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Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus – Chapter 2

From Fr. Bennet Tran, Pastor: One of the more significant books that has influenced my thinking and ministry is Sherry Weddell’s Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus….

9 Days for Life Novena

The Anoka Knights of Columbus and St. Stephen’s Life Matters group encourage you and your family to participate in the 9 Days for Life novena (sponsored by the United States…

Exciting Changes Ahead for Faith Formation, including a Name Change: Faith Formation is now Faith for Life

The new academic year brings with it a few changes in our Faith Formation Ministries here at St. Stephen. We have a new director, Maredith Toweh, who comes to us…

Gospel Meditation for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Have you ever wanted to be part of something bigger? Even the most independent among us likes to make changes and have an impact on others. In this Sunday’s Gospel…

Gospel Meditation for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Gospel reading for July 22, the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, is Mark 6:30-34 . “Now what?” It’s a difficult thing to hear, isn’t it? The train comes late,…

Gospel Meditation for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B

Are you ready for a trim? In today’s Gospel, we hear the familiar teaching of the vine and the branches. Jesus reminds us that if we remain close to him-living…

Go and Make Disciples of All Nations (Mt 28:19)

By Fr. Joe Kuharski With the celebration of the Ascension and Pentecost celebrated in the recent past, it is a good time for each one of us to ask ourselves the…

A Reflection for Pentecost

“And I will ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always.” Pentecost fulfilled this promise. The Holy Spirit came upon the apostles and…

Faith Formation at St Stephen's Church

2016-17 Faith Formation Registration is Underway!

Now’s the time! Register online or use paper forms located around the building or download printable forms . We are excited about some changes for next year. Parents and older…

Faith Formation at St Stephen's Church

Elementary Coordinator Position

Do you love working with children and teaching them about the faith? The Faith Formation Department will have a part–time opening for an Elementary Coordinator (Grades 1-5). Please check the…