Pastor’s Connection – January 12, 2018

Categories: Latest News,Pastoral Council Minutes

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


The first listening session was held with about 50 parishioners in attendance.  This is a friendly reminder that 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


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.


Prayer Requests


If you have a prayer request for a member of your family and would like the parish to pray for them during mass, please call Debi at the office 402-896-9675 to have them added to the Prayers of the Faithful.


If you have a friend that you would like prayers said for, please contact Debi at the office 402-896-9675 and ask for them to be added to  the prayer line.  Debi will pass your request to the prayer line ministry made up of caring individuals who will pray privately for your friend.


What is happening?


This 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.

Listening session number 2 in the dining room at 1:30 pm.


Next Week:


January 20/21st  – The Knights of Columbus will be conducting their One Rose, One Life campaign.  Knights will be in the gathering space handing out poppies after every mass.  We will be taking up a second collection to support their efforts.


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


Save the date for the 6th annual premier fundraising event, Martyr Madness, on March 10th, 2018! Proceeds directly support our Parish, School, Religious Education & Outreach Ministries. We need your support to carry out our mission. Please plan on attending this fun opportunity for community-building and hang time with fellow parishioners and friends!


The link to volunteer is:

Author: tmarble