The Eucharistic Minister Training session scheduled for this evening, Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm has been cancelled due to the report of dangerous driving conditions this evening. The training session on Saturday, March 7 at 9am, at the present time, is still on.
On Mar. 11 from 5:30pm until dark, we begin our Prayer Garden season of every Wednesday evening workdays. If it’s cold, we won’t be there! We need your help. Thorough early Spring work makes the rest of the season easier. Digging, weeding, talking and mulching done lightly by helping hands makes all our work easier. Come and play with us!
The final Haiti Sewing Workshop will be on Saturday, Mar. 14 at 10am in the hall of the Holy Family Center. No sewing at this last meeting. We’ll be packing pillowcase dresses made in the past year’s workshops, along with collected donations of boys’ sized shorts and tee shirts. The boxes packed will be shipped in April to Haiti and distributed to St. Stephen’s sister parish at Petit Goave. Contacts: Linda – 615-883-5961 or Bettyann – 615-883-3422.
The baptism class for March will be held on Thursday, March 19, at 7:30pm.
Make your Holy Week special by celebrating a Seder Supper on Mar. 28 here at St. Stephen in the hall of the Holy Family Center. The Seder Supper or Passover Meal is celebrated worldwide by our Jewish brothers and sisters. Come renew our own history and celebrate the meal that Our Lord celebrated the night he gave us the Eucharist. Tickets available Mar. 7-8 and 14-15 after the Masses in the old church. Tickets are $10 per person. Proceeds go to the preservation of the Holy Sites in the Holy Land. Free child care, infant to grade 6, but reservations are required. Call Jamie Boyer, 615-430-9805
St. Stephen parishioners are starting a Prayer Blanket ministry, for young and old alike. These fleece blankets will be given to those who are seriously ill or injured, confined to home, nursing home, hospitalized or recovering from a hospital stay. They are made by our hands with love, prayers and are blessed. They are given to the confined person to express caring and concern from St. Stephen Catholic Community. The blankets are easy to make and require NO SEWING. If you have pair of scissors, 1¼ yards of medium weight no-pill fleece, and a desire to help, this ministry is for you. There will be an instructional meeting and blessing on March 14 at 11am in the hall of the Holy Family Center. Let us know if you are interested or have any questions. Call/email Joyce Davis 615-847-2623, Joyce_Davis07@comcast.net or Lorine Bourland 615-754-6899, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lent 40 Hours Eucharistic Adoration will begin Wednesday, Mar. 25 at Midnight and continue through Thursday, Mar. 26 at 7pm followed immediately by the Lent Penance Service. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time in self-directed prayer and contemplation before the Blessed Sacrament during the holy Lenten season. We need many volunteers. You may sign up online anytime at www.mysignup.com/40hours. Sign-ups will also be held following all Masses the weekend of March 21-22.
The Lenten Penance Service is scheduled for Thursday, March 26 at 7pm.
The St. Stephen Passion Mime that was cancelled last Friday (Feb. 20) has been rescheduled for Friday, Mar. 6 at 7pm in the Old Church. We look forward to seeing you there.
Have you ever wondered about or wanted to be a Eucharistic Minister? Well now is the time to take that next step. If you are a confirmed member of the parish of high school age or older, you too can become a Eucharistic Minister. All you need to do is attend one of the two training sessions that are being held Wednesday, Mar. 4 from 7pm to 9pm in the narthex, or Saturday, Mar. 7 from 9am to 11am in the church. For more information, call Sean or Moreen Muldoon at 615-495-0060.