St. Stephen, Deacon & Martyr C a t h o l i c C h u r c h A Catholic community of faith striving to witness to the Gospel. Our Baptism and Confirmation calls us to bring Christ’s Love to our families, our work places and our community. Grateful for God’s gifts, we seek to nurture those gifts and to give back to the Lord by sharing our time, talent and material treasure. In all of our parish activities we seek to develop a personal relationship with the Lord who directs our lives and a vision that sees the world with the eyes of Christ and that leads to a commitment to justice. We seek a sense of unity in Christ that leads us to be an open and welcoming people and a sense of joy in being graced by the gifts of God’s Love. November 30, 2014 1st Sunday of Advent MASS SCHEDULE Monday—Saturday: 8am (English) Saturday Liturgy: 5pm (English) Sunday Liturgy: English: 7am, 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am, 6:15pm Polish: 1pm November 30, 2014 1st Sunday of Advent P AGE 2 WE ARE A STEWARDSHIP PARISH We at St. Stephen, are striving to be good disciples of Christ. We focus on the spirituality of stewardship, through the grateful sharing of our time, our talent and our treasure, to help us become better disciples of Christ. As good stewards, we share our gifts responsibly with charitable groups and with our church. We urge our parishioners to consider remembering St. Stephen in their wills. Please phone Fr. Jay in the church office at 708.342.2400 for more information. Collections Will be available next week Thank you for your continued Stewardship in support of St. Stephen. Please visit our website to find other opportunities for generosity through planned giving by remembering St. Stephen in your will or living trust. TIME, TALENT & TREASURE In addition to printing the collection, we are printing the Sunday and Holy Day collections from the previous month and for the fiscal year to date as well as budgeted amount needed for us to meet both our expenses & mortgage payments. Mortgage payments are $41,500 per month (interest and principal). The Archdiocese loaned us the money to start our parish and build our facilities on the basis of a commitment to Stewardship by the parish. We thank everyone whose support enables us to do the work of our Actual Budget parish. Last Month October $117,377 $112,500 Year-to-Date July 1—October 31 $471,966 $459,600 BAPTISMS are celebrated every Sunday at 3pm in English and 1pm in Polish. Please contact Deacon Ken in the parish office for the necessary preparations. SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION is available on Saturdays, from 8:45—9:30am in the church or by appointment. FUNERALS can be arranged with the parish office. MARRIAGES St. Stephen Parish welcomes the celebration of the weddings of both registered parishioners and the children of registered parishioners. Information is available from one of the priests or deacons. PASTORAL CARE OF THE SICK can be arranged for the sick, elderly and handicapped desiring Communion by calling the parish office. BULLETIN ARTICLE DEADLINE Articles are to be in the parish office noon on Friday for the following week’s bulletin. E-mail: [email protected] REGISTRATION OF NEW PARISHIONERS is held on the 2nd & 4th Sundays every month after 10am Mass. New parishioners unable to register at Sunday registration, may register at the parish office on Mondays at 2pm, Tuesdays at 11am, Wednesdays at 8:30am or Thursdays at 6:45pm. Please phone 708.342.2400 to make an appointment. We warmly welcome new parishioners and cordially invite you to join us on our life-long journey to the Lord. ~ O UR CHURCH ~ Parish Office 17500 South 84th Avenue Tinley Park, IL 60487 Office Hours: 8:30am-8:30pm Mon-Th; 8:30am-7pm Fri; 9am-5pm Sat Office Closed: 12:30-1pm Mon-Fri Office Phone: 708.342.2400 Office Fax 708.342.1545 Religious Ed. Phone: 708.342.1544 Website: www.ststephentinley.com email: [email protected] @ststephentinley ~ O UR STAFF ~ ~ O UR Rev. James Finno, Pastor Rev. Grzegorz Warmuz, Associate Pastor William Engler, Deacon Chuck McFarland, Deacon William Schultz, Deacon Joseph Stalcup, Deacon Pete Van Merkestyn, Deacon Kenneth Zawadzki, Deacon Karen Opyd, Administrative Assistant to Pastor Mary Jeanne Pazin, Director of Religious Education Leslie Krauledis, Assoc. Director of Religious Education Tammy Burns, Admin. Assistant for Religious Education Mark Gorka, Music Minister Karen Dillon, Youth Minister Dave Prete, Maintenance Director SCHOOL Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School 9300 167th Street Orland Hills, IL 60487 Phone 708.403.6525 Fax 708.403.8621 Ms. Mary Iannucilli, Principal ~ November 30, 2014 1st Sunday of Advent P AGE 3 From Our Pastor D ear People of St. Stephen, Happy 15th anniversary to all of you who are part of St. Stephen parish. As we celebrate our 15th anniversary as a parish this weekend, we also begin a new liturgical year as we celebrate the first Sunday of Advent. The first Sunday Masses of our parish were celebrated on the first Sunday of Advent, November 28/29, 1999, at Prairie View Junior High across the street from our church. For me, this weekend is a time both to be grateful for the blessings that the Lord has given us and to renew our commitment to strive to be all that the Lord calls us to be both as individuals and as a parish. Our Advent theme this year, “Lord, shape us to transform our hearts and our community”, comes from the first reading of this Sunday’s Mass. The prophet Isaiah uses the image of God as the potter and God’s people as the clay, calling us as the Lord’s people to allow the love and values of Jesus to transform and shape us. We pray that the gift of Christ’s love will continually be present and life-giving to us. This weekend we have particular reason to be thankful for God’s blessings as we look back on the growth of our parish over these past 15 years. 15 years ago this weekend about 200 people attended a 5 PM Saturday Mass and a 10 AM Sunday Mass in Prairie View’s cafeteria. Deacons Joe and Ken, Karen Opyd, and I - our original staff – were thrilled that so many people came. Over the years we have been blessed by the efforts of so many people who have helped our parish family to grow. This weekend for me is an opportunity to thank God for the deacons, priests, lay staff, and many, many parishioners whose commitment of their time and talent have enabled us to do the Lord’s work here at St. Stephen. The people are too numerous to name without leaving someone out. The people of St. Stephen have always been our best resource. This weekend I ask you to join me in praying for our parishioners who have died over these years. Many who have contributed greatly to our parish have joined the multitude of the saints in heaven. We remember and pray for them on this special occasion. The readings of this Sunday’s Mass and the spirit of Advent call us to renew our commitment to growing in Christ’s love. In reflecting on Archbishop Cupich’s comments during his installation week, I find a number of ideas that give direction to a renewed commitment as a parish. The Archbishop encouraged us to proclaim the message of the Lord’s love with conviction while at the same time having an openness to listen to others, seeking to be alert to wherever the Holy Spirit is revealing God’s love. The Lord calls us to continue to strive to be a welcoming community. Jesus especially is present to the brokenness in life, bringing his message of mercy and love not to perfect people (there are none) but to all of us in our weakness and need, inviting us to grow to be all that God wants us to be as individuals and as a parish. Jesus is always present to us, walking with us as we move through life with all its joys and struggles. The Advent theme of being mindful and alert reminds us to keep our hearts open to the Lord. Staying connected to Christ and seeking to help others to find their own connection with the Lord is a good focus for the mission that we can embrace for our parish’s future. The Parish Transformation process that we are completing has generated some specific ideas on growing as a parish in response to the Lord’s call to live his love in our world. This process will help to give some direction for our future efforts as a parish. I will be sharing more with you about the ideas in the Parish Transformation process in the weeks ahead. As we embrace our future as a parish, a final thought emphasized by Archbishop Cupich is very important to me. One of Jesus’ continuing messages to His disciples is “Do not be afraid.” The future does present real challenges to our church and to our parish. Remembering that the Lord is always with us and being open to the Lord and His strength will sustain us as we seek to live the Gospel and will open our hearts to the new ways in which the Lord is leading us as we seek to respond to His call. In gratitude for all God’s blessings in our first 15 years, and with trust in God’s presence with us as we move into our future, we celebrate our 15th anniversary this weekend. I invite you to take a look at the pictures from the life of our parish displayed in the narthex and in the large meeting room. Thank you to everyone who has contributed in any way to the work of St. Stephen parish in our first 15 years. Please pray that the Lord may bless us and strengthen us as we continue our journey of faith together. May God bless you and your loved ones. Fr. Jay 15 2015 Golden Book We are again offering the New 2015 Golden Opportunities coupon book for only $25. It has hundreds of discounts at numerous local merchants that you shop at everyday. The Dining Pleasures and Casual Dining section offer 2 for 1 dining, with many of them having offers Valid Once A Month for the entire year. Please stop by the Parish Office to view a sample or to purchase this great gift that you can begin to use immediately. WE ONLY HAVE A FEW COPIES LEFT! November 30, 2014 1st Sunday of Advent Pastoral Ministries P AGE 4 Reflecting on 15 Years … Contact Deacon Ken Zawadzki Celebrating 15 years as a parish doesn’t seem like a milestone when you hear of Pastoral Ministry Director parishes celebrating their 50th, 75th and 100th Anniversary as a parish but when Phone: 708.342.2400 Ext. 136 you give 15 years of your life to one parish, yes, that is a milestone. From our Email: [email protected] Donating to St. Vincent de Paul has become easier through our new ONLINE GIVING. Go to www.ststephentinley.com and click on the ONLINE GIVING logo to the left of the screen to register and make your donation. Thank you from our St. Vincent de Paul Society. If you or a parishioner close to you is in need, please contact SVdP at 708-342-2400 ext.205. A representative will return your call as soon as possible to arrange a confidential conversation. Confidentiality and Compassion are cornerstones of our ministry There is an Advent spirit in the heart of every human person. It is one of longing, of yearning for a fulfillment that somehow lies beyond ourselves; for we long for the coming of the Lord. As you put your gift in the St. Vincent de Paul Poor Box, your heart will discover the true meaning of Christmas as you help those who are suffering and poor to long for the coming of the Lord. humble beginnings in a house on Mallow Drive and weekend Masses at Prairie View Junior High to our present day facility, I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. My 15 years here as a deacon have given me the opportunity to meet so many faithful people that I have ministered to from Baptisms, Weddings, 1st Communions to Funerals. I have shared my personal life with you through my homilies and bulletin articles. I have shared in your lives and you have shared in mine. We have made so many lasting friendships together. I have been blessed to have worked with many people in this parish from day one, namely Deacon Joe Stalcup, Karen Opyd and most of all Fr. Jay Finno. The four of us started this adventure together with the Holy Spirit’s guidance and have never looked back. We have been blessed to have been joined by other Deacons and their wives and Priests and staff along the way. Everyone loves our stained glass window behind the altar not only because it tells the story of our faith but when I look at that window, it has a lot of symbolism for me as well. When you look at that window, you see hundreds of pieces of stained glass, which represents the people and staff at St. Stephen. It’s all held together by a massive frame and that’s Fr. Jay. He is the framework who holds everything together. All those pieces of glass would fall if it weren’t for the massive frame holding us together. We have been blessed to have a spiritual leader in Fr. Jay all these years of our existence as a parish. We don’t know what the future holds for us all but when you put your life in God’s hands and let the Holy Spirit work within you, you just know things will work out ok. On a personal note, this journey wouldn’t have been complete without my beautiful wife Laurie by my side every step of the way. She worked behind the scenes in ministering with me in forming the ministries we have been associated with here at St. Stephen. Laurie and I have both been blessed to have shared in your life experiences with us throughout these 15 years and you have shared in ours. May we share many more memories together doing God’s work here on earth. Blessings, Deacon Ken Zawadzki St. Vincent De Paul Food Collection Next Saturday/Sunday, December 6 and 7, will be our monthly food collection for the St. Vincent De Paul Ministry to help support the Tinley Park food pantry. Non-perishable items such as breakfast cereal, pasta, pancake mixes, canned goods should be bagged and left in the church Narthex. Paper towels, toiletry paper, laundry detergent and cleaning supplies are always welcomed. St. Stephen Parish has created a section of the food pantry for gluten free foods. Please mark your bag “gluten free items” if you include those in your donations. Please help our parishioners in need and thank you so much for your continued generosity and support . Please label your bag if it’s GLUTEN FREE !! November 30, 2014 1st Sunday of Advent P AGE 5 Book Discussion “Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody” The final session of the book discussion “Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody”, will be this Sunday, November 30. Like our book discussion on “Rediscover Catholicism” last winter and spring, we will begin with a light supper at 4:30pm and conclude about 5:50pm on time for the 6:15pm Mass. Infant Jesus of Prague healing service and mass Everyone is invited to attend the Infant of Jesus of Prague prayer group healing service and mass on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7:30pm. We are wheelchair accessible. We are located at Flossmoor Road and Leavitt Avenue in Flossmoor. For more information, call Bettyann Hall at 708-799-1234. Our Lady of Fatima PILGRIM Statue Please come join us for the Rosary on Saturday, November 29 at 8 pm; on Sunday, November 30 through Saturday, December 6 at 7:30 pm in the Daily Chapel. The traveling statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be with us. This is a wonderful family way to begin Advent. Seeking help for the 7am Mass If you attend the 7am Mass each Sunday, you might notice an absence of an altar server. The fact is that we do not have boys or girls willing to sign up for such an early Mass. To that end, I’m appealing to adults to become an adult server to help serve at the 7am Mass on Sundays. John Lisicich has been serving in their place for a number of years. John only serves because his wife Pat is one of the Mass coordinators for that Mass. We are grateful for his service. If we could get four adults to volunteer at the 7am Mass, it would mean you would serve once a month. John would be willing to sit with you during Mass for a few weeks and show you the way to serve. Please consider this appeal for help serving at the 7am Mass and make the Mass flow more smoothly helping the priest and deacon. Please contact Deacon Ken Zawadzki at the parish office for more information 708-342-2400 ext. 136. Gluten Free Hosts Available The Benedictine Sisters, who have been providing our altar breads since we began as a parish, have developed a communion host that will benefit all those who suffer from celiac disease. Celiac disease is a digestive disorder triggered by gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains. Since Church law and tradition require that the Eucharistic bread be wheat based, some Catholics have been unable to receive the host because they cannot tolerate the gluten in altar breads. Some Catholics can receive only the cup because the gluten in the host is a danger to their health. The Benedictine Sisters have developed a low gluten host that is safe for most people with celiac disease and which meets all Church requirements and is approved for use at Mass. The gluten content of these breads is 0.01%, a level which the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland calls perfectly safe for the vast majority of celiac sufferers. The Sisters still recommend that individual celiac sufferers consult with their doctor before using the breads. These hosts have now been improved to the point that we can keep a small supply of consecrated hosts in the tabernacle for anyone who needs them. If you have this need, please mention it to the priest, deacon, or one of the ushers before Mass. However, if for some reason you do not see someone before Mass, just mention to whoever is distributing communion that you need a gluten-free host. We will always have a small supply available. Military Corner Please pray for our Military men and women on a daily basis for their safe return. Capt. Anthony J. Cesaro Major Vincent Cesaro 1st Lt. Michael Chimienti Lt. Amanda Griffith Lcpl. Evan Grober Capt. Michael Gryczka Sgt. Joseph Malone Capt. Christopher Mazurek Sgt. Dominic Messina Tsgt. Laura Langley Ssgt. Carl Langley PFC Matthew O'Boyle Capt. Thomas Pierczynski Tsgt. Stephen Vlaming LCDR Marilyn Walsh Major Thomas Walsh November 30, 2014 1st Sunday of Advent P AGE 6 First Week of Advent Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 Be Mindful First Sunday in Advent Honor the Lord - Our Redeemer. Come to the Lord's Houseattend daily Mass. Pray that all may live in peace. St. Nicholas Pray the Rosary Give an older The Lord is Day Give small daily during person a ride to my light and religious gifts Advent. daily Mass. salvation. to Children. Advent Reflections—Week 1—Mindful Jesus said, “Anyone who starts to plow and then keeps looking back is of no use for the Kingdom of God”, Luke 9:62. Be mindful, be conscious of each moment, growing in an awareness of God’s presence in every moment of each day. “Lord, shape us to transform our hearts and our community” Advent Season The word “Advent” (Coming) indicated how Christians view the four-week period preceding the Nativity of our Lord. It is a time of preparation for an even more intimate coming of the Lord to you and all of us. When I come to visit a friend, I am present to him. Coming results in presence. Of course, the Lord is already present to his people. Therefore, his coming at Christmas should result in a more intimate presence. People (friends, lovers) who get to know and love one another better are becoming more intimately, more personally, present to one another. It is a question of opening up and sharing one another’s personality. Our preparation for Christ’s coming should consist in an ever more opening up to him who wants to share our human condition in loving care. By preparing for the Lord’s coming time and again at Christmas, Christians prepare for his final coming which will be decisive for you and all human beings. “Now we watch for the day hoping that the salvation promised us will be ours when Christ our Lord will come again in his glory” (Preface of Advent). St. Joseph Daily Missal Using a purple ribbon for each week, (except a pink ribbon for the third week), attach the ribbon at the end of each tag and tie the ribbon around the wreath near the candle. Be careful not to start a fire. Mindful Week 1: Be Mindful Prepare Week 2: Be Prepared Rejoice Week 3: Rejoice Sacrament of Reconciliation Communal Reconciliation Service Tuesday, December 16 – 7:30pm In Addition to the Communal Reconciliation service on December 16, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered at the following times: Thursday, December 18 7:00— 8:00pm Saturday, December 20 8:45— 9:45am 3:00— 4:15pm Monday, December 22 8:45— 9:45am 7:00— 8:30pm Confessions will be available in English & Polish. There will be no confessions on Christmas Eve. Behold Week 4: Behold the Glory of God November 30, 2014 1st Sunday of Advent P AGE 7 Dear Families of St. Stephen, As we are about to begin the Advent season, it is time for us at St. Stephen to begin to prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Your children, grades 1 and up, are invited to be a part of the Christmas Eve Nativity Liturgy. This year St. Stephen will be celebrating a 5pm Mass on Christmas Eve, at which the children will be presenting the Christmas Gospel. We hope to involve many of our children in this experience. All parts are non-speaking. A few special parts, grades 3 and up, will be selected by lottery. While we have a few costumes, families will need to provide most costumes which are all very basic. Please consider the schedule of rehearsals below. All rehearsals are mandatory. Rehearsals will be in church on the following dates: Rehearsals for Christmas Eve Mass at 5 PM: Thursday, December 11—6:30-7:00 PM (assignment of parts) - 125/126 Thursday, December 18—6:30-7:00 PM- Church Monday, December 22—6:30-7:00 PM (dress rehearsal) - Church At the dress rehearsal on December 22 costumes must be worn. If your child(ren) are interested in participating in this special Mass, please come to the first practice for the Mass on December 11 at 6:30 PM. Adult helpers are needed and welcome. If you have any questions, please call Fr. Jay at 708-342-2400 or Mary Jeanne Pazin at 708-342-1544, ext. 147. Thank you and God bless, Fr. Jay and The Family Mass Team ADVENT PRAYERS As part of our Advent observance we invite everyone to write a prayer expression, personal intention or gratitude for blessings on the sheets that are available on the table in the narthex. Please write your prayer and family name on the sheet (copies are in one basket) and place the sheet in the second basket. These intentions will then be placed in a basket placed by the altar. By posting our prayers we show our willingness to let “The Lord, shape us to transform our hearts and our community” during Advent. Advent Candle Lighting Sign-up Sheet There is a sign-up sheet for those wishing to light the Advent Candles at the beginning of Mass. Please check in with the usher no later than 10 minutes before Mass starts. This way they know that you are here; otherwise, they will look for someone to take your place. The sign-up sheet will be in the back of the church on the usher’s table. Please remember to honor your commitment. “The Little Blue Book” - An Advent Prayer Book Advent begins on Sunday, November 30TH which is just around the corner. By the way, “Happy New Year”, the first Sunday of Advent begins a new year for the Church based on the Church’s calendar. Advent is a time of preparation for and reflection upon the birth of Jesus. To aid in the prayerful preparation for Advent “The Little Blue Book” written by Bishop Untener of Saginaw Michigan offers a brief prayer for each day of Advent. “The Little Blue Book” is available in the magazine racks on the west wall of the narthex. Please take one and use it for daily prayer during Advent. A donation of $1 is requested to pay for “The Little Blue Book”. Walk to Bethlehem Relive that special night with a walk through the halls of the motherhouse at St. Francis Woods, 9201 W St. Francis Rd, Frankfort on Saturday, December 6 at 6:30pm. The cost is $20 per person and dinner will be served in the auditorium. Come hear the choirs from St. Jude & St. Christopher. For further information, please call Gerry at 815-464-3682. November 30, 2014 1st Sunday of Advent P AGE 8 Happy Thanksgiving from Your Parish School On behalf of the Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School, please know that we appreciate and are grateful for the prayers, friendship, and support of the parishioners of our sponsoring parishes -- St. Elizabeth Seton, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Julie Billiart, St. Stephen Deacon & Martyr. In particular, during this season of THANKSGIVING, we especially give thanks for your support of Catholic education. We wish you blessings as you celebrate with family and friends on this special holiday. Mary Iannucilli, Principal National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony Ten eighth grade students were inducted into the Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Members have excelled in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. Father William Corcoran (pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Seton Parish, Orland Hills) and Ms. Mary Iannucilli (Principal of CJB) presided over the ceremony. As members of the NJHS, students will participate in projects that benefit the community, parishes, and school. The NJHS Program is overseen by Ms. Barb Kristin and the Faculty Council is Mrs. Janet Dubina, Mrs. Sharon O’Toole, Mrs. Marnie O’Neill, Mrs. Maria Niemiec and Ms. Julie Martin. (Pictured – front row) Ms. Barb Kristin, Mary Iannucilli (Principal), Deirdre Flanagan, Mikayla Thomalla, Haley Smith, Tina Soltis and Fr. William Corcoran (Pastor, St. Elizabeth Seton Parish) (Pictured – back row) Colleen Murphy, Allison Brankin, James Calcagno, Giovanni Kozel, Ryen Meuris and Elise Houlihan Cardinal Bernardin School takes 1 st Place in Brother Rice Academic Bowl 14 teams competed in the Second Annual Academic Bowl at Brother Rice High School. The CJB team of Jim Calcagno, Patrick DuMais, Gino Kozel, Jonathan Laxamana, and Michael Nacik won first place in the competition. A plaque for the Academic Bowl at Brother Rice High School hangs by the Math classroom. Our school's name will be added to the plaque for the second year in a row as the Champion of Brother Rice Academic Bowl. (Pictured) Jonathan Laxamana, Michael Nacik, Patrick DuMais, Gino Kozel and Jim Calcagno. Cardinal Bernardin 6th Grade Girls Basketball CJB 6th Grade Girls Basketball Team dedicated their basketball playoff game last month to breast cancer awareness by wearing pink. (Pictured) Teresa Topolski, Katianne Soltys, Nora Whitten, Faith Coverick, Julianna Johnson, Natalie McGrath, Ariana Hazemi, Alis Krabbe and Madeleine Viz November 30, 2014 1st Sunday of Advent P AGE 9 Teens Growing in Faith Upcoming Events If you are interested in more information about the Youth Ministry, please contact Karen Dillon at: 708-342-2400, ext. 149 or at [email protected] T.G.I.F. Teens 7th grade through high school are invited to teen activities the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month following the 6:15 pm mass from 7-9 pm! Come help us plan our activities for the year! Wednesday, December 10th: Service Project at Catholic Charities Meal Program-St. Blasé Church. Meet in the Narthex at 4:30pm. We will drive together and return to church by 7:30pm. YOU MUST CALL TO RESERVE A SPOT AS SPACE IS LIMITED! A PERMISSION SLIP IS REQUIRED. Counts as 3 hours of service. Saturday, December 13th: Mom & Dad’s Night Out 6-9pm in Large meeting room. We play games, watch a movie, do crafts, have a snack with younger kids(BABYSITTING). Lots of FUN and Counts as 3 hours community service. PLEASE CALL TO SIGN UP AS SPACE IS LIMITED. 7th Grade Service Opportunity: Babysitting At 10am Mass Confirmation Candidates: Get an early start on your service hours for next year! We are presently scheduling babysitting for 2015, and you can begin doing your projects in February. Sign up now for your first choice in dates; 3 Sundays are needed to count for 1 project. 7th/8th/HS Students, please contact Babysitting Coordinator Pat Mullin at [email protected] to sign up. Babysitting for children ages 15 months to 5 years is provided at 10am Mass. Parents, please come to room #158 ten minutes before mass to sign in; directly following mass please return to sign out your child. For the safety of all, if your child is ill please do not bring them to the babysitting room and food is not permitted at any time. MERCY HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS COLLECTION Once again the St. Stephen Teen Group is sponsoring a collection of stocking stuffers and small gifts for the teens who live at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. There will be collection boxes in the Narthex the weekends of Nov. 29 & 30 and Dec. 6 & 7. Everything will be picked up by Mercy Home on Monday, December 8th. Items they have specifically requested this year are listed below: The gifts are best left unwrapped. Wrapping paper or medium to large gift bags are also welcome. Please submit your unwrapped gift by Sunday, December 7th. Thank you! Small games like Uno, Jenga, Kid’s Sports Illustrated Disposable cameras The Lego Movie Water bottles Head Phones/Ear Buds Planners, Journals Wallets Umbrellas Magazine subscriptions to Mercy Home Time ESPN Magazine Game Pro MP3s Small cologne and perfume Body Lotions $15 Walmart gift cards Slippers all sizes Scrapbook supplies Baseball Caps Twin Size sheet sets. Movie DVD’s Muppets Most Wanted How to Train Your Dragon 2 Maleficent Facing the Giants The Amazing Spiderman 2 Captain America Winter Soldier Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 $15 Best Buy gift cards Godzilla 2014 National Geographic’s $15 Target Gift Cards Frozen Socks- athletic for boys and more colorful/playful for girls Video Games for:Xbox 360 or Wii rated E or sports game Moms and Tots Join us at Moms and Tots! Moms and Tots is a casual playgroup that meets on Tuesdays between 9:30am and 11am. It is a fun free way to get out with your little one(s). New moms, dads, tots, and babies are always welcome! We meet in the church, Room 158, however, if fall weather permits we may move to Kiwanis Park. It is located near the southwest side of the church parking lot. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions feel free to contact Julie at [email protected] or (708)299-9404. November 30, 2014 1st Sunday of Advent P AGE 10 Welcome to the Marriage Center Marriages: Michael & Lauren Benavides Banns II Nick Billone & Michelle Musial “God’s Big Hug” Prayer Shawl Ministry Our first meeting after summer break will be Thursday December 4, at 10am in room 125/126 of the parish offices. The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a group of women from the parish who meet monthly to knit or crochet shawls for the sick, homebound, those with terminal illnesses, and other illnesses and to celebrate a happy occasion. Our meetings are optional! We meet on the 1st Thursday of each month at 10am in room 125 of the parish offices. Our ministry is open to everyone—even if you don't have the F.A.I.T.H. (FAITH time to attend the meetings! Shawls can be created at home on your own time and own speed. The purpose of the prayer shawl is to let the recipient know that others care for them in difficult times and are thinking of them. On the knitter's part, it is a prayerful process—from the selection of color to the blessing of the yarn and needles. The love of making knitted and crocheted items and a deep caring for others has been combined into a prayerful ministry which reaches out to those in need of comfort and AND INSPIRATION TO HOPE) SPIRITUAL St. Stephen’s F.A.I.T.H. (faith and inspiration to hope) Spiritual Healing Ministry continues with a monthly prayer service at 7:30pm. The next date is Wednesday December 10. The goal of this ministry is to bring Christ’s healing love to people struggling with illness and to support their loved ones and caregivers. The foundation of this ministry is an expectant faith, trusting that the Lord Jesus will give us what we need. Through our prayer, we put ourselves in the hands of God, seeking His will and listening to His voice in the depths of our hearts. Through prayer and offering support, we seek to bring Christ’s healing love to our parishioners who are struggling with illness. The prayer service will include quiet music, Scripture reading, a reflection, intercessory prayer and an solace. Donations of yarn as well as monetary donations are always welcome. It was noted that those making shawls, to please keep our measurements of 25” x 60” as our guideline. This size makes for a perfect fit for those receiving shawls. Please come to our next meeting and find out what we are all about. For more information on our ministry please contact Dorothy at 708-614-2588. HEALING MINISTRY opportunity for a few minutes of personal prayer with one or two members of the F.A.I.T.H. ministry team. This prayer time will focus on whatever intentions that the person brings. The F.A.I.T.H. ministry is founded on belief in the power or prayer and on four key attitudes of our faith: Lord. 3. We recognize the grace of redemptive suffering; our willingness to embrace the Cross of Christ in our lives makes a difference. 1. We come to God with an expectant 4. We ask for healing in order to be better faith, trusting that God will provide what servants of the Lord. Healing prayer asks we need in our lives. for help of God in our times of need and 2. We come to God with the attitude of helps us to recognize that God walks with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane us in facing the pain of life. “Father Thy Will be Done”. God’s healing may come in a way that we do not expect and that is different from our desire, but We invite anyone who wishes to join us on we must trust in the ultimate care of the Wednesday, December 10 at 7:30 pm. Semi-Retired? Retired? Eager to “give something back?” The Ignatian Volunteer Corps may be for You! Members of this Jesuit service program volunteer in poor and marginalized communities 2 days per week (Sept-June), grow deeper in their Christian faith by reflecting and praying in the Jesuit Catholic tradition and meet monthly with other IVC members and a spiritual reflector. IVC members serve as tutors, employment counselors, food pantry volunteers, elderly companions, hospital chaplains and more! Detailed information is online at www.ivcusa.org/ Chicago. To inquire, please contact Jacqueline Fitzgerald at 312-961-6206 or [email protected] CARDINAL BERNARDIN SCHOOL – CUSTODIAN POSITION AVAILABLE CJB is looking for a part-time custodian who will assist with general cleaning within the school during the evening shift (Monday through Friday). The candidate must be adaptable and flexible and able to respond to situations and problems as they arise. The ability to handle basic tools for light maintenance and repairs is necessary. The work week is a maximum of 20 hours. Please email resume to [email protected] or to [email protected] November 30, 2014 1st Sunday of Advent P AGE 11 Informacje Dotyczące Duszpasterstwa w Parafii Sw. Śzczepana W ciago calego roku Msza Św. w niedziele w języku polskim jest o godz. 1PM -Po bliższe imformajce proszę dzwonić do biura parafialnego pod numer 1(708) 342- 2400 wew 137 Pamięć i oczekiwanie „Rzecz ma się podobnie jak z człowiekiem, który udał się w podróż.” Podróże są domeną wakacji, a te już dawno za nami. Możemy jedynie wracać do nich pamięcią, ożywianą chociażby przez oglądanie zdjęć i pamiątek, albo czekać z utęsknieniem na następne, snując marzenia i plany. Pamięć i oczekiwanie. Przeszłość i przyszłość. Dwa wymiary, obejmujące o wiele więcej niż czas wakacyjnego odpoczynku. Przeszłość i przyszłość to kategorie, którymi możemy także opisać działanie Boga w naszym życiu. A teraźniejszość? Czy ona również może być przestrzenią działania Boga w świecie i w moim życiu? Dzisiejsza Ewangelia ukazuje nam Jezusa, ukrytego pod postacią pana domu, który opuścił swoją własność i „udał się w podróż”. Jak łatwo możemy ten obraz odnaleźć w swoim życiu. Bóg rzeczywiście „udał się w podróż”, opuścił mnie. Gdyby był ze mną nie spotkałyby mnie takie nieszczęścia, nie cierpiałbym z powodu choroby, nie popadł w sidła alkoholizmu. Gdyby Bóg był ze mną lepiej pokierowałbym swoim życiem, wybrał lepszego partnera, nie miał problemów z moimi dziećmi. Gdyby Bóg był ze mną nie byłbym teraz całkiem sam, opuszczony i zapomniany przez bliskich. Bóg opuścił jednak nie tylko moje życie, opuścił także świat. Jak bowiem można inaczej wytłumaczyć głód, wojny, obozy zagłady, cierpienie bezbronnych? Kiedyś, owszem, Bóg był obecny w tym świecie. Stworzył go, posłał swojego Syna, Jezusa, działał nawet w początkach Kościoła. Wierzę w to, jestem przecież chrześcijaninem. Bóg był także obecny kiedyś w moim życiu – przyjąłem chrzest, byłem u Komunii Świętej. Jako chrześcijanin wierzę również, że Bóg powróci z tej podróży. Mówi przecież dzisiaj w Ewangelii: „Czuwajcie (…), bo nie wiecie, kiedy pan domu przyjdzie”. Wierzę, że jeszcze zainterweniuje w moim życiu i w historii świata, ale dopiero na końcu czasów. Co jednak pozostaje mi dziś, kiedy Bóg cały czas jest w podróży? Adwent, który właśnie rozpoczynamy tą niedzielą jest dobrą okazją do spojrzenia na swoje życie i szukania w nim Boga. On, choć może wydawać się nieobecny na scenie mojego życia, nigdy tak naprawdę jej nie opuścił. Jesteś chrześcijaninem! Czy wiesz, co to oznacza? Jesteś tym, który jest podobny do Chrystusa, mało tego – tym, który nosi Jezusa w sobie. Adwent w porządku roku liturgicznego przygotowuje nas na Narodzenie Pana, na radosne uobecnianie tej tajemnicy w liturgii. Adwent jednak w moim i Twoim osobistym życiu jest po to, abyś zatęsknił za Bogiem i przypomniał sobie, że On stał się Człowiekiem. Jezus przychodząc na świat odmienił całkowicie bieg historii. Nie można już wydzielić tego, co święte i tego, co świeckie, sacrum i profanum. Jego przyjście na świat sprawiło, że wszędzie można odnaleźć Boga, że On jest blisko każdego stworzenia, jest blisko Ciebie. Bliżej niż myślisz. Zapytasz jednak, jak mogę tego doświadczyć? Przecież to w żaden sposób nie zmienia mojego życia i jego historii. Przecież nie czuję, że Bóg jest obok mnie. Pozwól jednak, że ja też Ciebie zapytam: czy szukasz Boga w swoim życiu, obok siebie? Człowiek z dzisiejszej Ewangelii, który udał się w podróż nie zostawił swojej posiadłości na pastwę losu. Owszem – zostawił dom, ale „powierzył swoim sługom staranie o wszystko, każdemu wyznaczył zajęcie, a odźwiernemu przykazał, żeby czuwał.” Jego samego już tam nie ma - jest w podróży. Teraz jednak kto inny zajmuje się jego dziedzictwem. Ten niedoskonały obraz pozwala nam spojrzeć na nasze życie, na moje i Twoje życie, w zupełnie innym świetle. Bóg nie opuścił świata, ale pozwala działać człowiekowi, dał mu wolność. Właśnie ta wolność sprawia, że dużo bardziej niż poprzez cudowne interwencje i łamanie wszelkich możliwych praw Bóg chce być obecny w świecie w sposób cichy i pokorny, bez świateł i krzyków, w cichej przestrzeni ludzkiej miłości, dobroci i zaangażowania w ten świat. Wezwanie do czuwania, które skierował dziś do każdego z nas Jezus, nie jest czymś abstrakcyjnym. To wezwanie, które domaga się osobistego zaangażowania. Uważaj i czuwaj, czyli bądź uważny, szukaj Boga obok siebie, w swoim życiu. Może tam, gdzie do tej pory widziałeś tylko przypadek dzięki Jego łasce zrozumiesz, że Przypadek to jedno z imion Boga, pod którym chce się Tobie przedstawić. Tak często jednak o Nim zapominamy, oddalamy się od Niego, szukając własnych dróg. Może Ty też oddaliłeś się od Boga i myślisz, że jesteś już za daleko, że nie ma już powrotu. Jak mogę dziś doświadczać Boga w moim życiu? Jak się do Niego zbliżyć? Przez dobre uczynki? Prorok Izajasz mówi dziś, że „wszystkie nasze dobre czyny jak skrwawiona szmata”. Nie tędy zatem prowadzi droga do Boga. On proponuje Ci dzisiaj zmianę perspektywy patrzenia. To nie Ty zbliżasz się do Boga, ale to On zbliża się do Ciebie. Bóg jest na tyle wielki, że pozwala się ograniczyć naszej ludzkiej wolności. Szanuje ją do tego stopnia, że zbliża się do każdego z nas, jednocześnie pytając, czy dopuścimy Go do siebie. Decyzja należy do każdego z nas. Bóg jest obecny także dziś, Jezus żyje. On pragnie być bardzo blisko Ciebie, Twoich problemów i codziennych spraw. Chce, abyś dzielił się z Nim swoimi trudnościami i radościami, abyś przedstawiał Mu swoje marzenia i plany. Czeka jednak na Twoją uwagę i na Twoje zaproszenie. Nie musisz od razu zmieniać wszystkich swoich czynów i planować poprawy całego życia. Zacznij od zmiany jego kierunku – na chwałę Boga Ojca, w jedności z Jezusem. A jeśli tego chcesz, powtórz w swoim sercu za prorokiem Izajaszem: „Obyś rozdarł niebiosa i zstąpił”. Jezu, rozedrzyj niebiosa i zstąp do mojego życia! COUNSELOR AVAILABLE Michele L. Nowak, LCPC, is available to provide counseling to individuals and couples right here at St. Stephen parish! Michele is an experienced professional counselor who has worked with all age groups and issues. She is a staff member of The Hollbrook Counseling Center of Catholic Charities. Blue Cross / Blue Shield accepted. Those without insurance are eligible for sliding scale fees based on income & number of dependents. Appointments can be made by calling (312) 655-7725. The first session is free for all who are members of St. Stephen. November 30, 2014 1st Sunday of Advent P AGE 12 Sun 11-30 Baby Nursing #153 |10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Babysitting #158 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Baptism | Narthex...Oplatki Mon 12-01 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Book Discussion "Forgiveness" LMR | 7:30 PM Our Lady of Fatima Daily Chapel Instructional Mass Gr 3 Daily Chapel | RE 4:15-5:30pm; 6-7:15pm Educ. Wing Tues 12-02 7:30 PM Our Lady of Fatima Daily Chapel | 7:30 PM Parish Worship Team #125 Instructional Mass Gr 3 Daily Chapel | RE 4:15-5:30pm; 6-7:15pm Educ. Wing 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Moms & Tots #158 | 7:30 PM Highlanders #171,172,173,174 Wed 12-03 7:30 PM Our Lady of Fatima Daily Chapel | 7:30 PM SVDP #126 Instructional Mass Gr 3 Daily Chapel | RE 4:15-5:30pm; 6-7:15pm Educ. Wing 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Adult Choir Church/Choir Room | 7:30 PM CJBS Rosary #126 7:30 PM Our Lady of Fatima Daily Chapel | 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM Portrait of Jesus book study #154 Thurs 12-04 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM Adoration of Blessed Sac Daily Chapel with Rosary @ 8:30am 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Shawl Ministry #125/126 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Children's Choir Church | 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM CJBS Scouts Den 2 #167 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Benediction Daily Chapel followed by Divine Mercy Prayers 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Parish Transformation Steering Comm LMR Fri 12-05 Sat 12-06 Sun 12-07 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Praise Band Church | 7:30 PM Our Lady of Fatima Daily Chapel 7:30 PM Parish Transformation Mtg LMR 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM Scripture Study #126 | 6:30 PM 1st Fri Mass (Polish) Church 7:30 PM Our Lady of Fatima Daily Chapel Baby Nursing #153 | Narthex...Oplatki Narthex...TGIF Mercy Gifts Return | 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Taking Care of the Woman's Spirit #167 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Portrait of Jesus book study #126 | 11:00 AM 1st Reconciliation Church 1:00 PM 1st Reconciliation Church | 7:00 PM 1st Sat Mass (Polish) Church 7:30 PM Our Lady of Fatima Daily Chapel Baby Nursing #153 | Narthex...Oplatki Narthex...TGIF Mercy Gifts Return | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Babysitting #158 10:00 AM Family Mass Church | 10:00 AM Growing with God #162/163/164/165/166/167 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM RCIA #125 | 1:00 PM Kingdom Mtg #126 |3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Baptism 12/7 Lector 5:00 PM Daley,Bern Brancato,Lisa Eucharistic Bulvan,Christine Magdziasz,Tom Magdziasz,Marilyn Franckowiak,Pam Baste,Choleen Vallejo,Judi Vallejo,Ruben Smith,Patrick Bodinet,Nicole Bodinet,Rachel Jakocko,Donna Przybylski,Dianne Altar Meagher,Amanda Meagher,Katelyn Wilmot,Keri Celebrant Deacons Greeters Flo Simosky Joan Beck Geraldine Casey Peg Schmidt 7:00 AM Opyd,Karen Lewitke,Jerry Connolly,Bill Connolly,Marie Erzinger,Ruth Rice,Connie Rice,Edward Lucas,June Smajo,Nicholas Smajo,Geri 8:30 AM Page,Bob Compton,Marie Lazzara,Susan Biedron,Janet Biedron,Greg Labriola,Lawrence Labriola,Sue Kapala,Joan Miguel,Ihidia Deanching,Minerva Werr,Mary Brouch,John Juvida,Gregorio Hildebrandt,Walter Galante,Joe Juvida,Hannah Nowak,Haley 10:00 AM Family Mass Family Mass Feyerer,Barbara Feyerer,Edward Orawiec,Claire Davidson,Jacqueline Stephans,Kathy Meteisis,Pam Panno,Mary Knauf,Judy Marth,Lisa Mangan,Melissa Kulpinski,Glenn Voltolina,Jeanette Delaleurs,Mitchell Loftin,Alex Cunico,Nicholas 11:30 AM 1PM Kelsey,Kevin Budz,Janina Grober,Debbie Wilk,Kazimierz Lingle,Karen Boblak,Andrej Bibzak,Joyce Kwiatkowski,S. Bibzak,Ray Kita,Barbara Dillon,Karen Witry,Bernard Kolloway,Mike Rutkowski,Kathy Sullivan,Janet Bialas,Mary Brennan,Mike Brady,William Brady,Bette Skarzynski,Andrew Neville,Veronica Reilly,Owen Kathy Stephens Jim Stephens Mike Tyrrell Eileen Tyrrell Barb Ridge Bob Ridge John&Mike Vasek Patricia Vasek B. J. Witry Charlene Mueller Rose Romano Natalie Sims Counters Sun 11-30 Team #2 Sun 12-7 Team #3 November 30, 2014 1st Sunday of Advent 11/30 Sunday 7:00am For the People Anne Lisicich 8:30am Hugh Twomey Ralph Provenzano 10:00am Joseph Saloman Ronald Joyce 11:30am Marie Pliley Dan Hattan 1:00pm Za Dusze W. Czyscu Cierpiace 6:15pm 12/1 8:00am 12/2 8:00am 12/3 8:00am 12/4 8:00am 12/5 8:00am 12/6 8:00am 5:00pm P AGE 13 Pray for Our Sick req.by The Family req.by req.by req.by req.by req.by req.by Celia Twomey Gerald & Mary Jeanne Pazin Wife & Sons & Family Jean @ Vista Hotel Maureen & Ed Kwiatkowski Emily Johnson Jozef Kowalczyk req.by Maxine Bean req.by Margaret Page req.by Monday Jim Dwyer req.by Grace & Richard Byer req.by Tuesday Mary Brasky req.by Thanksgiving for Diloy & Puray Families Wednesday John Hamilton, Jr. req.by James McCauley req.by Thursday Mary Guewa req.by Adolfo Sumera req.by John Kinney, Sr. req.by Friday Estelle Latas req.by Dorothy Lipinski req.by Victoria Wasag req.by Saturday Emmet Curme req.by Peter Aldeza req.by Stanley Brazausky req.by Pat & Katherine Murphy req.by Patrick & Bridget Cantillon req.by D.J. Zimmerman Cheryl Zibits req.by Deltina Sepulveda req.by 12/7 Sunday 7:00am For the People Lawerence Menconi 8:30am Patricia Mitus Thomas Rogan 10:00am Ann Vidinich Maury Kane 11:30am Cynthia Kinney Lorraine Tateyama 1:00pm Nellie Rafacz Wojciek & Anna Juraszek 6:15pm Johanna Silbernagel Virginia Biegel The Family Sr. Altar Servers Dcn Pete & Jan Van Merkestyn Marilyn Lucy Lamargo Dolores F. Michalski John & Janet Hamilton, Sr. The Family M/M G. Patula & Son Connie Sumera The Galvin Family Toni Twarok Ray Lipinski The Family Mike Abramowicz Albert Agresti Kristen Baldyga Julie Barth Josephine Basie Arlene Beavan Augustina Braccolino Frank Braccolino Kathie Brosius Tammy Burns William Callahan Raymond Callahan John Czerniak Janice Dorff Joe Dorff John Drahos Cardinal George Sue Gildea Caroline Grady Fran Grousnick And for all for whom our parish is asked to pray To help keep the list of names read at Mass and placed in the bulletin accurate and current, we will keep the name of a non-parishioner who is an immediate family member of our parishioner on the list at Mass for two weeks and in the bulletin for two weeks. For a parishioner, we will keep the name on the list at Mass for four weeks and in the bulletin for 60 days. We ask that an immediate family member call after 4 weeks if you wish to have the name continued to be read at Mass. Terri Lloyd The Family Elissa Kara Mary Cantillon The Family Mom & Dad The Sullivan Family req.by req.by req.by req.by req.by req.by req.by req.by Judy Menconi Tom Mitus The Family The Family The Family Krystyna Soprych Mary Schroder Paul & Nancy Madigan req.by req.by Alex, Helen & Family The Goodrich Family Marion Kummer Lillian Kurzawski Ed Malone Jim O'Donnell Nathan Parry Carmen Pignatiello Judy Ratkovic Kevin Renderman Betty Ruzich Terry Ryan Mary Lou Schoettler Nicole Siedschlag Rachel Swallow Joseph Tierney Ruth Ann Tomaszeski Alex Udaykee Jane Van Duch MaryBeth Vasquez Maeve Walsh Kelly Weiss Pray for Our Deceased None Weekly Readings Sun Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7 Is 2:1-5/Mt 8:5-11 Is 11:1-10/Lk 10:21-24 Is 25:6-10a/Mt 15:29-37 Is 26:1-6/Mt 7:21, 24-27 Is 29:17-24/Mt 9:27-31 Is 30:19-21, 23-26/Mt 9:35—10:1 Welcome to Our Newly Baptized Anthony P. Mikolajczyk John W. Pietraszek Duncan Jack Reidy November 30, 2014 1st Sunday of Advent P AGE 14 AN OFFER FROM NANCY’S PIZZA Nancy’s Pizza at 171st Street and 80th Avenue (in the Family Dollar Plaza) is making an offer to St. Stephen Parishioners. On any Monday through Wednesday, present this coupon and 20% of the pre-tax amount (10% if a discount coupon is used) will be donated to the St. Stephen Parish Center Fund. You can enjoy a pizza and support our parish. Nancy’s Pizza’s number is 708-614-6100. Nancy’s Pizza and St. Stephen Pizza Coupon 20% of the pre-tax amount (10% if a discount coupon is used) to be donated to the St. Stephen Parish Center Fund on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays! Phone:_______________________________________ E a r n $ $ $ $ f o r S t. S t e p h e n ’ s Pa r i s h ! ! ! Have lunch or dinner at Gatto's on the 2 or 4 Wednesday of the month and help in raising funds for St. Stephen’s parish. The parish will receive 15% of the before tax cost of your meal. Please present this coupon to your server or ask your server to write St. Stephen's Men's Club on your bill. This applies to Dine-in or Carryout!! nd th Gatto’s Restaurant & Bar S t .2ndS& t4theWednesdays p h e n ’ofstheM en’s month Present this coupon to your server Dine-In or Carryout 15% Donation (before Pop Tabs collection to benefit the Ronald McDonald Houses of Chicago . A collection bin for pop tabs is located in the nw corner of the narthex and in all RE classrooms. Thank you for your support! Please Recycle Your Newspapers, Magazines, etc. into our green and yellow recycling bins located in the Parking Lot. Youth Ministry of St. Stephen will earn money from your donation. Thank you to all who advertise in our bulletin. Please patronize our advertisers!
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