Wednesday, May 22, 2013

May 26th, 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.

Fitness & Friends (Girlfriends Fitness Group) is trying Rizzmic at the Renton Community Center on Wednesday 5/29, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Come early to pay for class ($7) and meet other St. Stephen’s Girlfriends!  Stay after to discuss future plans for Girlfriends Fitness & Friends!  Contact Stephanie Firth at for more info/RSVP.

The Lit & Latte Girl Group (Girlfriends Book Club) is reading Still Life by Louise Penny. Please join us on Tuesday, July 16th at 7 PM to discuss the book. We are meeting in the St. Stephens Room. Contact Mary Howard at to RSVP.

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

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

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@

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;

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

May 27          Monday (Memorial Day—Offices Closed)
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

May 28          Tuesday
8:30a – 9:00a        Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 4:00p        Eucharistic Adoration
6:30p – 7:00p        MASS
7:00p – 8:30p        Cub Scouts
6:30p – 8:30p        Fil-Am Choir
7:00p – 9:00p        Stephen Ministry
7:15p – 9:00p        Respect Life Committee

May 29          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

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

May 31          Friday
6:00a – 7:30a    That Man Is You
8:30a – 9:15a        MASS
9:00a–10:00a        Reconciliation
9:00a – 4:00p        Eucharistic Adoration
6:00p – 9:45p    Unbound  Conference

June  1         Saturday
8:00a – 9:30p    Unbound Conference
8:30a -- 9:00a        Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a.– 4:00p        Eucharistic Adoration
10a -- 11:30a        Council of Catholic Women
3:00p – 4:00p        Reconciliation
5:00p – 6:00p        Vigil MASS

June  2         Sunday
8:30a – 9:30a        MASS
11:00- 12:00p        MASS
5:00p        Yakima Mission Meeting
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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