St. Stephen’s Archives

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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,…

Ministries of Hospitality

by Sr. Mary Anne Schaenzer, SSND There are several ministries of hospitality that fall under the umbrella of Pastoral Care. Funeral Luncheons: Approximately 75 volunteers form five funeral luncheon teams…

Become an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Usher, or Greeter

by Amanda Lutes, Worship Associate Each weekend, St. Stephen’s needs at least 176 Liturgical Ministers to make the four English Masses run smoothly. These roles include Extraordinary Ministers of Holy…

St. Stephen’s Catholic Church Welcomes Fr. Bennet Tran as Pastor

Fr. Bennet Tran was assigned by Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda as Pastor of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church effective July 1, 2018. Fr. Bennet is a native of Saigon, Vietnam. He…

Pastoral Care Volunteers Help to Feed Others on behalf of St. Stephen’s Church

Article written by Sr. Mary Anne Schaenzer, SSND On the third Saturday evening of every month, volunteers provide a meal called Family Table. This is a free, complete hot meal…

MN Twins Family Night at Target Field July 31, 2018

The Anoka Knights of Columbus and St. Stephen’s Church are hosting the annual Family Night at Target Field for a parish wide event. You are invited to join our parish…

St. Stephen’s Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Serve the Catholic Population in the Surrounding Area

Article written by Sr. Mary Anne Schaenzer, SSND When I was a child, I read a story in a Catholic Comic Book called Treasure Chest. The story was about St….

St. Stephen School Graduate Scholarship Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the St. Stephen School Graduate Scholarship program. The deadline for returning applications is August 1, 2018. The guidelines and application may be downloaded (PDF)…