Parent Talk with Kary

Parent Talk with Kary returns this Sunday, Feb. 18 at 9:45am and 6:15pm in the church.  This free workshop will focus on guidelines on how to address the important talk about sex at home and to answer your child’s questions.

Loaves and Fishes

Our next opportunity to serve the homeless at Loaves and Fishes is Saturday, Feb. 24.   We will be doing breakfast and lunch. We need 3-5 volunteers to help with breakfast from 7:30am to 9:30am, and 12 volunteers to help with lunch from 9:30am to 1pm.   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).

Join a Faith Group

Please join hundreds of your fellow parishioners by joining a Faith Group to discuss our Parish Christmas Book Perfectly Yourself by Matthew Kelly.  Please don’t miss this opportunity for fellowship and to benefit from this powerful Catholic book. If you are not already in a group and would like to join one, please contact  All are welcome.

40 Cans For Lent

YES, WE CAN! You are invited to participate in the “St. Stephen Community 40 Cans for Lent” program. The goal of this drive is for each parish family to contribute one can of food for each of the 40 days of Lent, that’s 7 cans per week! Then, throughout Lent — the food cans will be delivered to the Mt. Juliet Help Center.  As a bonus, The Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus will donate $100 for every 1,000 pounds of food that is contributed  — up to a maximum of $500 per council. These proceeds will be donated by the council to the church for use with various charities.  All you need to do isbring your 7 cans per week to church and put them in the box in the Old Church. A bin will also be available at the fish dinners for your convenience.  Yes, it’s that simple and a great way to get the whole family involved in a charitable activity. The collection will start on Feb. 14 and run thru April 2. For questions on this, ask GK Bill Walsh 615-513-6369  or Deacon Steve Molnar at 615-604-6059.  WE CAN DO THIS!

Parish Mission

Coming In March!  Mark your calendars for the Parish Mission being held Mar. 4, 5 and 6.  Fr. Roc O’Connor, SJ, Associate Pastor at the Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee, WI, professor at Marquette University, an author and song writer is the featured speaker.  See the flyer in this week’s bulletin for details.


Lenten Fish Fry

Save the Dates!  Fish Fry season starts Friday, Feb. 16 from 5pm  to 7pm and will continue each Friday until we end the season with our final fish fry on Mar. 23.  Free shuttle bus service will be provided from the upper lot to the hall.  Pickup at the church entrance.  Cost:  Family (parent(s) and dependents under 18) – $25; Individuals, 13 and over – $10; Ages 6-12 – $5; under 6 – free.

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, Feb. 18, from 7:30am to 12:30pm.   There is a critical shortage of all types of blood due to over 500 canceled Blood Drives because of bad weather.  Signups continue this weekend by going to and putting in sponsor code: ststephen, or sign up at the table in the old church. The Knights will be providing a light breakfast at no charge for all prospective donors and their family members. If you have any questions, please call Mark Marsh at 615-207-9434.


Called and Gifted Workshop

A Called and Gifted Workshop will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9am to Noon. If you are interested in discovering more about the gifts that you embody and would like to attend the workshop, please sign up in the Narthex so that we can order enough workbooks.