Our Fall Festival will be on Saturday, Sept. 26 starting at 1pm. To find out more about sponsorships, volunteering, donations, activities, and golf and t-shirts sales, scroll down the right side of our website and click on the picture labeled “Fall Festival” and it will take you to the website which has all the information.
Do you have questions about marriage and the annulment process? Are you, a relative, a friend or loved one divorced and confused about the status of divorced Catholics in the Church? Come to hear issues regarding marriage, divorce and annulment addressed by Janette Buchanan, J.C.L., Director of the Tribunal, Diocese of Nashville, as she leads a presentation and discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7pm in the old church. Immediately after the presentation, private consultation time will be available to address individual marriage situations. For more information, contact Scott Goudeau at 615-758-2424, Ext. 30 or email email@example.com.
Save the Dates – Oct. 24 and 25 – Habitat for Humanity St. Stephen Build Days. 25 volunteers needed for each day. Sign-ups will be after Masses on Sept. 19-20. Call John McCarthy at 615-758-9513 if you have questions prior to sign-ups.
The Knights of Columbus have instituted a new program called “The Fifth Sunday Rosary Program.” For each month that has a 5th Sunday, they will pray the rosary following the Sunday 5pm Mass. The Rosary is dedicated to a greater devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and strengthening the family. The first Rosary will be on Sunday, Aug. 30 following the 5pm Mass. The Knights encourage all members of the parish to attend as families. Rosaries and rosary guides will be available.
With the interest and gift of many parishioners, a local artist has been commissioned to design and create a new set of the Stations of the Cross for our church. The Blessing and Dedication of these fourteen original oil paintings will take place at 7pm on Monday, Sept. 14, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Most Holy Cross. A wine and cheese event to meet the artist, Coffey May, and celebrate the dedication will immediately follow the service.
On Monday, Sept. 14, we will have a Wine and Cheese Celebration to meet the artist who designed our new Stations of the Cross. We are in need of cheese trays and wine. If you can help with a tray of cheese and crackers or 2 bottles of wine, call or email Lorine Bourland, 615-754-6899 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Want to participate in RCIA? Sessions start on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7pm in the hall of the Holy Family Center. Contact Scott Goudeau for more details, 615-758-2424, Ext. 30, or email email@example.com.
Our annual International Friendship Dinner is set for Saturday, Oct. 10 at 6:30pm. Our goal is to let our guests learn and understand ethnic cultures and traditions through food, costumes and music. We have commitments from 5 countries (Indian, Italian, German, Polish and Hispanic) and expect a different set-up this year. We are still looking for volunteers to chair other ethnic tables. Interested – call Al Go at 615-275-8805.
You can self-register your children for the PREP 2015-2016 program which starts Sunday, Sept. 13 (PREP/EDGE Middle School Ministry/Catechesis of the Good Shepherd/3-4-5 Church/Special Needs) following all Masses this weekend at the table set up in the old church. Fill out the forms on the clipboards and put them in the box provided on the table. You can also contact Greg Karn in the Religious Education Office for a registration form or stop by the church office to pick one up. There are also registration booklets in the pamphlet rack in the church narthex.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) is for children 7 years of age who have not been baptized or who have not been raised in the Catholic faith, and older youth to prepare for Eucharist. Sessions begin Sept. 3. To register call Connie Blevins, 615-397-9255.