In support of the Church’s efforts to address pro-life issues and the Knights’ devotion to Blessed Mary, St. Stephen Knights of Columbus will host a special pot luck social night, May 16 at 7pm in the hall of the Holy Family Center. There will be guest speakers from Wilson County Right to Life and State Representative Susan Lynn, who will address current Pro-Life legislative issues and how they impact our efforts. Since this is a pot luck, please bring a dish, enough for your attendees and two more people. Any questions, call Bill Walsh at 615-513-6369.
Our Spring Workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 17 at 7pm in the old church space. We will consider funeral costs, vigils, and how to plan a Catholic Funeral Mass.
Please mark your calendars for Saturday, May 21. It is the annual Clergy Appreciation Dinner. Please plan to join all of St. Stephen as we recognize and thank Fr. Pat and our deacons for leading St. Stephen and building the strong Catholic family we are. Dinner will be in the hall of the Holy Family Center following the 5pm Mass.
Join us for the Catholic Conference 4 Moms, Saturday, June 4, 8:30-12:30. Could you use a day to relax and socialize, perhaps tune into God a little? Come share with and be encouraged by other Moms.
St. Stephen Catholic Community Holy Family Center. Nursery Available. Registration required, use the link below.
7th Annual Troop 1204 Pancake Breakfast will be held on May 7 from 7am to 11am in the hall of the Holy Family Center. Cost: $5/person. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Proceeds are going to benefit our scouts going to summer camp.
Vacation Bible School is gearing up to go on a Cave Quest. Following Jesus the Light of the World, June 20-24. We need many volunteers for teachers, aides, crafts, snacks, games and music. To volunteer, contact Holly at 615-473-7708 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Open registration for children of the parish ages 4 as of June 20 to rising 6th graders will be after all Masses on May 21-22 and June 4-5.
Prayer Garden work has started again. Help is welcome on Wednesdays, 6pm until dark. Need some folks with trucks to haul brush to the burn pile. We also need some helpers 18 or older to trim wisteria on top of the arbor. Consider just giving an hour this Spring! If you want to help other than on Wednesdays, call and we will set up a time. Rose Wathen 615-516-7965.
Check out the St. Stephen Parish App which has been updated with some new music. We’ve added a Lent Playlist! As each liturgical season changes, we will create a playlist for you to enjoy for prayer, reflection and appreciation of the season.
To find the Parish App go to: www.parishsolutionsco.com/stephen
St. Stephen has a new ministry. We make fleece blankets for those who are seriously ill, injured, confined to either home, hospital or nursing home. They are made prayerfully, blessed and given to express caring and concern from St. Stephen Catholic Community for our parishioners, their immediate family members or their close friends. The following prayer is sewn on each blanket: “May the Risen Christ bless you with HOPE, COURAGE, and PEACE. St. Stephen Catholic Community holds you in prayer and covers you with love.” If you know of someone who would benefit from receiving a Prayer Blanket, call or email Lorine Bourland 615-754-6899 email@example.com; Elaine Bustillos 615-758-8303 firstname.lastname@example.org; Joyce Davis 615-754-6899 Joyce_davis07@comcast.net; Bettyann Tompson 615-883-3422 email@example.com; or Janet Youmans 615-525-3920 firstname.lastname@example.org.