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.
Many hands are needed to decorate the church for Easter. We will start at 9am on Saturday, April 19. For questions, call Connie Blevins at 397-9255.
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).
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.
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 email@example.com or 630-362-7150 to register or for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 754-4282. Thank you.
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 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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