St. Stephen’s annual Roadhouse Party will be held on Saturday, June 20. Tim Gonzales and friends will be playing and Corner Pub will be catering. The party starts at 6:30pm. We will also have an auction along with some door prizes. Proceeds benefit the Haiti Medical Mission and Mt. Juliet Help Center. Cost: 10/person; $25/family (kids 12 and under); $5/students. Sign up sheets to help will be available in the old church after the Masses. Contact Jerry Shoulders or Frank Rosetti for more information.
Items are needed for the Roadhouse Party Silent Auction on June 20. Proceeds from the auction benefit the Mt. Juliet Help Center and the Haiti Medical Mission. Past successful donations have included themed baskets, framed artwork, gift certificates, event tickets, individual sponsored theme parties and much, much more! If you would like to donate an article, please call Karen Mertens at 615-885-3194 or Renee Timberlake at 615-426-2528.
Those who participated in the recent Called and Gifted Workshop will meet to further explore the charism of their choice. There are four sessions, and we will meet on Saturday mornings from 9am to 11am in Room 105 on June 13, June 27, July 11, and July 25. If you have attended the workshop and had an interview and would like to be part of this group, please contact Francie Duffield at 758-2424.
The Choir is looking for additional singers, all ranges, but we especially need alto voices. Interested? Email Scott Goudeau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planning and preparation starts now for the 2015 St. Stephen Trea$ure Hunt. The Trea$ure Hunt (aka yard sale) will be held the weekend following Labor Day in the upper parking lot. We are now accepting furniture and major appliances ONLY. To donate furniture and major appliances, please call Bob Young at 615-772-6402. We will start collecting all other items in July. You will know it is time when you see the PODS in the parking lot. Please remember that we cannot accept mattresses/box springs, cribs or car seats.
The Sunday morning scripture group will begin a study of Jesus as the Anointed One – Priest, Prophet, King. Foreshadowing throughout the Hebrew scriptures, Father Robert Barron uses biblical insights and engaging stories to affirm that we see Jesus most clearly through the lens of the Old Testament. This study will begin May 31 at 9:45am in the hall. Join us!
Vacation Bible School is calling all new and returning volunteers to EVEREST Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power - June 22-26, 8:45am to 12:15pm. We need many volunteers for teachers, aides, crafts, games, music and snacks. We need an adult volunteer to lead our children in games. To volunteer, please contact Holly at email@example.com. Any volunteer turning 18 on or before June 22 must fill out a background check form by June 9. VBS is collecting empty, clean baby food jars with lids. Please leave them in the old church labeled VBS. Thank You. Registration for children (ages 4 thru rising 6th grade) will be after all Masses on May 30-31 and June 6-7. Our volunteer meeting is Tuesday, June 9 at 7pm.
The Burn the Mortgage Campaign completed its first year on 6/30/14. Thanks to all of you for your continued donations! We are on track to complete the campaign on schedule in 2016 and this would not be possible without your generosity. Thirteen families have already completed their campaign pledge donations ahead of schedule and we are so grateful to them and to all of you who are helping us meet our goal. Below are some of our donors who have completed their campaign pledges. Please continue your support and generous gifts. We want to encourage all parish members to donate to this campaign so that we can reach our 50% participation goal by the end of the year. Please keep us on track to “Burn the Mortgage” in 2016!
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!