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Join us for food, drinks, live music, fellowship, Bottle Pull game for adults, plus childcare carnival for the kids the first Saturday in October.
Fall Fest is a fundraising event that benefits our entire faith community. Funds raised are specifically designated for a special project this year…”Our Loo Needs You!” The restrooms in the school need some attention and it is our hope to raise a minimum of $30,000 to update and repair all seven lavatories.
Pre-orders for discounted Fall Fest tickets are typically available in the Gathering Place after Masses the two weekends prior to the event..
Dinner tickets include choice of chili, chicken wild rice soup, or broccoli cheese soup, breadsticks, water, and pie. Beer, wine, hard cider, coffee, Bailey’s, Fireball Whiskey, pop and water may be purchased at the bar.
The Childcare Carnival is for children ages 2-11 and they will play carnival games with prizes and enjoy a RAD Zoo presentation at 7:00 p.m. The Childcare Carnival includes a dinner of pizza, milk or water, and a cookie. If a parent/guardian volunteers for Fall Fest, children can attend the carnival for $5 per child.
Fall Frenzy Week will have several opportunities for parishioners to dine at local restaurants with portions of the proceeds going to the Fall Fest for Education.
Adult and teen volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks. Online sign up is available approximately two to three weeks prior to the event.
We are looking for donations of bottles of wine, liquor, or liqueur (valued at $10+) for our adult Bottle Pull game. Donations may be dropped off in the parish or school offices.
We look forward to seeing everyone at Fall Fest!
St. Stephen’s School has its annual Craft Boutique typically the weekend before Thanksgiving. Plan to attend the 2018 Craft Boutique on Saturday, November 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the school. Get a start on your holiday shopping with unique homemade gifts. The boutique includes 75+ exhibitors, bake sale, all day café service, and raffles.
The “For Kids Only” gift shop is tentatively set for December 2, 2018, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Faith Community Center Room 10. Children can shop for Christmas gifts for their loved ones in a fun and safe place. Gifts are priced from $1-$5 and are wrapped beautifully during their shopping experience. Bring your kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews to shop for their loved ones.
There are volunteers available to help the children shop and purchase their gifts. The kids get such a kick out of surprising their family! It’s a lot of fun for everyone involved.
This event is coordinated by St. Stephen’s Women of Wonder.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 10, 2018! This is an evening full of fun, food and festivities. The evening includes a Social Hour, Silent Auction, Gourmet Dinner, Games, Live Auction, and Music! It is truly a Gala Evening for anyone 21-90+ years of age. Dress is from Sunday best to Fancy Dress and everything in between.
Meet new friends and enjoy the company of old friends as we kick off our journey to Easter!
Advance ticket sales and more information, Visit our Mardi Gras page.
The ever-popular Lenten Fish Dinners are held at St. Stephen’s on Fridays during Lent. Dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This event, hosted by the Anoka Knights of Columbus, will be held in the Faith Community Center. The menu consists of generous servings of baked and deep fried fish, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, dinner rolls and apple crisp. Beverages include coffee, milk and lemonade. This event is open to everyone and all are welcome. “To-Go” boxes are available. Adults are $8.00, children ages 4 to 12 are $4.00 and children age 3 and under are free.
Calling all book lovers! It is time to clean out your bookshelves, make your list of favorite authors and grab that piggy bank. The annual used book sale is set for February 24, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This year we have a NEW LOCATION – the SCHOOL GYM. At 50 cents a book and 25 cents for children’s books, it is the best deal around. We will again be offering $3 per bag from 1:30-3:00 p.m. The money received from the sale will go toward supporting St. Stephen’s Youth Ministries.
Donated items may be dropped off in the east entrance of the Faith Community Center (across from the school entrance) the week prior to the sale during regular business hours. Sorry, we will not accept encyclopedias, dictionaries, cassette or VHS tapes, text books, or magazines.
Our Spring Raffle Fiesta is a festive celebration of food, dance, music and fundraising. The fiesta brings together our English and Spanish speaking communities for a great evening of fellowship. It typically takes place on the second or third Saturday in May. We enjoy Mexican food, folkloric dancing, and Mariachi music. The event is capped off by the grand raffle with over $11,ooo in cash prizes, with a $5,000 first prize!
For more information, visit our Spring Raffle Fiesta page.