St Stephen's Update
July 16, 2021
Special Evening with Fr. Casey Cole, July 18
Begins with Mass at 5:30 PM Fr. Casey presiding. Following Mass a special presentation:
3 Steps to Finding Purpose in Life!
All are welcome, especially young adults, middle school and high school youth and their parents! Want to learn more? Visit http://
Fr. Casey Cole
, is an American
, Catholic priest, writer, and blogger. Cole runs his own online blog and YouTube channel called
Breaking in the Habit
and is the author of the books
Let Go: Seven Stumbling Blocks to Christian Discipleship
Called: What Happens After Saying Yes to God
Annual Catholic Appeal Progress
We have reached our archdiocesan goal of $174,732!
THANK YOU to all who have pledged!
395 families have pledged just over $ 175,000! We greatly appreciate your generous support of the archdiocese.
If you have not pledged, there is still time. We ask that you prayerfully consider pledging, as all new pledges
now will go directly to Saint Stephens towards our extended goal of $185,000 to
provide funding for the construction of a special gazebo for small Masses, prayer and social activities on our parish grounds.
Gifts of any amount and one time gifts are welcome, and your gift will make a big impact on many lives - Thank you!
To make a donation click here
Welcome Back to Mass at St Stephens!
If you have been away for a while, we want to extend a big invitation to you to join us in person for Mass! You will certainly note some changes to how things happen at Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses. Following the Archdiocese recent guidelines, we are making the following changes:
Registration is no longer required to attend Mass!
Seating will be first come, first served.
Seating capacity is limited. Overflow to the Underground Church will take place at the 8:30 and 11:00 AM Masses.
Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask.
There will be
separate sections for distanced and no-distanced seating
These guidelines could be relaxed in the future, stayed tuned for more updates.
Tips for the best Mass experience:
There is no Underground Mass for Saturday Vigil, so please arrive early as capacity is limited.
Sunday 8:30 am and 11:00 am the Underground Church in the Hall is available for Mass via Video with Communion served, if you prefer or if upstairs is full.
Sunday 8:30 am Mass usually has more seating available.
If you require seating assistance please arrive 15-20 minutes early.
Patience is a virtue, (and a blessing)!
Please arrive early!
We look forward to seeing you - God Bless!
Family Fun in the Sun July 25
Enjoy fun activities as a family, make new friends and maybe even challenge Fr. Ed or our resident seminarian to a 'friendly' game following the 11:00am mass this Sunday, July 25th. Bring a picnic lunch and blanket if you like! Games include Croquet, Spike Ball, Ultimate Disc Game, Badminton, Lawn Darts, Bean Bag Toss and Bocce Ball. Join us on the lawns behind and to the right of the Marian Grotto. All are most welcome!
Dear Parish family and friends. The month of July is upon us, which means it’s time for our Respect Life Ministry to join with our Knights of Columbus council in supporting 4US (For Ultra Sound). 4US is a local respect life charity, who have over the years, with our help, furnished ultrasound machines to pregnancy centers here in Washington and across the US.
The 4US mission is to illuminate hope for pregnant women in crisis through the power of ultrasound. Remember, 96% of women viewing their baby on ultrasound, opt to keep the baby. A powerful way they can do that is with help from our parish family and the Knights of Columbus. Please go to
to learn more about this wonderful life saving organization and consider donating, so that we at SSTM can continue to stand for Stand for Life.
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.
Little Saints Preschool
Although it has been a challenging year for all of us in many ways, we have been blessed to be open this year. Our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles have been AMAZING as they adapted schedules and made sure their children arrived ready to go each day. THANK YOU! If you are interested in registering your child or grandchild for Fall, 2021 please contact Abbie Nelson: email@example.com
Want to Learn More?
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on Friday, July 16 at 1:20PM