Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April 28th, 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! Next  Registration Day: May 5th
12:30pm in the Social Hall Enrolment has now opened to all families

Jr. High Spring Quest - SeaQuest May 18 For those in 6th, 7th or 8th grade! We’re doing a day quest! Come join us for a great day of exploration!

St. Anthony School has openings for the 2013-2014 school year. Contact the school office for details at 425-255-0059 or

The Altar Servers Meeting scheduled for May 18th has been re-scheduled to May 11th at 9:30 in the church.  New candidates are welcome and must be 10 years of age and have received their First Holy Communion.  For any questions please e-mail Buzz Arndt at labuzz4@

Medjugorje Pilgrimage Sept. 16 - 26, 2013  $3270. Early booking discount of $50.00 if application/deposit paid by June 1, 2013. After June 1, call for availability.  Spiritual Director: Fr. Scott Vandehey,  More info call Center for Peace-West  503-646-4435. 

Unbound: Freedom in Christ Conference May 31-June 1, here at St. Stephens! The presenters for this conference are Neal and Janet Lozano, founders of Heart of the Father Ministries.   This Conference will present a sound and practical way for Christians to experience a greater freedom from the influence of evil in their lives, and to enjoy a greater fullness of life won for us by Christ’s death and resurrection. In addition, the conference will equip those who have a desire to help others seeking the same freedom through healing prayer ministry.  Save money by pre-registering before May 24 for only $35.  Registration at the door is $50. Sponsored by Western Washington Catholic Charismatic Renewal - 206-364-2272;

Eucharistic Minister Training:  Sunday, May 5th at 3pm  “I am not worthy.”  Often I hear that response when asked about becoming a Eucharistic Minister.  We are all not worthy to serve the Precious Body and Blood of Christ, but Jesus who died on the cross for us, makes us worthy. It is only through Grace poured out that we are able to serve.  If you are a confirmed Catholic, interested in serving the Precious Body and Blood of Christ to others at communion, please join us for training May 5th at 3pm in the church. Training will include attending the 5:30pm Sunday Mass. Sign up at the back of the church to ensure enough materials for everyone.  Eucharistic Ministers choose a mass to serve once a month. Commitment is for 1 year.  Any Questions: Kim Anderson 253-350-9231 or

Widow/Widowers: May 5th: The Widow/Widowers Annual Brunch at Fairwood Golf Club.. Please call Kitty at 425-254-9124 for details.

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.

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 

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.

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)

Honduras Presentation: The St. Stephens Honduras  Mission team will be presenting their February 2013 trip to  all interested in hearing about it on Sunday May 5th during  coffee hour after the 8:30am mass.

Young Adults!  -  South King Catholic Young Adults provides an opportunity for you to continue growing in faith along with other Catholic young adults in the area! Open to all 18-35 year olds (single or married). We meet the 2nd Saturday of each month at St. Stephen's. For more information on our meeting next weekend, check out our Facebook Group, “SKCYA (South King Catholic Young Adults)," or email us at

April 29         Monday
8:30a – 9:00a        Morning Prayer & Rosary
12:00p--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 30         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
7:15p – 9:00p    Liturgy Commission

May  1          Wednesday
8:30a – 9:00a        Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 4:00p        Eucharistic Adoration
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 – 9:00p        Catechism with Fr. Ed
7:30p – 8:30p    Job Assistance

May  2        Thursday
8:30a – 9:00a        MASS
8:30a –12:00p    Thursday Crew
9:00a – 4:00p        Eucharistic Adoration
9:15a -10:00a    Safety Committee
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        RCIA

May  3        First Friday
6:00a – 7:30a    That Man Is You
8:30a – 9:00a        MASS
9:00a–10:00a        Reconciliation
9:00a–9a Sat.        Eucharistic Adoration
10:00a-- noon    Rosary Making

May  4          First Saturday
7:30a – 8:00a    Morning Prayer
8:10a – 8:20a    Benediction
8:30a – 9:00a    MASS
9:00a – 4:00p        Eucharistic Adoration
10a -- 11:30a        Council of Catholic Women
1:00p – 4:30p    Couples for Christ
3:00p – 4:00p        Reconciliation
5:00p – 6:00p        Vigil MASS

May  5        Sunday
8:30a – 9:30a        MASS
11:00--12:00p        MASS
12:30p –1:30p    Preschool Registration
5:00p        Yakima Mission Meeting
5:30p – 6:30p        MASS
6:30p – 9:00p        Charismatic Prayer Group
6:45p – 8:15p        Connections, Jr. & Sr. High Life Teen

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