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St. Stephen Catholic Church

The USCCB invites families to participate in National Bible Week, November 15-22. This year’s theme is The Bible: A Book for the Family. Videos are avail­able online at Find out what Catholics actually be­lieve about the Holy Bible.

Palomar Health Community Flu Shot Clinic will be at St. Stephen parish from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 15. There is no cost. Children with asthma must obtain their flu shot from a pediatrician or local health clinic. Call Luanne, RN, Med. Supervi­sor/Community Health Nurse and Educator at 760-739-2005 with any questions.

There will be a healing Mass celebrated by Fr. John Struzzo at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Novem­ber 18. Join us and experience for yourself the healing touch of Jesus in quiet meditation, Mass and the laying on of hands for the good of your soul and those you love to the Glory of God the Father.

The Bereavement Group will be making a banner for Advent list­ing all the names of the deceased. Call Penny at 760-685-3403 or e- mail her at if you want your loved one’s name placed on the banner.

Attention Juniors/Seniors/Col­lege Age and Young Adults – this special night will help you learn and grow in your discipleship of Jesus. The next XLT (which stands for Exalt) night is 7 p.m. on Mon­day, November 16 led by our new Youth Minister, Chase Crouse.

There will be no Youth Night or CCD the week of Thanksgiv­ing. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!

The Single Parent’s Ministry continues each Saturday evening after the 5:30 p.m. Mass in Bris­coe Hall 2. Anyone who has gone through divorce is invited to join us for support and healing. Con­tact Dagmar at or 760-504-2693.

The Thanksgiving Food Drive sponsored by St. Stephen Society of St. Vincent de Paul is asking all to remember those in need by do­nating any of the following items: 5 oz. Tuna, pasta, dry beans, pea­nut butter, canned fruit, tomato sauce, bars of soap, and/or single rolls of toilet paper. Please bring donations in grocery bags on Sat­urday, November 21 or Sunday, November 22. Our pantry is now serving over 100 families every Saturday.

You know you will be shopping for all those wonderful Thanksgiv­ing food items. You need turkey, dressing, yams, cranberry sauce, rolls, etc. so use SCRIP by shop­ping at your favorite grocery store and help our youth at the same time. Also get See’s SCRIP for a treat or flowers from Lowes.

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