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Seeking Custodian/Maintenance Employee
St. Stephen’s Catholic Community Seeks Custodian/Maintenance Employee St. Stephen’s Catholic Community is looking for a full-time (40 hours per week) right-hand person to our Facility Director in accomplishing custodial and maintenance tasks for the parish and school facilities. ...

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St. Stephen's Blessing of the Animals Date Set
Join us for our Blessing of the Animals Saturday, October 2 St. Stephen's Catholic Community annual Blessing of the Animals is scheduled for Saturday, October 2 at 10:00 am. All pets are invited, big or small, living in water or on land, to receive a blessing in honor and remembrance of Saint...

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Welcome Back Children's Fair

Posted on August 12, 2021 in: General News

Welcome Back Children's Fair
Welcome Back Children's Fair September 12 St. Stephen's Catholic Community enthusiastically welcomes families to fully celebrate with us! 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 and future of our...

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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. The application deadline is September 5, 2021. Click here to download the PDF Application. Please review the scholarship eligibility, terms, and complet...

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Parish Updates
Liturgy of the Word with Children Returns
Liturgy of the Word with Children Returns September 12! St. Stephen's Catholic Community enthusiastically welcomes families to fully celebrate with us! 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 and fut...

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Volunteers Needed for RCIA

Posted on July 08, 2021 in: General News

Volunteers Needed for RCIA
Will you help others seeking to be initiated into the Catholic Church? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is not so much a program as a process. Through the RCIA, men and women discern God's call to enter the Catholic Church and are helped along in this process by many Catholic...

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Community Picnic with Fr. Bennet
Community Picnic with Fr. Bennet Set for Saturday, July 3 Come join Fr. Bennet and other members of our St. Stephen's Catholic Community for a picnic after 5 pm Mass on Saturday, July 3. The event will take place in FCC.  The Parish will provide hamburgers and brats, plus water and le...

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Archbishop Announces Return of Sunday Obligation
Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda Announces July 1 Return of Sunday Obligation In a letter dated June 3, 2021 sent by Archbishop Hebda thanking the faithful and all parish and school staff for their sacrifices during the pandemic, he announced that the dispensation of the Sunday obligation will be li...

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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 17th. Please join our Pastor, Fr. Bennet Tran, at this community event where we'll cheer on...

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Social Distancing Updates at St. Stephen's
Social Distancing Updates at St. Stephen's The following changes will begin the weekend of May 29 and 30. Social distancing requirements for Church are ending. Community members can sit wherever they would like. For those who wish to social distance, we will continue social dist...

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Parish Updates
Help Build the New St. Stephen's School Playground
COME HELP BUILD THE NEW PLAYGROUND AT ST. STEPHEN’S SCHOOL On June 12th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, volunteers are needed to help with our Community Build of the new playground. Volunteers are required to be 18+ years old, or ages 16-18 with a parent. We need at least 35 volunteers for the ful...

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Annual Spring Fundraiser

Posted on May 04, 2021 in: General News

Annual Spring Fundraiser
St. Stephen's Releases Annual Spring Fundraiser Details Dear Community Members, Each spring we raise money to support our mission to seek, love, & serve Jesus Christ. This includes our ministries; Faith for Life, adult formation, worship, pastoral care, Spanish formation, and catholic ...

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Campus and Cemetery Clean Up April 17
VOLUNTEER OR HELP US SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT OUR SPRING CLEAN-UP Come join us on Saturday, April 17 (rain date April 24) for Spring Cleaning at Calvary Cemetery and St. Stephen’s campus. All are welcome! Bring your family and friends; adults, youth, and Parish groups. What time? We will st...

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St. Stephen's Announces Holy Week Schedule
Come join us at the Church this Lenten season to witness the immense blessing that comes from the most painful of suffering that is Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross. Whether you have been away for a while or you are frequently at Mass, we welcome you with open arms to join us for Holy Week. Unit...

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Introducing Lenten Hope

Posted on February 17, 2021 in: General News

Introducing Lenten Hope
Introducing St. Stephen's Lenten Hope St. Stephen’s Catholic Community is introducing a new opportunity for parishioners to lend a hand to fellow parishioners in these unprecedented times of need. The project, Lenten Hope, invites parishioners to nominate those facing hardship...

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2021 Mardi Gras Gala Results

Posted on February 15, 2021 in: General News

2021 Mardi Gras Gala Results
THANK YOU! We did it! Thank you to all who helped make our 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Gala such a successful event! The full fundraising details will be shared soon.  We did achieve (and exceed!) our $75,000 goal to construct a new elementary playground at St. Stephen's Catholic Scho...

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Virtual Rosary - Spring 2021

Posted on February 11, 2021 in: General News

Virtual Rosary - Spring 2021
Please join Deacon Chuck Waugh and other members of St. Stephen's Catholic Community to pray the rosary virtually. All are welcome to participate! Please register by using this link. Registration is necessary so that the Microsoft Teams link and further information may be sent&...

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Divine Mercy Devotions 2021

Posted on February 11, 2021 in: General News

Divine Mercy Devotions 2021
Please join Deacon Chuck Waugh and other members of St. Stephen's Catholic Community to pray the Divine Mercy devotions! All are welcome to participate! Please register by using this link. Registration is necessary so that the Microsoft Teams link and further information may be sent ...

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Reopening for Small, In-Person Gatherings
St. Stephen's Catholic Community Reopens for Small, In-Person Gatherings We joyously announce the Church will reopen for small, in-person gatherings. Please review the following information and let us know if you have any questions. When will this change take effect? Beginning after Ash...

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Mardi Gras Gala: What You Need To Know
MARDI GRAS GALA—SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2021 We are excited to share additional details of our 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Gala! A tradition of celebrating community, sharing exquisite cuisine, and contributing to our Parish just before Lent. Please visit our online fundraising site, BidPal, to v...

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Auction Items for Mardi Gras

Posted on January 12, 2021 in: General News

Auction Items for Mardi Gras
Our faithful Mardi Gras Gala planning committee is busy creating a never before, virtual experience you don't want to miss! Please mark your calendars for Saturday, February 13, 2021. HOW YOU CAN HELP: We are currently seeking new auction donation items and bottles of wine valued at $15 ...

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Adoration On Wednesdays Inside the Church
We are excited to announce that Adoration in the Church begins again on January 13, 2021. All are welcome each Wednesday from 10 am until 8 pm. Please continue pandemic precautions. We ask that each person wears a mask indoors, follows social distancing requirements, and sanitizes their hands oft...

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Parish Updates
Mark Your Calendars for Mardi Gras Gala! 
Mark Your Calendars for Our 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Gala!  We are excited to share additional details of our 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Gala! A tradition of celebrating community, sharing exquisite cuisine, and contributing to our Parish just before Lent. Please make your calendars...

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Community Update Related to Covid-19
Dear St. Stephen’s Catholic Community, We thank you all for your kind thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. We too are thinking of our community, and ask for continued prayers and patience. In the spirit of proactive communication, we need to inform you the parish office will be tempo...

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2020 Christmas Basket Program

Posted on November 05, 2020 in: General News

2020 Christmas Basket Program
2020 Christmas Basket Program St. Stephen’s Catholic Community is continuing the Christmas Basket Program for 2020, although due to the global health crisis, our program will look a bit different. We are committed to this wonderful program and thank everyone who is assisting to make it happ...

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Community
Lights of Love to Be Displayed During November
Lights of Love has been a tradition at St. Stephen's since 1992. It has been a wonderful way to remember and pray for loved ones who have passed away, while raising funds for the  parish’s charity efforts. With Lights of Love we remember the way these special individuals let thei...

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Come Pray at the Cemetery of the Innocents
Our pastor, Father Bennet Tran, and Life Matters Ministry invite you and your family to reverently visit our new display of pink and blue flags on the Jackson Street side of St. Stephen's Church. Each flag in this display of 120 flags represents an innocent life lost to abortion in the last...

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Meet St. Stephen's Catholic Community
As mentioned in last week's e-newsletter, your St. Stephen's Church and School community is beginning a new and joyful chapter. To continue our ongoing progress of the "Our Bright Future" strategic plan, St. Stephen's Church and School will be rebranded and renamed as St. ...

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An Update From Our Pastor

Posted on June 25, 2020 in: General News

An Update From Our Pastor
Dear Parishioners, I pray that your summer is off to a good start and that you are able to enjoy the warm weather, even if we can’t get out and do all the things we normally would due to the pandemic. As I’ve mentioned in earlier communications, the COVID-19 crisis has had a seriou...

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