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Faith for Life Registration-Now Open
Faith for Life (Elementary & Confirmation) Registration for the 2024-25 academic year is NOW OPEN! The deadline to register is August 19th! If you have any questions please contact the Parish Office. 3 Parts to Registration:    1. Family Profile-Flocknote &nbs...

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Backyard Theology is BACK!

Posted on June 17, 2024 in: General News

Backyard Theology is BACK!
Backyard Theology is BACK this Summer every Tuesday from July 16th-August 6th from 6:30pm-8pm in the Rectory Backyard (or FCC if there is inclement weather). Our theme this Summer is Exploring the Mass. July 16 July 23 July 30 August 6 Please bring a main dish, side dish, or dess...

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St. Stephen's School Graduate Scholarship
ST. STEPHEN’S SCHOOL GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP St. Stephen's happily announces our graduate scholarship guidelines and application process. Please review the following scholarship eligibility, application process, and terms. Complete the full application process for consideration on or ...

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Jesus Thirsts Movie

Posted on May 28, 2024 in: General News

Jesus Thirsts Movie
Deep within each human soul exists an intense craving for connection, purpose, and love — a thirst only God can satisfy. Yet, the question remains: How does one fulfill this yearning? Come see Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist while it is in theaters for only 3 days! For theaters,...

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Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage

Posted on April 08, 2024 in: General News

Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American Volunteers will present a 2-hour Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience™ at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 14 at 9am. As part of this spiritual opportunity to draw nearer to God with Our Lady and St. Bernadette you will: ...

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Altar of Repose

Posted on March 19, 2024 in: General News

Altar of Repose
Following the solemn procession after 7 pm Bilingual Holy Thursday Mass to the Altar of Repose in the chapel, St. Stephen’s welcomes parishioners to sign up for an hour or two of Adoration from 8 pm (Holy Thursday, March 28) until 3 pm Good Friday, March 29. Come keep vigil with Jesus in ...

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Easter Bunny Needs Your Help

Posted on March 19, 2024 in: General News

Easter Bunny Needs Your Help
The Easter Bunny is in need of more plastic Easter eggs and individually wrapped mini candy for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt.  All donations can be dropped off in the Parish Office by March 27.  Your donations make the Easter Bunny very HOPPY! :)

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Posted on March 19, 2024 in: General News

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
St. Stephen’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 30. Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 30 starting at 9 am. Parents, please arrive by 8:45 am so you know where your child will hunt for eggs. Eggs will be hidden around the school playground and parking lots; inside FCC weath...

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Women's Ministry Spring Retreat
Join us on Saturday, April 20 from 9am-12pm for our Women's Ministry Spring Retreat.  We invite all women to join us for a day of intentional slowing. Together let us look at how to let divine guidance direct us to what is next. The day will include talks, sharing, community and ti...

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PEW UPDATE: Mass Location Change
Our new pews are now being installed. All Masses this weekend (March 16 & 17) will take place in the FCC.  Please only enter in through Doors 1, 7 & 8. All other doors will be locked due to their direct access to the Main Church.  Thank you for your flexib...

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Spring Clean-Up at Calvary Cemetery
Join us on Saturday, March 23 for Spring Cleaning at Calvary Cemetery. Due to the nice weather we are able to do our spring cleaning earlier! What time? 8am until 12pm. Volunteers are welcome to help the entire time, or as much as your schedule allows. What should I bring? Please bring your ow...

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KC Ham Bingo

Posted on March 13, 2024 in: General News

Adoration Retreat

Posted on February 27, 2024 in: General News

Adoration Retreat
Join us on Saturday, March 9 from 9am-1:30pm in the Chapel & FCC for an Adoration Retreat led by Fr. Tim. This retreat is for anyone that is a current scheduled Adorer and those interested in learning more about Adoration. Check in will begin at 8:45am. Our morning will consist of 9am Mass, r...

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Lent 2024

Posted on February 08, 2024 in: General News

Lent 2024
Come join us for Lent! Join St. Stephen's Catholic Community for all our 2024 Lenten Opportunities.  Ash Wednesday Masses-Wednesday, February 14: 6:30 am; 8 am with music & school children present; 12:15 pm; 6:30 pm with music; 8 pm en Español con musica Len...

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Lenten Fish Tacos

Posted on February 08, 2024 in: General News

Lenten Fish Tacos
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Join St. Stephen's Catholic Community for Lenten Fish Tacos on the THREE different Fridays this Lent! Come to the FCC on Friday, February 16, March 1 and March 22 from 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm for fish tacos and con...

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3rd Annual Thank God for Beer Event
Mark your calendars for our 3rd Annual Thank God for Beer Homebrew Contest on Friday, April 19 at 6:30pm in the FCC.  Brewers Needed! During the April 19 event, beer enthusiasts will cast votes to select the top-rated homebrewed beer. The winning brewer will receive a pri...

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Mardi Gras FAQ's

Posted on January 23, 2024 in: General News

Mardi Gras FAQ's
You are invited to join us for our 25th Anniversary Mardi Gras Gala on Saturday, February 10th. Whether 2024 would be your first or your 25th Mardi Gras, we are excited to share an evening of fine food, fundraising and fun!  Have questions?  Please see below for some quick FAQ’s...

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Join a Small Group this Lent!

Posted on January 20, 2024 in: General News

Join a Small Group this Lent!
Join a small group at St. Stephen's this Lent! What Would Jesus Do? Join a Small Group! “In choosing the Twelve ... we could say that Jesus formed the original Christian small group, and once again set the example by saying, ‘Follow me.’“ - Archbishop Hebda  ...

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Calvary Cemetery Tree Removal

Posted on January 11, 2024 in: General News

Calvary Cemetery Tree Removal
Excerpt of a Letter from Fr. Bennet regarding the Calvary Cemetery Tree Removal: In recent years, you may have observed, as we have, that a majority of the ash trees at Calvary Cemetery are infested by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive wood-boring beetle that has spread across the cem...

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Men's Chili Cook-Off & Card Party

Posted on December 28, 2023 in: General News

Men's Chili Cook-Off & Card Party
All men ages 12 + are invited to the St. Stephen's Chili Cook-Off and Card Party, held on Saturday, January 20 in the FCC at 6pm. Join the guys after the 5pm Mass for a fun social night with eating and playing. We start sampling chili at 6pm and judge who has the tastiest Chili. We&...

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Used Book Sale

Posted on December 28, 2023 in: General News

Used Book Sale
Mark your calendars for our annual Used Book Sale on Saturday, February 24 from 8am-3pm in the FCC. Shop from THOUSANDS of books including: Mystery, Romance, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Health/Wellness, Cookbooks, History, Travel, Crafts/Hobbies, Spirituality/Faith, History, Science Fiction, Historica...

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Mardi Gras 2024

Posted on December 17, 2023 in: General News

Mardi Gras 2024
Let's CONNECT at the 25th Anniversary Mardi Gras Gala Silver Anniversary Edition! Please mark your calendars for our 25th Annual Mardi Gras Gala happening on Saturday, February 10, 2024. A tradition of celebrating community, sharing exquisite cuisine, and contributing to our Parish just befor...

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebrations

Posted on November 30, 2023 in: General News

Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebrations
Join us to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe! Sunday, December 10 12:30pm-Solemn Mass with Mariachi Fiesta with food and music in the FCC after Mass Tuesday, December 12 Sing the Mañanitas to the Virgin of Guadalupe  5:30am-Rosary 6am-Mass Tamal...

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Knights of Columbus St. Nicholas Breakfast
The Knights of Columbus will be hosting the St. Nicholas Breakfast on Sunday December 3rd in the FCC from 9am to Noon. They will be serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. A free will offering will be taken for this breakfast.

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Advent Retreat

Posted on November 20, 2023 in: General News

Advent Retreat
Join us on Monday, November 27 and Tuesday, November 28 from 7-9pm in the Church for our Advent Retreat. The retreat will be on "The Theological Virtue of Hope" and it will be presented by Fr. John Paul Erickson, the Pastor at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Oakdale, MN. There will be t...

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Volunteer for Pumpkin Fest

Posted on October 15, 2023 in: General News

Volunteer for Pumpkin Fest
Pumpkin Fest needs YOU! We are in need of more volunteers to make this spectacular community event and fundraiser possible. If you would like to volunteer at Pumpkin Fest on Saturday, October 21 or at our Sunday Breakfast on Sunday, October 22, please click here to sign up or contact the Parish Offi...

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The Great Anoka Pumpkin Fest 2023

Posted on October 02, 2023 in: General News

The Great Anoka Pumpkin Fest 2023
Join us for The Great Anoka Pumpkin Fest! Food, fun, and festivities are happening at St. Stephen's Catholic Community on Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 5 pm - 9 pm in the west school parking lot (5th and Main Street). Pumpkin Fest is a family friendly event so come join us an...

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Breakfast & Raffle Drawing, Sunday, October 22
Bring your family and friends to this event! St. Stephen's Catholic Community is continuing our Pumpkin Fest festivities by hosting a Breakfast on Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 9 am until 12 pm in the St. Stephen's Faith Community Center (FCC).  Stay for the Stephen'...

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Christmas Basket Program 2023

Posted on October 02, 2023 in: General News

Christmas Basket Program 2023
It is not too late to support our St. Stephen’s Christmas Basket Program! 1. Sponsor a family on your own or with your family, friends or coworkers!      a. There are families of all sizes that need assistance.      b. SPONSOR FORMS can be ...

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Women's Ministry Fall Retreat

Posted on August 31, 2023 in: General News

Women's Ministry Fall Retreat
Join St. Stephen's Women's Ministry for their Fall Retreat.  The theme of the retreat is: Eucharist: Source and Summit: Mary's Fiat, led by Fr. Tim Tran.  The retreat will take place on Saturday, October 14, from 9am-12pm, with an optional 8am Mass with Fr. Tim befor...

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Women's Ministry Bible Study

Posted on August 30, 2023 in: General News

Women's Ministry Bible Study
Women's Ministry: Join us for Bible Study!  You are invited to join us for Bible Study this year as we explore the Gospel of Matthew.  We will meet twice a month (last year once a month just wasn't enough!), on Thursday evenings in the Refuge from 6:30-8:00 pm.  ...

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Liturgy of the Word with Children is Back!
Children's Liturgy of the Word returns this Fall! St. Stephen's Catholic Community enthusiastically welcomes families to celebrate with us fully! The presence of children is a gift to our Church. Like all of us, they are members of the Body of Christ and a reminder of the growth...

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Eucharistic Adoration Campaign
Here at St. Stephen's we are responding to the National Eucharistic Revival and the deep desire of our community to expand our Eucharistic Adoration days and times. Praise be Jesus Christ, we have expanded our Eucharistic Adoration to the following days and times: Mondays from 8:30am-8pm ...

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October is Respect Life Month

Posted on August 21, 2023 in: General News

October is Respect Life Month
The month of October is Respect Life Month! Our St. Stephen's Life Matters group has several events that you can participate in during the month of October: - September: Sign-up to participate in the Prayer Chain for Life and ride the bus to the 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil by registering...

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Holy Land Pilgrimage

Posted on August 15, 2023 in: General News

Holy Land Pilgrimage
Join St. Gabriel Holy Land Pilgrimages for the trip of lifetime with Fr. Tim Tran and Fr. Paul Hedman, April 22-30, 2024. For more information go to: www.saintgabrielpilgrim.org or check out the Related Files below. Únase a las peregrinaciones a Tierra Santa de San Gabriel para el viaje...

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Young Adult Movie Night

Posted on August 14, 2023 in: General News

Young Adult Movie Night
Attention all young adults ages 21-39!  Join us Friday, September 15 from 6:30pm-9:30pm in the Refuge for a movie night! We will be watching the movie "Father Stu". Pizza and drinks will be provided. Feel free to bring snacks as well! Click here to RSVP. If you have any quest...

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One-Day Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The bus to attend our One-Day Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin on Saturday, September 30 is FULL, but you can still join our group from St. Stephen’s! If you want to attend we highly encourage you to do so. You will be able to join our group for Mass, c...

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St. Stephen School Job Openings
St. Stephen’s Catholic School in Anoka is seeking the following positions for the upcoming 2023-24 academic year: 1st Grade Teacher 3rd Grade Teacher Middle School English Language Arts Teacher If you are interested or have questions please contact Lynne Orlando and Marisa Moren...

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Family Night at Minnesota Twins Target Field
Family Night at Minnesota Twins Target Field The Anoka Knights of Columbus and St. Stephen’s Catholic Community are hosting the annual Family Night at Target Field on Tuesday, August 29. Please join our Pastor, Fr. Bennet Tran, at this community event where we'll cheer on t...

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We are hiring!

Posted on April 13, 2023 in: General News

We are hiring!
Join our team as Principal of St. Stephen's Catholic School! JOB DESCRIPTION St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Anoka, Minnesota Job Title: Principal of St. Stephen’s Catholic School, 525 Jackson St., Anoka, MN 55303 Department: Parish School Supervisor/Superintendent: Pastor ...

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Sunday Night Virtual Rosary

Posted on March 21, 2023 in: General News

Sunday Night Virtual Rosary
Please join Deacon Chuck Waugh and other members of St. Stephen's Catholic Community to pray the rosary virtually. All are welcome to participate! To join the rosary click this link at 8 pm on Sundays. We use Microsoft teams. If you have any questions, please contact Deacon ...

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Women of St. Stephen's Spring Retreat with Fr. Mike Van Sloun
Join the Women of St. Stephen's for their Spring Retreat: "The Prominent Role of Women in the Gospel of Luke" with Fr. Mike Van Sloun. Saturday, April 15, 2023 We'll begin with Mass at 8 am (optional) The retreat will take place from 9 am-12 pm with lunch to foll...

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Altar Server Training

Posted on March 09, 2023 in: General News

Altar Server Training
Attention all current and new Altar Servers! Join us either Saturday, March 25 from 10 am-12 pm or Sunday, March 26 from 2 pm- 4 pm for an Altar Server training. We ask that parents please attend this training too. In order to be an Altar Server at St. Stephen's you need to be in 2nd-12th ...

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Dine at Culver's in Anoka and our Youth Ministry Program Benefits!
10% of all sales at the Culver’s in Anoka from 5 pm until 8 pm on Tuesday, May 31 will be donated to the St. Stephen’s Youth Ministry program. This fundraiser is made possible by the parishioner-owned proprietors and Youth Ministry volunteers. Contact Molly Rausch, Youth Minister, for...

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Daily Lenten Exercise Calendar with Daily Notifications
Strengthen your faith with us this Lent by participating in these daily faith exercises that are sure to set your heart on fire for the Lord.   Most exercises will take anywhere between 7 seconds and 7 minutes!   Come be an active witness to the days that changed everything! ...

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Join us for the Women's Welcome Retreat
Attention all women of St. Stephen's Catholic Church!  You are invited to our Women's Welcome Retreat from Saturday, October 15 to Sunday, October 16. Welcome is a weekend retreat designed to bring parish members together in Christ and emphasizes continued growth in Christian li...

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