We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the following local businesses and parishioners for their generous donations which helped to make our Parish Festival last weekend a huge success. American Jewelry, Aqua Bella Day Spa, Dr. Benson, Tracey Doering, Carl & Francie Duffield, Father Ryan High School, Holy Rosary Academy, Fr. Patrick Kibby, Mark’s Automotive, Patrice Moore, Nashville Dental, John & Chris McCarthy, Pope John Paul II High School, Primary Residential Mortgage, Tom & Cindy Schiller, Insulation Plastics, Inc., St. John Vianney School, St. Joseph School, Varallo Public Relations, Olivia Winfree, Tony & Susan Zikovich, Robinson Properties, Mt. Juliet Wine & Spirits, Daryl Price (Window World), Flying Dog Vending (Cielers), Ken & Sharon Kloba, Olympian Construction, Oxford Orthodontics, School Facilities Management, Lee Carter, Margarita House, Dr. Cain, Precision Eye Care, McGhee Family, Hiller Heating & Cooling, Thomas Miles and Charlotte Walsh, Leon Ring, Jim Hooper, Dwight Sutherly, Gondola House, Rocky Mankin (Allstate Insurance), Sandy Donnell, Medical Billing Associates, Dennis & Patty Hodous, Judy Bush. A special thanks to the Knights of Columbus for all their help with preparing and serving the dinner and helping with parking, and also to Hot Shot Signs, Hunt Brothers Pizza, and Needham’s Nursery.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible, and let us know you will attend.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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