Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April 29th, 2012

Jr. High Quest Retreat May 18-20. All students grades 7 & 8! Registrations are available at Life Night or in the Faith Formation Office

It’s time to work on renewing your annual Safe Environment certification! Please go to: and click on the link for Safe Environment Training to see what part of the program you should complete this year!

The Filipino-American Community at St. Stephen the Martyr Church, invites you to join them for the 18th Annual Spring Festival, A Night at the Movies, Dinner-Dance, Live/Silent Auction & Raffle on Saturday, May 12, 2012 beginning at 6:30pm.  For tickets please call Johnny Paraiso, 253-631-3191, Alicia Paraiso, 206-412-0691 or Dori Fajardo 206-229-6350.

Our Lady of Antipolo Mass and Pilgrimage
Saturday May 5, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. You are invited to join members of the Filipino Catholic Community in the annual Mass and Pilgrimage honoring Our Lady of Antipolo, patroness of the Philippines at  Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline. (205 NE 205t)h St. Shoreline, WA). All are invited to attend. 206-363-8404

24 hour Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Friday May 4th is First Friday for the month....Please consider making a holy hour in adoration of our Lord Jesus in the Blessed
Sacrament. We all come to Jesus with our praises, our thanksgiving, and our needs. Adoration will be in the chapel from 9 AM
Friday until 3 PM Saturday.  Please, sign up for your favorite time(s) on the board by the chapel doors. Questions? Contact Bernie Wittgens 253-631-5560.

NEEDED – Someone for flower sprucing once a month
We need someone who will come in one Saturday a month between 3:00 and 4:30 PM to spruce up the flowers prior to the weekend Masses.  If you can do this, please call Cynde at 253-631-1940 EXT 104 or  

Kitchen Helpers Needed!  - Volunteers are needed to help clean and organize our parish kitchen each week.  This important ministry is a great way to gain new skills, meet people, and build community!  Volunteer days and times are flexible, however Kitchen Helpers are especially needed on Monday mornings.  To learn more please contact Clare Ettensohn at or at 253.631.1940 x131

Pentecost Celebration Help Needed! - May 27th is Pentecost Sunday and Saint Stephen's will be celebrating with a multicultural Mass at 11:00 am followed by a "Pentecost Potluck."  We are in need of people to share their native culture through traditional dress, language, and food.  If you would be willing to read an intercessory prayer in your native language (other than English) at the 11:00 am Mass on the 27th, or prepare a large quantity of your favorite native food for the Pentecost potluck to follow please contact Kim Anderson at or Dori Fajardo at

Come to Eastside Catholic on Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m. for an evening of beautiful singing by Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group and one of Yale's most celebrated traditions. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with light refreshments. This event is FREE and a free-will offering is requested. EC is at 232 228th Avenue SE in Sammamish. Space is limited, so please register at by May 2.

GARAGE SALE - We need your support! If you have moving boxes, tables, or cloths racks that the parish could barrow that would be a great help so that we wouldn't have to rent them and could keep the money saves for our programs. I you're able to help contact Outreach.
CATHOLICISM SERIES  - Every Wednesday morning of the month of May. We will be showing the first 5 episodes with a Scripture and Catechism study to follow with discussion. We will reconvene at a later date with the latter 5 episodes and study. Tell your friends, and prepare your hearts to go deeper into the richness of our holy Faith. Bring your Bibles and Catechisms! Contact Candace in Outreach.
Referendum 74 - Here at St. Stephen's we will be supporting this referendum to uphold the definition of marriage in our state. If we attain enough signatures before June 6th then we'll be able to vote on the issue. After the Masses this weekend in the Narthex there will be someone ready to aid you if you choose to do so in signing the petition and giving your support in defending the truths of the Faith.

Is Abortion really a right?! Thursday, May 3 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director turned national pro life advocate, will be speaking for FREE at the University of Washington in Kane Hall 130. Event and parking information is available online at The event will be sponsored by the Catholic Newman Center’s Respect for Life Group, and the UW Students for Life. Don’t miss this chance to hear Abby’s powerful story of conversion. Cost: Free!   4502 20th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105

St. Stephen the Martyr  Job Assistance Ministry meets on Wednesdays  from 7:30-8:30 pm in the Outreach Annex.  
Fellow parishioner, Timothy Mullner (author of a “Spiritual Guide for the Unemployed”)  shares his experiences  to help all who are striving to find stability and meaning amid uncertainty. This support group offers prayer, encouragement, resume writing, networking, interviewing, marketing plans and more. Join us, we can help.   Email your resume and/or specific requests to: Note: we have two computers available with internet access, job databases, etc.

Annual Baby Shower!  Central Deanery (All of King County) of the Seattle Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women invites ALL Catholic Women to the ANNUAL BABY SHOWER to benefit Pregnancy Aid of WA and the Gabriel Project. Please come on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 11am to the St. Stephen the Martyr Social Hall.  Bring a new or gently used item for baby or mom.  Diaper Bags, Bath towel sets, and baby toiletries are especially needed. Cinco de Mayo lunch at $6 per person is hosted by St. Stephen CCW.  Please RSVP to or to Cheryl Lundgren at 425-572-6966.

April 30                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

May 1                   Tuesday
8:30a – 9:00a       Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 3:00p       Eucharistic Adoration
9:20a–11:45a       Scripture Study
6:00p -8:30           Strength Finders Potluck
6:30p – 8:30p       Fil-Am Choir
7:30p – 9:00p       Knights of Columbus

May 2                   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
7:30p – 9:00p       Catechism with Fr. Ed

May 3                   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
7:00p –9:00p        Pastoral Council

May 4                   First Friday
6:15a – 8:00a       Morning Men's Ministry
8:30a – 9:00a       MASS
9:00a–10:00a       Reconciliation
9:00a–9a Sat.       Eucharistic Adoration

May 5                   First Saturday
7:30a – 8:00a       Morning Prayer
8:00a- 10:00a       SSTM Men's Group
8:10a – 8:20a       Benediction
8:30a – 9:00a       MASS
9:00a – 3:00p       Eucharistic Adoration
11a – 2:00p          ACCW Baby Shower        
3:00p – 4:00p       Reconciliation
5:00p – 6:00p       Vigil MASS

May 6                   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. & Sr. High Life Teen
6:30p –9:00p        Charismatic Prayer Group