Haiti Sewing Workshop

IT’S DECISION TIME! Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 am – Noon, Room 105 (separate entrance end of building). We won’t be sewing that day, but we need to decide what you are interested in sewing. There is a lot of fabric and embellishments to make tote bags for Haiti.   There is light cotton fabric to make very small toddler dresses.   There are patterns to make simple stuffed animals and back packs. Already made are tote bag kits that can be sewn at home and we’ll have a lot of fabric to match, cut and put together to make more “tote bag kits.” If you have ideas or questions, let us know: Linda at 883-5961 or Bettyann at 883-3422.

Funeral Planning Workshop

Funeral Planning Workshop will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 15 in the Hall of the Holy Family Center at 7pm.  The Workshop will focus on planning a Catholic funeral; including the Mass, the Vigil service, and the Committal at the Grave.  Financial aspects of a funeral will also be discussed.


Coat Drive for McMurray Middle School

For the past several years, St. Stephen has filled the McMurray Middle School “Clothes Closet.”  The Clothes Closet, during winter, is filled with coats, jackets, hats, gloves, and vests, distributed to children and their families based upon need as seen and referred by the teachers.  Parishioners are asked to check their closets for the items; new or very gently used are accepted.   Please place the items in the labeled boxes in the old church during the month of November.

Lector Training

Lector training will take place in the church on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9am to 11am.  Please sign up in the Narthex, or call Ron and Valarie Fleitz at 615-773-2482.

Walking with Purpose

Walking With Purpose is a women’s Catholic Bible Study that aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ by offering personal study and small group discussion that link our everyday challenges and struggles with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church.    This group will meet at St. Stephen in Classroom 105 on Sundays from 6:15pm – 7:30pm, and is open to women of all ages.  The first 6-week session will take place Sunday Nov. 5 – Dec. 17.   There is a $20 fee for your study book. Please follow this link to register. https://web4u.forms-db.com/view.php?id=131262

All Souls Candlelight Service

All Souls Candlelight Service will take place in the church Thursday, November 2.  This is a time to come together to pray and to light a candle to cherish the memory of family and friends who have gone before us.  The service will begin at 7PM.

Fine Arts Fair

CHRISTMAS IS APPROCHING! St. Stephen will present our annual Fine Art Fair on Nov. 4 and 5. Doors open 11am to 8pm on Saturday. This includes a complimentary wine and cheese “Meet the Artists” reception on Saturday from 6pm to 8pm in the evening. Sunday hours are from 9:30am to 7pm. This is an excellent opportunity to support your church (30% of all sales goes to the church) and to purchase unique and affordable items for yourself and those on your Christmas list. Mark your calendar! Bring your friends! We look forward to seeing you here the first weekend of November.


Haiti Mission Medication Needed (Clarification)

Following are the medications needed for the medical mission in February:

  • Tylenol (acetaminophen) Adult Dose 500mg;
  • Motrin (Ibuprofen) Doses 200mg, 400mg, 600mg;
  • Tylenol (acetaminophen) infant liquid drops;
  • Tylenol (acetaminophen) children’s doses;
  • Ibuprofen children’s liquid;
  • Ibuprofen infant liquid;
  • Aspirin 81mg;
  • Aspirin 325mg;
  • Antacids (Tums, etc.);
  • Adult vitamins;
  • Children’s vitamins;
  • Infant liquid vitamins;
  • Folic acid (child bearing women);
  • Liquid Tears.

The collection will continue during October and November.  Collection bins in the Fellowship Hall.