Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May 19, 2013

Safe Environment Training Deadline is Near! - All parish staff and volunteers who work with the young and vulnerable are required to complete training in Safe Environment, also known as “Called to Protect” before the end of May! For ongoing training Log into SETA, the Safe Environment training database at (or find icon on the bottom of  Click “My Obligations” and complete the online training.

Parish Jobs — Applications Invited   Director — Little Saints Preschool ; Coordinator, Child Care Ministry  Both of these are part-time paid positions. For more information and applications, please go to our parish website:

ACCW Central Deanery invites you to attend our meeting and Shower for Pregnancy Aid of Des Moines.  It will be held on Thursday, May 30th at Holy Family of Auburn from 10.15am to 2pm.   Your support for Pregnancy Aid can be made through unwrapped baby gifts such as diapers, onsies, sleepers or direct cash donations  forwarded to the President, Phyllis Albrecht .  Lunch will be served for $6.00   RSVP Phyllis on 425 271 7165 or

Widow/widower activities: Bunko & potluck--6:00 p.m., June 22nd.  $3.00 plus a potluck item. Call Hilda
253-638-1815. Future activities to put on your calendar: July 14th--Mariners game July 28th--coffee and donuts after Masses August 25th--annual picnic

Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes This year we will be honoring the men and women who have served our country with a special tribute during our annual Memorial Day Mass.   Memorial Day Mass: Monday, May 27, 2013 – 10:30am
Calvary Cemetery • 5041-35th Ave. NE, Seattle Holyrood Cemetery • 205 NE 205th St., Shoreline St. Patrick Cemetery • S. 204th & Orillia Rd., Kent Gethsemane Cemetery • 37600 Pacific Hwy S. Federal Way All are invited.

Dwelling Place returns Monday May 20th following evening mass from about 7:30 to 9:30 PM.  This is a new healing prayer ministry from WWCCR and hosted 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.

Thanks, Ladies of the Visitation Guild, for the new items purchased for the kitchen: 4 new carts, recycle container, dirty towel container, bussing tubs, 20 new coffee carafes,portable air purifier, 2 dual coffee warmers, salad bowls and new tablecloths.  They also
had the social hall dividers and all 4 ovens cleaned.  The Kitchen Crew applauds your generosity.

Catholic Professionals of Seattle presents Not Without My Son by Erzsi Dornay
The harrowing tale of a mother’s faith and perseverance to recover her son, abducted by his father overseas. June 7, UW Newman Center 4502 20th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA  6:30 a.m. - Check-in ; 7:00 a.m. – Morning Mass ; 7:30 a.m. - Breakfast ; 8:15 a.m. – Presentation ; Register at

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!  Enrolment has now opened to all families

Jr. High Spring Quest - Sea-Quest 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!

Men's Shelter Ministry - During the month of May our St. Stephen's family will be serving the men's shelter every evening at Kent

Job Opportunity:  Resident Manager  St. Stephen Housing is currently seeking a Resident Apartment Mgr. for our Auburn location.  Candidate must live on site in a 2 bedroom townhome.  This is a transitional housing apartment complex. Desired qualifications include:  Ability to perform minor maintenance, painting, cleaning,  excellent communication skills, and the ability to work with a diverse population. Compensation includes reduced rent and W/S/G paid. Please e-mail letter of interest and resume to

Help End Abortion!  Help End Abortion!  St. Stephen Respect Life Committee invites you to pray with the Seattle Helpers of God’s Precious Infants on the Second Saturday, May 11th:  Morning Mass at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 722 E. Union, followed by a peaceful prayer vigil to Planned Parenthood at 2001 E. Madison.  Phone Louise for details or for a ride 425.271.7185

Young Adult Opportunity (for graduating high school seniors to age 28):  Living Out the Gospel of Life Conference June 1st, St. Charles Borromeo, Tacoma.  See for lots of detailed information and to register for this day of opportunity with nationally known speakers.

South King County 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

Prayer Chain:  If you wish to have a name placed on the Prayer Chain Please contact  Mary Albrecht at or 253-226-7621.

St. Anthony School currently has openings for the 2013-2014 school year.  Please call 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@

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 19th 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  

Mother’s Day Brunch: On May 12th the Knights of Columbus ask you to please join us in the social hall for a Mother’s Day Brunch. Our buffet will include a verity of;  Breakfast  casseroles -  Fresh fruit  -  Juices  -  Breads  -  Rolls  -  Pastries
The buffet line will open at 9:30 (right after the final blessing) and remain open until 1:00 pm.   If you are planning to take your mother out for breakfast brunch on Mother’s Day, please join us for a wonderful brunch in the fellowship of our faith community!
Rates will be: ► Mothers $ 7.00 - Per Adult  $ 9.00 - Children Under 12 $ 5.00 - Children Under 5  $ 3.00 -  Family of 4 adults  $30.00  -  Each additional person $ 7.00

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;

50plus Potluck  Friday May 17th  6:00PM. Invite a guest.  Great food and socializing.  Any questions call 253-852 -5864.

The JFK Class of 1973 is gathering for an informal 40-year reunion on Saturday, August 3, 2013, and invites all members to attend.  For more information, please contact: Ginger Lemmon Babcock  206-242-3768 (home) Debbie Bright Carey 509-628-9531 (home)

Talent + Knowledge + Skill = STRENGTH!  -  Like everyone, you’ve been blessed by God with a deep reservoir of untapped potential. That potential is your talent, waiting to be discovered and put to use in your life. Living Your Strengths is an opportunity to grow in awareness and understanding of your unique God-given talents that will enhance your home, work, community, and spiritual life. St. Stephen's will be offering a Living Your Strengths Workshop Wednesdays June 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th at 7:15pm in the Main Office Work Room. Space is limited so you must preregister! To learn your top 5 talents and register for the workshop contact Clare Ettensohn at or 253.631.1940 X131.

Protect Your First Amendment Constitutional Rights to Freedom of Speech and Religion: Vote NO on HB 1044  & NO on SB 5798
Please contact your State Representatives and State Senators in Olympia…tell them you are “Opposed” to House Bill HB1044 and Senate Bill SB5798 that would require ALL health insurance policies in the state of Washington to include mandated coverage for abortions. This bill provides NO exceptions for religious organizations or churches, nor any exclusions for personal religious beliefs. Call your elected officials at 800-562-6000 immediately (FAST & EASY!!). This special session in Olympia starts on May 13th. Or send them an email by going to  Email as many members as you would like

Parish Pentecost Celebration Sunday May 19th
St. Stephen’s Parish Life Commission Invites you to the second annual  Pentecost Celebration! A Multicultural Mass at 11:00am "with a Pentecost Potluck" to follow in the Social Hall.  All are invited and encouraged to participate! Wear your native costumes! Bring your family, friends, and your favorite cultural dish to share! If your would like to perform a cultural dance during the reception (no more than 3 minutes per performance), please contact Dori Fajardo at or Kim Anderson at

May 20         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
7:00p – 9:00p    Facilities & Grounds
7:30p – 9:00p    Dwelling Place
7:30p – 9:00p    Discernment Group for Women

May 21          Tuesday
8:30a – 9:00a        Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 4:00p        Eucharistic Adoration
6:30p – 7:00p        MASS
6:30p – 8:30p        Fil-Am Choir
7:30p – 9:00p        Knights of Columbus

May 22          Wednesday
8:30a – 9:00a        Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 4:00p        Eucharistic Adoration
5:30p – 6:00p        Evening Prayer
6:30p -- 7:00p        MASS
7:15p – 9:00p        Choir Practice
7:30p – 8:30p    Job Assistance
7:30p – 9:30p    Ushers Appreciation Dinner

May 23          Thursday
8:30a – 9:00a        MASS
8:30a –12:00p    Thursday Crew
9:00a – 4:00p        Eucharistic Adoration
6:30p – 8:00p    Eucharistic Minister Core Team
7:00p – 7:45p        Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
7:00p – 8:30p    Venture Scouts
7:00p – 9:00p        RCIA
7:45p – 8:15p    Most Precious Blood of Jesus Devotions

May 24          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

May 25          Saturday
8:00a–10:00a    SSTM Men's Group
8:30a – 9:00a        Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 4:00p        Eucharistic Adoration
3:00p – 4:00p        Reconciliation
5:00p – 6:00p        Vigil MASS

May 26          Sunday
8:30a – 9:30a        MASS
11:00- 12:00p        MASS
5:30p – 6:30p        MASS
6:30p – 9:00p        Charismatic Prayer Group
6:45p – 8:15p    Jr. & Sr. High Life Teen

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