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St. Stephen Catholic Church



Adult catechesis

Adult Catechesis resumes in the parish hall after the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, November 8. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II’s document on Divine Revelation, Dei Verbum and in preparation for the celebration of National Bible Week (Nov. 15-22), Gloria Salinas will unpack Dei Verbum explaining in six concise steps the main message of the document and its relevance for today’s Catholics. Pat Schwerdtfeger will explain how the use of the Bible during Mass was revolutionized and expanded as a result of Vatican II and how we can deepen our experience of Mass by knowing a few keys to the Lectionary. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR BIBLE AND A FRIEND!

Lifeteen Inspiration Tour

Lifeteen Inspiration Tour at Magic Mountain is from 6:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, November 7. The cost of $70 includes the Charter bus transportation and ticket into the park.

Chase Crouse has been hired as St. Stephen’s Youth Minister. He is a student at JP II and has a wealth of experience in Youth Ministry. Learning and growing in faith and fostering a relationship with Jesus is a lifelong journey that never ends. The High School Youth Ministry is for ALL High School teens. Meetings are at 7:00 p.m. every Monday in the Youth Room.

The Single Parent’s Ministry meets after the 5:30 p.m. Mass every Saturday evening. We have completed the first 2 sessions of “The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide” DVD series by Rose Sweet. During our next session we will be looking into “Anger, a Normal Response.” If you have gone through divorce recently, or over 10 years ago, this program is for you. Join us. Call Dagmar at 760-504-2693 with any questions.

There will be a Flu Shot clinic from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 15 here at St. Stephen’s parish. There is no cost. However children with asthma must obtain their flu shot from a pediatrician or local health clinic.

Thanksgiving food drive

Remember those in need by donating 5 oz. cans of tuna, pasta, dry beans, peanut butter, canned fruit, tomato sauce, bars of soap, and/or single rolls of toilet paper in grocery bags the weekend of November 21 and 22. Over 100 families are being served every Saturday by The St. Vincent de Paul food pantry.

Dan Tuck was the big winner of our 50/50 drawing put on by the Welcome Committee. Stop by our table after all Masses and pick up information on our parish ministries.



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