Church Office Closed

Please Note:  The church office will be closed on Wednesday, June 28 for the Staff Retreat.  Also, no 8am Mass or Communion Service Wednesday morning.  Mass will be as usual at 6:30pm Wednesday evening.

Christmas in July

It’s time for Christmas in July for Caring Choices of Catholic Charities.  Items most needed are:  diapers in all sizes, baby wipes, powder formula, clothes – infant to 4T, car seats (new only).  Bring your donations and put them under the Christmas tree in the old church any time in July.  Contact Pam Wegenka, 615-773-2726.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith?  RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process through which unbaptized persons become Catholic Christians, and the way that baptized Christians from Protestant or Evangelical traditions come into full communion with the Catholic Church.  Come learn more about what the Church believes and teaches and be introduced to some of our most dedicated parishioners.  We have two group options:  RCIA year-round sessions meet in the “old Chapel” every Sunday morning from 9:45am to 10:30am.  Fall-Pentecost sessions meet on Thursday nights at 7pm in the hall of the Holy Family Center.  Sessions begin on Sept. 7.  Please call or email Scott Goudeau if you would like further information:  music.dept@comcast.net, or 615-758-2424, Ext. 30.

Loaves and Fishes

St. Stephen volunteers will be serving breakfast and lunch on Saturday, June 24 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, or 615-385-3688.  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).

Come and Sing!

Interested in joining the choir?  This summer might be a good time to start.  The St. Stephen adult choirs are made up of volunteers age 16 and over who are dedicated to the choir, committed to serving our parish, and are fun-loving.  All levels of singers are welcome, from beginner to advanced.  This summer, make plans to be at choir rehearsals each Saturday or Sunday, 45 minutes before your regular Mass, i.e., Sunday 8:30am Mass rehearsal starts at 7:45am, etc.  For more information or to join, contact Scott Goudeau, music.dept@comcast.net, 615-758-2424, Ext. 30.

Prayer Notes Due

Adults of the parish, if you have been praying for one of our high school students this year with a prayer card given to you by Angie Bosio, it is time to turn in a note to that student.  Please enclose a short note about your prayer experience in the envelope provided.  You can drop that envelope in the collection basket or simply put a stamp on it and put it in the mail.  Thank you for praying for our high school students!

Life Teen Core Members

Life Teen is recruiting new Core members.  If you are a Catholic adult, age 21 or older, who enjoys working with youth, we need you on the Life Teen Core Team!  Contact Angie Bosio for information and requirements, amaddyb@gmail.com.

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 marcecjj@yahoo.com or 630-362-7150 for help and to register.