The church office will be closed Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day).
Altar Server Training will be held on Sunday, June 5 after the 8:30am and 11am Masses in the Church. All students entering the 5th grade this fall and older are invited to attend this training. Contact Angie Bosio to sign up and for more information at 615-758-2424, Ext. 13.
Lector training will take place in the church on Saturday, June 4 from 9am until noon. If you are interested, please sign up in the narthex or call Ron and Valerie Fleitz at 615-773-2482.
The annual Roadhouse Party Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 18. There will be a silent auction during the Roadhouse, as well as a live auction, to benefit the Haiti Medical Mission and the Mount Juliet Help Center. If you have items to donate toward this event or a theme basket; i.e., gardening basket, spa, baby basket, etc., please contact Renee Timberlake at 615-426-2528 or Karen Mertens at 615-854-3286. Thank you!!
Join us for the Catholic Conference 4 Moms, Saturday, June 4, 8:30-12:30. Could you use a day to relax and socialize, perhaps tune into God a little? Come share with and be encouraged by other Moms.
St. Stephen Catholic Community Holy Family Center. Nursery Available. Registration required, use the link below.
Vacation Bible School is gearing up to go on a Cave Quest. Following Jesus the Light of the World, June 20-24. Volunteers are still needed, especially for teachers and aides. Any volunteer turning 18 before the start of VBS must complete a background check form by June 1. Registration for children of the parish ages 4 as of June 20 to rising 6th graders will be after all Masses the weekend of June 4-5. OUR ONE AND ONLY adult and teen volunteer meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 7pm in Room 105 of the Holy Family Center. To volunteer, contact Holly at 615-473-7708 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer Garden work has started again. Help is welcome on Wednesdays, 6pm until dark. Need some folks with trucks to haul brush to the burn pile. We also need some helpers 18 or older to trim wisteria on top of the arbor. Consider just giving an hour this Spring! If you want to help other than on Wednesdays, call and we will set up a time. Rose Wathen 615-516-7965.
Check out the St. Stephen Parish App which has been updated with some new music. We’ve added a Lent Playlist! As each liturgical season changes, we will create a playlist for you to enjoy for prayer, reflection and appreciation of the season.
To find the Parish App go to: www.parishsolutionsco.com/stephen
St. Stephen has a new ministry. We make fleece blankets for those who are seriously ill, injured, confined to either home, hospital or nursing home. They are made prayerfully, blessed and given to express caring and concern from St. Stephen Catholic Community for our parishioners, their immediate family members or their close friends. The following prayer is sewn on each blanket: “May the Risen Christ bless you with HOPE, COURAGE, and PEACE. St. Stephen Catholic Community holds you in prayer and covers you with love.” If you know of someone who would benefit from receiving a Prayer Blanket, call or email Lorine Bourland 615-754-6899 email@example.com; Elaine Bustillos 615-758-8303 firstname.lastname@example.org; Joyce Davis 615-754-6899 Joyce_davis07@comcast.net; Bettyann Tompson 615-883-3422 email@example.com; or Janet Youmans 615-525-3920 firstname.lastname@example.org.