Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is gearing up for Maker Fun Factory:  Created by God.  Build for a Purpose, June 19-23 from 9am to 12:15pm.  Many volunteers are still needed for teachers, aides, crafts, games, music and snacks to make this year a success.  To volunteer, contact Holly at 615-473-7708 or hweatherford@tds.netOpen registration for children of the parish ages 4 as of June 19 to rising 6th graders will be after all Masses on May 20-21 and June 3-4.

Altar Server Training

There will be an Altar Server Training for all students entering 5th grade in the Fall and older on Sunday, May 21, in the church immediately following the 8:30am and 11am Masses.  Contact Angie Bosio for more information at 615-758-2424, Ext. 13.

Loaves and Fishes

St. Stephen volunteers will be serving breakfast and lunch on Saturday, May 27 at Loaves and Fishes.  Need 2-4 volunteers to help with breakfast from 7:30am to 9:30am, and 10-12 volunteers to help with lunch from 9:30am to 1pm.  Contact Tracey Doering, 615-347-9643.  Families welcome (no age excluded) and community service hours can be obtained for this time.  Meet at Holy Name Church (521 Woodland St.) in East Nashville (building behind the church).

Retirement Party for Francie Duffield

Come and wish Francie a “Happy Retirement” with a potluck dinner on Saturday, May 27 in the hall of the Holy Family Center at 6pmPlease bring a dish to share of either meat, veggie or salad.  Dessert provided by the Knights of Columbus.  A basket will be provided for well wishes.  Come and thank Francie for her work and dedication to St. Stephen.

Eucharistic Ministers Training

If you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister, there will be two training opportunities:  Wednesday, May 17 from 7pm to 8:30pm or Saturday, May 20 from 9am to 10:30am in the Narthex.  The only requirement to be a Eucharistic Minister is to be a member of the parish, age 16 or older, and in good standing with the Church.  all are encouraged to discern the call and, if interested, attend.

Catholics Returning Home

St. Stephen Catholic Community Offers Catholics Returning Home: In this holy and joyous Easter season when we contemplate the gift of salvation from Jesus, often we hear most clearly our call to be a holy people.   If you have been away from the Catholic Church, please come home.  We miss you!  You are welcome here! 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 during this Easter season. To help make the journey home easier, we offer 6-week Catholics Returning Home sessions starting in September and January. For more details about Catholics Returning Home, pick up information cards for yourself and/or others at the poster in the church narthex. Contact Jerry Marcec or 630-362-7150 for help and to register.


St. Stephen Families Helping Families

St. Stephen will be providing volunteers to support the Family Empowerment Ministry of Catholic Charities.  This would be a great opportunity for families to volunteer together!  We will be providing delivery of mattresses, bedding and a welcome basket to families that have been moved from homelessness into housing on the second Saturday of each month from 9am to 11am.