Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August 18th, 2013

Mass on the Grass is September 8th! The Sunday night Mass moves back to it’s normal time of 5:30pm on Sept. 8th for our annual outdoor liturgy & picnic. The “Old Lifeteen Band” will be on hand to fill the air with music and the men of That Man Is You will be barbecuing burgers & dogs (for a low fee). Gather your lawn chair, picnic blanket, some of your favorite “fixin’s” and join in!

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 today and/or see to learn how you can double every dollar you donate to 4US.  Babies cannot wait!  

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

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 (Applications close August 19th)

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;

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

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

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

Ride to Mass Needed:  Health challenged parishioner with service dog pleads for rides to Sunday evening Mass even one Sunday a month would help with several parishioners.  Call Sunny at 206-261-0204

Parishioner Needs Roommate:  Female parishioner interviewing for roommate to share apartment.  Great deal at $350 per some.  Must be there most evenings.  Nice 2-bedroom, washer/dryer wood burning fireplace.  Background check required.  Parishioner has service dog (very clean & sweet).  E-mail Sunny at

In memory of Tony Torlai, and those who have left us far too soon because of brain cancer, Springbrook Farms and the Torlai family wish to invite you to: Friends and Family for Brain Cancer Research Dinner, Fancy Dessert Auction, Raffle. October 5th 2013, Saturday at 7:00 pm. St. Stephen The Martyr Catholic Church. All proceeds from ticket sales, auction and raffle to benefit brain cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Swedish Medical Center. Tickets $25.00. No tickets sold at door. For ticket information or donations please contact Jeannine at email address:

August 19          Monday
8:30a – 9:00a       Morning Prayer & Rosary
noon — 2:00p      Rosary Making
noon –  6:00p       Eucharistic Adoration
5:30p – 6:00p       Evening Prayer
6:30p – 7:00p       MASS
7:00p – 8:00p       Eucharistic Adoration
7:00p – 8:00p       Cub Scout Parent Planning
7:00p – 8:30p       Boy Scout Troop 714
7:00p – 9:00p       Facilities & Grounds

August 20          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 – 8:00p       Fil-Am Choir
7:30p – 9:00p       Knights of Columbus
7:30p – 9:00p       Discernment Group for Women

August 21          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
6:30p – 7:30p       Zumba Fitness
7:15p – 9:00p       Choir Practice
7:30p – 9:00p       Catechism with Fr. Ed
7:30p – 8:45p       Job Assistance

August 22          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
7:45p – 8:15p       Most Precious Blood of Jesus Devotions

August 23          Friday
8:30a – 9:00a       MASS
9:00a–10:00a       Reconciliation
9:00a – 4:00p       Eucharistic Adoration

August 24          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
4:00p – 4:30p       Rosary & Children's Procession
5:00p – 6:00p       Vigil MASS (Our Lady of La Vang)
6:30p – 8:00p       Reception

August 25          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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