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List of Community & Parish Service Opportunities for Confirmation Candidates (& Anyone!) Click Here
Service & Social Justice
Thank you for your participation in this Lenten Alms giving project. See Link below to sign your family up to help COLLECT Rice Bowls. Please convert your coins and bills into a check made out to St. Stephen Parish with “CRS Rice Bowl” in the memo line. Thank you for your generosity! For more info contact Brianna Davis, email@example.com
Rice Bowls are Due: April 22-23
Harvest for the Hungry/Scouting for Food: A big thank you to the St. Stephen Parishioners for helping the Scouts collect 700+ lbs of food that was delivered to the Helping Hands Pantry located at Salem Methodist Church. These items will help to feed those in our Kingsville area during their time of need.
4/14 (*Tentative) Easter Baskets for Anna's House: We are awaiting information from Anna's House to see if they are in need of baskets for children this year. Info will be updated here ASAP.
4/29**NEW DATE ServeFest: Save the date for this annual nation-wide day of service “Living Proof of a Loving God” an opportunity to serve in the Harford region! We will team up with historic Jerusalem Mill for 2017! This event is for families to sign up together. CLICK HERE TO SEE A LIST OF PROJECTS
They will provide all the tools, materials, gloves and encouragement! Feel free to bring your own items. Dress for outdoor weather, closed-toe shoes, protection from sun/bugs.
Generally for Serve Fest the volunteers of all ages come from over thirty different churches and we expect one hundred to one hundred and fifty volunteers, weather permitting.
Volunteer assembly point will be the front porch of Tenant House, 2801 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville, MD 21087, at the intersection of Jerusalem and Jericho Roads. Parking is available in the visitor parking lot. "Saint Joan" a parishioner and friend of Jerusalem Mill will have a feast with lots of drinks and snacks (enough for a small Army battalion), and, the Tenant House will have a roaring fire in the pallor (if weather requires). We have a sign-in sheet and enjoy a limited liability protection from the State of Maryland. We have a first aid kit and AED on site. We also have Saint Joan Scovill, retired RN on site. Please RSVP with estimated number of volunteers and interested activities: Rick 410.591.7075
4/30 Kenya Day: Youth volunteers needed to assist with baking, greeting, face painting and more for this annual partnership celebration! Event begins with 10:45 Mass in the Hall, followed by taste of Kenya lunch. Help needed also for set up and clean up. Please see the sign up genius to participate! JUMP TO THE KENYA PAGE TO SIGN UP
First Saturday Rosary Guild
Join us each month, usually the first Sat of the month unless a holiday weekend, from 9-10am in the Learning Cottage/Library on the School lot. All are welcome! Contact Mary Bauer for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
First Sunday Serve Lunch at East Side Shelter
Each participant is asked to bring a bag of groceries from our shopping list. Arrive at the shelter at 11am, cook & serve lunch, and we are done by 1pm. Middle & High School age youth should be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the shelter 9100 Franklin Square Dr. Rosedale, MD 21237 410-853-3000. See the Sign Up Genius for details, grocery list, and dates to join us:
First Sunday Coupons in Flight (Oct - April)
Join each month, usually the first Sun of the month unless a holiday weekend, 9:15 - 10:15 in the Art Room (2nd floor of School, top of stairs). We collect, cut, and distribute coupons to our military families overseas!
PLEASE NOTE FOR COUPONS: The coupons must be cut just inside the black dotted/solid line, please do not cut off the corners. Expired coupons accepted within 3 months: e.g. Coupons at our March meeting can be as old as December 2016. For more information, please contact Ms. Mary Marston at email@example.com
SUMMER COLLECTION: Coupons can be dropped off in the donation room under the parish center back porch.
Volunteer Training Information
Worthy of the Call - Youth Volunteer Training Info
Youth ages 14-18 who would like to volunteer at St. Stephen Parish or who would like to engage in community service through Youth Ministry should plan to attend Worthy of the Call volunteer training when they turn or are about to turn 14. Please RSVP if you’d like to attend the training to Robin Urbanski firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-592-7294.
Next Training Date: Fri 5/5/17 (details on time & location will be provided when you register)
Shield the Vulnerable - Adult Volunteer Training Info
Please contact Pam Franke, training coordinator, to receive the information on registering for a volunteer and instrctions for the online training. email@example.com or 410-592-8666
+++++ONGOING PROJECTS+++++ JOIN US!
Our Daily Bread - Join us in a 22+ year tradition of providing a delicious chicken and broccoli casserole for the clients at ODB. Recipe and pans can be picked up in the back of Church on the windowsill or in the back of the Hall during 10:45 Mass. Drop off your assemble & frozen casserole to the parish center pantry freezer below the back porch before the 3rd Saturday of the month. Click here for: Broccoli Chicken Casserole Recipe.
Helping Hands Food Pantry - non-perishable food items can be dropped off and placed in the pantry bin located under the parish center porch. Volunteers Needed Monday - Saturday at Helping Hands 9am - Noon. Contact Gil Thompson 410-592-7676.
Rosary Guild Meets: Usually the first Saturday of the month, September - June. 9am-10am in the Library (Learning Cottage on School Parking Lot).
Rosary Guild Contacts:
Did you know our parish has a Rosary Guild that meets on the first Saturday of each month from 9am – 10am (Sept - May) in the Library (Learning Cottage)? All are welcome to attend so you can learn to make rosaries and how to pray the rosary! The Rosary Guild makes beautiful rosaries for missions and for our parishioners preparing for Sacraments. Many hands make light work, so please join us any time! For more information, contact Mary Bauer at 410-515-3184.
Also, twice a year (May & Oct), we gather at our beautiful ‘Mary Garden’ by the Rectory to pray the rosary and witness to all passers-by. For more information, contact Jackie Wesolowski at 410-510-7507. October is the month of the Rosary - Pray the Rosary!
St. Stephen, Bradshaw/St. Steven, Kenya Partnership Committee
- Bibles for Families at St. Steven, Kenya! During this year we've been "Echoing God's Word" through our Sacramental and Faith Formation Programs, our School, in our Liturgies, and through Service, Evangelization, and Stewardship. We would like to Echo God's Word in our Sister Parish by raising money so that 200 families may have a Bible! You can contribute to the purchase of a Bible by sending to the parish center your check in the amount of $20 made payable to St. Steven, Kenya. We'll be raising Bible funds through our anniversary date of August 15th. Each family who contributes funds for a Bible will receive a commemorative bookmark for your own Bible honoring our spiritual exchange and partnership!
Contact Info: Mary Bauer 410-515-3185 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The St. Steven’s Kenya / Bradshaw Partnership was initiated 14 years ago when 8th grade Faith Formation students sent rosaries to a Catholic church in Kenya. A relationship blossomed and a formal ministry was formed with the purpose of cultural & spiritual exchange. Visitors from both parishes have been welcomed with open arms in a spirit of mutual respect and hospitality.
Our annual Spring “Kenya Day” unites us in spirit and the Fall “wood carving event” has enjoyed your continuous support . All proceeds will help our sister parish with their spiritual and physical needs.
Through the generosity of YOU-- St. Stephen’s Bradshaw, our fundraising efforts have enabled St. Steven’s, Bomu to complete their church, build a 4 story bell tower, install a water well and help the nurse provide food for the sick. Our school children have exchanged letters, sent shoes, soccer shirts and collected coins to develop our relationship.
Operation Coupons in Flight - Will be meeting once a month, during the school year. You may always donate your coupons to the box in the pantry under the porch. For more information contact: Mary Marston email@example.com
SOCIAL JUSTICE LINKS
- CST 101: Caring for God's Creation Video https://youtu.be/wSnXuCxiHXE
- CST 101: Life and Dignity of the Human Person Video https://youtu.be/ABRl2ZSs58E
- Slave-Free Buying Guide http://www.endslaverynow.org/slave-free-buying-guide?utm_source=mail+chimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campgin=slave+free+guide+2
See More info on our RESPECT LIFE page