Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June 9th, 2013

The Girlfriends Fitness & Friends group is bringing Zumba to St. Stephens for the summer!  Zumba is a dance-fitness party set to high-energy Latin and international beats Women (age 18+) are invited to participate   Starting Wed, June 12th, Zumba will be offered in the parish hall most Wednesdays (6:30 pm)  and Saturdays (8 am) for the summer. $5 drop-in fee/scholarships available. Questions on class schedule/RSVP – to  Stephanie Firth at  425-246-7367 or

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:

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 Saints Preschool is opening September 2013! Join us as we begin this adventure of faith, family and learning! As a Catholic faith community, our mission is to share our blessings in the spirit of God’s love by partnering with families to educate preschool children. We will offer a two day program  for 3 year olds and a three day program  for 4 year olds. For more information, email

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

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 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 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)

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

Honduras Mission – Our February 2014 Honduras Mission team still has openings for a couple more participants.  If you are interested in hearing more about the possibilities of joining our 2014 Honduras Mission team, please contact Patrick Flanigan 206-718-3607 or Debbie Dullenty 206-755-6628.

House Painting: Need your House Painted?  Want to support the Honduras Mission Team?  We are looking for a house or two to paint as a fundraiser for our Honduras Mission.  We have professional painting experience and use professional equipment and materials.  References available. The cost of labor will go to our St. Stephen’s Honduras fund. Please contact Patrick Flanigan for more information or 206-718-3607

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, June 16th from 1:00-2:30 pm in the Chapel.  Our topic will be:  “Fears”.  For more info, contact Sharon Rasmussen at 425-228-1437.  “I am the Lord your God.  I am holding your hand so don’t be afraid.  I am here to help you.”  Isaiah 41:13

Ignite your Torch Northwest is a youth conference like no other for teens!  This unique opportunity is coming to Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, Aug 8-11.  Learn more at

Terrific Tuesday Meal's
These Tuesday night dinners are at 6-6:30pm at St. Stephens on the  even months and at First Evangelical Presbyterian the odd months. All are welcome anytime to just come. There's no fee only bring yourselves! Contact Candace in Outreach at

What do you have to offer?
We here in Outreach are trying to put together a "Resource Parishioner List" What this is is a list of anyone who is willing to donate their services so that if we ever found another parishioner in need we'd be able to all work together to help one of our fellow parishioners. For Example, If I'm a Real Estate Agent and someone was needing advice on how to move to a cheaper location then I'd be willing to generously give some advice. Or if I'm a carpenter and someone needed an extra stair to make it easier to enter their house then you'd call me to see if I was willing to be generous with my time. Please contact Candace in Outreach if you have any ideas or you yourself would like to volunteer in this opportunity of generous stewardship to serve your fellow parishioners.

June 10        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

June 11        Tuesday
8:30a – 9:00a        Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 4:00p        Eucharistic Adoration
6:00p --        Baptism Class
6:00p -- 6:30p         Terrific Tuesday Dinner
6:30p – 7:00p        MASS
6:30p – 8:00p        Fil-Am Choir
7:00p – 9:00p        Stephen Ministry
7:15p – 8:45p    SSTM Gabriel Project

June 12        Wednesday
8:30a –  9:00a        Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a –  4:00p        Eucharistic Adoration
5:30p –  6:00p        Evening Prayer
6:00p – 8:00p    Evangelization & Communications
6:30p -- 7:00p        MASS
7:15p – 9:00p    Strength Finders
7:15p – 9:00p        Choir Practice
7:30p – 8:45p    Job Assistance

June 13        Thursday
8:30a –  9:00a        MASS
8:30a –12:00p    Thursday Crew
9:00a –  4:00p        Eucharistic Adoration
6:30p –  7:00p        MASS
7:00p –  7:45p        Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
7:00p –  8:30p    Venture Scouts
7:00p –  9:00p        RCIA

June 14        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

June 15        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

June 16        Sunday
8:30a – 9:30a        MASS
11:00- 12:00p        MASS
1:00p – 2:30p        Grief Support
5:30p – 6:30p        MASS
6:30p – 9:00p        Charismatic Prayer Group

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