Presentation by Maryknoll Lay Missioner

Clair Stewart, a Maryknoll lay missioner for the Catholic Church in Sao Paulo, Brazil, who grew up going to St. Stephen, will be here Sunday, May 7, and will give a short presentation after all the Masses.  She will focus on who Maryknoll Lay Missioners are and what they do.  She will also talk about her missionary experience in an over-crowded Brazilian prison along with teaching art to the children of refugees living in a homeless shelter.  All are invited to attend.

Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast

Take your Mom to breakfast.  Boy Scout Troop 1204 is hosting the 8th Annual Take Your Mom to the All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 13, from 7am to 11amGluten free available upon request.  Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased ahead of time or at the door.  Thank you for supporting St. Stephen Boy Scout Troop 1204.

Retirement Party

Happy Retirement Party for Barb Couturier:  Come and wish Barb a “Happy Retirement” with a potluck dinner on Saturday, Apr. 29 in the hall of the Holy Family Center at 6:30pm.  Please bring a dish of either meat, veggies or saladDessert provided by the Knights of Columbus.  A basket will be provided for well wishes.  Come and thank Barb for her 30 years of service.

Ministry Fair

St. Stephen’s annual Ministry Fair will take place after each Mass on April 29 and 30.  Check out our various parish ministries.  You might be interested in participating in some of the groups that make us a vibrant parish that reaches out to others.  The fair is held after each Mass.  In addition to the ministries, the KCLA will have a bake and craft sale.

K of C Fifth Sunday Rosary

The Knights of Columbus Fifth Sunday Rosary is Sunday, Apr. 30 following the 5pm Mass.  We will be praying the basic rosary from the rosary guide.  Rosaries and rosary guides will be available prior to the service.  Please plan to attend and pray the rosary as a family.  For questions, contact Deacon Steve at 615-604-6059 or mol4@aol.com.

Funeral Planning Workshop

Learn about how to plan a Catholic funeral.  We will go over the funeral rites of the Catholic Church.  We will have cost sheets from some of our local funeral providers.  Bring your questions.  The presentation will be Wednesday, May 3 in the hall of the Holy Family Center at 7pm.

Lector Training

If you are interested in being a lector at Mass, a training session will be held on May 6 at 9am in the church.  Sign up sheets are in the narthex.  For questions, contact Ron and Valerie Fleitz at 615-773-2482.

Father/Daughter Dance

Save the Date:  Father/Daughter Dance, Saturday, May 6 presented by the Knights of Columbus in the hall of the Holy Family Center from 6pm-8pm.  Dance the night away!  DJ, games, and keepsake photograph.  Open to all ages.

Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross and the Knights of Columbus will hold their quarterly Blood Drive in the hall of the Holy Family Center on Sunday, May 7 from 7:45am to 1pm.  The Knights’ kitchen crew will be providing a light breakfast at no charge for all prospective donors and their family members.  Signups begin this weekend by going to www.redcrossblood.org and putting in sponsor code: ststephen, or by signing up at the table in the old church.  If you have any questions, please call Mark Marsh at 615-207-9434.