Fall Festival This Saturday


Remember – Fall Festival this Saturday 9-20-14.  Activities begin at 1 pm:  Games, inflatables, dunk tank, photo booth, face painting, crafts, silent auction, entertainment, food and drinks.  Free dinner service from 5:30 – 7:00pm with grilled Italian sausages, brats, pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert, lemonade, and iced tea.  Live auction starting at 6:50pm and bingo at 7:00pm.   Lots of fun for the whole family !!!!

Special Parents Meeting

Special meeting for ALL parents How to Improve Communication with My Child.  St. Stephen catechist, Kary Valdes, LCSW, will speak at TWO parents’ meetings on Sept. 28 (9:45am in the HFC hall, and 6:15pm in the church).  The topic is important to all parents, and all parents are invited to attend.  There is no cost to attend. To make a reservation, email Greg Karn (greg.karn@saintstephencommunity.com) as soon as possible, and let us know you will attend.

Ladies Auxiliary Annual Membership Breakfast

The K of C Council #9282 Ladies Auxiliary Annual Membership Breakfast will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 8:30am (after the 8am Mass).  This year’s featured speaker is Myra Simons, President of Yes-on-1.  Come learn why the Nov. 4th election is the voters’ opportunity to cast “The number one vote we will ever cast on the sanctity of life in the State of Tennessee.”  Sign up to attend in the old church after Mass this weekend and next weekend.  All St. Stephen parishioners, spouses, family members and friends are invited to attend.  There is no cost for this wonderful event.  Breakfast will be served at 8:30am with the speaker beginning at 9am.  Special gift basket to be given away at the end.  You must be present to win.

Blessing of Animals

The annual Blessing of Animals will take place on Oct. 5 at 2pm, rain (under the porte cochere) or shine (in the Prayer Garden).  Fr. Kibby will officiate.  All pets, large and small, are welcome with proper restraints.  Donations of pet products for Mt Juliet Animal Shelter will be appreciated.  Blessed St. Francis medals and prayer cards will be free.

Loaves and Fishes

Saturday, Sept. 27 is St. Stephen’s next obligation to this program.  We need 10-12 individuals to assist in the preparation and serving of the lunch time meal to the poor and indigent of our city.  The location is Holy Name Parish Center at 5th and Main Street (near LP Field) and runs from 9am until about 1pm.  Please call Walt at 847-8090 (H) or 714-4622 (C).  All ages are welcome.

Haiti Sewing Workshop

The first scheduled sewing workshop of the year will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10am in the hall of the Holy Family Center. Donations are being collected in the old church area until the first workshop.  Workers of all levels of expertise are needed for cutting, pinning, threading, ironing, trimming, and sewing at the scheduled workshops throughout the year.  We hope to see you in the hall of the Holy Family Center when we open up shop on Sept. 27.  Questions?  Call Linda (883-5961), or Bettyann (883-3422).

Cupcakes Needed for Fall Festival Dinner

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  130 DOZEN (1,560) CUPCAKES are needed for the Fall Festival dinner as dessert.  Please make 3 dozen or more and deliver to the Holy Family Center by 4pm next Saturday.  If you can help, please sign up in the old church after the Masses this weekend.  Note:  no peanut butter or nuts of any kind, please.  This is a separate request from the cake walk.

Calling All Bakers

We need cakes, cookies, cupcakes, etc., for the upcoming Fall Festival Cake Walk!  Please plan to bring an item either Friday night, Sept. 19, or Saturday morning, Sept. 20, to the Holy Family Center Lounge.  Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Fall Festival Bingo Prizes

We are in need of bingo prizes for our Fall Festival on Sept. 20.  If anyone has anything they would like to donate, please drop it by the church office, or contact Mary Bryson at brysonjab@bellsouth.net

Burn the Mortgage Campaign

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!

The Bottei FamilyBTM Family Image 1






The Stewart FamilyBTM Family Image 2





The Witte FamilyBMT Family Image 3