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Saint Stephen the First Martyr.

Thursday
May122016

Bereavement Ministry

Did you know St. Stephen Parish has a Bereavement Ministry? Over 7 years ago a small group of parishioners decided we needed to do a better job caring for those who suffer a death in their family. Since that time, we have sent hundreds of cards, hosted many receptions, and have supported families who

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Thursday
Apr072016

Honoring Our Blessed Mother in May

The Queen of Heaven is so revered for her relationship with Christ and her love and guidance of her earthly children, the Catholic Church has dedicated the month of May in her honor.

In his 1965 encyclical, “Mense Maio,” Pope Paul VI wrote about the importance of Mary’s intercession for all the world, explaining that those who encounter her, encounter her Son, Jesus:

“For what other reason do we continually turn to Mary except to seek the Christ in her arms, to seek our Savior in her, through her, and with her? To Him men are to turn amid the anxieties and perils of this world, urged on by duty and driven by the compelling needs of their heart, to find a haven of salvation, a transcendent fountain of life.”

Pope Paul VI went on to write May is the month Christians offer the Virgin Mother more “fervent and loving acts of homage and veneration; and it is the month in which a greater abundance of God’s merciful gifts comes down to us from our Mother’s throne.”

During the month of May, we honor her motherly and queenly majesty from every corner of the earth.

http://www.catholicsun.org/2013/05/15/our-blessed-mother-honoring-the-virgin-mary-in-may/

Thursday
Apr072016

Worldwide Marriage Encounter/Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial 

If you are suffering from an abortion, experience the love of Jesus Christ at a Project Rachel weekend retreat April 29-May 1, 2016. The weekend retreat, for both women and men, will combine discussions, spiritual exercises, the sacrament of reconciliation, a Memorial Service and

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Thursday
Apr072016

St. Stephen’s Theology & Film Special Presentation

Tuesday, May 10, at 6pm in Room 125 We’ll view and discuss Still Mine (rated PG-13, 112 minutes) Synopsis: An elderly couple fight against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home. Still Mine is another splendid drama about the challenges and rewards of conscious aging. This Canadian film written and directed by Michael McGowan is a love story that touches the heart with its uplifting portrait of a couple enduring a storm of troubles with fearlessness, courage, and

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