Stand for Life in front of St. Stephen along Lebanon Road on Sunday, Jan. 21 after the 11am Mass. Signs will be provided.
St. Stephen Catholic Community Presents—Catholics Returning Home: In this Christmas season we take time to reflect on Jesus’ birth and on His gift of eternal life. If you have been away from the Catholic Church, welcome back home! We miss you! If you have a relative, friend, neighbor or co-worker who has been away from the Church, we need your help, please invite them back. To help update Catholics that have been away from regular participation in church life, we will offer a 6-week Catholics Returning Home session starting Jan. 11, 2018. We meet in Room 100 of the Holy Family Center from 7pm to 8:30pm. For more details, take an information card from the poster in the old church. Contact Jerry Marcec, email@example.com or 630-362-7150 to register or for more information.
Pope Francis has named Father J. Mark Spalding, a priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville, to be the 12th Bishop of Nashville. The appointment was publicized at noon in Rome, 5 a.m. central time, on Tuesday November 21, 2017. Bishop-elect Spalding will be ordained a bishop and installed as the Bishop of Nashville on February 2, 2018 at Sagrado Corazon at the Catholic Pastoral Center on McGavock Pike. Bishop-elect Spalding, 52, a native of Fredericktown, KY and a member of a large extended family with roots dating to the earliest days of Catholic life west of the Appalachian Mountains, was ordained to the priesthood on August 3, 1991 at the St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown, KY. He is a graduate of Bethlehem High School in Bardstown, KY, and St. Meinrad Seminary in St. Meinrad, Indiana. He received a master of religious studies and a licentiate in canon law from American University in Louvain, Belgium. He is currently pastor of Holy Trinity Parish and Holy Name Parish in Louisville. He has also served as a vicar general for the archdiocese since 2011. He has served a number of other assignments including associate pastor at St. Joseph and chaplain at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown, associate pastor at St. Augustine in Lebanon, KY, associate pastor at St. Margaret Mary in Louisville, pastor of Immaculate Conception in LaGrange, KY. He has served as a judge, judicial vicar, and director of the tribunal for the archdiocese.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Elaine Bustillos 615-758-8303 email@example.com; Joyce Davis 615-754-6899 Joyce_davis07@comcast.net; Bettyann Tompson 615-883-3422 firstname.lastname@example.org; or Janet Youmans 615-525-3920 email@example.com.
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!
“Community” is what make Saint Stephen special! Like our Facebook Page and stay connected to the good news from our parish. Simply search for “Saint Stephen Catholic Community” in Facebook, or click the link at the top of the website at SaintStephenCommunity.org.
We have listening devices available. As you come in the door ask the Hospitality Minister to help you locate one for your use.