St. Stephen's Catholic Church Stephen, Mn
May 21, 2017 – Sixth Sunday of Easter
St. Stephen’s Church
P.O. Box 507, 515 Fifth Street, Stephen, MN 56757
Phone: 218-478-2231 firstname.lastname@example.org www.wiktel.net/ststephens
Pastor: Father George Noel email@example.com Phone: 218-289-1735 (Cell)
Parish Coordinator: Priscilla Steinke
Office Hours: Tuesdays — 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Wednesdays — 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Thursdays — 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
(closed all holy days and holidays)
Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator: Louann McGlynn Phone: 218-281-7895 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sacramental Life
Sacrament of Reconciliation: before Saturday evening Mass: 3:45-4:45 p.m.; before Sunday 8:30 a.m. Mass: 7:45-8:15 a.m. or
call Father George Noel for an appointment
Sacrament of Baptism: pre-baptism class is required; contact Father George Noel
Sacrament of Marriage: all Catholics who have made a decision to enter into marriage must see 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 fulfill 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 office know,
so they can be put on a visiting schedule by a Eucharistic Minister
St. Stephen’s Church Mass Schedule
Wednesday, May 24 at 8:30 a.m. — Mass for †Wanda Chwialkowski by Ted & Rita Chwialkowski
Friday, May 26, at 10:15 a.m. at the Tamarac — Mass for †Alvina Krolak by Family & Friends
Saturday, May 27, at 5:00 p.m. — Mass for †Andrew Riley by David & Adell Kuznia
Tri-Parish Mass Schedule – April, May & June, 2017
Saturday at 5:00 p.m. – St. Stephen’s (Rosary begins ½ hour before Mass)
Sunday at 8:30 a.m. – St. Rose
Sunday at 10:30 a.m. – Assumption
St. Rose — Tuesdays - Eucharistic Adoration at 6:00 p.m. and Mass at 7:00 p.m.; Thursdays – Mass at 9:00 a.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
“For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that be God’s will, than for doing evil.” 1 Peter 3:17
The old line says “if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” Many of us are diligent in our planning, making sure things are progressing smoothly, then disaster strikes, we don’t get the result that was intended. An unforeseen problem arises. Many times we may respond negatively. Why me? I did everything right! Here’s the thing — God has a different and better plan in store for you.
May 14 Collection: $922.00 Adult: $863.00 Children: $.00 Plate: $59.00
Holy Thursday: $10.00 Good Friday: $10.00 Easter: $300.00
Catholic Home Missions: $25.00 Trinity Dome: $48.00 Lawn Mower: $150.00
Building Repair Fund We have the Building Repair Fund if you wish to make a 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.
Duane Kuznia, Brian Pilon & Paulette (Halfmann) Sikora
(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.
Saturday, May 27 (5:00 p.m.): Lector: Theresa K. Servers: Kayla K. & Emily M.
Eucharist: Carol B.*, Amy K.** & Gary A. Greeters: David & Kim C.
Congratulations to Shane B. and Tom G. on your upcoming graduation! “… Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord, your God, is with you wherever you go.” 1 Joshua 9
Retreats, Marriage Encounter Weekends, and Summer Camps Check out the church bulletin board for flyers and registration forms.
Other Items and Future Events
Baccalaureate Service to be held at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Argyle on Wed., May 24, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Our condolences to the family and friends of Florence Kuznia, who was called home to the Lord this past week. May she rest in the peace of Christ.
Donations Needed for Lawn Mower St. Stephen's Parish is in need of a new lawn mower to use on the church, parish house and cemetery grounds. After much research it is estimated the cost will be about $3000. Please make your donations as soon as possible as we know soon the grass will be growing. Donations may be placed in the Sunday offertory basket or sent to parish office with a note “for lawn mower.” Thank you for your generosity!
MAY LADIES AID LEADERS: Suzie Gajeski, Donna Nelson, Georgie Nelson, Sheila Peterson & Lenore Pietruszewski
Catholic Communication Campaign Today, we are taking up the collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC). Your support helps the CCC connect people to Christ, here and around the world, through the internet, television, radio, and print media. Half of the funds we collect remain in our diocese to support local efforts. Be a part of this campaign to spread the gospel message and support the collection today! To learn more, visit www.usccb.org/ccc.
Trinity Dome Collection Thank you for your generous support of the Trinity Dome Collection. Your participation will bring to completion the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, our church, America’s Catholic Church.
New to our area? Please call or stop by the parish office to register.