Kids Day 2015 – Cancelled

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Due to the weather report for Saturday, April 25 with rain in the morning and the possibility of storms in the afternoon, and since this is an entirely outdoor activity, the decision has been made to cancel Kids Day 2015.  There is no rain date.  Pray for better weather next year.

Lector Training

Lector training will be held in the church on Saturday, May 2 at 9am.  If you would like to be a lector, please sign up in the nathex or call Ron or Valerie Fleitz at 615-773-2482.

Altar Server Training

Altar server training will be Sunday, May 3, after the 8:30am and 11am Masses.  All students entering the 5th grade this fall and older may attend the training and be added to the Altar Server schedule.  Please contact Angie Bosio to sign up at 758-2424, Ext. 13.  **If you are an older altar server and would like to be taken off the schedule, please contact Francie Duffield at 758-2424, Ext. 21.

Father and Daughter Dance

The Knights of Columbus Council 9282 and the Ladies Auxiliary present the first annual Father and Daughter Dance on May 9, 7pm to 9pm in the hall of the Holy Family Center.  Free to the parish, live music, punch and cookies served.  No age restrictions, you can come as formal as you like.  No reservations needed, just show up with your dancing partner.

Dot Ponder

Our friend Dot Ponder is being honored by the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee on Friday, May 1, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at St. Stephen Catholic Community, Holy Family Center Hall, 14544 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory.  Dot has been a long-time Girl Scout troop leader and community volunteer. We are so excited that Dot is being recognized. I hope you will be able to join us. There will be wine and hors d’oeuvres; only $50 for individual ticket or $100 for “Contributing Friend of Girl Scout”.  For more information, contact randerson@gsmidtn.org or 615-460-0243.

Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross and the Knights of Columbus will hold their quarterly Blood Drive in the Holy Family Center on Sunday, May 3 from 7:45am to 1pm.  The Knights’ kitchen crew will be providing a light breakfast at no charge for all donors and their families provided by our friends at Waffle House.  Signups begin this weekend by going to www.redcrossblood.org and putting in sponsor code:  ststephen, or by signing up at the table in the old church.  If you have any questions, please call Mark Marsh at 615-207-9434.

Loaves and Fishes

Saturday, April 25 is St. Stephen’s next obligation to feed the indigent and homeless.  The opportunity runs from 9am till about 1pm and is at the Holy Name Community Center on Main Street (near LP field).  12-14 volunteers are needed to assist in the preparation and serving of the meal.  Please call Walt Pope at 615-847-8090 (h) or 615-714-4622 (c).

Clergy Appreciation Dinner

Save the date!  Saturday, April 25 is the St. Stephen Clergy Appreciation Dinner.  Join with the rest of the St. Stephen Community as we show our appreciation to Fr. Pat and our Deacons for all they do for us.  The dinner will be in the hall of the Holy Family Center following the 5pm Mass.  This function is sponsored for the St. Stephen Catholic Community by the Knights of Columbus Council 9282 and the Ladies Auxiliary.

Pancake Breakfast

Treat mom to breakfast Mother’s Day weekend!  Boy Scout Troop 1204 will host the 6th Annual All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast with sausage, coffee, and juice on Saturday, May 9, in the hall of the Holy Family Center from 7am to 11am.  Tickets are $5.00 each, children 4 and under free.  Proceeds go toward troop and camp expenses.  Thank you for your support.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is calling all new and returning volunteers to EVEREST Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power - June 22-26, 8:45am to 12:15pm.  We need many volunteers for teachers, aides, crafts, games, music and snacks. We need an adult volunteer to lead our children in games.  To volunteer, please contact Holly at  hweatherford@tds.net.  Any volunteer turning 18 on or before June 22 must fill out a background check form by June 9.  VBS is collecting empty, clean baby food jars with lids.  Please leave them in the old church labeled VBS.  Thank You.