Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April 21st, 2013

Little Saint’s Preschool Starting this Fall!
Join the St. Stephen’s community as we begin a new adventure of faith, family and learning! The St. Little Saints Stephen’s Preschool will open September 2013! Priority Registration for parishioners is now open. For more information please e-mail

Filipino American Spring Festival We would like to invite new members to join and help us with the planning for the 19th Spring Festival Fundraising to be held on Saturday, May 11. Everyone is welcome. Please contact Dori Fajardo at 206-229-6350 or if interested.

Dwelling Place begins Monday April 22nd following evening mass from about 7:15 to 9:30 PM.  This is a new healing prayer ministry from WWCCR and sponsored by St. Stephens. Come join us for soft music, quiet prayer and be filled with the supernatural touch of the Holy Spirit.  If you are suffering and need physical, emotional, or spiritual healing or if you would just like to pray quietly in an environment of love and support, come experience Dwelling Place.  All are welcome.  Trained prayer groups will be available to those that are interested.

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, April 21st from 1:00-2:30 pm in the Chapel.  Our topic will be  “The Meaning of Healing / The Paradox of Acceptance”. For more info, contact Sharon Rasmussen at 425-228-1437.  “And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to perform healing.”  Luke 9:2  

Widow/Widowers Events:
April 26th:  The group will be attending the play Evita at Kentridge HIght School. Please call Dagmar at 253-854-5419 fpr details.
May 5th:     The Widow/Widowers Annual Breakfast at Fairwood Golf Club..  Please cally Kitty at 425-254-9124 for details.

You Can Help Your Marriage - Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue ... or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. This program has helped 10's of 1000's of couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. For confidential information about or to register for the September program beginning with a weekend on Sept 10-12 call 831-384-5001 or email: or visit the web site at

Job Assistance Ministry! We continue to meet each Wednesday evening from 7:30pm to 8:30pm in the Outreach Building. Everyone is welcome to attend and provide support or share the challenges of the job hunt. Currently we are putting plans together for the  South King County Job Fair here at St Stephens on May 15th from 10 to 2pm.  We are asking for your help to provide names of employers to invite to the job fair as well as places to advertise this event.  Different from most job fairs, we will be having mini seminars for job seekers to attend during the job fair.  More information will be coming so keep watching.  Thanks for your support.

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.

Youth Choir News The St. Stephen's Youth Choir is preparing to sing at the 8:30AM First Eucharist mass on April 28th. Rehearsals are on Sundays, from 10:00-10:45AM in the chapel between morning masses. New singers are welcome. Upcoming rehearsal dateis April 21st. For more information, call choir director Laurie Samora at 253-631-3473 or email at

Calling Active Seniors! Including 50+ and Widow & Widowers:  With Fr. Ed's encouragement, a new ministry for active Senior Citizens and their guests begins this spring at St. Stephen the Martyr.  Short trips will be offered through, Travel Center. Priceless Senior Jaunts are market priced to include deluxe motor coach transportation, a  snacks, admission, taxes, on-board guide and sometimes lunch. They will be offered on the fourth or last Thursday of alternate months.  Excursion will include prayer, snacks, and jovial fun. Attendance at the Thursday morning Mass is encouraged with a light breakfast provided. The First Bus Trip departs at 9:30am on May 23, to the Shrine at Mossyrock and Veteran's Museum in Chehalis.  Sign-up is $70 which includes lunch and admission. Fliers available in reception. Write your check to Travel Center and hand deliver to Kathleen Tansey (253-630-7755) or Mail to: 20825- 142nd Ave. S.E. Kent, WA 98042.
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. Questions? contact Bernie Wittgens (253-631-5560)

April 22         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        Boy Scout Troop 714
7:30p – 9:00p    Discernment Group for Women

April 23         Tuesday
8:30a – 9:00a        Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 4:00p        Eucharistic Adoration
6:00p -- 6:30p        Terrific Tuesday Dinner
6:30p – 7:00p        MASS
6:30p – 8:30p        Fil-Am Choir
6:30p – 8:30p    Cub Scouts
7:00p – 8:00p    St. Pedro Calungsod Reception
7:00p – 9:00p        Stephen Ministry
7:15p – 9:00p        Respect Life Committee

April 24         Wednesday
8:30a – 9:00a        Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 4:00p        Eucharistic Adoration
5:00p – 8:00p    First Eucharist Practice
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

April 25         Thursday
8:30a – 9:00a        MASS
8:30a –12:00p    Thursday Crew
9:00a – 4:00p        Eucharistic Adoration
3:00p – 9:00p    Scouts Pinewood Derby
7:00p – 7:45p        Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
7:00p – 8:30p    Venture Scouts
7:00p – 9:00p        Finance Council
7:00p – 9:00p        RCIA
7:45p – 8:15p    Most Precious Blood of Jesus Devotions

April 26         Friday
6:00a – 7:30a    That Man Is You
8:30a – 9:00a        MASS
9:00a–10:00a        Reconciliation
9:00a – 4:00p        Eucharistic Adoration

April 27      Saturday
8:00a–10:00a    SSTM Men's Group
8:30a – 9:00a        Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 1:00p    Couples for Christ
9:00a – 4:00p        Eucharistic Adoration
3:00p – 4:00p        Reconciliation
5:00p – 6:00p        Vigil MASS
6:00p – 8:00p    First Eucharist Reception

April 28         Sunday
8:30a – 9:30a        MASS
11:00--12:00p        MASS
12:30p–1:30p    Preschool Registration
12:30p--2:00p    Filipino Spring Festival Planning   
5:30p – 6:30p        MASS
6:30p – 9:00p        Charismatic Prayer Group
6:45p – 8:15p        Connections
6:45p – 8:15p    Jr. & Sr. High Life Teen

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