Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Hotsheet Returns! Dec 8th & 9th 2012

We're Back!!!

Immaculate Conception Mass (Holy Day of Obligation) is Saturday Dec 8th at 8:30 AM. Vigil Mass is Friday at 7:00 PM.

Advent Day of Reflection Saturday Dec 15th 9:30-12:30 (Mass at 8:30 with light refreshments after Mass). Join Fr Mark Watson for and Ignatian Meditation on the Incarnation.

Sr. High Quest is Coming January 11-13th  All 9th-12th graders are welcome. If you are in the Confirmation program, remember that this is REQUIRED by the Archbishop in order to be Confirmed!

Greeters wanted at your service!
Would you be willing to come to Mass 15 minutes early to welcome others with the Peace of the Lord?
Contact to join us as we extend God's love.  The year of faith asks us to actively engage others in faith, this is a good place to start!

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, December 16th from 1:00-2:30 pm in the Chapel. Our topic will be "Depression / Getting the Help You Need." For more info, contact Sharon Rasmussen at 425-228-1437. “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.” Isaiah 40:31   

Save the date—Tuesday, January 22nd March for Life in Olympia:  9:30 AM Mass with Archbishop Sartain, St. Martin's University, Lacey and noontime rally on the capitol steps in Olympia.  Watch this space for information on bus transportation from St. Stephen and neighboring parishes.

Widow & Widower Activities: The annual Christmas dinner will be held at the Fairwood Country Club on Wed, Dec 12th, at 6PM. The
cost is $21.00 per person. Includes dinner, dessert and prizes! For reservations please contact Pat 425 2263051 or Hoppy at 206 790-9322.

St. Stephen Housing is sponsoring a “Giving Tree” this year to help our homeless families purchase food and transportation.  No gift is too big or too small.  If you would like to participate, select a tag from the tree,  place your donation or card gift  in an envelope with SSHA marked on the front.  You can place your envelope in the collection basket or bring it into the Parish office.  Our families thank you for your generosity!

Metro Incentive Program You’ll see in the bulletin Insert a form to receive FREE bus tickets. We’re asking that you fill out the form and send it in to receive FREE bus tickets then donate them to Outreach by leaving them in the Food Bank Baskets in the Narthex, Thanks!

Catholicism Series - is coming back to Outreach Every Wednesday in January 11am - 1pm

St. Anthony School Open House on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 6:30 pm.  There will be opportunities to tour the school, hear from our Principal and visit with teachers and current parents.

Church Decorating Help Needed  Due to the way the 4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas Day falls, we need helpers to decorate the church and social hall on the following dates:
Saturday, Dec. 22nd at 9:00 AM (decorate the church and chapel)
Sunday, Dec. 23rd at 10:00 AM (decorate the social hall)
Thursday, Dec. 27th at 10:00 AM (remove decorations from social hall)

The church, narthex, and entry areas are large space and require lots of hands to get them decorated.  Please help us, even if only for a few hours.

Screen Operators needed at all Masses! 
To help with this simple but important ministry, contact Bill Swedberg ( Training is provided.

The All Saints Adoration Ministry is expanding the daily schedule of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel. We are adding Mondays from 12 PM to 6 PM and Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, and Sat from 3 to 4 PM. Fr. Ed would also like to increase the sign-up of all current and new hours to be at least two adorers. Please see the green sign-up forms in the Chapel and consider
being a member of this important ministry. Questions may be directed to any member of All Saints Adoration Ministry or
Bernie Wittgens (253-631-5560)

The Hospital Ministry is expanding at Valley Medical Center.  St. Anthony's Church currently serves Holy Communion on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  St. Stephen the Martyr wants to cover the other five days.  We are still seeking volunteers for this ministry.  Please contact Maurice Kinzler (253-951-3432 or or Betty Brock (253-631-4205 or if you have any questions.

Christmas Mass Times
Christmas Eve  4:00, 7:00 12:00 Midnight;  Christmas Day  8:30, 11:00
Additional Seating In the Parish Hall will be available at 4:00 PM and 11:00 AM

Advent Reconciliation Service
Service with individual confessions following Thursday, December 20th at 7:00 PM (with 12 priest confessors here)
Sacrament of Reconciliation with extended hours Saturday, December 22nd from 2:00 – 4:00 PM

December 10    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

December 11    Tuesday
8:30a – 9:00a        Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 3:00p        Eucharistic Adoration
9:20a–11:45a        Scripture Study
6:00p -- 6:30p       Terrific Tuesday Dinner
5:30p – 6:30p        Scripture Study
6:30p – 8:30p        Fil-Am Choir
6:30p – 8:45p        Scripture Study
7:00p – 9:00p        Stephen Ministry
7:00p – 8:30p        SSTM Gabriel Project

December 12    Wednesday
8:30a –  9:00a         Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a –  3:00p         Eucharistic Adoration
9:45a—12:00p        Visitation Guild
9:30 -- 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 – 8:30p         Job Assistance

December 13    Thursday
8:30a –  9:00a         MASS
8:30a –12:00p         Thursday Crew
9:00a –  3:00p         Eucharistic Adoration.
10:00a-11:00a         Spiritual Companions
6:30p –  7:00p         MASS
6:30p –  9:00p         Liturgy Commission
7:00p –  7:45p         Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
7:00p –  8:30p         Venture Scouts
7:00p –  9:00p          RCIA

December 14    Friday
6:00a – 7:30a          That Man Is You
8:30a – 9:00a          MASS
9:00a–10:00a          Reconciliation
9:00a–- 3:00p          Eucharistic Adoration
6:30p – 8:30p          St. Anthony School Concert

December 15    Saturday
8:30a - 9:00a         Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a–12:00p        Advent Morning of Reflection
9:00a – 3:00p        Eucharistic Adoration
3:00p – 4:00p        Reconciliation
5:00p – 6:00p        Vigil MASS

December 16    Sunday
8:30a – 9:30a        MASS
10:00 -10:45a        Children's Choir Practice
11:00- 12:00p        MASS
12:30p–1:30p        Fil-Am Choir
1:00p – 2:30p        Grief Support
5:30p – 6:30p        MASS
6:45p – 8:15p        Jr. & Sr. High Life Teen
6:45p – 8:15p        Connections
7:00p – 9:00p        Charismatic Prayer Group

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