St Stephen's Update
June 26, 2019
Novena for Our Nation
We continue the Novena for our Nation through Sunday, June 30.
Novena Prayer Opportunities Following Masses Include:
• Wednesday, June 26th: 6:30 PM Mass
• Thursday, June 27th: 6:30 PM Mass
• Friday, June 28th , Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: Novena prayer and Patriotic Rosary for America, after 8:30 AM mass
• Saturday, June 29th , Feast of Saints Peter & Paul: Eucharistic adoration for Religious Freedom after 8:30 AM mass
• Saturday & Sunday, June 29th & 30th: Rosary for Religious Liberty 30 minutes before each Sunday mass (Saturday vigil too) and completion of the 9-day Novena during each mass
Annual Catholic Appeal
Our Parish goal for the Annual Catholic Appeal this year is $194,000. We are going to need everyone's support to make our goal. If you have already given, thank you! If you haven't yet, your participation, regardless of the amount, will make a difference - to you, to us, and to those who benefit from your generosity.
As of this week we have received pledges of $123,731 from 277 donors leaving us with $70,269 still to collect. It is important to note that if we do not raise this amount through the ACA campaign we must make up the difference through our ordinary income. Remember, all donations beyond the above goal will return to our parish and be used to replace our Sanctuary floor. Our hope is that this community will show itself ready to help both the local and the larger Church. Our witness, so important, to Catholics throughout this region, relies upon each person's willingness to act as part of this community.
To donate online please click here.
Adopt-a-Road July 20th!
Adopt-A-Road Program On July 20th from 9:00 AM - Noon, volunteers will be needed to clean SE 192nd St from 124th Ave SE to 148th Ave SE. This will be a great opportunity to work with fellow parishioners and be a good neighbor to our community. Refreshments will be provided. Many hands will create light work. King County will supply litter bags, traffic warning signs, high visibility vests hard hats and gloves for use during clean-up activity. For this effort, King County will install an Adopt-A-Road sign recognizing St. Stephen the Martyr. Teens with parents are especially invited!
If you will like to help out, please contact Eric Miller at
You can download, print and complete the required participant form by
(or the form image). Deadline to return the completed form is July 10.
Thank You Fr Jaya!
In thanksgiving for Father Jaya’s time with us, come to the potluck reception on Saturday June 29th after the 5:00 p.m. Mass. There will also be an opportunity to thank Father Jaya during the coffee and donut time after the Sunday morning Masses and 7:00 Sunday evening Mass (with cake) as well.
Pill Bottle 4 Fundraiser
Pill Bottle Fundraiser: Goal $6,200.00 So Far we have received $3,875.00
Still needed to reach Goal $2,325.00
Please continue to pray for the 40 youth and 7 adults from St. Stephen's that will be attending the Steubenville NW Catholic Youth Conference July 25-28. If you did not get a pill bottle but would still like to participate in the Pill Bottle Fund Raiser, you will find empty pill bottles in the white basket on the baptismal font. Each bottle will hold $11.00 in quarters (paper money is also welcome).
Please return your filled pill bottle by June 30th. Place them in the
Return Pill Bottles Here Basket
which is located in the back of the church.
Thank you for your generous donations and prayers for the teens!
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