Pastor’s Connection – January 4, 2018

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St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church is a community for all people to encounter Christ, know Christ, and proclaim Christ.


The Pastoral Council will be hosting a series of Listening Sessions through January and February, with the outcome being a list of vision statements (who we want to be as a parish), and ultimately, a Master Strategic Plan to guide our work for the next several years. The list of dates, times, and meeting places for these sessions can be found below. Please take 90 minutes out of your busy schedules to attend one of these gatherings and provide necessary feedback about our parish and our future.


Father Dave



             Saint Stephen the Martyr Pastoral Planning Committee

                      Listening Session Dates/Times/Places


Wednesday, January 10              Dining Room                                        7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 14                     Dining Room                                        1:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 25                 GPC Community Room                       10:00 a.m.

Monday, January 29                   Dining Room                                        7:00 p.m.

Sunday February 11                   Dining Room                                        3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 13                 Dining Room                                        7:00 p.m.

Monday, February 19                 Dining Room                                        7:00 p.m.




Water Damage Repaired


It has been discovered that there is some water damage under the tiles around the Holy Water Font in the Gathering Area, and in the channel that runs from the Holy Water Font to the Baptismal Font in the church. We are having the damage repaired and new tile installed this week. We will salvage the good tiles to replace damaged and broken tiles in the church. An anonymous donor has contributed the funds for materials and labor.


What is happening?


This week:


January 6th/7th – There will be a second collection for the Archdiocesan Seminary Collection.


The Eighth Grade will be selling tickets, after the masses, to their Spaghetti Dinner on January 13th.  The proceeds will be used for the Washington D.C. trip.


Next Week:


January 13th  – The Eighth Grade Spaghetti dinner will be held in the dining room starting at 6pm.  Walk ins will be welcome.

January 14th –  The Knights of Columbus will be hosting another Pancake Breakfast and the Social Justice Ministry will hold their Fair Trade Sale in the dining room.


Coming Soon!!


Trivia Night


The Trivia Night Committee is still looking for Volunteers to help work the event the evening of February 3rd.  We promise to feed you before putting you to work at a great night for fun.  The sign up  link is:


Martyr Madness


Things are heating up this March as St. Stephen the Martyr runs the fast break for a backboard shattering dunk to host its 6th annual premier fundraising event, Martyr Madness, on March 10th, 2018! Proceeds directly support our Parish, School, Religious Education & Outreach Ministries. Please plan on attending this fun opportunity for community-building and hang time with fellow parishioners and friends!

Author: tmarble