Church Staff Experiencing Email Problems

Over the last few weeks, church staff with email addresses ending in “” have been experiencing intermittent problems both sending and receiving emails.   This has also affected our ability to send out bereavement notices.  If you are trying to send an email to any of the following:  Fr. Kibby, Fr. Ben, Linda Ramming, Greg Karn, Sr. Maria, or Connie Blevins, please also copy Theresa Bradley at  Sorry for the inconvenience.  We are working to resolve the problem.

Funeral Arrangements for Joan Scheid


We sadly report that a member of our parish, Joan Scheid, passed away on Friday. Following are the funeral arrangements.

Visitation: Monday, October 16 at St. Stephen from 6:00pm – 8:00pm with a Vigil Service at 7:30pm

Funeral: 10:00am Tuesday, October 17 at St. Stephen, followed immediately by lunch with the family in the Hall of the Holy Family Center.

Burial will be in Michigan later this week.

Please keep the Scheid family in your prayers.

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.

Prison Ministry

Yes, it’s that time of year to consider donating to a worthy cause. As last year, we would like to contribute to the women’s Christmas at TPFW (Tennessee Prison for Women). In the past, we have collected socks, gloves, shampoo, deodorant, coffee, tea and numerous other items. This year, as last, we would like to collect monetary donations to be added with other churches and non-profit organizations to purchase items for the ladies for Christmas. We will begin collecting Oct. 14 through Sunday, Nov. 12.   When making donations for the prison, please write the check to St. Stephen with “The Prison Ministry” written in the “For” line.   Thank you in advance for your generous donations.

Loaves and Fishes

Our next opportunity to serve the homeless at Loaves and Fishes is Oct. 28. We will be doing breakfast and lunch. We need 3-5 volunteers to help with breakfast from 7:30am to 9:30am, and 10-14 volunteers to help with lunch from 9:30am to 1pm. We hope to go to an online sign up soon to be sure we do not have too few or too many, with divided shifts for the lunch time. Sorry it is not working yet! I also need someone to volunteer to be in charge for breakfast and lunch (same person or two) as I have a meeting in town and cannot attend but will get the roster together. Thanks! Contact Tracey Doering, 615-347-9643, or 615-385-3688. Families welcome (no age excluded) and community service hours can be obtained for this time.   Meet at Holy Name Church (521 Woodland St.) in East Nashville. (building behind the church).

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 Nov. 5, from 7:30am to 12:30pm.  Signups begin this weekend by going to 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. The Knights’ kitchen crew will be cooking a light breakfast at no charge for all prospective donors and their family members.   If you are unable to give blood but would like to sponsor the cost of breakfast ($100 per Drive), please call Mark Marsh at 615-207-9434.

Fine Art 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 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.



Cars Needed for St. Stephen TRUNK-OR-TREAT! St. Stephen will have a Trunk-or-Treat Party on Sunday, Oct. 29. Party details are coming soon.Currently we are seeking parishioners interested in decorating their cars and bringing candy for Trunk-or-Treat. There will be a contest for best decorated themed car. Contact Barb Couturier for more information and to sign up to be a car for our Trunk-or-Treat! coutb or 615-758-0737.


Room In the Inn

Room in the Inn to begin Nov. 14: Sign-ups will be the weekend of Oct. 21-22 after each Mass. Available dates for dinners are: Nov. 28, Dec. 12, Jan 9, Feb. 6, and Mar. 6. Breakfasts and lunches are open for all dates. Room in the Inn also needs donations of wash cloths, socks, pocket-size tissue, toothbrushes, and small bottles of hand sanitizer. Hats and gloves (for men only) are always welcome as is clothing. Extra large and larger clothing such as sweatshirts, hoodies, and coats are always needed. A small person can layer, but a large person needs a large size. If anyone is interested in being an innkeeper, please contact Bob Young at 615-772-6402. Thank you for the support St. Stephen has always shown this ministry. God bless, Dee Ryerson (615-948-3288).