s for a women’s retreat day on Wednesday, March 14th from 10AM – 2PM. Lunch and childcare are provided and the cost is $20 person. Scholarships are available. Be sure and mark your calendars now! Childcare will be available.

BACKPACKS FOR THE HOMELESS We will be assembling the backpacks of Feb. 11th 9-12 in the hall. For more info call Shelley Vogeler at 206-850-7417. We still need panchos and small tarps. Please leave items in the wicker baskets in the Narthex.

Coupon Queens Needed We are going to begin couponing for a cause. Contact Darlene (253-631-1940 or

Girlfriends - The Lit & Latte Girl Group (Girlfriends Book Club) is reading Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas Please join us on Thursday, January 26 at 7 PM in the St Stephen's Room to discuss the book. Questions? Contact Sue Regimbal at or 425-226-3722.

Girlfriends - Please join us for an evening of great music and Girlfriend time. We are attending the Maureen Still concert at St. Louise parish in Bellevue. The concert is on Friday February 10 at 7 PM. We plan to carpool from St Stephen's. More details regarding carpooling will be out as we get closer to the event. If you're planning to attend or have questions please contact Mary Powers or 253-797-0349. If you're not familiar with Maureen's music or if you want to know more about the upcoming concert here is the link to her website:

The St. Stephen's Parent's Club Appreciation Breakfast will be held Sunday, January 22nd immediately after the 8:30 Mass. This is a delicious "Complimentary" breakfast and our way to show are gratitude and appreciation for the Parish's' support of Catholic Schools. The breakfast will be downstairs in the Parish Hall. It is open to everyone.

January 23 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
7:15p – 9:00p Respect Life Committee

January 24 Tuesday
8:30a – 9:00a Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
9:20a–11.45a Scripture Study
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

January 25 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

January 26 Thursday
6:15a –8:00a Morning Men's Ministry
8:30a –9:00a MASS
9:00a –3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
6:30p –9:00p St. Anthony School PTC
7:00p –7:45p Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
7:00p –9:00p Finance Council
7:00p –9:00p Girl Friends Book Club
7:00p –9:00p RCIA

January 27 Friday
8:30a – 9:00a MASS
9:00a–10:00a Reconciliation
9:00a – 3:00p Eucharistic Adoration

January 28 Saturday
8:30a - 9:00a Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a-11:00a Strengthsfinders
9:00a.–3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
3:00p – 4:00p Reconciliation
5:00p – 6:00p Vigil MASS

January 29 Sunday
8:30a –9:30a MASS (Nursery open)
9:45a-10:45a Preschool
11:00-12:00p MASS (Nursery open)
5:30p –6:30p Life Teen MASS (Nursery open)
6:45p –8:15p Connections, Jr. High Life Teen
6:30p –9:00p Charismatic Prayer Group

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