Wednesday, February 27, 2013

March 3rd, 2013

Yakima Mission - Mandatory Mission Meeting. March 10th at 5pm in the Chapel.  Please be sure to attend, as we will be going over the schedule for the remainder of the year!

First Eucharist - Mandatory Parent/Child
Eucharist Retreat!

For all of those in the First Eucharist classes, please note the retreat on Wednesday, March 13 from 6-8:30pm. This is a required part of your child’s Eucharist preparation.

Weekday Pre-School Coming this Fall! Please e-mail (and not the office) for more information!

Our annual Lenten Reconciliation service will be held on Thursday, March 14th at 7pm. There will be priests  available for individual  confession after a  communal celebration of the Word and examination of conscience.

Devotion to the Most Precious Blood  We meet every Thursday (except First and Second Thursdays) for prayers and devotions to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ. Prayers start at 7:50pm in the chapel. You are welcome to join us for these powerful prayers.

The All Saints Adoration Ministry continues to expand the daily schedule of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel. Father Ed would like to increase all current hour to at least two adorers. Please see the green sign-up forms by the chapel doors and consider being a member of this important ministry. Thank you. Questions? contact Bernie Wittgens (253-631-5560)

Theology of the Body for Teens will be presented Sundays, March 3rd, and April 14 during Life Night  following the Life Teen Mass. All teens, grades 9-12 are welcome!

Widow/Widowers come join us for a fun evening of bunko on March 9th at 6:30 pm in th social hall.  Please bring a dish to share and $3.00.  Call Kitty at 425-254-9124 for more information.

ACCW Central Deanery invites you to attend our meeting on Thursday, March 7th at St Stephen the Martyr Parish in Renton.  It will be held in the Social Hall with speaker Carol Loya speaking on combating human trafficking. The time is 10.15am to 2.00pm.  Soup, Salad and pie will be served for $6.00 Donations will be accepted for combating human trafficking. RSVP to Phyllis Albrecht 425 271 7165 or

You are invited to a Journey of Faith Day Retreat: “Marriage, in all its stages is a gift from the Hand of God," on Saturday March 16, 2013.   Presenters will be Fr. Tom McMichael, Parochial Vicar for Skagit Valley Catholic Churches, his wife Karin, and Cynde Bosshart, Marriage Prep and Annulment Counselor. Whether you are engaged, married for many years, or single, this is an opportunity to learn more about the Sacrament of Marriage “in all its stages”. To register, visit or contact Sue Bregel 253-350-1874. Cost which includes lunch is $35 members and $40 non-members. The retreat will be at the Faith Formation Center - Isaac Orr Room, 910 Marion Street, across from St. James Cathedral from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Retreat sponsored by the Seattle Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women.

“Masaka Orphanage” Dinner  The Knights of Columbus are proud to announce the Masaka Orphanage Dinner event to be held the evening of April 13, 2013 at 6pm, in the social hall.  There will be live entertainment, door prizes, and a dessert auction.  The menu will include Salmon, Chicken and Bbq. Rib’s.  All proceeds benefit the Masaka Children’s Orphanage in Uganda. Tickets are now on sale at $12.50 per person.  Any questions, contact your favorite Knight or Bob Lowenstein at 206-890-5251.

WANTED WANTED WANTED - Masaka Childen's Fund Board of Directors has an opening for another board member, due to the retirement of one of the original members. If you have a  desire to serve the poor, an interest in East African cultures and might be interested, please fill out an application in the main office or you may request a digital copy.
Questions? Contact Diane Cooper at

SSHA needs some household items for families:  beds (no king size), indoor paint (off-white color), dressers, hangers, and small microwaves.  Please contact SSHA at 253.638.9798 or e-mail for donations.  Thank you.

Image & Likeness is St Stephen’s Own “Pseudo-Radio” Show!
Have you heard it yet?! Go to and listen in! Designed to highlight and discuss many ministries and areas of interest to our parish community. these sound files present interviews which explore all manner of topics and issues. Our latest instalments feature Fr Ed White and Dr. Timothy Mullner discussing the Second Vatican Council. Check back often as new interviews will be added regularly!

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 17th 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 Corinthians 1, 4  

Liturgy Environment Helpers Needed
Holy Week is coming and we need help to decorate the church for these unique liturgies. Many hands are necessary to make each celebration sacred and special.  The times and dates are:
Friday, March 22nd at 9:30 AM – Preparing palms and church for Palm Sunday
Thursday, March 28th at 9:00 AM – Preparing for Holy Thursday
Friday, March 29th at 9:00 AM – Preparing for Good Friday and removal of Holy Thursday pieces.
Holy Saturday, March 30th at 9:00 AM – Decorate the church, chapel, narthex & social hall for Easter.

Give Up a Saturday for Lent - This Lent, consider committing a Saturday (or more) to building our faith community. Join in enhancing the grounds and buildings of our parish. Take this opportunity to build fellowship, prepare our campus for Easter, and do a positive penance.
Sign-up cards are in the pews. This year’s dates are Saturdays, March 16th and 23th, 9:30—3pm.
Talents needed: Hands, eyes and smiles — and a little muscle. There will be landscaping improvement projects, grounds clean-up, window cleaning, interior painting, interi-or cleaning, and some carpentry. Folks will also be needed to help feed everyone and make sure beverages get out to workers on the jobs.

March  4    Monday
8:30a – 9:00a   Morning Prayer & Rosary
noon –  6:00p    Eucharistic Adoration
5:30p – 6:00p   Evening Prayer
6:30p – 7:00p   MASS
7:00p – 8:00p   Eucharistic Adoration
7:00p – 8:30p    SSHA Board Meeting
7:00p – 8:30p   Boy Scout Troop 714
7:30p – 9:00p    Discernment Group for Women

March  5    Tuesday
8:30a – 9:00a   Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 4:00p   Eucharistic Adoration
9:20a–11:45a    Scripture Study
12:00 –12:45p    Stations of the Cross
6:30p – 7:00p   MASS
6:30p – 8:45p   Scripture Study
7:30p – 9:00p   Knights of Columbus

March  6    Wednesday
8:30a – 9:00a   Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 4:00p   Eucharistic Adoration
5:30p – 6:00p   Evening Prayer
6:00p – 7:15p   Religious Education Classes
6:30p -- 7:00p  MASS
7:15p – 9:00p    Third Week Group
7:15p – 9:00p   Choir Practice
7:30p – 8:30p    Job Assistance

March  7    Thursday
8:30a – 9:00a   MASS
8:30a –12:00p    Thursday Crew
9:00a – 4:00p   Eucharistic Adoration
10:00 – 2:00p    ACCW
6:00p – 8:00p    Legislative Advocacy
6:30p – 8:00p    Cub Scouts
6:30p – 8:30p   Pastoral Council
7:00p – 7:45p   Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
7:00p – 9:00p    Living Stations Rehearsal
7:00p – 9:00p   RCIA

March  8    Friday
6:00a – 7:30a    That Man Is You
7:30a – 8:15a    Reconciliation
8:30a – 9:00a   MASS
9:00a–10:00a    Reconciliation
9:00a–- 4:00p   Eucharistic Adoration
5:30p – 6:30p    Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
7:00p – 7:45p    Stations of the Cross

March  9    Saturday
8:30a -  9:00a  Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a.– 4:00p   Eucharistic Adoration
3:00p – 4:00p   Reconciliation
5:00p – 6:00p   Vigil MASS
6:00p – 9:00p   South King County Young Adults
6:30p- 10:00p    Widows/Widowers

March 10    Sunday
8:30a – 9:30a   MASS
11:00- 12:00p   MASS
2:00p – 4:00p    Living Stations Rehearsal
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