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March 10, 2019 — First Sunday of Lent

St. Stephen’s Church, Stephen


515 Fifth Street, PO Box 507, Stephen, MN 56757

Phone: (218)478-2231

Pastor: Father Luis Buitron      Phone: (218)242-5689

Parish Coordinator:  Priscilla Steinke

Office Hours:  Tuesday — 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Wednesday — 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Thursday — 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

(closed all holy days and holidays)

If you have a church question or need something outside of office hours, you are to only contact Fr. Luis at (218)-242-5689.

Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator:  Cindy Hulst, LSW, at (218)281-7895 (24-hour confidential number)

Parish Membership   If you or someone you know would like to become a member of St. Stephen’s, please call or

stop by the parish office and register.


As of July 1, 2018

Pastoral Council:  Britni Gajeski, Darrin Kowalski, Ethan Marquis, Donna Nelson, Carol Riley, Aggie Schindele and Lance Woinarowicz

Finance Council:  Jim Blair, Brent Halfmann and Vernon Smith

Trustees:  Amy Kowalski and Danielle Szklarski


The Sacramental Life and Spiritual Direction


Baptism:  pre-baptism class is required; contact Father Luis Buitron

Reconciliation:  before Saturday evening Mass:  4:30-5:00 p.m.; before Sunday 8:30 a.m. Mass:  8:00-8:30 a.m. or call Father Luis Buitron for an appointment.

Marriage:  all Catholics who have made a decision to enter into marriage must meet with a priest six months before the proposed wedding date; if a Catholic is contemplating marriage to a non-Catholic, the Catholic must still contact a priest to full the requirements of the Catholic Church for the marriage to be validly recognized by the Catholic Church

Anointing of the Sick:  please call the parish office during serious illness or before surgery

Shut-ins:  if you know anyone who cannot come to church, please let the parish office know so they can be put on a visiting schedule by a Eucharistic Minister

Spiritual Direction:  is available Tuesdays at St. Rose from 9:30 a.m.-12 Noon; Wednesdays at St. Stephen’s from 9:00 a.m.-12 Noon; and Thursdays at Assumption from 9:30 a.m.-12 Noon.  Call Father Luis Buitron at (218)242-5689 for an appointment.


St. Stephen’s Church Mass Schedule


Wednesday, March 13, at 8:30 a.m.  — Mass for †Theresa Kleinwachter by Theresa Labine

Friday, March 15, at 10:15 a.m. at the Tamarac — Mass for Special Intention by Jim & Donna Safranski

Sunday, March 17, at 8:30 a.m. — Mass for †Arnold Kostrzewski by Rick & Priscilla Steinke

Rosary beginning at 8:00 a.m.


Eucharistic Adoration at St. Stephen’s:  April 7 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.


Tri-Parish Mass Schedule — January, February & March, 2019


Saturday at 5:00 p.m. — Assumption

Sunday at 8:30 a.m. — St. Stephen’s

Sunday at 10:30 a.m. — St. Rose


St. Rose — Tuesdays - Eucharistic Adoration at 6:00 p.m. and Mass at 7:00 p.m.

Assumption — Thursdays - Mass at 6:30 p.m.


Mission Statement of St. Stephen’s Church


We the community of St Stephen’s are believers in Jesus Christ; striving to proclaim His Gospel in word and in deed.  Through worship, evangelization, formation and service we invite our brothers and sisters to know the Lord.


Stewardship of Treasure


“I have now brought you the first fruits of the products of the soil which you, O Lord, have given to me.”   Deuteronomy 26:10


This line from the Old Testament offers two challenges.  First, do you give to God from your “first fruits”, the best that you have to offer, or

do you give from what is leftover?  Second, do you recognize that everything you have has been given to you by God?  Ask God for a

grateful and generous heart, every day, in all circumstances.


March 3 Collection:  $2,576.15      Adult:  $2,295.00      Children:  $2.00      Plate:  $279.15

Ash Wednesday:  $20.00


Building Repair Fund   We have the Building Repair Fund if you wish to make a special donation or memorial.  This fund is used for general repairs to the church and rectory.  Thank you to all who have donated to this fund, either as a general donation or as a memorial.


Sound System Fund   In the future we will be updating our sound system in the church.  Our current estimate for this project is $7,000.  Anyone wishing to donate toward this project can put their donation in an envelope marked “Sound System” and drop it in the Sunday collection basket.  Contributions to Date:  $5,190.00.


Diocesan Annual Appeal   Parish goal — $10,450.00   Committed as of Mar. 4, 2019 — $4,950.00   We have reached 47.37% of our goal!


Prayer List



Abigail Loff

(To add or remove a name, please call the parish office.  Names will be removed after four weeks.  You may call and request

an additional four weeks.)


Prayer Chain   Please call the parish office with prayer requests.

Prayer Blankets   Please contact Theresa Kuznia if you know of anyone who needs comfort and prayers and would like a prayer blanket from the Ladies Aid.


Liturgical Ministry




Sunday, March 17 (8:30 a.m.)Lector:  Shaun B.      Servers:  Kinsey B. & Annika A.

Eucharist:  Brian A.* & Tammi A.      Greeters:  Duane & Sandra K.


Religious Education


Religious education classes will be held on Wed., Mar. 13 at 6:30 p.m. 


Parents please note   The Lenten Penance Service at St. Rose has been changed from Wed., Apr. 3, to Tues., Apr. 2.  Make this notation on the schedule I sent out last week. ~ Priscilla


TEC Retreat   What is TEC?  TEC is a 3-day retreat experience that focuses on the pascal mystery of Christ (his dying and rising).  It is a time to personally explore what a life lived in Christ is all about.  Each retreat is led by a team of adults and young adults who have encounter Christ through TEC already.  TEC is open to all students at least 16 years of age or older.  For more information regarding TEC Retreats contact Terry Steen at or 218-784-4131 with any questions.  Next TEC:  Mar. 16-18, 2019 at Sandhill Lake Bible Camp, Fosston, MN.


2019 Middle School Youth Rally   Mark your calendars for the 2019 Middle School Youth Rally.  This year, the rally will be held at Fosston High School on Sun., Apr. 28, 2019.  Tentatively, we are looking at a 11 a.m.-7 p.m. timeframe for the youth rally.  The theme for this year’s rally is entitled Follow Me and will focus around the idea of becoming a lifelong disciple of Jesus Christ.  The cost will be $50.00.  More information will be coming soon.


Ladies Aid


Soup & Sandwich Supper/Stations of the Cross will be served/hosted by the Ladies Aid on Wed., Mar. 13.  Supper served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Stations to follow at 7:00 p.m.


Other Items and Future Events


National Black and Indian Mission Collection   Today, our parish will take up the 134th annual National Black and Indian Mission Collection.  Our support of this collection helps build the Church in African American, Native American, and Alaska Native communities from coast to coast.  Schools, parish religious education programs, and diocesan ministries depend on your generosity to help them spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ!  You can help meet unmet needs with a generous contribution today.  Thank you for your support.


St. Stephen’s Bible Study Sessions are held Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Holy Spirit Room.  Please feel free to join the group for The Bible Timeline sessions.


Council Meetings   Pastoral Council will meet on Wed., Mar. 13, at 7:30 p.m.; Finance Council will meet at 8:30 p.m.


Operation Rice Bowl   Encounter Norma.  In Guatemala, we encounter Norma, who as a young mother supports her family and shares her skills with her community.  Reflect on the importance of family in your life.  How can you contribute to support families in your community?  Visit for more.


  50th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Ham Dinner   Stes. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Warren will be serving on Sun., Mar. 17, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Take out dinners will be available in the church.  Menu:  Baked ham, raisin sauce, baked potatoes, homemade baked beans, corn, coleslaw, relishes, dinner rolls, and dessert.  Cost:  $10.00


REBOOT Live   Internationally acclaimed speaker, author, and TV host Chris Stefanick will be speaking at St. John’s Catholic Church in Grafton, ND, on Wed., Mar. 20 (6:30-9:00 p.m.).  Tickets are $25 and available at or by calling (701)352-1648.   Only a few tickets are left.  Call for your ticket today!


I AM      REWRITE YOUR NAME   Chris Stefanick will be back at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in TRF on Thurs., Mar. 21, at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25.00.  For more information or to purchase tickets call 218-681-3571 or for purchasing tickets online go to  It can also be found on – under events.


Cursillo Weekend   Are you looking for a deeper relationship with Jesus?  Is the busyness of life suffocating you?  Consider stepping away from life for a weekend and spending it in the peaceful presence of Jesus and other like-minded Catholics.  A Cursillo weekend has the power to redefine your life.  Pray about attending a weekend.  It is an investment of time that is well spent.  The Women’s weekend will be held at Sand Hill Bible Camp in Fosston, MN, Mar. 21-24.


Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast   Knights of Columbus - Catholic men banded together, united by charity and unity, to strengthen their faith, their families, and their communities.   The Knights will be hosting a pancake breakfast at St. Stephen’s Church after the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Sun., Mar. 24.  ALL ARE WELCOME!


Our Savior’s Free Lutheran Church in Argyle is pleased to announce that Chad Shearer, founder of Central Montana Outfitters and Shoot Straight TV is returning as their presenter for the 11th Annual Family Sportsman’s Event.  The event will be held Sun., Mar. 24, at Our Savior’s Free Lutheran Church.  The banquet of steak, shrimp, baked potato and many other food items begins at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at many local retailers or mail your ticket request to Our Savior’s Free Lutheran Church, PO Box 261, Argyle, MN 56713.


Polish Food Festival will be held on Sat.Mar. 30, at the Minto Community Center from 2:00-6:00 p.m.  Entertainment at 2:30 p.m., Polish store and silent auction.  


Tri-Parish Lenten Penance Service will be held at St. Rose on Tues., Apr. 2, at 7:00 p.m.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter   "It felt like a honeymoon... I couldn't wait to get home and see her at the end of the day." - husband who attended a Worldwide Marriage Encounter.  Bring back the honeymoon in your marriage.  The next available weekends are Apr. 5-7, 2019, in Baxter, MN and Sept. 20-22, 2019, in Alexandria, MN.  Early registration is highly recommended.  For more information visit our website at: or contact Alan & Missy at or 888-455-3496.

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MARCH LADIES AID LEADERS:  Kristin Gajeski, Pat Osowski, Jodi Szczepanski, Dana Woinarowicz, Deanna Woinarowicz, Joyce Woinarowicz, & Julie Woinarowicz



Soup & Sandwich Supper served by the Ladies Aid

on Wednesday, March 13, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and

Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m.





March 10

March 11

March 12

March 13

March 14

March 15

March 16

Rosary at 8:00 a.m.; Mass at 8:30 a.m.; Rite of Election at the Cathedral in Crookston at 3:00 p.m.



Mass at 8:30 a.m.;

Soup & Sandwich Supper 5:30-6:30 p.m. & Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m.; Religious ed for gr. 1-10 at 6:30 p.m.



Mass at the Tamarac at 10:15 a.m.


March 17

March 18

March 19

March 20

March 21

March 22

March 23

Rosary at 8:00 a.m.; Mass at 8:30 a.m.



Mass at 8:30 a.m.;

Soup & Sandwich Supper 5:30-6:30 p.m. & Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m.; Religious ed for gr. 1-10 at 6:30 p.m.; Pastoral Council at 7:30 p.m.; Finance Council at 8:30 p.m.



Mass at the Tamarac at 10:15 a.m.




Holy Week Schedule:

Sun., Apr. 14 – (Palm Sunday) Mass at St. Stephen’s at 10:30 a.m. (NO Rosary at 10:00 a.m. – people meet in the basement for blessing of palms and


Mon., Apr. 15 – Chrism Mass at the Cathedral at 6:30 p.m.

Wed., Apr. 17 –Sacred Sounds Concert at St. Stephen’s at 7:00 p.m.

Thurs., Apr. 18 – (Holy Thursday) Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper at St. Rose at 7:00 p.m.

Fri., Apr. 19 – (Good Friday) Service of the Passion of Jesus Christ at. St. Stephen’s at 3:00 p.m.

Sat., Apr. 20 – (Easter Vigil) Mass at Assumption at 8:30 p.m. (Trent Youngstrand will be joining the Church and his home parish will be


Sun., Apr. 21 – (Easter Sunday) Masses at St. Rose at 8:30 a.m. and St. Stephen’s at 10:30 a.m.