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).

 

Baby Bottle Campaign

In observance of October as Respect Life Month, the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and Knights of Columbus will sponsor a baby bottle campaign to benefit pro-life agencies in Middle Tennessee.  $$$$ raised with this campaign will help support the Tennessee Right to Life and the Wilson County Right to Life Organizations.   The money given to Wilson County Pro-Life will go toward the payment of the monthly rental of the pro-life billboard on Interstate 40 between Mt. Juliet and Lebanon.   Fill the bottle with your spare change, cash and/or checks. Make checks payable to the KCLA.   Return the bottle(s) by placing them in the baby cradle in the old church any weekend in October. We do need the bottle(s) returned regardless of the amount in the bottles.     Thank you for your generous support of life.

Renew Your Kroger Rewards

If you have been using your Kroger Plus Card to help raise money for Life Teen summer camp, you need to re-register your card in the month of August.  Go on-line at www.krogercommunityrewards.com, sign in and click on your name at the top right hand corner to see your account.  Scroll to the bottom for the community rewards section.  You will see your community rewards with St. Stephen has expired.  Click renew and enter the number for St. Stephen, 89477, in the space provided.  Until you do this, we will not earn money from your Kroger purchases.  If you would like to start supporting St. Stephen with your Kroger card, go through the enrollment process, enter your Kroger Plus card number and input the NPO for St. Stephen – 89477.  Thank you!

St. Stephen Prayer Blanket Ministry

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 lorineb@tds.net; Elaine Bustillos 615-758-8303 elainebustillos04@yahoo.com; Joyce Davis 615-754-6899 Joyce_davis07@comcast.net; Bettyann Tompson 615-883-3422 btompson374402@comcast.net; or Janet Youmans 615-525-3920 youmans1@comcast.net.

Online Giving

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!