Join us for Mardi Gras – February 25

Mardi Gras GalaMardi Gras (noun): a carnival before Lent, often celebrated with costumes, parades, balls and other festivities.

St. Stephen’s Mardi Gras is Saturday, February 25. On the Saturday before Lent, we will celebrate our gala with decorations to set the mood, a delicious catered dinner, games, beverages, and fun fund-raising for St. Stephen’s. Tickets are $60 per person and available online at www:ststephenchurch.org (scroll down to “FUNDRAISERS”), at the parish office, and at the Mardi Gras table in the Gathering Place on weekends.

Wall of WineWall (noun): a narrow upright structure; Wine (noun): an alcoholic drink made by fermenting the juice of grapes.
We are in need of up to 100 bottles of wine for the Mardi Gras Live Auction WALL OF WINE! Would you donate a bottle or two of your favorite or one recommended by a friend? Red, white, Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Riesling – all are welcome! Value of each bottle $10 or greater please. Your donation may be brought to the parish office. Thank you in advance!!

Live, Hurricane, Silent AuctionsAuction (noun): a sale of goods or property at which intending buyers bid against one another for individual items, each of which is sold to the bidder offering the highest price.

The Live Auction will include such lavish items as:
Hawaii Resort stay of 12 days/11 nights at your choice of Maui or Kauai!
Curved 55” TV and sound bar
Dan Gould Jewelry
Wild Hockey tickets
Private Wine Class for 20
TPC Golf Package
Dinner for eight at Buona Sera with Fr. Jack Long
MN Twins Box Seats with Fathers Jack, Joe and Kevin
Ultimate Lego Basket
Flowers every month for a year from Toni’s Floral

The Hurricane Auction will include six special items with a timed bidding during appetizer time. Be ready to gather round, watch and join in the quick moving exciting bidding.

The Silent Auction will have over 150 fabulous donations displayed throughout the halls around the FCC. Stroll through, enjoy a beverage and go back and check your bids! Silent Auction closes at 8:45 p.m.

Need ItemNeed (verb): require something in order to have success or achieve a goal.
Attendees are invited to participate in funding a church and school need item which is something specially selected to improve the success of our parish and school in reaching our goals of learning, community, and improved function. Be part of that big item to reach our common goal together!

DonationsDonation (noun): a gift or contribution, especially a sum of money given to a charity.
We are still accepting donations for any of the auctions. Please bring your donation to the parish office or call us for more information.