Parish Mission

Something wonderful is about to happen!  Please consider joining St. Stephen Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6:30pm and Monday, Dec. 5 and Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7pm for an inspiring parish mission.  There will be something for everyone.  Joe Farris has spent his life challenging and encouraging individuals and families to recognize their greatness and use it to transform the world around them.  These days will be days of true renewal and refreshment.  All are welcome.  Please help spread the word!

Advent/Christmas Concert

St. Stephen Advent/Christmas Concert, featuring Scripture and music for Advent and Christmas will be held Saturday, Dec. 17 immediately following the 5pm Mass in the old church.  Come, share the joy!  Refreshments will be served in the old church after the performance.

Advent Eucharistic Adoration and Penance Service

Come, Lord Jesus!  The Advent Eucharistic Adoration will begin Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 12am.  It will continue until Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 7pm, followed immediately by the Advent Penance Service.  This is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time in self-directed prayer and contemplation before the Blessed Sacrament during the busy holiday season.  We need many volunteers, so please sign up early to help make this devotion possible for others.  You may sign up online now at www.mysignup.com/40 hours Signups will also be held following all Masses the weekend of Dec. 10 for those who wish to sign up manually.

St. Stephen PREP Christmas Project

St. Stephen Religious Education classes will be collecting cookies for the Ladies of Charity Christmas baskets.  We will be gathering 1 lb. (or larger) bags/boxes of cookies for the baskets.  This year they anticipate the need to be about 800 baskets.  Drop off your donation to the Religious Education office anytime between now and Dec. 13.

Parish Council

We are looking for people who would like to serve on Parish Council.  If you would be interested in serving St. Stephen in this capacity or have any questions, please call Geana Larson at 615-708-1332.

Christmas Wishes Tree

The Christmas Wishes Tree is here!  Pick up your Christmas Wishes tag early and take advantage of the Black Friday sales.  Gifts benefit Catholic Charities.  Tags for giving to Haiti are also available.  Gifts due back by Sunday, Dec. 11.  Questions?  Contact Laura Hooper at lhooper@tds.net/615-804-4192.

Christmas Gala

The Knights of Columbus Annual Christmas Gala, A Tennessee Christmas, will be held on Dec. 10.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  Tickets on sale  this weekend thru Dec. 4 after the Masses.  $35/person.  Free babysitting available.  Sign up when you purchase your tickets.  Proceeds will go to the Haiti Medical Mission.  Contact Jake at 719-371-8195 for any questions.  Music by the Nashville Vocal Jazz Company, food and great fun!

Children’s Christmas Choir

The Children’s Christmas Choir will hold rehearsals on Saturdays, from 3pm to 4pm, in the narthex of the old church starting Nov. 12 through the end of Advent.  The choir will rehearse at the same time and place every Saturday afternoon.  The Children’s Christmas Choir will sing for the Children’s Christmas Liturgy, Dec. 24 at 4pm.  Call Scott Goudeau at 758-2424, or email music.dept@comcast.net to join in!