St Stephen's Update
November 15, 2019
Next Living Faith Fellowship November 22
Come to an Evening with Fr. Ed! Come for the Fellowship and Small Group discussions, for Prayer, a DVD about our Catholic Faith, and a Teaching by Fr. Ed!
When: Friday, November 22, 6:30-8:30 PM; In the Narthex and Church.
Food: NO Cost Please bring a potluck item. Drinks provided.
PLEASE RSVP at
November 22th Topic - In Honor of All Saints Day we will learn about the life of St. Catherine of Siena, from Fr. Ed's talk and Bishop Barron's Pivotal Players DVD series. Bishop Barron includes this Dominican Mystic and Doctor of the Church in this series because she has much to teach us for our times.
Childcare is available
. Please contact Maria no later than Monday, Nov. 18th at 253-631-6175 ext 115.
Contact Anne Merklin at email@example.com, 253-631-1940 ext 126
Spiritual Healing December 2-5
Our Advent Parish Mission featuring Fr Emmerich Voght OP will take place the first week of December. Find the peace which the world cannot give—a peace that comes from a spiritual life led in union with Christ and according to Christian principles. Come and learn more about yourself by discovering a practical, spiritual program which, if lived one day at a time, leads to that “peace beyond all understanding.”
Monday through Thursday Two Daily Options
1. Morning Conference 9:00 - 10:00 or 2. Evening Conference 7:00 – 8:00 Confessions Available 8:00-9:30
8:00 AM & 6:00 PM
There will be a snack after the morning Mass and a reception after the evening conferences. A free-will offering will support this event. Childcare available: Contact Maria by Nov. 29 at 253-631-6175 ext 115
Did you know Washington state laws allow a minor child to obtain an abortion without her parents' knowledge?
The Catholic Bishops of Washington state strongly support and encourage gathering signatures for Initiative 1004, an initiative to institute a "parental notification law" that will require physicians to notify parents or guardians before performing abortions on minors.
Your signature is needed
to enable voters to decide whether a minor child may obtain an abortion without her parents' knowledge. If you are a registered voter who hasn't yet signed the petition to add Initiative 1004 to the Nov. 2020 ballot, you may do so at the
reception desk in St. Stephen's office M-F 9-4.
for additional information.
Welcome Our New Parochial Vicar!
Fr. Jockim Xavier Dasan, HGN (Heralds of Good News), is scheduled to arrive in our parish on Thursday, November 14th. Please pray for safe travels. We will be greeting him at the Masses on November 16th/17th. Thank you for your kind reception of our new vicar. More information about Fr. Jockim will follow next week.
CHRISTMAS GIVING TREES INCREASE BY ONE
St. Stephen parishioners have always been very generous in their Christmas Giving to those less fortunate. Traditionally, we have always had a tree for:
Pregnancy Aid, St. Stephen Housing, Talbot Rehabilitation Center,
Tree for the Homeless
. This year we are adding a new tree. We debated dropping one of these trees, but it became quite clear this would be too difficult. This new tree has been requested by many, devoted to providing a happy Christmas to families in our parish. So, we are providing more opportunities, to give when you are called to give. This tree will be called the
ARE YOU A PARISH FAMILY IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE THIS CHRISTMAS?
We are currently accepting applications for the 2019
Parishioner Giving Tree
. If you are a parishioner at St. Stephen the Martyr and would like to be considered, please complete the online form at
. For questions or additional information contact Darlene, in the Outreach office at 253-631-1940 ext.127 or
The deadline to register for the program is November 30, 2019.
You may take as many tags as you are able, please “click a pic” of each tag you as backup, in case it gets lost, for help in identifying gifts. We ask that gifts be wrapped in boxes (gift bags get torn) with the tag (information side visible) taped well to the outside of the package.
We will need all gifts returned to the Parishioner Giving Tree on December 12, 2019.
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on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 11:24AM