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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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Men's Gathering

Posted on February 27, 2024 in: General News

Men's Gathering
How do we remain strong during the times of struggle? Join us on Friday, March 15 from 5:30-7pm in the FCC to listen to inspirational talks and a testimonial about facing adversity and persevering in faith. Connect with your brothers of the Faith over a vegetarian meal, prayer, and a small g...

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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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Backyard Theology is BACK!

Posted on June 20, 2023 in: General News

Backyard Theology is BACK!
Backyard Theology is BACK this Summer every Tuesday from July 18th-August 8th from 6:30pm-8pm in the Rectory Backyard (or FCC if there is inclement weather). Our theme this Summer is a “Slice of Life”-Exploring St. John Paul II’s Evangelium Vitae. July 18: Intro & &ldq...

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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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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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Parish Updates
Security & Emergency Response Training
Security & Emergency Response Preparedness Training Event St. Stephen’s invites all Liturgical Ministers and parishioners to a special presentation hosted by Mike Christianson, Protective Security Advisor of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Thursday, May 4 from 6:...

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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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Mardi Gras 2023

Posted on February 20, 2023 in: General News

Mardi Gras 2023
Help us reach our Mardi Gras Goals! The 24th Annual Mardi Gras Gala might be over, but we still need your help with our fundraising goal! Thank you to our sponsors and to all who contributed their time, talent, treasure, and prayers! We are so grateful and appreciative of your support.  F...

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2023 Lenten Opportunities

Posted on February 08, 2023 in: General News

2023 Lenten Opportunities
Come join us for Lent! Join St. Stephen's Catholic Community for all our 2023 Lenten Opportunities.  Ash Wednesday Masses: 6:30 am; 8 am with music & school children present; 12:15 pm; 6 pm with music; 7:30 pm en Español con musica First Friday (of Lent) Fish Tacos: Friday...

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Parish Mission: A Walk with Lent

Posted on February 02, 2023 in: General News

Parish Mission: A Walk with Lent
Fr. Lachowitzer to Present Lenten Mission All community members are invited to St. Stephen's Catholic Church on Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 pm for our Lenten Mission; A Walk with Lent. Fr. Charlie Lachowitzer, Vicar General of the Archdiocese and Pastor at St. Gerard's will present this tho...

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Men's Chili Cook-off & Card Party

Posted on January 05, 2023 in: General News

Men's Chili Cook-off & Card Party
Calling all Men! St. Stephen’s Catholic Community invites all men to our Chili Cook-Off and Card Party on Saturday, January 21 at 6 pm in the Faith Community Center (FCC).  Join us after 5 pm Mass for an evening of fun with the guys, including food, card playing, and chili judging. ...

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Thank God for Beer-Homebrew Contest
Second Annual Thank God for Beer - Homebrew Contest and Community Event Join St. Stephen’s Catholic Community, beer leader Fr. James and fellow beer lovers for our second annual Thank God For Beer event. Mark your calendars for Friday, April 21 at 6:30 PM in the FCC.  ...

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Used Book Sale

Posted on January 04, 2023 in: General News

Used Book Sale
St. Stephen's Annual Used Book Sale Set for Saturday, February 25 Calling all book lovers! It is time to clean out your bookshelves, make your list of favorite authors, and grab that piggy bank! St. Stephen's Catholic Community will host the Annual Used Book Sale on Saturday, Februar...

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We are hiring!

Posted on January 03, 2023 in: General News

We are hiring!
Join our team as Pastoral Care Director! St. Stephen's Catholic Community is seeking a Pastoral Care Director. Please see the following position summary, responsibilities, and qualifications. For interested candidates, please email a cover letter and resume to our Parish Administrator, L...

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Parish Updates

Mardi Gras Gala 2023

Posted on December 15, 2022 in: General News

Mardi Gras Gala 2023
Let's CONNECT at the 24th Annual Mardi Gras Gala!  Please mark your calendars for our 24th Annual Mardi Gras Gala happening on Saturday, February 18, 2023. A tradition of celebrating community, sharing exquisite cuisine, and contributing to our Parish just before...

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Christmas Mass Schedule

Posted on December 08, 2022 in: General News

Christmas Mass Schedule
Christmas Mass at St. Stephen's St. Stephen’s Catholic Community wishes you a very Merry Christmas! Come join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus! You and your loved ones are personally invited to celebrate Christmas Mass with us and feel free to invite friends and neighbors. ...

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2022 Advent Opportunities

Posted on November 28, 2022 in: General News

2022 Advent Opportunities
Advent Opportunities at St. Stephen's May this Advent be a time of spiritual awakening and renewal for you as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  Join your St. Stephen’s Catholic Community in all the Advent opportunities we have planned. Mark your ...

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St. Stephen's Ministry Fair

Posted on November 01, 2022 in: General News

St. Stephen's Ministry Fair
St. Stephen's Ministry Fair Come connect with the St. Stephen’s Catholic Community and your faith family after all the Masses in FCC on November 12 and 13 for hospitality and our Ministry Fair. Learn about ministry opportunities and how to get involved! Participating in our parish&rs...

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End of Life Seminar  Join Fr. Tim Tran and the St. Stephen's Staff on Saturday, November 12 from 8:30 am until 12 pm in the Faith Community Center (FCC) for an End of Life seminar. Invite your family and friends to attend this insightful, informational, and valuable event! Call the Parish Office at 763-421-2471 to RSVP; appreciated but not required. Light refreshments will be provided....

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The Eucharistic Revival Has Begun
Come Join the Revival! Have You Heard? We are in the midst of a National Eucharistic Revival! Jesus desires to heal, renew, and unify the Church and the world. How will he do it? By uniting us once again around the source and summit of our faith—the Holy Eucharist.  St. Stephen...

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St. Stephen's Craft Boutique

Posted on October 13, 2022 in: General News

St. Stephen's Craft Boutique
Save the date for St. Stephen's Craft Boutique!   Join us on Saturday, November 19 from 9 am until 4 pm at St. Stephen's Catholic School (506 Jackson St. Anoka, MN 55303) for the St. Stephen's Craft Boutique! 75+ local vendors and an all-day cafe! Homemade baked goods and more...

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Join our team!

Posted on September 28, 2022 in: General News

Join our team!
Seeking Bilingual Administrative Assistant & Coordinator for Liturgy & Formation   St. Stephen's Catholic Community is seeking a part-time Bilingual Administrative Assistant and Coordinator for Liturgy and Formation. Please see the following position summary, responsibi...

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Pizza with Fr. Tim

Posted on September 28, 2022 in: General News

Pizza with Fr. Tim
St. Stephen's Young Adults, Join Us! Young Adults (18+) of St. Stephen's are invited to an evening of food, faith, and fellowship with Associate Pastor, Fr. Tim! Join us on Friday, October 7 for pizza and fellowship in The Refuge at St. Stephen's Catholic Church hosted by Fr. ...

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Hiring Now!

Posted on August 10, 2022 in: General News

Hiring Now!
Seeking Latino Ministry Music Coordinator St. Stephen's Catholic Community is seeking a part-time Latino Ministry Music Coordinator. Please see the following position summary, responsibilities, and qualifications. For interested candidates, please email a cover letter and resume to our P...

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What is OCIA?

Posted on June 22, 2022 in: General News

What is OCIA?
WHAT IS OCIA? The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA), formerly known as RCIA, is the process through which people become full members of the Roman Catholic Church or complete their Catholic initiation. It is an opportunity to join others in deepening one’s relationship with Jesu...

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Faith for Life
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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SPRING CLEAN-UP AT CALVARY CEMETERY
SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT SPRING CLEAN-UP AT CALVARY CEMETERY Join us on Saturday, April 30 for Spring Cleaning at Calvary Cemetery. All are welcome; adults, youth, and Parish groups. Friends or families are welcome to work together or meet and join with new friends. Students in need of service hours...

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Join us for Spring Fest!

Posted on April 14, 2022 in: General News

Join us for Spring Fest!
Spring Fest Raffle and Community Celebration, May 21 Come join your faith family for our Annual Spring Fest Raffle and Community Celebration. Unite with St. Stephen's Catholic Community for food, fun, and fundraising on May 21! Available in the Gathering Space from now until the event is y...

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2022 Holy Week and Easter Schedule
Come witness the event that changed everything! Please join St. Stephen's Catholic Community for the following events during Holy Week and on Easter Sunday.  2022 Holy Week Holy Thursday 8 am Morning Prayer in the Chapel 1 pm Stations of the Cross led by St. Step...

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Posted on March 30, 2022 in: General News

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
St. Stephen’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 16 Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 16 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 weathe...

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The Truth About Assisted Suicide
Assisted Suicide: It's Not What it Seems St. Stephen's Catholic Community, in partnership with Life Matters Ministry, is hosting Lynn Varco from Minnesota Catholic Conference. All are welcome to come and attend this presentation on Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30 pm in the Faith Community ...

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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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Community
Lenten Mission: The Sign of the Cross
Fr. Lachowitzer Presents Lenten Mission All community members are invited to St. Stephen's Catholic Church on March 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd at 7 pm for our Lenten Mission; The Sign of the Cross. Fr. Charlie Lachowitzer, Vicar General of the Archdiocese and Pastor at St. Gerard's presen...

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Soup and Stations: Lent 2022

Posted on February 15, 2022 in: General News

Soup and Stations: Lent 2022
Soup and Bilingual Stations of the Cross  St. Stephen's Catholic Community invites all parishioners, family, and friends to our Soup and Stations events Friday evenings during Lent. Join us for soup, bread, dessert, and beverages in FCC before bilingual Stations of the Cro...

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Best of Live Auction is Back!

Posted on February 08, 2022 in: General News

Best of Live Auction is Back!
Best of Live Auction Raffle Tickets Now On Sale! Best of Live (BOL) is back at Mardi Gras again this year! Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 26 for our in-person, 23rd Annual Mardi Gras Gala. Purchase your BOL raffle tickets now for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!  We ...

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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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Family-Friendly Evening of Fun!

Posted on October 05, 2021 in: General News

Family-Friendly Evening of Fun!
Join St. Stephen's Catholic Community for a Halloween evening of family-friendly fun! All are invited to participate in St. Stephen's Halloween Party and Trunk-or-Treating event scheduled for Saturday, October 30! From 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm all are welcome to our family-friendly Hallow...

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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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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
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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Parish Updates
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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Parish Updates

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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Community
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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Events

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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Events
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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Events
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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Community, Events
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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Community
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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Community

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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