St Stephen's Update
February 19, 2021
Learn to Pray the Psalms this Lent!
Come for a Lenten Morning of Reflection with Fr. Ed White March 6th; following Daily Mass 9:30-Noon in the Church at St. Stephen the Martyr. You will experience the timeless power of the Psalms by listening to Fr. Ed's talk and praying with him the Psalms. Praying the Psalms nourished Jesus, and they continue to provide believers with a path to faith, strength, gratitude, praise, and joy! Renew your spirituality with the life-giving power of the Psalms!
Attend in Person: Please click the image above and register by completing the online form.
Attend via Livestream: Simply click the image above to view the broadcast
on March 6
For more info or questions contact Anne Merklin at
or 253-631-1940 ext 126.
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross return on Friday nights, February 19 - March 26, at 7:00 PM in the church. Live music begins at 6:45 PM. To avoid crowding around the stations participants will be asked to remain in their pews for the duration of the prayer.
Please note that the February 19th holy hour following the stations has been cancelled.
Living Stations of the Cross
Attention teens: Planning is underway for a Covid-safe version of the Living Stations to be presented on Good Friday. Teens, contact Debbie Bloomquist at
Help Us Update Our Records!
It has become evident that our parish database is in dire need of an update! So many folks have changed their contact information or had children that our records are now inaccurate or incomplete.
Please click the image to go directly to our online update form.
St Stephen's Now Livestreaming on Vimeo!
Our livestream broadcasts have recently been upgraded with the addition of the video hosting service, Vimeo. Click the image above or visit
where you can enjoy Mass and devotions live, within a media player right on our parish website (yes, you can expand to full screen). Want to watch yesterday's Mass? In our new Vimeo player the liturgy won't be interrupted with commercials! Still a big Facebook or Youtube fan? No worries; our liturgies will continue to be simulcast to those platforms as well.
From the Food Bank
This week the Food Bank needs:
(spaghetti, manicotti, linguini, macaroni, etc.)
2. Instant Potatoes
(mashed, scalloped, au gratin, etc.)
3. Shelf stable milk
or powdered milk (Dollar Tree has shelf stable milk)
4. Canned beans
(chili beans, kidney beans, lima beans, etc.)
5. Canned chicken
, canned ham or Spam
6. Dried herbs or spices
(to help make food taste better, basics, salt, pepper, onion, garlic, oregano etc.)
7. Granola Bars
(look for ones with less sugar, made with oats or other whole grain.)
St. Stephens' Medical Closet
The St. Stephen's Medical Closet provides free and easy access to medical equipment for St. Stephen's parishioners and their families. Parishioners can borrow donated equipment for as long as they need it, returning it when the need is no longer there. There are no fees. We run solely on charitable community giving. If you are in need of medical equipment or would like to donate medical equipment, please contact one of the following team members: Donna Williamson 253-854-1290
or Jennifer Walker 253-985-0109.
Adult Bible Study
Begins March 2nd!
We have two sessions; Tuesday morning at 9:20 am and Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm. Both sessions have groups meeting at the Church and on Zoom. Registration deadline has been extended for ten more spots! The cost of $35.00. Click the image to register and for more information. Contact: Karen Buchert at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Faith Formation office at 253-631-6175.
Little Saints Preschool
Registration for Little Saints Preschool for the 2021-2022 school year is underway! The Mon/ Wed/Fri 3's & 4's class is already full but there are still openings in the Tuesday/Thursday 3's class and the Monday-Thursday Pre-K class. Pick up a form in the kiosk by the windows near the parish office and send to: Abbie Nelson, Little Saints Preschool, St. Stephen the Martyr, 13055 SE 192nd St. Renton, WA 98058 or email@example.com. We anticipate being back to our full schedule beginning in September! If you have any questions, email Abbie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gabriel Angels & PREPARES
Gabriel Angels & PREPARES Companions
say thank you again for diapers & supplies. Please continue to donate laundry soap pods, wipes, larger size diapers 3 to 6 and pull-ups 4T-5T-6L for our families. The newborns are thriving and growing. We are in need of
especially Fred Meyer for gas and non-covered items.
Zoom Training for NEW VOLUNTEERS is coming soon
. Contact Roberta at
or Kathleen at 253-653-6074 for more information.
If you are grieving the death of a loved one,
come find strength and compassion with the St. Stephen’s Virtual Grief Support Group on Sunday, February 21
from 1:00-2:30 pm. Our topic will be “Family and Friends Grieve, Too.
For more information and to register, please contact Sharon Rasmussen at
“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
Welcome Video Reviews Details for Coming to Mass
Please click the image above for a video discussing details for attending Mass at St Stephen the Martyr.
Holy Land Olive Wood
We are happy to have Bethlehem Olive Wood carvings available for sale this weekend only. One hour before and after Saturday evening Mass and after Sunday morning Masses until 3pm. The Olive Wood will be located downstairs in the classroom wing, rooms 128/129 so to maintain safe distancing. We appreciate your support of the families who are living in the Holy Land.
Please Continue Your Financial Support
The restrictions on public Masses have seriously impacted our weekly collections. Like most parishes, 90% of our revenue comes from the generous support of our faith community. This generosity supports the many ministries of the church as well as maintenance of the building and grounds, utilities, insurance, and payroll. Please remember our parish in your prayers and by making your regular donation. You may donate through the mail or
via electronic giving by
Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
If your loved one is in need of anointing, please call the St. Stephens parish office to make arrangements for Fr. Ed to visit. If the person in need of anointing has or is suspected of having COVID-19, we will assist you in connecting with one of the dedicated Priests the Archdiocese has commissioned to administer sacraments to COVID-19 patients.
Want to Learn More?
Click the image on the left to see our weekly bulletins
on Friday, February 19 at 11:10AM