Stations of the Cross at 7pm each Friday during Lent with the exception of April 4 when the Passion Mime will take place in the old church.
WINGS will meet on Wednesday, Mar. 12 at 7pm in the hall of the Holy Family Center. All the ladies of the parish are invited to our Lenten Retreat. Johanna Humphrey will be leading us. Johanna was raised in Knoxville and taught or principled Catholic schools for over 50 years. After retirement, she completed a program in Spiritual Direction with the Sisters of Mercy. A light meal will be served. The service project is bobbin for a Singer One easy-to -use computerized sewing machine or threads. The sewing machine will be going to Haiti in March.
Finished products from the Haiti Sewing Workshops will be showcased Saturday, Mar. 15, as we count, fold, and pack items for shipment in the sea container to Petit Goave. You’ll want to see the darling pillowcase dresses, along with the beautiful skirt and shirt outfits, tote bags and clothing donations that will all go to the children at our twin sister parish in Haiti. We begin at 10am in the hall of the Holy Family Center and go until all items are boxed up and accounted for. We hope to see you there! For more information, call Bettyann at 883-3422 or Linda at 883-5961.
Our Rice Bowl Supper is next Friday, Mar. 7, at 6pm in the hall of the Holy Family Center. Please join your fellow parishioners as we share a potluck of rice, beans, and simple vegetable dishes. No desserts, please. Rice Bowl containers, which are used to collect funds for Catholic Relief Services, will be distributed. Suzanne Visitacion will be our evening speaker, and will tell us about our exciting ministry to the women’s prison. After the meal, Stations of the Cross will follow in the church at 7pm.
The Lenten Fish Fries are right around the corner. We start frying on Mar. 14 and continue every Friday until Apr. 11. As always, we serve in the hall of the Holy Family Center starting at 5pm. We will continue to serve fried and baked fish with all the traditional sides, and, of course, our specials. Mark your calendars for March 14, 21, 28 and April 4 and 11. See you all at the Fish Fries. All are welcome!
St. Stephen will be celebrating a parish wide Seder Supper on Saturday, Apr. 12 after the 5pm Mass. Planners and helpers are needed. A planning meeting will be held at St. Stephen on Sunday, Mar. 9 at 9:45am in the old chapel. For more info, call Lorine Bourland at 615-754-6899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Fr. Pat Kibby, Deacon Fred and Lorine Bourland and the Holy Land Pilgrims of 2012 and 2013 at a Parish Potluck, Saturday, Mar. 8 after the 5pm Mass. We will be sharing our experiences with you and also have some videos of our incredible journey. Bring a dish to share. More info, call Lorine Bourland 615-754-6899.
Winter is when we get ready for Spring in the Garden. Workday (weather permitting) is 3/29 (1pm-4pm). Trucks, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, shovels, and strong arms are needed to cut and dig. No experience is needed. Wednesday evening gardening begins 3/12. We look forward to playing in the dirt with you! Questions? Rose 516-7965.
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!