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Christmas Eve – Dec. 24

  • 4:00pm (Children’s Liturgy)
  • 7:00pm (Music starts at 6:15pm)
  • 12:00 Midnight (Music starts at 11:15pm)

Christmas Day – Dec. 25

  • 10:00am

New Year’s Day – Jan. 1, Feast of Mary Mother of God

  • 10:00am
  •  7:00pm

 

Advance Altar Server Training

All current altar servers are encouraged to attend an “Advanced Altar Server Training” on Sunday, Dec. 21, at noon to go over the use of incense for the Christmas season.  Attending this training or a prior advanced training is necessary to sign up to use incense during the Christmas liturgies or Masses during the Christmas Season.

Loaves and Fishes

Saturday, Dec. 27 is St. Stephen’s next obligation to Loaves and Fishes.  This time of year is the perfect opportunity to show your love for our fellow man by serving a hot lunch to the poor and homeless.  10-12 volunteers are needed to assist in the preparation and serving of the meal.  This service is provided at the Holy Name Family Center at 5th and Main St. (near LP field).  We begin at 9am and finish at about 1pm.  Please call Walt Pope at 714-4622 (c) or 847-8090 (h).

Adult Religious Education Groups

The adult religious education groups that meet on Sundays and Mondays will begin a Scott Hahn study of The Bible and Prayer in January.  The Sunday group will begin Jan. 11 and the Monday group will begin Jan. 12.  Books are $10 each.  Please sign up by Monday, Dec. 22 so that materials may be ordered.

Catholics Returning Home

St. Stephen Catholic Community presents Catholics Returning Home.  If you have been away from the Catholic Church, welcome back home!  We miss you.  If you have a relative, friend, neighbor, or co-worker who has been away from the Church, we need your help.  Please invite them back.  To help update Catholics that have been away from regular participation in church life, we will offer a 6-week Catholics Returning Home session starting Jan. 15, 2015.  For more details, take an information card from the poster in the narthex  Contact Jerry Marcec, marcecjj@yahoo.com or 630-362-7150 to register or for more information.

 

Burn the Mortgage Campaign

The Burn the Mortgage Campaign completed its first year on 6/30/14. Thanks to all of you for your continued donations! We are on track to complete the campaign on schedule in 2016 and this would not be possible without your generosity. Thirteen families have already completed their campaign pledge donations ahead of schedule and we are so grateful to them and to all of you who are helping us meet our goal. Below are some of our donors who have completed their campaign pledges. Please continue your support and generous gifts. We want to encourage all parish members to donate to this campaign so that we can reach our 50% participation goal by the end of the year. Please keep us on track to “Burn the Mortgage” in 2016!

The Bottei FamilyBTM Family Image 1

 

 

 

 

 

The Stewart FamilyBTM Family Image 2

 

 

 

 

The Witte FamilyBMT Family Image 3

 

 

 

 

Help Us Plan

Will you be making a pledge or payments (in the monthly pink envelopes) to the Burn the Mortgage Campaign?  Please let us know by filling out a pledge card and dropping it in the collection basket or mail to:  St. Stephen Catholic Community, 14544 Lebanon Rd., Old Hickory, TN  37138.  You can also set up Online Giving in the right hand column on our website (www.saintstephencommunity.org).   Thank you for your continued generosity in helping us reduce our debt.

Online Giving

Online Giving to the church is now available through our website.  Click on the Online Giving button located on the right side.  Make electronic payments the easy way – you control the amount, the frequency, and how your donation is distributed.  All of your information goes through you, not the office.  Try it out!