Arts and Crafts
Each week from March through November, a group of parishioners meet on Tuesdays each week from 10 am to 2 pm, to share their time, talent, craft ideas and friendship. A craft fair is held every November, and all proceeds benefit the St. Stephen Outreach program. There is no need to have any special craft talents. We will teach you. Quilting and Sewing are now a part of this ministry. All skills are welcome and again we are willing to teach you. Come to have fun, learn, and meet new people!
A.W.A.R.E (As We Age Resources Exist)
A program especially for men and women of a “certain age” primarily for 50+, seniors, retirees, and the “thinking about retiring” set. Guest speakers lead discussions about relevant life issues and resources available. Focus will center on being Eucharist to one another by sharing personal experiences and connecting with Parish and Community Resources. Meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Click here for further details.
Girlfriends “Night Out”
All women ages 21 and older are invited to attend “Just for Fun” gatherings on one Wednesday each month at 7:00 pm. Our events always include a featured program, food and beverages plus time together with women of St. Stephen as we share friendships and our Catholic faith.
Hope and Healing
This is a self-help group facilitated by lay people. The group members share their feelings and experiences of grief and sorrow over the loss of a loved one through cross talk at our meetings. Everything shared at our meetings is kept confidential. We meet the 1st Thursday of each month and enjoy a delicious dinner and fellowship at a local restaurant in the Winter Springs area on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Everyone experiencing grief and sorrow are welcome.
Ladies Marathon Bridge
The St. Stephens Ladies Marathon Bridge group was established by Marie Anderson and her friends early in the 1980’s.and supported by Father John & it is an opportunity to meet many nice ladies in our parish and some of our friends from our surrounding churches. For additional information click here.
The Men’s Club meets on the third Thursday of each month. Programs are designed to provide spiritual growth, education, and fellowship through varied social and service activities in the parish. The club also sponsors a college scholarship every year, holds a Pancake Breakfast on the 1st Sunday of each month and many other events that benefit Outreach at St. Stephen. Men 18 years of age and older are invited to join. For additional details click here.
Ministry to Sick/Homebound
If you or someone you know from our parish family is in the hospital or will be home bound for some time, please contact the church office. We have Ministers to the Sick who will bring Eucharist and share current news from our Faith community.
Ministry volunteers visit various institutions in the Central Florida area addressing the spiritual needs of the incarcerated. Approximately 10 parishioners of St. Stephen share their time and talent by providing an opportunity for these Catholics to receive religious instruction, liturgy and the Sacraments.
St. Stephen Social Seniors is a ministry for Men and Women who would like to get together once a month for Lunch, Fellowship and Fun. We meet the 4th Friday of each month and options will be offered to join friends for movies, plays, museums and other outside activities. Come join us to meet and make new friends.
St. Stephen Veterans Group meets on the last Wednesday of each month. The purpose of this group is to exchange information, support veterans and their families, provide a service opportunity once a year and celebrate special military events together as a group.
Please join us if you can. To find out more information please call the church office.
Yarns of Love Ministry
A dedicated group of people who gather weekly to knit and crochet items to donate as part of our parish outreach. We have made some wonderful items to give to veterans, chemo & hospice patients, pregnancy centers and orphanages, as well as victims of natural disasters. Completed items are blessed at a Saturday morning mass and later presented to those in need of comfort and solace. If you would like to be a part of this wonderful ministry but do not know how to knit or crochet, it is not a problem; we can teach you how to do this, as these crafts are very easy to learn. We meet every Wednesday morning from 9 am until noon (drop in format).
Teens in Grades 6 – 8, and Grades 9 – 12, meet weekly under the guidance and leadership of the Youth Ministry Coordinator to get involved in various Social, Service oriented and Spiritual enrichment activities, designed to build meaningful fellowship with each other. Getting involved in this ministry will allow the youth to be apprenticed in the Catholic way of life, thereby enriching their lives as they enhance the Faith Community with their God-given talents and gifts. A new group for Middle School Girls was just added in November. See the Calendar for the various events planned for all these young people. For additional information click here