Holy Week Calendar


Holy Thursday, April 17

Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7:00pm

Good Friday, April 18

Passion of the Lord – 7:00pm

Holy Saturday, April 19

Easter Vigil – 7:30pm

Easter Sunday Masses – April 20

Sunrise – 6:15am (on the soccer field, bring your own chair or blanket)

8:30am & 11:00am

No 5:00pm Life Teen Mass

Please Note:  The nursery will be closed for all Masses Easter weekend.


Loaves and Fishes

Saturday, April 26 is St. Stephen’s commitment to feeding the poor and homeless at Loaves and Fishes.  We meet at Holy Name Community Center at 5th and Main (near LP field) at 9am and work until about 1pm.  10-12 volunteers are needed (child volunteers welcome with adult supervision) to prepare and serve the meal.  Please call Walter Pope at 847-8090 (h) or 714-4622 (c).

Kid’s Day

Sponsored by the St. Stephen Knights of Columbus for children ages 3-11, Kid’s Day is an annual event and will take place on Saturday, Apr. 26 from 12pm to 4pm.  This event is FREE, but please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Mt. Juliet Help Center.  We will have our D & H train, face-painting & hair-coloring, inflatables, Anthony Lena, our balloon artist and our community caricature artists.  DJ Kevin will provide the music.  We will have hot dogs, popcorn, soda and water, and featuring Bennett’s Italian Ices.

Catholics Returning Home – Special Invitation

No matter your present status in the Catholic Church, your current family or marital situation, your past or present religious affiliation, you are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved and respected at St. Stephen.  If you have been away from the Catholic Church, please come 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.  We start a 6-week Catholics Returning Home session in early September to help returning Catholics with the transition.  Information cards will be available in the pocket of the Catholics Returning Home poster in the narthex on Easter weekend.  Take some for returning Catholics you know.  Contact Jerry Marcec at marcecjj@yahoo.com or 630-362-7150 to register or for more information.

Easter Egg Hunt

Free pictures with the Easter bunny and Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary will be held on Saturday, Apr. 19.  Pictures will be taken beginning at 9am and the egg hunt will start promptly at 10am.  Playground area and fields behind the church will be marked by age group.  All children through 12 years of age are invited to participate.  In case of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be held in the Holy Family Center.  Sign ups after all weekend Masses CANDY DONATIONS ARE NEEDED FOR THE EASTER EGG HUNT.  Please place bags of pre-wrapped Easter candy in the marked container in the old church.  If you have any questions, please email Helen Walsh at hiwalsh@comcast.net or call 754-4282.  Thank you.

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!

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