Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May 6th, 2012

See Fr Ed on Video at - In this latest installment,  Fr. Ed walks the grounds of Tahoma National Cemetery and discusses the power of Easter in our lives.

On Memorial Day, Monday May 28,  Mass will be celebrated at the four Archdiocesan Catholic Cemeteries.  All are invited to attend.

Holyrood Cemetery – 206-363-8404
10:30 a.m.- Celebrant: Most Rev. Eusebio Elzondo,Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle
2:00 p.m. – Mass in Vietnamese with the Vietnamese Community

Calvary Cemetery – 206-522-0996
10:30 a.m. Celebrant: Rev. Ron Funke, SJ

Gethsemane Cemetery – 253-838-2240
10:30 a.m.- Celebrant: Most Rev. J. Peter Sartain Archbishop of Seattle
12:15 p.m. – Mass in Vietnamese with the Vietnamese Community

St. Patrick Cemetery – 253-838-2240
10:30 a.m. Mass

Job Opening
Gethsemane Cemetery has an immediate opening for the position of Administrative Assistant. This position is classified as Regular Part-Time. General qualifications include 2-3 years administrative or general office work experience; high school or GED; bookkeeping experience; proficiency in Microsoft office suite specifically in Word and Excel; active member of the Catholic Church. Resume’s may be emailed to Faye McClain at or faxed to 253-874-5910.

SAVE THE DATE, Saturday, July 28th  - Put your faith into action! Bike, run, walk and participate in 4US (4 UltraSound) 2012 this summer. We are an all-volunteer charity which raises money to purchase ultrasound machines for pregnancy centers that provide entirely free services to women in need. These four family-friendly events are all on one life changing day! Join the Rhythm of Life at Ft Steilacoom Park:
Fun 4US: FAMILY FUN AT THE FINISH LINE.  The whole family can enjoy inflatables, face painting, rock climbing while cheering champions at the finish line.  Free pancake breakfast, 4 mile family fun ride, diaper dash & toddler trot.
Walk 4US: A SCENIC STROLL THAT WILL ECHO INTO ETERNITY.  5K & 10K course through wooded grasslands and around tranquil pond. Group start @ 10 a.m. Cost: $15. $20 on/after July 1. $25 at event.
Run 4US: FAST, FAMILY-FRIENDLY FINISH WITH ONE MEMORABLE HILL. 5K USATF certified course and 10K USATF measured course.  Simultaneous start @ 9a.m.Cost $30, $40 on/after July 1. $50 at event.
Ride 4US: HEART-POUNDING HILLS & BREATHTAKING SCENERY courses open at 7 a.m., close at 1 p.m. 21,42 & 70 mile routes.  Fully supported w/rest stops & SAGs. Cost $40. $50 on/after July 1. $60   Register and more information at www.   NEW for 2012 -  THE BEAT concert Superchick & Addison Road ,  Friday July 27th          

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.

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

News from St Anthony’s - Mrs. Seeley is Retiring!  Mrs. Jan Seeley, one of our first grade teachers will be retiring this spring after 35 years of teaching at St. Anthony School. Please join us in honoring her for her many years of service to the school community.  All are invited to attend and wish her well in her retirement. Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. in the St. Anthony Parish Hall. RSVP is requested by May 18th either by phone to the school at 425.255.0059 or by email to

Position Opening in Before and After School Supervision Program Do you know a teenager 16 or older interested in a great after school job?  St. Anthony School’s BASS (Before and After School Supervision) will have openings for assistants this upcoming school year.  Great pay, great hours, school holidays off! Interested?   Contact Barbara Feeley, c/o St. Anthony School, 336 Shattuck Ave S, Renton, WA 98057 or e-mail to . St. Anthony School is an equal opportunity employer.

2013 Honduras Mission - If you are considering joining us on our February 2013 Mission trip to Honduras, or would like more information about our upcoming trip, please contact Patrick Flanigan at or Debbie Dullenty at  We will let you know about our upcoming meeting to discuss our 2013 trip.

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, May 20th from 1:00-2:30 PM in the Chapel. The topic will be: “How Long Will This Grief Last?”   For more info, contact Sharon Rasmussen at 425-228-1437.  “Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.”   Ps 31, 25
The Visitation Guild will meet on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 in the downstairs social hall.  Refreshments will be served starting at 9:45 a.m.  The meeting will begin at 10:15 a.m.  We are always ready to welcome new members, so please consider joining our group.  Our meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month.    All women of the parish are eligible to join our guild.  If you have any questions, please contact our president, Shirley Boucher, at 425-430-8784.      

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!

May 7   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 8 Tuesday
8:30a – 9:00a     Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 3:00p     Eucharistic Adoration
6:30p – 8:30p     Fil-Am Choir
7:00p – 9:00p     Stephen Ministry

May 9 Wednesday
8:30a – 9:00a     Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 3:00p     Eucharistic Adoration
9:45a--12:00p     Visitation Guild
10:00 -11:30a     beC.O.M.E.
5:30p – 6:00p     Evening Prayer
7:00p – 8:00p     HEALING MASS
7:15p – 9:00p     Choir Practice

May 10   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

May 11 Friday
8:30a – 9:00a     MASS
9:00a–10:00a     Reconciliation
9:00a–- 3:00p     Eucharistic Adoration

May 12 Saturday
8:00a-10:00a SSTM Men's Group
8:30a - 9:00a     Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a.–3:00p     Eucharistic Adoration
3:00p – 4:00p   Reconciliation
5:00p – 6:00p   Vigil MASS
6:30p-10:00p Filipino Spring Festival

May 13 Sunday
8:30a –9:30a     MASS
11:00-12:00p     MASS
5:30p –6:30p     Life Teen MASS
6:30p –9:00p     Charismatic Prayer Group

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