St. Stephen Ladies Bridge Group – End of year Luncheon
Congratulations to the Winners.
1st Place Team – Elinor Brownstein and Robin Johnson
2nd Place Team – Nancy Guevara and Jane Wood
3rd Place Team – Sharon DeRose and Marie Alba
St. Stephen Youth Ministry
Rock the Universe & St. Stephen Weekly gatherings
Deleon Spring – March 24, 2017
RCIA Pre Lenten Retreat 2017
This retreat was in preparation for the Catechumen and Candidates to enter the 3rd Phase of the process called, “Period of Purification and Enlightenment”. The pictures were from the end of an activity wherein they detailed their faith journey through drawings only. They were very creative and their pictorial productions were very informative. It was a collaborative and very cohesive effort by the groups. This retreat was also an introduction to the Season of Lent and its significance to their faith journey to the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. They will be fully initiated in the Catholic Church through the Profession of Faith and the Sacraments at Easter. We are so looking forward to having them become sharers in the Eucharist Banquet for the first time at Easter. They will be enhancing this Faith Community with their unique talents, service, and spiritual gifts.
RCIA Advent Breakfast 2016
The Catechumen, Candidates, Sponsors and the RCIA Team had a wonderful Advent Breakfast on Sunday December 11th in the Conference Center. Everyone left on a very high note after a great time of fellowship, fun and lots and lots of laughter. Part of “becoming Catholic” is to be apprenticed in the game of BINGO. The pictures are just a small sample of the intensity and attentiveness to the game of Advent Bingo, and the hands on instruction was well received. The ending of the event demonstrated a weak performance of “Joy to the World” due to the energy being spent in the eating, drinking and intense game of bingo. The participation however was 100% and that is what really matters.
St. Stephen Christmas Store 2016
Fr. John’s opening words and prayer with all the volunteers – before the store was opened.