Wednesday, July 17, 2013

July 21st, 2013

New Job Postings  Ever considered working in ministry? Do you know someone who is looking for a ministry opportunity? See our parish’s website for upcoming openings and application information at  Our parish staff structure continues to evolve as we continually seek to better serve the people of God gathered here at St. Stephens. Through re-grouping responsibilities and roles we are striving to increase the satisfaction levels of both those being served and those providing parish services, while being ever-better stewards of parish resources..
Check our up-coming changes —
▪    Support Coordinator for Youth and Family Minis-try department
Pastoral Assistant for Marriage and Baptism

Fr. Tom Vandenberg will be celebrating the 8:30 and 11:00 Masses with our parish Sunday, July 28. Fr. Tom has written a book called "Rediscovering A Pearl Of Great Price", The Surprising Sacrament of Matrimony. We've invited him to have a book signing after each Mass in the Narthex.

Parishioner Needs a Roommate An elderly female parishioner needs a roommate/companion who is walking a spiritual path to live with her in a comfortable two bedroom apartment that is drug and alcohol free.  A background check will be required and roommate must be there in the evenings/overnight.  Washer/drier available and fireplace and patio.  Only $450 per month including utilities.  Call Sunny at 206-261-0204 for appointment.

96% of pregnant women considering abortion choose life after seeing ultrasound images of their tiny infants.  Most crisis pregnancy centers remain unable to offer this life-saving service for lack of ultrasound equipment.  Since 2006, donations have allowed 4US to deliver 22 Ultra Sound machines to pregnancy centers in the northwest.  During the expected 10-year lifespan of an ultrasound machine, 2,100 mothers are likely to choose life for their babies.  Please stop by the narthex table next weekend and/or see to learn how you can double every dollar you donate to 4US.

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, July 21st from 1:00-2:30 pm in the Chapel.  Our topic will be  "Unfinished Business / Looking at Your Expectations".  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   

Dwelling Place returns Monday July 22nd 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.

Widow/widower upcoming activities: July 28--serving coffee and donuts after morning Masses. Aug. 4--walk on the Soos Creek Trail at 2:00, followed by a  social at the home of Jane Freer. Aug. 25--annual picnic at the home of Mary Moran. (Watch bulletin for details of these events.)

KentHOPE is sponsoring a training entitled Transformative Care to the Homeless on Saturday July 13th, 9AM to Noon at Kent United Methodist, 11010 SE 248th St. Kent 98030. Please register for this Free workshop: Phone: 253-638-9640

Food Drive at GROCERY OUTLET, Renton   July 1st- July 31st Donate cash or food while at the store and the donations come here to our St Stephen's Food Bank. Also we'd like to support the owners  Jeff & Erin McNeil who donate to our food bank regularly.  Drop by the Store!

Gift Sharing: You could be a hero to someone in need! 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.

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, July 21st from 1:00-2:30 pm in the Chapel.  Our topic will be  "Unfinished Business / Looking at Your Expectations".  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 

Yakima Mission: The Yakima Mission team of 33 teens and 8 adults can use some support obtaining materials for our three projects on the Yakama Indian Reservation.  We find most of our needs are not initially known and require us to make multiple trips to Home Depot in Yakima, and it gets expensive. We would appreciate any Home Depot gift cards or donations to our Yakima Mission fund at St. Stephens. One specific item we would like to borrow is a set of stilts used to install ceiling sheet rock.  Please contact Rick Ryan if you have any questions or can provide support. 253-631-1940

Faithmobile Coordinator The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented communicator who desires to help spread the Catholic Faith.  He/She will be responsible for all aspects of marketing, scheduling, and staffing the Faithmobile as it travels throughout western Washington.  Maintaining inventory is also included in this job.  Up to 20 hours per week.  Salary DOE.  Contact Anita at or (425)218-2208.

Job Opening – St. Alphonsus Facilities Supervisor St. Alphonsus Parish in Ballard is seeking a full-time facilities supervisor. Primary responsibility is maintaining all campus facilities, including the church, rectory/offices, school, parish center, convent and surrounding grounds.  Will work closely with part-time school custodians, vendors and facilities committee.  Candidate must have good communication skills and be able to perform a verity of maintenance tasks throughout the workday – this is a hands on position.  Benefits per Archdiocesan standards, salary DOE.  For an application packet please contact Lizzy at

Job Opening – St. Alphonsus Faith Formation Assistant St. Alphonsus Parish in Balalrd is seeking a part-time (15-18 hours per week) Faith Formation Assistant. Primary responsibilities include teaching select sacramental preparation programs, coordinating special liturgies and community events and serving as liaison between pastor and liturgical ministries.  Must be able to work some evenings, although schedule is flexible.  Salary DOE.  For an application packet please contact Lizzy at

Volunteers Needed to Bring Communion to Paitents at Valley Medical Center - St. Stephen's is working with Valley City Medical Center to bring Communion to their Catholic patients on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays each month.  Parishioners go to the hospital in pairs and are asked to commit to one day a month.  Volunteers for this ministry must be Confirmed Catholic and must complete an orientation with Fr. Ed.  Orientation will be held on July 20th, from 9-10am in the Parish Office Workrom.  For additional information please contact Maurice Kinzler (253)951-3432; or Betty Brock (253) 631-4205;

Prayer Chain:  If you wish to have a name placed on the Prayer Chain Please contact  Mary Albrecht at  or 425-226-7621.

Teen Opportunity August 8-11:  Ignite Your Torch Northwest is a unique youth conference for teens at Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA. See

The St. Anthony School BASS (Before and After School Supervision) Program will have openings for afternoon teenage assistants for the 2013/2014 school year.  Candidates must be 16 years or older (11th Grade) and be able to work after school.  Contact Barbara Feeley, c/o St. Anthony School, 336 Shattuck Ave S, Renton, WA 98057 or e-mail to for more information or to apply.

Girlfriends - The Fitness & Friends group is bringing Zumba to St. Stephens with weekly classes on most Wednesday and Saturdays for the summer. Contact Stephanie at or 425-246-7367 for the details. $5 drop-in fee.

With the blessing of Archbishop Sartain, ENDOW (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women) facilitator Training is coming to the Seattle Archdiocese. The program is based on Pope John Paul II's Letter to Women. Register by calliing 720-382-5242 or visit  For more information visit and learn about our Wine, Women and the Word social events, next weekend.

Bartell Shoppers! St. Stephen the Martyr is a member of Bartell Drugs 'B' Caring program. Pick up a 'B' Caring card at Bartell's and indicate St. Stephen the Martyr as the beneficiary. Every time you shop and present your card, our Outreach program will benefit. Bartell's will donate up to 4% of your purchase. Thank you for helping Outreach!

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

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

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

Adult Bible Study - Join us for Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom at St. Stephen the Martyr Church in Renton beginning September 24 at (choose 9:30 AM to noon or 6:15 PM to 9:00PM ) continuing every Tuesday.  For more information or to register for the study call Mary Ann Cullivan at 425 413 4994 or the Religious Education Office at 253 631 6175 at or email

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

July 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
7:15p – 9:00p    Dwelling Place

July 23          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
7:00p – 9:00p    Knights of Columbus
7:15p – 9:00p        Respect Life Committee
7:15p – 9:00p    Liturgy Commission

July 24          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 – 8:45p    Job Assistance

July 25         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 – 8:30p    Venture Scouts
7:00p – 9:00p    RCIA
7:45p – 8:15p    Most Precious Blood of Jesus Devotions

July 26          Friday
8:30a – 9:00a        MASS
9:00a–10:00a        Reconciliation
9:00a – 4:00p        Eucharistic Adoration

July 27          Saturday
8:00a – 9:00a    Zumba Fitness
8:30a – 9:00a        Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 4:00p        Eucharistic Adoration
3:00p – 4:00p        Reconciliation
5:00p – 6:00p        Vigil MASS

July 28          Sunday
8:30a – 9:30a        MASS
11:00- 12:00p        MASS
6:30p – 9:00p        Charismatic Prayer Group
7:00p – 8:00p        MASS

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