Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March 25th, 2012

Greeters Needed for Holy Week/Easter! Extending a warm hand of welcome to all who enter our parish is an important way to demonstrate Christ's love! Please consider being a part of our parish Ministry of Welcome this Holy week and Easter. To join in please contact Jane at

6th Grade Road Trip - Formerly known as 6th grade Overnight! April 20th. Registrations will be available Soon!!!! We’ve improved! It’s no longer an overnight event, but we’ll still have just as much fun!

Jr High Quest Coming Soon! May 18-20 Registrations will be available Soon!

Vacation Bible Camp Mark your calendars now! VBC will be the week of July 23 - 27. Registrations will be available in May!!!!

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 (

Altar Server Training will be cancelled for April because of Easter. The next training will be May 6.

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.

Food Bank - Monday & Friday 10 AM - 11:45 AM and Wednesday 4 - 5:45 PM
St Stephen's Mission Rosary Making - Every 1st & 3rd Friday after the 8:30AM Mass until 11:45AM in Social Hall. Ave Maria!
Benefit Concert- Featuring; Exquisite Strings Quartet, Friday March 16th 7PM, A free will offering will be taken to benefit Terrific Tuesday Dinners. Performance at: First Evangelical Presbyterian Church Sanctuary 19800 108th Ave, SE, Kent.
Free Tax Help – Until April 17th. Contact Jenny Walden of UWKC at 206-461-3705 or at
Garage Sale - Make your calenders for this years sale it will be on June 1 - 3. See up coming bulletins for details.

THE POWER OF ONE is more important then ever. - This week’s items are DRIED FRUIT OR TOOTHBRUSHS & PASTE.
Thank you St. Stephens parishioners for your generous donations and for keeping our food bank open!

Homeless Backpacks Project- A big thank you to all who helped with this project by donating the items neccessary to make this possible as well as for those who gave up their Saturday morning to assemble them. We were able to fill over 125 backpacks as well as get a little of a head start with some supplies left over for next year. Great Work!

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

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.

SSHA has an opening for a Housing Coordinator. This position is 20 hours per week, M-Th 9 AM- 2 PM. Applicants must be proficient with computers, including knowledge of Microsoft Office, great people skills, and the ability to interact with a diverse population. Two years experience in an office setting and a college degree preferred. Please submit your resume to

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 26 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

March 27 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 – 8:00p Cub Scouts
6:30p – 8:30p Fil-Am Choir
6:30p – 8:45p Scripture Study
7:00p – 9:00p Stephen Ministry

March 28 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
7:15p – 9:00p Choir Practice

March 29 Thursday
8:30a –9:00a MASS
9:00a –3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
7:00p –7:45p Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
7:00p –9:00p RCIA

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

March 31 Saturday
8:00a-10:00a SSTM Men's Group
8:30a - 9:00a Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a.–3:00p Eucharistic Adoration
10:00a-4:00p Give up a Saturday for Lent
3:00p – 4:00p Reconciliation
5:00p – 6:00p Vigil MASS

April 1 Sunday
8:30a –9:30a MASS (Nursery open)
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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