Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March 18th, 2012

Are you unemployed or supporting someone in transition? Join our Job Seekers Support Group, March 21 at 7:30 pm in the Chapel. OR Sunday March 25 at 10:00 am in Room 125. Dr. Timothy Mullner will offer reflections from his recent book, A Spiritual Guide for the Unemployed. Timothy is a parishioner at St. Stephens and presenter across the United States. Sessions are FREE of charge!

Help Wanted! We are looking for volunteers to help guide traffic in our parking lot on Easter Morning-Sunday, April 8. Training will be provided on March 31st from 9:00-11:00am. If interested please contact Jim Toole by phone (253-569-0619) or email (

Central Deanery (King County) of the Seattle Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women invitation to fellowship with us on Saturday, March 24, 2012 between 10am and 2:00pm in the Father Lane Room at St. Anthony Parish. Learn how council women pray, serve and lead in the Catholic Community. Lunch donation $6. Call Phyllis Albrecht 425-271-7165 or email for information or RSVP.

Youth Choir News! - Rehearsal Information and New Members Needed
The Youth Choir is looking for new members! We are preparing to sing for the 8:30am First Eucharist mass on Sunday, April 29th. One third of our current members are making their First Eucharist, and will not be able to sing with us that weekend. Our rehearsals are on Sundays March 18th, April 15th and April 22nd from 10:00-10:45 in the chapel. Materials for at home rehearsals will also be provided. Students in kindergarten through 8th grade can join us in this wonderful music ministry! Questions? Call Laurie Samora at 253-631-3473.

Marriage Help – Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi) has helped tens of thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. This program can help you too. For confidential information about or to register for the April program beginning with a weekend on April 20th-22nd call 206-706-2608 or visit our website at

Opportunity for Good Lent
What is this opportunity? Consider giving-up a Saturday for Lent. Come join fellow parishioners as we do improvement projects around our church campus, making it more welcoming for Easter. When? March 24th and 31st. What type of improvements? Teams will be painting, cleaning, weeding, trail building –all sorts of good things. Other folks will put on a great lunch, and make sure water and beverages get to the teams throughout the day. Sign-up cards are in the pews. Put your completed card in the collection basket or give to an usher.

The Power of ONE Your donation makes a difference! This week's items are: pasta and spaghetti sauce

NEW PARISH APOSTOLATE! St. Stephen's Mission Rosary Making takes place every 1st & 3rd Friday after the 8:30 AM Mass till 11:45 AM in Social Hall. We will begin each group with a prayer for all those receiving the rosaries, as well as for our edification in making them.

Terrific Tuesday Benefit Concert, featuring the Exquisite Strings Quartet, will be Friday, Mar 16 at 7PM at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church Sanctuary (19800 108th Ave. SE, Kent). Free-will offering.

Free Tax Help United Way of King Co. is currently operating 16 free tax preparation sites throughout the county for low and medium income individuals; runs through until Apr 17. Contact Jenny Walden of UWKC at 206-461-3705 or for more information.

The Living Stations of the Cross upcoming Meetings are Thursday evenings at 7:00 and Sunday afternoons at 2:00.

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, March 18th from 1:00-2:30 pm in the Chapel.Our topic will be“Pain, Pain Go Away”. For more info, contact Sharon Rasmussen at 425-228-1437. “God comforts us in all our troubles so that we will be able to comfort others.” 2 Corinthians1, 4

Stations of the Cross are held on Tuesdays at noon in the Church. If you find coming to the Stations at night difficult, this is the time for you! Please join us for this special Lenten reflection. We will use Mother Teresa’s reflections on the Stations again this year.

Computers Needed! - Did you get a new computer for Christmas? Not sure what to do with the old one? We've got the answer! St. Stephen Housing Association is in need of computer and computer software donations for their families. Many of these families are looking for work or are going back to school to help them find better employment and could use a computer to help them accomplish these things. Your old computer can be put to great use and help out a struggling family! We are looking for the following:

Desktop computers 2.4mghz and larger; Laptop computers 1.7 mghz and larger; Flat screen monitors; Software: Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003 or newer. Software programs also must have the accompanying 25 digit key code. Please call Ann Allen at 253-638-9798 for more information and drop off location. Thank you!!

St. Stephen Housing Association (SSHA) Information - To honor a friend or family member after his/her death, a memoriam can be made in their name to the St. Stephen Housing Association who provide housing and support services to homeless families in South King County. For more details, call 253.638.9798. Please Note: The supply of towels in our linen closet is mighty low. We would greatly appreciate a donation of new or gently used towels of any size. We have an on-going need because we provide linens for SSHAs 20 homeless families. We do appreciate your generosity. Please bring items to the Outreach Annex (old rectory). Thanks!

St Mary's Seattle School is having a reunion for all former students, teachers and parents. Saturday April 14 3-5pm Tours of the school and renovated St Mary's Church, become reaquainted with former classmates. St Mary's church community wants to honor the Holy Names Sisters by creating a stained glass window in the Eucharistic Chapel. You will see the already commissioned design. Please RSVP by April 2 to 206-324-7100 ext 10 or

March 19  Monday
8:30a – 9:00a     Morning Prayer & Rosary
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
7:15p – 9:00p      Liturgy Commission

March 20 Tuesday
8:30a – 9:00a     Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 3:00p     Eucharistic Adoration
9:20a–11.45a     Scripture Study
12:00p--1:00p     Stations of the Cross
6:30p – 8:30p     Fil-Am Choir
6:30p – 8:45p     Scripture Study
7:30p – 9:00p     Knights of Columbus

March 21  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
7:30p – 8:30p     Job Seekers' Support Group
7:30p – 8:30p     Faith Formation
7:15p – 9:00p     Choir Practice

March 22  Thursday
8:30a –9:00a     MASS
9:00a –3:00p     Eucharistic Adoration
7:00p –7:45p     Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
7:00p-10:00p     Reconciliation Service
7:00p –9:00p     RCIA

March 23  Friday
6:15a –8:00a      Morning Men's Ministry
8:30a – 9:00a     MASS
9:00a–10:00a     Reconciliation
9:00a – 3:00p     Eucharistic Adoration
5:30p – 6:30p      Fish Fry by the Knights of Columbus
7:00p – 7:45p      Stations of the Cross

March 24 Saturday
8:30a - 9:00a      Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a.– 3:00p     Eucharistic Adoration
10:00a--4:00p     Give Up a Saturday for Lent
2:00p – 4:00p     Reconciliation
5:00p – 6:00p     Vigil MASS

March 25  Sunday
8:30a –9:30a     MASS (Nursery open)
9:45a-10:45a     Preschool
10:00a -- 11a     Job Seekers' Support Group
11:00-12:00p     MASS (Nursery open)
2:00p –4:00p      Living Stations of the Cross Practice
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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