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Mark your calendars for our second annual Fall Fest for Education October 7 from 6-9:00 p.m. There will be live music, food, beer, hard cider, yard games, childcare carnival and more! Our goal is to raise $20,000 to purchase new technology for our school teachers and faith formation catechists, so please consider a generous tax-deductible gift to the Cash and Coin Drive. Just write a check, drop it in the container and a charitable contribution letter will be mailed to the name and address on the check.
Bottles are needed for the Bottle Pull, a fun game of chance for adults. Please donate all kinds of bottles including but not limited to wine, alcohol and liqueurs valued at $10 or more. Bottles can be dropped off at the parish or school office.
Find us at the Fall Fest table in the Gathering Space after Mass starting September 23 to buy pre-sale tickets, contribute to the Cash and Coin Drive and to sign up to volunteer at the event. Volunteers may sign up online at http://signup.com/go/xeDiaVN .
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.
If you would like to volunteer for the fish dinners, please email Carole Santer or call 763-421-1971.
St. Stephen’s School has its annual Craft Boutique typically the weekend before Thanksgiving. Plan to attend the 2017 Craft Boutique on Saturday, November 18 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 3, 2017, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the School Gym. Children can shop for Christmas gifts for their loved ones in a fun and safe place. We will also have craft stations where kids can make their own gift. Gift prices range from $1 to $5 each. Refreshments will be served!
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.
If you would like to volunteer, please email Eileen or call 763-712-7478.
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 date for 2018 has yet to be determined. It is held in the Faith Community Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. At 50 cents a book and 25 cents for children’s books, it is the best deal around. We will again be offering $2 per bag from 1:30-3:00 p.m. The money received from the sale will go toward supporting St. Stephen’s Youth Ministry Mission Trips.
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.
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.