Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September 15th, 2013

Registration for Faith Formation Classes is Sept. 14th & 15th after all weekend Masses. Questions? Call 253-631-6175.

Child Care Volunteers Needed  -  We are in need of 18 volunteers to begin assisting in the nursery as soon as possible. Experience with infants and toddlers is preferred. Teen & adult volunteers welcome. Volunteers will assist with Mass and special events. A child care volunteer is also needed time for mom's group which meets every Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 18th. All Volunteers 18 and older are required to complete a background check take Called to Protect. Next Called to Protect Class is September 28th 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. here at Saint Stephens.  If interested please contact Clare Ettensohn at

That Man Is You is off and running for another year! Join us Friday mornings at 6:00AM in the church hall. Program closes promptly at 7:15AM. No requirement to register ahead of time, just join us for good food, the highly acclaimed “That Man Is You” video series and an opportunity to discuss important material with fellow men of our parish.  All men 18+ are welcome!

Healing the Culture's "Stand Up for Life Gala" and 10th Anniversary Celebration.  When: Saturday, September 28th, Reception 5:30pm Dinner at 6:30pm, Where: Bellevue Hilton 300 112th Ave SE, Special Guests: a Rock-n-Roll priest and a Flying Nun! Come join in an evening of fun, inspiration and entertainment!  Your support helps distribution of Principles & Choices, a pro-life education program for faith-based high schools and churches. For more info: or call 425-481-6563

Central Deanery ACCW Meeting  September 12, 2013 meeting will be held at: St. Anthony parish  314 S. 4th street Renton, WA 98507. We will meet in the Fr. Lane room, at 10:15 AM. Please bring your own bagged lunch. Beverages will be provided. Program will include:  Election of officers, Human Trafficking DVD,  ACCW convention discussion and decisions, Fundraiser at Renton Civic Theater will take place Oct.24. Tickets will be ready RSVP to Phyllis Albrecht, 425-271-7165 or Lori Margetan,

"There's a Fire in My Heart Burning for You!" by Fr. Dwight Lewis (Parochial Vicar @ St. Mary Magdalene Parish, Everett) Friday, Sept 20, @ 7:30 pm St. Anthony Parish (@ the parish hall)  314 S 4th Street, Renton, WA 98057

"All Parish Card Party" sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Tuesday September 17  (7:30 - 10:00 PM).   No Charge - Just for Fun! Pinochle, Cribbage, Hearts,Texas Holdem Poker, Pre-event sign-up  please call 425-413-4035

Save the Date! Saturday, September 28th, 9:00AM until Noon, a workshop regarding services for Kent’s homeless will be held in St. Stephen’s social hall.  KentHOPE is preparing to open a day center this fall. Many volunteers will be needed. This meeting will provide vital preparation.  Terry Pallas, Union Gospel Mission’s outreach coordinator will be the presenter.

RCIA will begin September 19 (this has change in schedule for those who have previously enrolled) at 7:00 in the annex.  If you or someone you know is interested in the Catholic faith, please contact Abbie DeRuyter or 253-641-1940

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

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!

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

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, September 15th from 1:00-2:30 pm in the Chapel.  Our topic will be  "Stages and Tasks of Successful Grieving" and “The Anger Within”.  For more info, contact Sharon Rasmussen at 425-228-1437.   “God, the Father of compassion encourages us in our every affliction, so that we may encourage those who are in affliction.” 2 Corinthians 1: 2,3

Widow/widowers annual picnic 3:00 p.m. Aug. 25 at the home of Mary Moran.  Bring $5.00 and a potluck item.  Carpooling from church (lower parking lot) at 2:45 p.m. RSVP-Kitty 425-254-9124

K of C Soccer Challenge for all male and female youth between ages of 10 to 14. When: Saturday September 14th. Time: Between 9am toNoon. Where: Renton High School at 400 S. 2nd  in the Northwest corner of the field behind the school. Winners of that competition will go forward to District Finals on September 21st at St. John the Baptist Church at 25810 156th Ave Se, Covington.  After that State Finals will be announced later. Prizes and an awards ceremony will take place at a later Fall date. Contests will try to kick the ball at the net which has targets that have differing point values.  The contestant with the highest total scores moves on and up. Food will be provided at the Renton High School site. Come anytime between 9am and Noon as your schedule permits.  Contact persons: Pat Buckley 253-852-2155 or Steve Allen

There's a fire in My heart burning for you! by Fr. Dwight Lewis (Parochial Vicar, St. Mary Magdalen, Everett) Friday, Sept 20, @ 7:30 pm St. Anthony Parish hall (Renton) Sponsored by St. Anthony Friday Night Prayer Group. For info:  Marilou 253-631-3272, Mely 253-205-9900

Narthex Displays: - Reserve Your Space Please remember, parish organizations wishing to place a display or promotion in the Narthex, must schedule in advance. To assure a Godly sense of order and safety we limit the number of displays and fundraisers in the Narthex space. Generally, reservations are granted on a first come first serve basis (for choice spaces, on any given weekend). Applications are available in the parish office. Contact Betty Mencke (253-631-1940 x100). Ad hoc display.

he beC.O.M.E. (Call of Motherhood Explored) Program will begin our weekly meetings starting this Wednesday, September 18th.    Motherhood at every stage is life-changing and beC.O.M.E. seeks to help moms with children of all ages and stages, fulfill the high calling of motherhood by digging deep into Scripture and Catechism to understand God’s design for motherhood; then explores the practical ways we live this calling in our twenty-first century lives. We support the vocation of motherhood by meeting weekly throughout the school year, as well as hosting special events and service opportunities. We meet Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11:30 AM. Childcare is available during meeting hours. For information about the group, childcare arrangements, or other details, please contact Abbie DeRuyter ( or 253-277-3891). An annual $30 membership fee contributes to the cost of materials and guest speakers (scholarships available).  We also encourage a small donation for use of the childcare services. 

Honduras and Africa Missions Oktoberfest Dinner is coming October 19th!  SAVE THE DATE!
The Honduras/Africa Mission teams are sponsoring an Oktoberfest Dinner festival on the evening of October 19th in the St. Stephen’s social hall.  The festival will include live music, fantastic authentic German food, the finest locally brewed beer, silent auction items, and a festive atmosphere.  All proceeds will be used to directly support children of Honduras and Africa.  Please mark your calendars and watch the upcoming bulletins for further announcements.

Octoberfest at St. Anthony’s Get your polka on for St. Anthony's "Octobearfest" 2013!  This year it's on Saturday, October 5th,  10-5 pm at the St. Anthony Parish Hall.  This is a community event open to everyone.  There will be homemade Filipino and Mexican Food (Torreros) , brats and beer, and plenty of sweets at the St. Stephens Parents Club bake sale.   We'll have carnival-type games, a cake walk,  and good old-fashioned family fun. Tickets are $4/1 at the door, 5/$1 in advance, forms at St. Anthony school.  Contact: Carrie 206-406-1374, or /206.579.9563

Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture  where faith engages the world and reason illuminates tradition
Come hear Philipp Renczes, S.J. Director, Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies Gregorian University, Rome “A Vision Meant to Stay ‘Centered’: Cardinal Augustin Bea, S.J., Vatican II and the Cardinal Bea Centre” October 8, 7 PM Pigott Auditorium. RSVP at Questions? Emily Holt at 206-220-8270

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:

September 16     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 – 8:30p       Boy Scout Troop 714
7:00p – 9:00p       Facilities & Grounds

September 17     Tuesday
8:30a – 9:00a       Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 4:00p       Eucharistic Adoration
6:30p – 7:00p       MASS
6:30p – 8:00p       Fil-Am Choir Practice
7:30p – 9:00p       Knights of Columbus
7:30p – 9:00p       Discernment Group for Women

September 18     Wednesday
8:30a – 9:00a       Morning Prayer & Rosary
9:00a – 4:00p       Eucharistic Adoration
9:30 -- 11:30a       beC.O.M.E
5:30p – 6:00p       Evening Prayer
6:30p -- 7:00p       MASS
7:00p – 9:00p       Returning Catholics & Adult Confirmation
7:15p – 9:00p       Choir Practice
7:30p – 9:00p       Catechism with Fr. Ed

September 19    Thursday
8:30a – 9:00a       MASS
8:30a –12:00p      Thursday Crew
9:00a – 4:00p       Eucharistic Adoration
6:30p – 7:30p       Zumba Fitness
6:30p – 8:00p       Cub Scouts
7:00p – 7:45p       Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
7:00p – 8:30p       Boy Scout Committee
7:00p – 9:00p       RCIA
7:45p – 8:15p       Most Precious Blood of Jesus Devotion

September 20     Friday
6:00a – 7:30a       That Man Is You
7:30 – 8:15           Reconciliation
8:30a – 9:00a       MASS
9:00a–10:00a       Reconciliation
9:00a – 4:00p       Eucharistic Adoration
6:00p – 9:00p       50+ Potluck

September 21     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

September 22     Sunday
8:30a – 9:30a       MASS
11:00- 12:00p       MASS
2:30p – 6:45p       Eucharistic Minister training
5:30p – 6:30p       MASS
6:45p - 8:15p        Connections
6:45p - 8:15p        Jr. & Sr. High Life Teen

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